Halva

Halva is a Turkish candy that’s similar to American fudge. Because it’s made with sesame butter it has a smooth, nutty flavor.

 

1½ cups white sugar

1½ cups of Golden Millstone Sesame Butter

½ cup water

1 t. vanilla

 

Combine sugar and water and cook to 257 degrees until it forms a thick syrup. Add the sesame butter and mix well. It will begin to set as you mix so you need to move quickly. Smooth the halva into an oiled or foil-lined cake pan and chill. If you’d like, you can add up to 1½ cups of your favorite nuts. For variety, try adding some instant coffee to the sugar mixture before you cook it, or some cocoa powder when you’re adding the sesame butter. Slice once it’s chilled and enjoy!

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