How To Make Halaweh: Tahini Fudge and Spread

  • on May 6, 2018

 A Healthier Recipe of a Delicious Treat with All The Benefits of Sesame Seeds.

Halaweh Sweet

This is the Healthier, Lighter and Easiest Recipe

of our Delicious Tahini Fudge and Spread.

A Treat with all the Healthy Benefits of Sesame Seed Paste. 15 min!


If you are a fan of Lebanese Sweet and even Middle-Eastern ones, you would have probably seen the Halaweh in the International section of major super markets. You might not have tried it yet since Halaweh is a sweet that would be introduced to you by Lebanese or Middle-Eastern friends.

Halaweh is an Arabic term for Sweet or Sweeten, and a derivative of Helweh, meaning Beautiful. Sweet and Beauty go hands in hands in our part of the world. How more romantic that could be!

Our Halaweh is seen in different variations throughout the Mediterranean. Prepared with Tahini Sauce and densely sweetened, it goes in our country from simple to enhanced with pistachios, Cajun, and even chocolate. However, our homemade Halaweh tends to be lighter, less sugar-intense.

This is what I am sharing with you today… with a healthier twist: Raw honey is used instead of the sugar syrup.

As you know by now from my previous recipes, our sugar syrup contains almost more sugar than water. I am also discarding the butter for the healthier coconut oil.

Today, you will learn to make the Halaweh Fudge with pistachios, as well as the Halaweh Spread in one single recipe.

You are going to need to refer to my Tahini Dressing Recipe to prepare for this recipe, excluding the garlic.



5 from 1 vote

Halaweh Tahini Fudge

Course Dessert
Cuisine Lebanese, Levantine
Keyword Dessert, Treat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fridging 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 pieces


  • 1 cup Tahini Check my recipe "How to Make Tahini Dressing."
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil could be substituted with unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 3/4 cup Pistachio Nuts or as desired
  • 2 dashes Salt preferably Sea Salt


Preparing the fudge mixture

  1. 1- Place a baking sheet in a Loaf Pan or similar.

    2- Pour in the fudge mixture, and spread it evenly.

    3- Top it with the remaining pistachios, and gently press them in a little.

    For A HALAWEH SPREAD: You are done at this stage. Just leave it to rest for 5-10 minutes at room temperature.

    FOR A HALAWEH FUDGE: Place the tray in the fridge for an hour and continue the recipe.

Serving and Consuming

  1. 1- Remove the fudge from the fridge.

    2- Gently transfer the fudge, by holding the baking sheet, onto a serving tray, and discard the sheet.

    3- With a sharp cake knife, slice the fudge into equal portions of about 1 inch. I caution not to cut slimmer than that for your slices might break apart.

    CONSUMING: We love our Halaweh Fudge wrapped in pita bread, or as is.

    NOTE: Best kept in the fridge. Make sure you return the remaining to the fridge and cover.

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  • I just made this for my husband with the coconut oil instead of butter and it instantly brought me back to my childhood! This recipe is spot on!

    Leila January 21, 2019 8:19 pm Reply
    • Awesome! Thank you for sharing, Leila. You rock! Being creative and resourceful with recipes is always a great positive attitude of home cooks. Cheers to you! 🙂

      Claudys January 22, 2019 12:12 pm Reply

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