1 frozen, raw challah, defrosted completely (cover it as it defrosts)
1/3 cup coconut oil or margarine, melted
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup crumbled halva
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp brown sugar plus more to sprinkle on top
1 tsp cinnamon plus more to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Tear off pieces of challah and roll into balls (about the size of a golf ball). Mix together chocolate chips, halva, pecans, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. Take 1/3 of mixture and distribute evenly at the bottom of a greased loaf pan.
Coat each challah ball with coconut oil or margarine. Place half of balls in single layer at the bottom of the pan.
Top with 1/3 of chocolate halva mixture. Top with remaining balls and finally remaining mixture.
Sprinkle with additional brown sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until nicely browned on top.
Chocolate Halva Pull Apart “Babka”