My dear friend, Amy Oscar, who by the way is editing the Rawmazing Dessert Cookbook, sent me a raw food recipe for raw Halvah that she created. I was thrilled with the idea as sesame seeds, the main ingredient are extremely loaded with nutrients. I put a little Rawmazing twist on the recipe, including a chocolate ganache topping.
Sesame seeds are loaded with calcium. One quarter cup provides over 1/3 of the RDA for calcium. They are also rich in magnesium and copper. The oil in sesame seeds is resistant to rancidity. They are also high in fiber, and contain lingans, which are fibers that are thought to lower cholesterol.
Amy also has a wonderful website, AmyOscar.com. She writes amazing uplifting stories and has a deep and beautiful insight into life.
MAKES 16 BARS
- 1 1/2 cups sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons coconut butter, softened
- 1/2 cup coconut, dried, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup honey
- Mix together all ingredients except ganache.
- Pat into 8″ square pan.
- Refrigerate to set.
- Top with chocolate ganache*, return to refrigerator to set chocolate.
- Cut into squares.
*Ganache recipe here: Chocolate Ganache