halva „White Walker“

 

Iranian flavored halva with rose water and saffron. ZERO SUGAR- sweetened with dates and honey, this exquisite halva( a.k.a.- energy bar) gives those good old slow releasing carbohydrates that will keep you going for hours.

Walking the streets of Iran, every few minutes the foreign traveler is hearing friendly and playful greetings- usually starting “Hey mister…”.

I feel so “White” when somebody calls me “Mister”, almost out of guilt I`m usually at least pointing out my Bulgarian origin- clearing my image of any Imperial dark side. The least I can do, you know.

So that`s how the name “White Walker” came- trying to create a powerful, full nutrition, 100% natural goodies, healthy snack- to just keep up with the shocking for any European friendly mood in Iran:)

 

 

100 gr coconut flakes( full fat)

100 gr dates

100 gr peanut butter

100 gr honey( real)

100 gr sesame and sunflower seeds( raw)

100 gr almonds and apricot kernel( raw)

1/2 tsp rose water

pinch saffron

 

1. First start with soaking the almonds and apricot kernel- in a cup grind a small pinch of saffron, add the nuts and then pour hot water to cover them. Let them soak for 15-30 min.

2. Put in a big pot ( or preferably in food processor or blender) the coconut, dates(pitted), peanut butter, honey, sesame and sunflower seed. Leave the almonds out!

Mix everything until dough forms.

3. Add the almonds and apricot kernel( drain them first- you can use the left saffron water to put in you tea, or meal), give it a final quick mix, carefully not to break the almonds.

Put the dough in a box and make it flat.

Keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.

The best is on the next day.

 

 

 

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