Dark Chocolate Covered Halvah Recipe

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Submitted by mcontrol

Makes 14 servings



This is my traditional Halvah recipe. It is delicious and nutritious - a great snack. I recommend eating a half serving, if you can resist the temptation!

Recipe Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Covered Halvah

2 cups organic honey
1 cup dark chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups tahini, beaten to mix in any excess oil

Recipe Directions for Dark Chocolate Covered Halvah

  1. Heat the honey, stirring to prevent local overheating. If using a sugar thermometer, simmer until the thermometer reaches 240 F (115 C) ? otherwise, test for a `soft ball' syrup. Once you have reached the soft-ball temperature, let the honey-syrup cool for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, warm the tahini to about 50 C; 120 F. Fold the warmed tahini into the hot honey-syrup.

  2. Once all is combined, turn the mixture out onto a board or marble slab; pull and fold repeatedly until the mixture begins to set. This promotes the formation of sugar crystals (as in fudge making ), which give your halva the flaky character it should have. This is hard with the domestic quantity given here, as the halva cools quickly. A traditional confectioner would make a 50lb (20Kg) batch, which cools far more slowly, and can be pulled and folded many times to give the halva a fibrous texture!

  3. Put the warm mixture into an oiled cake tin (either with a press-out base, or lined with baking paper), ramekins, or a plastic container. Once cool, seal to keep out any moisture and leave in the fridge for 36 hours (this allows the sugar crystals, which give halva its distinctive texture, time to grow). Cut while cold, with a sharp knife into bricks and quickly dip into the melted dark chocolate

Categories

Dessert, Jewish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 86.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
364
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.4g
27%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Potassium
176mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
52.5g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
46.1g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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