These Halawa-Based Recipes Will Surely Add Sweetness to Your Life
By Sarah Alblowi
Halawa; or halva, which means “sweetness”, is a Middle Eastern calorie dense sesame-based guilty pleasure. Flaky or chewy, the soft cheap treat is an Arab household must-have! You’d be surprised when you know how you can incorporate the sugary ingredient in plenty of recipes. If you have a sweet tooth, this read’s for you!
Halawa, Burnt Butter, and Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Bitter dark chocolate, Halawa, butter undertones, and a hint of coarse salt, because chocolate chip cookies are overrated. This recipe will definitely blow you away!
If you never thought of drinking Halawa, sorry, but you’re basic! There are endless options of smoothies and shakes that also allow room for creativity. This one’s even easily swapped for vegetarian options by switching the honey and milk! Click here for the full recipe.
Serve this baked Halawa recipe out the oven topped with vanilla bean ice cream. With only a few ingredients you can whip this soft-centered heaven in 15 minutes.
Walnut and Halawa Cake
Start your electric mixer for this rich Arab-style cake. Serve with whipped cream on the side with sprinkled cinnamon sugared nuts on top. Click here for the recipe.
Chocolate Halawa Brownies
The is basically the chocolatey square of heaven! Gooey chocolate and Halawa melting in your mouth? Yes, please! Here’s the recipe!
Impress your guest with these fancy bite-size truffles with cocoa, sesame seeds, and pistachios! It’s a recipe that requires no cooking or waiting! P.S: Enjoy with tea of coffee.