Originating from the Arabic word “halwah,” or “sweet confection,” halva has a distinctively light, crumbly texture and delicate nutty flavor. Beloved in the Middle East and the Mediterranean for many centuries as a classic end-of-meal treat, halva is traditionally made with 50% tahini gently folded into hot caramel. At Matis, they made their Halva with Peanuts using a family recipe dating to 1898. Packed with crunchy peanuts, their delicious confection is perfect with espresso or hot tea and a wonderful snack. For a dessert to impress your guests, shred the halva on vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, and serve with caramel sauce or fresh berries.