1 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon cocoa or carob powder (optional)
Grind sesame seeds into a nut butter. Scrape out into a bowl and dribble in the honey. Mix well until you get a sticky mass.
For chocolate halvah, mix in cocoa well. Allow it to become marbled.
For more vanilla flavor, add vanilla extract with the honey.
Line a small (about 4 x 3 inches) box with wax paper and press in the mixture.
Put into the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.
Remove from refrigerator, and slice into cubes.
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