How to make Sugar-Free Halva



These bite-sized sweet treats from the Middle East are the perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee.


They combine the richness of sesame paste and the delicate flavour of cinnamon and rosewater — all with zero added sugars.

Step 1

Line a small baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 2

Combine tahini with rose water and cinnamon in a heat-proof bowl. Warm it in the microwave or over a double boiler.

Step 3Part 1

Mix the erythritol with the given water in another pot and bring it to a soft boil.

Step 3Part 2

Then, simmer it over low heat for 5 minutes while stirring.

Step 4Part 1

Incorporate the syrup into the warm tahini and stir well.

Step 4Part 2

Mix for 3 minutes until the batter gets denser and forms folds when stirred.

Step 5

Quickly pour the mix into the prepared tin, level it with a spatula, and let it cool down for 1 hour in the fridge.

Step 6Part 1

The halva is ready when you can easily slice it with a knife without smashing it and leaving residues onto the blade.

Step 6Part 2

Slice the halva into bite-sized cubes and enjoy them with tea or coffee.

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