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Gluten-Free Sesame Honey Halva Bites


Gluten-Free Sesame Honey Halva Bites Image Recipe Teri Gruss

Gluten-Free Sesame Honey Halva Bites

© 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-free sesame honey halva bites don't have any flour in them, which makes this a very easy and healthy gluten-free snack recipe.

Be sure to wait until the halva is completely cool to cut into squares or diamond bites. This is great make-ahead recipe -- gluten-free sesame honey halva gets sweeter and chewier the day after baking it.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 squares / 32 diamond bites


  • 3 cups sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice OR cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350° F / 176° C

Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

Pour 1 cup of sesame seeds into food processor. Process for about 5 minutes or until the seeds are finely ground and just starting to get pasty. Scrape sides of processor bowl with spatula several times.

Add remaining sesame seeds, honey and spices. Pulse food processor until the mixture is thoroughly blended.

Scrape the sesame mixture into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes or until the halva begins to lightly brown.

Cool the halva completely before cutting into squares or diamonds. If you try to cut the halva before it's completely cool it may crack. Cut into 16 squares. For diamond-shaped halva bites (pictured0 cut each square diagonally.

Flavor and texture develop overnight. Store in a covered container.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification.

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