real raw kitchen: RECIPE: almond butter fudge

Thursday, January 16, 2014

RECIPE: almond butter fudge




It seems like every holiday season there is a plate of fudge waiting to be devoured. When I was in high school I felt like it was my calling to consume as much fudge as possible for fear that I wouldn't see it again until the next holiday season.

Well, many stomach aches and lots of sugary headaches later, I finally gave up on fudge.

Until now.


I've seen this kind of recipe floating around Tumblr for years now with this same variation of ingredients .. usually it's with peanut butter and usually it's with honey. This recipe is so ubiquitous that I feel weird even posting it here .. but I also think it's a bit cruel to post pictures without a recipe :) 


This is like a healthier, nuttier version of fudge. It's not exactly what I was going for and so I'll be playing with the fudge idea a bit more this year, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway because it was still a delicious treat. It's like eating chocolatey almond butter squares that is a bit reminiscent of fudge. It's quick, it's easy, and the ingredients really aren't all that unique so if you've been playing with raw food or raw desserts then you likely already have all these ingredients in your kitchen.
merry merry merry!


Almond Butter Fudge

Ingredients
Instructions
  • Bring everything to room temperature to allow for easy mixing.
  • Put the wet ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Sift the cacao powder to remove clumps and mix into the wet ingredients.
  • Once everything is smooth, pour into a baking dish lined with plastic wrap.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to harden.
  • Serve cool, it will melt if it is out for too long.
Optional Garnish
  • Cacao nibs
  • Cacao powder
  • Fresh fruit

YUM! Enjoy and let me know what you think :)



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6 comments:

  1. Fudge was always a favorite of mine growing up, but I think I like raw fudge just as much--if not more! And it's so much easier to make too. This looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Kiersten! There are so many variations of raw fudge out there, and this (to me) seems to be a lighter version. I think I'll play with it a bit more to make a dense one like our childhood memories would want :)

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  2. This is really interesting, it looks yummy.

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    1. Thanks! It is a very interesting combo, you're right. It's a nice snack, I think, and is reminiscent of fudge, though a different texture.

      Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  3. Absolutely amazing... we added a drop of peppermint essential oil, and it turned out lip smacking good. Thanks for a great recipe!

    Love from one raw foodie to another :)

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    1. Oh my goodness! What a great idea, I'd love to try it that way! Thanks, I love swapping tips and tricks with other raw foodies :)

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