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Recipe for raw walnut and honey halva

Makes approximately 40 squares

Halva is a sweet and dense confection found throughout the world. It basically encompasses a large range of sweets found in Central Asia, the Middle East, parts of the Mediterranean and the Balkans.

Made with, tahini, raw walnut butter and almonds and naturally sweetened with dates and honey, it’s packed with nutrients from calcium, magnesium and iron to omega 3 essential fatty acids, so not only is it tasty but it’s healthy too and really easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 120g ground almonds
  • 125g raw walnut butter
  • 125g light tahini
  • 125g dates
  • 60g runny honey
  • A glass or metal baking dish approximately 20cm x 20cm

Method

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it forms a thick paste.

Tip the mixture into the glass dish or baking tray, spread out and then press down firmly.

Allow to chill for 2 hours before cutting up into approximately 40 squares and serving.

This will keep for up to a week in the fridge – if it lasts that long!

Tip: If you don’t have a food processor try halving the recipe and making it with a stick blender that has a nut chopper attachment.

Nutritional information per serving

  • Calories - 76kcal
  • Protein - 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate - 7.8g
  • of which sugars - 4.8g
  • Total fat - 5.6g
  • of which saturated - 0.7g
  • Fibre - 1.5g