RECIPE: Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge

03 March 2016

Containing healthy fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals, this fudge is the ultimate tasty morsel! Just try not to eat the whole batch …

This recipe is perfect if you are:

  • a busy, sleep-deprived mum that needs to just chuck stuff in a blender and BOOM, you have a snack, OR
  • a hungry, active toddler/child/tween/teen, OR
  • someone who is on the go and likes to take a portable, easy snack to work/out and about so you have an instant energy hit on-hand.

The mixture is versatile and can be rolled into bliss balls or sliced, and also works well as a base for many raw desserts. If you want to cut down on the dates, you can reduce it to half a cup of dates, but you will need to add extra liquid to make the mixture stick.

The good thing about this recipe is, unlike most raw slices, it’s not laden with coconut oil. When choosing a peanut butter, look for a product using only peanuts, no sugar, salt or other oils added.

Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 12 squares

Chuck everything in the blender, whizz, and freeze!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates soaked in ½ cup water for 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup LSA mix (Linseeds, Sunflowers and Almonds) available from all supermarkets or you can make your own
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • sesame seeds to decorate (optional)

Method

1  In a small bowl, soak the dates in the water for 10 minutes to soften.

2  Drain the water.

3  Place the dates and LSA mix into a blender and blend to form a paste

4  Add the peanut butter and coconut flour.

5  Continue to blend until mixture comes together.

6  You may have to stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the blender.

7  If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.

8  If the mixture is too wet, add 1 tablespoon of coconut flour or LSA mix.

9  Line a tupperware container with baking paper. A chinese takeaway container is a good size.

10 Using your hands, press the mixture evenly into the container and using the back of a spoon, flatten the top of the mixture to make it flat.

11 Optional - Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and press into the mixture.

12 Chill in the fridge overnight, or if you can't wait that long, place in freezer for an hour or two.

13 Using a sharp knife, cut evenly into squares. Alternatively, you can roll the mixture into balls.

Enjoy!

What’s your fav fudge?

Written by

Tara Leong

Tara Leong is a university-qualified nutritionist renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and health. A new mum and keen cook, she debunks popular nutrition myths, teaching people how to live a healthy life without the fad diets. Tara is passionate about advocating a fear-free and guilt-free way of eating because life is too short not to enjoy a slice of chocolate cake. Find Tara on Facebook at The Nutrition Guru and the Chef and at Baby Guru Nutrition. To book a consultation with Tara, head to www.thenutritionguruandthechef.com.

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