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Bars, Halvah (P, TNT)
Source: This recipe comes from my friend Ita's amazing collected recipe book.
Yield: 12 bars

3/4 butter or margarine
1/2 cup tehina
pinch of salt
2 cup flour
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts (I have never added these)
1-1/4 cup brown sugar (I have used white on occasion)

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8" cake pan.

Cream butter and tehina. Add salt and sugar. Sprinkle in flour and nuts.

Bake for 15 to 25 minutes until edges are just darkening. If you leave it for too long the bars will be dry and crumbly rather than smooth like tehina. CUT WHEN WARM, otherwise it will be crumbly.

Poster's Notes:
Officially this is not halvah, but it has a very similar taste and might be easier to make. I have made it with WW flour and it was still good but the texture was not quite as smooth.

The original recipe called for baking this in 2 separate pans each filled up to 1/4" so that the result is a shortbread, but I like them much more this way.

You can even melt a chocolate bar on the top to achieve an effect similar to chocolate covered halvah.

Posted by Yael Yehudis Ellis

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A