Halva is incredibly simple to make, and you can use whatever combination of nuts and dried fruits that you choose. Decorated with sesame seeds or grated coconut or any other nut powder. This is a recipe from my friend Serge.

Another option is: melt a bar of plain organic chocolate into the recipe to make wonderful truffles.

* 250 g / 8 oz tahini or sesame seeds
* 125 g / 4 oz raisins
* 125 g / 4 oz dates
* 125 g / 4 oz pistachio nuts (optional)
* 1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Grind sesame seeds in a grinder, or use ready made tahini from a jar.

2. Break down the dried fruit in the food processor until it forms one homogenous mass.

3. By hand, break the mass into smaller pieces, and then add the seeds or tahini and vanilla.

4. Turn the food processor on again, and keep it turning until it forms a mass again; this will take a few minutes, be patient. You may need to add a few drops of water to get it to hold together, but be careful, any more than a few drops and it will become too sticky.

5. When it’s become a single solid mass, take walnut-sized balls of the mixture and roll between the palms of your
hands to form balls. Store in the fridge.

Don’t afraid to improvise.  🙂