Iraqi Halawa Halib (Milk Sweet)

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by hodasaleh76

This sweet is one of the most famous sweets in Iraq. It has a great taste, simple and it's made by women in their home and not sold in bakeries. Most home-made sweets in Iraq are poured in small flat round plates (1 plate for a person) and eaten with a spoon, or you can pour it in a big plate and everyone have their share of it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sugar syrup: Put sugar and water in a small saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for about 2 minutes; set aside.
  4. Halawa: Put all the halawa ingredient in a medium saucepan and put it on medium heat.
  5. Stir the mix non-stop with a wooden spoon (be careful that the mix is easily burned if not stirred continuously) until it becomes light brown in color (like color of caramels).
  6. (When the mix color begins to darken, lower the heat as you continue stirring).
  7. When the mix is light brown in color, remove from heat, pour the sugar syrup over the halawa mix (the mix will bubble).
  8. Wait for about 2-3 seconds and stir the halawa with the spoon to blend well.
  9. Pour in individual flat plates or one big plate.
  10. Set aside to cool and then serve.

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