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Vegan Halva (2-Ingredient!)

Vegan Halva (2-Ingredient!)

Full of Plants
Sweet and nutty halva that is naturally sweetened! This one comes with 4 variations! Vegan + GF.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Candy, Dessert
Servings 9 small squares
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a small glass baking dish. You can use a silicone muffin pan if you want, the shape doesn't really matter.
  • Place the maple syrup in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until it reaches 266°F (130°C). The maple syrup will bubble and some foam will form, this is normal. While the maple syrup is heating, place the tahini, vanilla extract, and pistachios if using in another saucepan and warm over low heat. Tahini must be just warm, not hot.
  • Once the maple syrup has reached the temperature, turn the heat off and pour the warm tahini into the saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, stir until it starts to thicken and doesn't look shiny anymore. You can use an electric beater if you want but do not beat for too long as it thickens very quickly, about 5-10 seconds.
  • Pour immediately into the prepared dish and spread it into an even layer. Let cool at room temperature for at least 3 hours before removing from the pan or baking dish.
  • You can then cut it into small squares, or make small chunks using your fingers. Enjoy with coffee, tea, or as an afternoon snack!
  • Halva will keep stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

For non-vegans, you can substitute maple syrup for honey. If you don't have access to maple syrup, you can use 2/3 cup cane sugar combined with 2 tbsp water, bring to a temperature of 248°F (120°C) and then stir in the tahini.
"Nutella": Combine 1/4 cup tahini, 1/4 cup hazelnut butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp cocoa powder.
Pecan Cinnamon: In a small bowl, coat 1/4 cup pecans with 2 tsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp oil, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Roast for 8 minutes at 350°F (175°C). Add the roasted pecans and 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the tahini.
Chocolate Marble: Melt 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips over a double boiler. Prepare the halva as explained above. Stir in the melted chocolate once you have combined the tahini with the maple syrup. Do not stir too much to keep a nice chocolate swirl.
Peanut: Combine 1/4 cup tahini, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup roasted peanuts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 square (without pistachios)Calories: 116 kcalCarbohydrates: 9.3 gProtein: 2.7 gFat: 8.4 gFiber: 1.5 gSugar: 5.4 g
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