Is there such a thing as Keto Candy?

Have you heard of Halvah (or Halva)? This Middle Eastern candy is traditionally made many different ways in many different cultures.  One of the more popular versions of Halvah is made from sesame and honey. I stumbled on this wondeful sounding confection when looking for a way to make a low-carb fat bomb out of the jar of tahini languishing in my pantry.  This Keto Halvah is as close as I’ve gotten to a recipe for Keto Candy. Is it really Ketogenic Candy?  Should we be trying to make keto candy or should we just avoid anything that brings back fond memories of pre-keto candy?  Those are questions for you to answer, and when you do, please let us know in the comments.

Keto Candy Halvah Recipe

Two versions of the Keto Candy, one with Cacao Powder and the other without.


Keto Recipes

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. With a texture similar to nut butters, I knew there had to be fat bomb possibilities…perhaps even keto candy possibilities?

I used to use tahini to make homemade hummus. And while I still eat hummus occasionally when I am cycling in carbs, for the most part, hummus has phased out of my Keto life. With it went the one recipe that I was familiar with for tahini.

I also had a bag of cacao butter sitting around. I bought it because I thought it would make a good substitution for coconut oil in fat bombs. (Coconut oil and I don’t get along, unfortunately.) But I hadn’t found a recipe that really grabbed me to try out the cacao butter.

When reading about all the wonderful variations for Halvah, which include chocolate – you know I love chocolate, even on my keto diet! – I started to formulate a plan. Some variations added crushed pistachios, which are one of my husband’s favorites. All of a sudden, I knew I’d found my new fat bomb recipe!

Print Recipe
Halvah Tahini and Pistachio Fat Bomb
Inspired by the Middle Eastern candy, these Halvah fat bombs use keto-friendly tahini, cacao butter and crushed pistachios to make a novel low-carb treat. With chocolate flavor, a touch of sweet, and the crunch of pistachios, my family thinks these fat bombs are like eating a candy bar!
Keto Candy Fat Bomb Recipe
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Course Dessert, Fat Bomb
Cuisine Keto
Keyword Keto Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert, Fat Bomb
Cuisine Keto
Keyword Keto Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Keto Candy Fat Bomb Recipe
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Melt cacao butter. I measure it in grams on my kitchen scale ahead because it’s usually sold in chunks. That makes it hard to measure by volume. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, melt an amount approximate to ½ cup. Pour into a glass measuring cup to determine ½ cup. Pour off any extra into a heat-safe container and let cool. Break apart and return to the container..
  2. Add tahini to cacao butter and melt over low heat.
  3. When combined, stir in cacao powder (if using), salt and Swerve.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract and crushed pistachios.
  6. Spoon by heaping tablespoons into candy molds. If you don’t have molds, line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment and pour the mixture in.
  7. Freeze until set, about 30 minutes. If using baking pan, break apart into serving size pieces.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Halvah Tahini and Pistachio Fat Bomb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Need more easy keto recipes?

Check these recipes out.

Easy Keto Dessert Recipe
Easy Overnight Mint Chocolate Keto Pudding Recipe
Keto Chocolate Collagen Shake Recipe
Keto Shake Recipe - with Collagen
Keto Recipe for Mexican Meatloaf
Keto Mexican Meatloaf
Keto Potluck Recipe Chili Cheese Dog Casserole
Keto Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe
Beef Heart and Oxtail Soup Recipe. This traditional real food recipe is low carb, primal, gluten free, sugar free, and API. It’s just real food that nourishes the body and soul. We all know we should eat more organ meats, and this great organ meat recipe will create a fall stew that the whole family will love. You don’t even have to tell them about the Beef Heart. All they will know that its rich beef flavor and hearty texture feels like home and a family tradition. #OrganMeat #RealFood
Beef Heart and Oxtail Stew
Keto Recipe for No Cook Taco Bowl
No Cook Keto Taco Bowl Recipe

 

 




AdvantageMeals.com - Advantage Meals

Want more Keto Recipes?

Subscribe to never miss a new recipe.

You have Successfully Subscribed! Look for your welcome email anytime and add info@AdvantageMeals.com to your contacts.