Choc Almond Fudge - no refined sugar
I felt like making something different today. No oven needed. No baking. Just my food processor and the freezer. Simple ingredients and very little time spent in the kitchen too. It has been a busy day of gardening, birthday parties and cleaning. ( I.also.needed.chocolate)
The oats in this 'fudge' are packed with carbohydrates, fiber and protein. An awesome mix of nutrients that our bodies need to function at capacity. Whilst also being satisfying and providing healthy consistent energy.
The almonds in this recipe are an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
In other words there is a TRUCKLOAD of goodness in these yummy bars.
Choc Almond Fudge
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 2 cups 'minute' oats
- 6 pitted dates
- 2 tbs water
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar)
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
- 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
To top (optional)
- Handful Pepitas
1. Start by adding the almonds to the food processor and blend for 2 minutes, or until the almonds release some of their natural oil.
2. Add the dates and blend for another minute.
3. Now add the oats, coconut oil, vanilla, water, honey, peanut butter. Leaving the cacao powder out.
4. Blend until a dough forms and everything is well combined.
5. Remove half of the mixture and press into your prepared tin. Pop in the freezer.
6. Add the raw cacao to the rest of the mixture and blend well.
7. Spoon the choc topping out onto the bottom layer and press firmly.
8. Sprinkle Pepitas evenly over the slice and press them down.
9. Cover and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour before slicing into bars and placing back in the freezer in an airtight container or individual wrapping - IMPORTANT! (you don't want them taking on the odours inside the freezer).
#They will keep for 2 months in your freezer.
#Lovely at room temperature or chilled.
#Lovely for children or adults :)