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matcha halva
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5 from 7 votes

Matcha Halva

This matcha halva is my take on a Middle Eastern dessert. It includes a simple halva recipe flavored with matcha powder.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: halva recipe, matcha halva
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Prepare a 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan. Spray the loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix matcha powder, tahini, and salt in a medium-sized bowl until just combined. Set aside.
  • Combine water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat until the sugar melts. You can tell when the sugar has melted if the liquid is clear.
  • Once all the sugar melts, put in your candy thermometer. Increase heat to high. Heat the sugar until it reaches 250 degrees F.
  • While stirring, pour the sugar into the matcha tahini mixture. Stir until the mixture starts to pull away from the bowl. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan. Work quickly to smooth out the mixture.
  • Let it cool for 1 hour before slicing.


Make sure to not over mix the halva because it will cause the halva to become really crumbly. As soon as it pulls away from the bowl, transfer it to the loaf pan. Once it's in the loaf pan, work quickly to smooth it out because it will set fast.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg