What if you could lock the wonderful nutty flavour of sesame paste into a cute bite-sized sweet? Well, these halva candies are an explosion of tahini! And with our sugar-free recipe, everyone can indulge in this fudgy treat no matter their diet.
Halva, also known as halvah, is a world-famous confection originating from the Middle East. The traditional recipe consists of sesame seed butter mixed with sugar syrup, then packed into a dense cake and left to cool down until hardened.
Although delicious, this tahini candy is quite high in sugars and thus unsuitable for those with diabetes or on a keto diet. Worry not! We made our recipe low-carb and sugar-free, swapping white sugar with natural sweetener erythritol.
Erythritol is a wonderful sugar replacement that adds sweetness to bakes and treats without loading them up with calories. It tastes almost as sweet as sugar, but it provides zero calories and carbs as our body can't digest it. This means it won't affect your blood sugar levels or carb count.
We enriched the halva batter with the delicate flavours of rosewater and cinnamon, often used in middle eastern sweets like baklava. Finally, we sliced the halva slab into single-serving bites, perfect with a hot cup of coffee or mint tea — we also love them as a pick-me-up energy treat!
These sesame candies have a slightly crumbly texture and a lovely combo of sweet and nutty notes. Each fudgy cube comes with just 90 calories and, of course, zero sugars. You'll need less than 20 minutes to make the halva batter, then relax, and let your fridge take care of the rest!