Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Fruit and Nut, Paleoish, Vegan Fudge

Sometimes, you just want to be bad. But not really bad, not trans-fats bad, just bad-ish.  That's when you need something paleo-ish, like this fudge.

Paleo-ish Vegan Fudge


Ingredients:

  • 1.25 cups of coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (raw or regular, both are fine)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or other sweetener
  • tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • About a cup of 'other stuff' - the fruity and nutty bits!  Options include:
  • * Dried fruit - apricots, dates, raisins, prunes, cranberries etc.
  • * Nuts - brasil, walnuts, almonds 
  • * Cacao nibs
  • * Coconut flakes
It's also perfectly acceptable to stick to, say, just apricots. Whatever you want. It's your treat.

For the fudge above, I used this (below) 'primal cereal' from Pure Delish. The nuts are whole, so I chopped them up a bit before adding




Method:

Melt the coconut oil on a low heat

Whisk in the cacao powder, then add the vanilla and salt (you can also do this step in a food processor and the result is a bit smoother)

Add the mix-ins and.. mix them in

Pour the mix into a lined or silicone pan and chill in the fridge or freezer until solid.



I have found this fudge to travel quite well if you wrap individual servings in foil.  On summery days, you'll want to know there's a fridge at the other end though, as it quickly becomes soft and gooey at room temperature.

Not that there's anything wrong with indulging your inner 3 year old by getting all sticky fingered.. ;)

3 comments:

  1. Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!

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  2. "Paleo-ISH" - is that a thing? ;)

    I love this. I could just leave out the dried fruit and it would be perfect for me. So many paleo and vegan recipes are full of cashews, dates, avocado and other high-FODMAP ingredients and after pointlessly searching healthy food sites for hours, I just give up and go eat chocolate instead. True story.

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    1. yeahh... it totally is. Aren't you being paleo-ish? If not, you're not doing things right. I like this recipe because it doesn't go rock hard in the fridge like chocolate does.

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