Chocolate & Halva Hamantaschen

I have been making Hamantaschen for so many years now & this year I have made some with a Chocolate & Halva filling!

If you are not familiar with Hamantaschen they are a triangle shaped cookie. The cookie dough is shaped into a triangle around delicious fillings than baked to perfection. The traditional filling in our family was a mixture of prunes/raisin/apricot/walnuts.( I have changed my prune filling over the years and just puree some prunes & raisins until I like the taste & adjust as I wasn’t..sweeter add more raisins.)

I always make 5 different kinds of Hamantaschen every year. Prune, Poppyseed, Apricot, Almond & Sprinkle ones! I have also made Chocolate & Chocolate Chip as well! My favorite Poppyseed Filling recipe is from Bon Appetit. The Almond Filling is from King Arthur Baking

These Chocolate & Halva Hamantaschen may become a favorite of mine! They are delicious! I did not measure how much Halva I put in each cookie so if you Love Halva put more in, if you only kind-of like halva then just put a bit! I tried 2 different dough recipes and did not really like any of them with this filling so I used my Carrot Rolled Dough recipe ( half a recipe) without the carrots since they are a bit more ‘cookie-like’ without the carrot & not so soft.

The key to keeping Hamantaschen closed when they bake is to not over-fill them and make sure that the edges are pinched tightly without any gaps!

Here is the recipe for these Chocolate & Halva Hamantaschen


1/ cup sugar

1/2 cup oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt


Chocolate Spread.. I used Laura Secord Chocolate Spread



Preheat oven to 350f

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone mat

You will need a rolling pin & a glasss or circle cookie cutter. I use a glass with a 3 inch radius.

  1. In the bowl of your mixer, cream the sugar & oil. Add the eggs & the vanilla. Mix well
  2. With the mixer on low speed gradually add the flour & baking powder. Increase the speed to medium and mix until a dough is formed. Scrape down the sides & bottom of the bowl as needed with a spatula;.
  3. Put the dough on a work surface. Bring it together into a ball. flatten into a disc shape. Divide the dough in half, setting one half aside.
  4. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness
  5. Have the chocolate filling & halva beside your dough & 2 teaspoons to use when scooping out the chocolate filling
  6. Using the glass or round cutter, cut circles of the dough. Fill each circle with approx 1 heaping teaspoon of chocolate spread then a about 1/2 tsp of halva. Put the halva on top of the chocolate filling not covering all of the filling. We want one chocolate to be seen as well as the halva!
  7. Pinch the circle into a triangle shape. See the pictures below
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for approx 12-15 minutes until nicely browned.Baking time will vary depending on how thick your dough is.
  9. After they are finished baking, remove the Hamantaschen to a cooling rack. Cool completely before eating as the filling is hot!!

Sprinkle with icing sugar if you want or you can even drizzle some chocolate overtop of this!


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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!