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Israeli Tahini Halvah | My Curated Tastes

Israeli Tahini Halvah

This is a delicious honey based halvah packed with toasted pistachios. A fabulous Israeli dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine General
Servings 6 Served
Calories 2073 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Cups Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  Cups Unsalted pistachios or almonds (toasted)
  • 2 Cups Tahini (stirred until smooth)


  • Heat the honey in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 240 F or the softball stage. (When the syrup is dropped into cold water it should form a soft, flexible ball.) Allow the honey to cool slightly and add the vanilla and nuts.
  • Gently fold in the tahini and stir until the mixture is well blended.
  • Lightly oil a 6-cup mold, loaf, or cake pan.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and cool completely.
  • Wrap the halvah well and refrigerate it for 24 to 36 hours so the halvah’s characteristic crystallized texture can fully develop.
  • Cut the halvah into slices while it’s cold but serve at room temperature. The halvah will keep in the refrigerator for several months.
  • Enjoy.


Calories: 2073kcalCarbohydrates: 559gProtein: 2gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 1gSugar: 557gVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg
Keyword candy, dessert, sesame, tahini
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