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Raw Vegan Halvah (Halva) Oriental Dessert

This is the basic raw vegan halvah (halva) recipe – world-known oriental dessert, made healthy and raw!   The taste and texture are almost the same as for the real halvah recipe! 

I’ve been making more and more raw vegan dessert recipes lately. I stopped eating unhealthy sweets and replaced them with delicious raw vegan desserts. What I love about raw vegan desserts, is that they’re not only 1000 times more delicious, but they’re healthy too! Last week I craved for something sweet and decided to make the world-known oriental dessert – halvah (halva) – in a raw vegan version.

If I tell you that you’ll only need 3 ingredients for this recipe, will you believe me? Yes, it’s that easy! And the prep part takes only 10 minutes! This is the basic recipe for raw vegan halvah dessert. You can experiment and maybe add other ingredients, like chopped pistachios, dried fruits, and spices! The possibilities are endless!

Hope you’ll like it!

Basic Raw Vegan Halvah dessert
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Basic Raw Vegan Halvah
Basic raw vegan halvah (halva) recipe – world-known oriental dessert, made healthy and raw!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6
Calories 281 kcal


  • 200 g sunflower seeds raw
  • 3 Tbsps honey I used honey, but you can use agave or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil left at room temperature to reach a creamy consistency
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract optional


  • Put the raw sunflower seeds in your blender and blend well until they have a flour consistency.
  • Add the other ingredients and pulse until well blended together.
  • Cover a form (I used a rectangle tart form) with a plastic wrap. Add the composition and spread evenly.
  • Put the halvah in the fridge and leave it there for at least 40 minutes.


Note: The raw vegan halva will have a more creamy and moist consistency, than the classic halvah recipe. This didn’t bother me at all. It is easy to slice and its taste is very similar to the real halvah dessert.


Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
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Basic Raw Vegan Halvah oriental dessert

Recipe Rating


Sunday 8th of November 2015

buna ai grija la esenta de vanilie nu toate sunt raw (scuze daca stiai deja )


Monday 9th of November 2015

Nu-i nimic. Ca 1% ne-raw nu face rau nimanui :))

Beth A Blair

Tuesday 28th of April 2015

Traditional halva uses sesame seeds, so can sesame seeds be used in place of the sunflower in this?


Tuesday 28th of April 2015

Hi Beth!

I know that traditional halva is a blend of sunflower seeds + sesame seeds. I didn't add sesame seeds in this recipe, but you can add them, however, I wouldn't make it completely with sesame seeds, it will turn into a tahini-like paste.

Dominique Powell

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

Honey is not vegan....


Sunday 2nd of November 2014

I know that. The recipe says: 3 Tbsps healthy sweetener of choice (I used honey, but you can use agave or maple syrup). So... healthy sweetener OF CHOICE. :)


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Arata asaaa de delicios. Va face parte din urmatoarea mea masa ! Abia ti-am descoperit blogul si dupa cateva rasfoieli sunt sigura ca va deveni unul din preferatele mele. Eu sunt vegetariana de cateva luni si vreau treptat, sa adopt o dieta raw vegana . Mersi frumos pentru retete ! Ma intorc la "rasfoit" ^^


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Multumesc Gabriela! Ma bucur mult ca iti plac retetele. Si eu o sa trec la veganism treptat..astept si primavara sa vina mai repede ca sa fiu 80% raw :))