These clusters have simply made my day. Too bad they came towards the end of it!
I love halawa (sweet sesame paste) but I am not one of those halawa fanatics who eat it with butter, bananas and honey as a sandwich. I love halawa straight from the container, scooped out with a spoon and tossed straight into my mouth, especially directly after lunch! Chocolate? I can tolerate it! Halawa and chocolate? Must have died and gone to heaven!
This recipe combines both almost-imaginary ingredients and uses another good friend: tea biscuits. The best part about these clusters: they do not need any baking! The second best part: it takes 15 minutes to prepare them! You will not be able to resist the divine combination of chocolate and halawa. I still can’t believe that I haven’t thought of this recipe before!!
Halawa and Chocolate Clusters
Ingredients (make 20 clusters):
– 150g halawa
– Chocolate ganache
– 150g plain tea biscuits
– A handful of sesame seeds for sprinkling
Prepare the chocolate ganache as instructed in this recipe. Set aside.
In a bowl, break the biscuits into small pieces, add the halawa and give them a mix. Don’t worry if they are too crumbly, they will not mix well as both ingredients are dry. Add the chocolate ganache and with a spoon, mix the three ingredients very well. The mixture will be much softer than a cookie dough, remember there is no flour in this recipe, so do not expect a cookie dough.
With a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, scoop out the mixture and place on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. The mixture should yield 20 clusters. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Try it, thank the lord for halawa and then come back and leave a comment on this post! Cheers!