Author Jean Morrison
Chocolate Fudge With No Added Sugar
So easy and nothing unhealthy in the recipe at all. I use some really soft and luscious dates that come from Iran. They are far moister than the generally available supermarket variety. Addictive.
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Quantity: 30 pieces
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3/4 cup raw cashews
2 cups pitted Medjool dates
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa
Place cashews in a processor and blend briefly. Add remainder of ingredients and pulse until the mixture comes together as a whole.
Take a 20 cm (8 inch) square cake tin and line with cling wrap. Place the chocolate mixture into the lined pan and smooth and flatten it out. Chill for two hours.
Cut into small pieces. Makes 30 - 36 pieces.
If your dates are dry then you might need and extra 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits with some records showing they were available as far back as 50,000 BC. They grow on date palms and are clustered together under the green leaves of the tree. Dates are very sweet and soft and can be blended until smooth and used as a natural sweetener. They contain potassium and soluble fibre. Fresh or dried dates can be eaten as is or they can be stuffed with fillings such as almonds, walnuts, citrus peel and cream cheese.
Cashews are good source of potassium, B vitamins and folate. They contain magnesium, copper, selenium and phosphorous. They are also known as Filberts. Cashews are native to the Americas but they are now grown all over tropical Asia and Africa. India is the largest producer and processor of cashews.
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