Halva is a brick of sweet paste which can be made from nuts, beans and even lentils. Many countries have their variation of this confectionery which can significantly vary in taste, texture and look.
Halva popular in Russia and some other Eastern European countries is made from sunflower seeds paste. The texture of this halva is shortbread-like and buttery and its taste remotely resembles peanut butter.
Goes well with a lovely cup of milky tea. Yum!
Other Russian tea time treats: