Nina’s Halvah or as Coe says Havalah

in Holidays,Sweet Treats


  • 3 cups sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/3cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 of dark chocolate (72 or higher) bar ( 3.5 oz total bar) melted

Here’s How:

  1. Toast sesame seeds in skillet until slightly browned and let cool.
  2. Line a small pyrex dish with parchment paper, approximately 7/11″.
  3. Place roasted, cooled sesame seeds in batches, 1 cup at a time in the food processor and grind to powder.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend.
  5. Press 1/2 of mixture in pyrex dish and press evenly.
  6. Drizzle half of chocolate on top, making thin, swirly design.
  7. Press remaining mixture on top, smooth and drizzle chocolate again without smoothing after.
  8. Cover and chill
  9. Cut into small squares to eat.