Turkish Halva and Turkish Delight are two delicious and popular sweet treats that have become synonymous with Turkish cuisine. Both are widely enjoyed within Turkey and have gained popularity internationally as well.

Turkish Halva, also known as "Helva" in Turkish, is a traditional sweet confection made from a combination of tahini (ground sesame seeds) or semolina, sugar, and sometimes nuts like pistachios or walnuts. The process of making halva involves heating the ingredients together until they form a thick, fudgy texture. The mixture is then poured into a mold and allowed to cool and set before it is sliced and served.

Turkish Delight, also known as "Lokum" in Turkish, is a soft and chewy confection made from sugar, starch, water, and flavorings like rosewater, lemon, or various fruits. Chopped nuts, such as pistachios, hazelnuts, or walnuts, are often added for texture and taste. The mixture is boiled, poured into a mold, and left to cool and set before it is cut into small squares or cubes and dusted with powdered sugar or desiccated coconut.