After reading Kathy's post about halvah, I was interested to find out more about it.
I googled and found an explanation and a recipe that seemed similar to the halvah that she had.
This recipe is very simple and quick.
Halvah adapted from Recipezaar #134298
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 pinch salt
1-1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 cup coconut
1/8 cup macadamia nuts
1/8 cup cacao nibs
dark chocolate (for drizzling)
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C)
Cream the butter and tahini
Add the salt and sugar, blend until smooth
Sprinkle flour and mix well
Mix in the coconut, macadamia nuts and nibs--the dough will be stiff
Lightly grease 2 7-inch pie pans or a shallow baking dish
Press dough into the bottom with a thickness not more than 1/4-inch
Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
Cut while warm, if not it will crumble while trying to cut later
Drizzle melted dark chocolate
NOTES: I got lazy and just scooped the dough out into little cookies onto my baking sheet. The batter spread quite a bit, so after they came out of the oven, I used a butter knife to "form" my bars.
I really liked this, it reminded me of peanut butter kind of shortbread, very flaky with lots of texture from the coconut, mac nuts and nibs.