• 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or carob powder (optional)


  1. Grind sesame seeds into a nut butter. Scrape out into a bowl and dribble in the honey. Mix well until you get a sticky mass.
  2. For chocolate halvah, mix in cocoa well. Allow it to become marbled.
  3. For more vanilla flavor, add vanilla extract with the honey.
  4. Line a small (about 4 x 3 inches) box with wax paper and press in the mixture.
  5. Put into the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.
  6. Remove from refrigerator, and slice into cubes.