Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 12 (154).

‘Ayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha says: “Rasulullah SaIlallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam loved hava and honey”.

Commentary.
Halva here apparently means anything sweet. Some are of the opinion that it is a special type of halva that is made of sweetmeats and ghee The first person to present halva to Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. was Sayyidina ‘Uthman Radiyallahu. ‘Anhu. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam liked it. This halva was made of flour, ghee and honey. Sugar was not commonly used in those times. Sweetening agents were derived from honey or dates.