While all of the suggested recipes posted sound delicious, I was looking for a halvah similar to the Joyva vanilla halvah. I knew the ingredients in theirs was ground sesame seeds(tahini), sweeteners, soy oil and albumin.
I got a link from the Serious eats site to the following recipe on epicurean.com.:
1 c. sesame tahini
1/4 c. honey
1 c. powdered soymilk - dry (* I used unflavored whey protein powder )
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream until smooth tahini and honey. Add soymilk powder and vanilla. Stir well. Should be stiff. Sprinkle pecan meal in bottom of 8 inch square pan. Press candy mixture into pan. Sprinkle top with pecan meal. Refrigerate, cut into squares.
This was almost exactly the same flavor as the Joyva, definitely the same texture. I'm guessing that if it was made with powdered egg white instead of soymilk powder or protein powder(per the ingredients list) it might be spot on.
It's only mildly sweet, so it could definitely stand up to being dipped in chocolate (dark)
I also think I'm going to add either toasted sesame seeds or chopped dry roasted almonds.
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