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Iced Coconut Halva, Pomegranate & Pistachio Bark Recipe

23rd June 2017

By MACROS | Published on June 23, 2017

A Middle Eastern dessert, halva is usually made from nut butter, tahini and sugar or honey. It can come in big chunky blocks and eaten like cake or spread on toast.

This frozen recipe from Baliboosta mixes the treat with dried cherries, strawberries and pomegranate and will help you cool down in hot weather.


You’ll need

500g coconut yoghurt

3 tbsp. date syrup

1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1⁄2 tsp. mixed spice

1 tbsp. vanilla extract or bean paste

100g dried cherries & strawberries

150g pomegranate seeds

25g cacao nibs

50g raw pistachios, roughly chopped, plus a few extra for scattering over serving plates

50g halva, chopped

2tbsp. desiccated coconut



1.  Grease a 20cm Square Baking Tin and line with parchment.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Gently stir in the dried fruits, halva, pomegranate seeds, pistachios (leave some to sprinkle), cacao nibs and mix until everything is combined.

3. Pour the mixture into the tin, spreading it out evenly, making sure the fillings are evenly distributed. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over the surface.

4. Cover with cling film and place in the freezer overnight or until required (at least 4 hours to set).

5. To serve, break the bark and scatter a few more chopped pistachios over the top and serve immediately.


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