No-Bake Halawet El Jibn Bites: Simple and Scrumptious

The Halal Planet - No-Bake Halawet El Jibn Bites: Simple and Scrumptious
The Halal Planet - No-Bake Halawet El Jibn Bites: Simple and Scrumptious

Want to enjoy the delectable flavors of Halawet El Jibn, the traditional Middle Eastern sweet cheese rolls. Here is a convenient and hassle-free recipe of these bite-sized, no-bake sweet treats! With little effort and no baking involved, this recipe is perfect for satisfying any sweet craving at any time.

So, let us start with this recipe quickly!!!


  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

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  • 1 tablespoon rosewater (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios (or other nuts of your choice)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Preparing Halawet El Jibn:

  • You can start preparing these yummy bites by adding in a medium sized bowl:
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Semolina flour
  • Sugar
  • Softened butter
  • Cardamom
  • Rosewater
  • Salt

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  • Mix them with a sturdy spoon or hand mixer until it forms a soft dough.
  • Add a teaspoon of milk or water at a time to the dough if it seems too dry.
  • Between your palms, roll tiny, one-inch-diameter dough balls.
  • Transfer the rolled balls or rolls to a parchment paper-lined dish.
  • Gently press the chopped pistachios to cling to the balls or rolls after sprinkling them on top.
  • You can also add cheese inside the balls.
  • Once the bites are set, refrigerate for a minimum of half an hour.
  • Before serving, dust with powdered sugar (optional).

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  • Use full-fat mozzarella cheese for more intense flavor.
  • You can use almonds or walnuts in place of the pistachios.
  • You can substitute vanilla essence with rosewater.
  • The cheese softens at room temperature, so it's best to serve these bite cold.
  • Leftover bites can be kept for up to three days if stored in refrigerator.
  • Use an airtight container to store them.
  • You can quickly make these Halawet El Jibn bites with this no-bake recipe.
  • They are ideal for treating yourself or sharing with loved ones.

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