I´m a big lover of Middle Eastern flavors and this sweet is an impressive mixture of roasted almonds, sesame seeds, golden roasted flour and aromatic spices, so it definitely fits the bill. As with most of recipes, every family has its own and they also vary strongly from one region to another. I wrote down the recipe a while ago and don´t really remember where I´ve found it, but no matter which adjustments you make, the result will be the same: a rich energy paste with an outstanding flavor!
In Morocco, it´s also traditionally consumed by nursing Moms to increase the milk production. I highly advice you to play around with the recipe and adjust it to your own liking.
The ingredients are mostly very easy replaceable, the only ones that really should go in are almonds, sesame seeds and aromatic spices. I´ve made the recipe with roasted flour, but I personally don´t find the taste that appealing. You have to be also very careful, because it´s very easy to burn the four, which will alter the flavor significantly. Next time, I opted for unroasted oat flour and it was even more delicious. I replaced the traditionally used butter with a mixture of coconut oil, pistachio oil and argan oil. Instead of using sugar or honey, I added maple syrup and date syrup, that´s why I reached a much darker color than normal.
If you like sticky and sweet things, it´s definitely worth a try! ;)