Homemade Halva

Very tasty and nourishing Halva that
is far from the sugar-loaded, industrial version.



  • ¾ cup almonds

  • ⅔ cup whole sesame seeds

  • ½ cup raw tahini from whole sesame seeds

  • 1-2 tablespoons honey

  • Few drops of natural vanilla extract (optional)




  1. Line an 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or wax paper.

  2. Place the almonds and the whole sesame seeds in food processor and grind well to a paste.

  3. Add the tahini, honey, and a few drops of vanilla extract and grind until well blended.

  4. Pour the mixture/dough into the prepared loaf pan and flatten with a spatula.

  5. Transfer pan to freezer. Freeze until completely firm. Remove from freezer and slice into squares.

  6. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark area in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

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