Brownies with Tahini & Halva

I saw this recipe on The Nosher & it is unbelievably delicious! It might seem unusual with these ingredients but really…it is good!

You may not be used to eating tahini & halva but they are really good…tahini is not great on its own out of the jar, but with some additions it is delicious. I love it…& have posted several recipes using it

Tahini Salad Dressing

Sesame Vanilla Energy Balls #2

Cauliflower Steaks With Tahini and Pine Nuts – The Nosher

& there are more!

These brownies are rich, not very sweet & have the distinct interesting flavour of the tahini & halva…And …they are gluten-free so if you need a gluten free, parve ( non-dairy) dessert you should seriously consider giving this recipe a try. We are not gluten free but that doesn’t matter…. I will make this recipe again for sure. The only problem is …I kept eating them! So, I had to put them in the freezer…ha

I had a bit of a problem baking them…the time suggested in the recipe left the centre a bit raw, so I baked them for longer, so just make sure you check them before taking them out of the oven to make sure they are cooked through completely.

I see that there are several recipes online for gluten-free brownies with tahini & I have only tried this one, but I will not try the other recipes..this one is too delicious to switch!

Here is the recipe…from The Nosher

(I left out a couple ingredients…the cardamon…and I used maple syrup as my sweetener..the recipe gave choices…agava syrup, honey or maple syrup…)


1/2 cup tahini & extra to drizzle on the top…(YUM)

3 eggs

1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 cocoa

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup halvah, crumbled



preheat oven to 350f

grease a 8×8 square baking dish or cake pan

  1. I used one bowl to mix all of this…you can mix it in a food processor or mixer if you want but it was pretty easy to mix with a wooden spoon
  2. Put the 1/2 cup tahini, eggs, sweetener, vanilla, vinegar, in a bowl & mix  to combine well
  3. Sift the cocoa into the bowl….i use a small colander to do this… cocoa usually has lumps in it & it is better if you can sift it in so you can get rid of the lumps
  4. Add the salt, cinnamon & baking soda….Mix well
  5. Add the chocolate chips
  6. Pour this batter into the prepared baking dish
  7. Now,,,,, sprinkle the crumbled halvah all over the top of the batter
  8. Drizzle some tahini on tip of the halvah
  9.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until completely cooked
  10. Let cool at least 30 minutes to an hour before cutting as it is easier to cut when completely cool





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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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