Halva Balls

This versatile recipe lends itself to your creativity. Personally I find it heavy but I found that many in the workshops love it. Its healthy, filling and most importantly tasty.


  • 4 tbsp roasted whole sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 tbsp dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Grind lightly the roasted sesame seeds, and mix with the other ingredients. Roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Cool and serve.


  1. Sesame can be replaced with nuts like cashews or peanuts that are lightly crushed.
  2. Tahini may be replaced with other nut butters.
  3. Dates can be replaced with raisins, apricots and figs.

Makes about 18 – 24 balls.