Wednesday, February 19, 2014
RAW VEGAN NUT FUDGE
inspired by meg fee and her delicious-looking peanut butter and coconut oil snack on instagram. I started thinking about what would be the most amazing peanut butter, filling rich and delicious, sweet and salty but not making you feel dragged down by the usual sweet & salty culprits. so here we are. peanut butter made of all peanuts, nothing added. I used this but any of that sort would be perfect. dates. almonds. coconut. coconut oil. pink himalayan sea salt. the end.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped dates
1 1/2 cups almonds (I like the slivered kind from the bulk section of grocery stores simply because they are cheaper than whole raw almonds and they do the same job :)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
put the dates in a saucepan with a splash of water and heat for a couple of minutes until soft.
meanwhile, add the almonds and coconut to a food processor and let it go until it becomes pasty. if it starts to give you any trouble, add in the coconut oil, a little at a time.
once this is looking like butter, take it out and set it in a bowl.
put the dates in the food processor and give it a whirl to form a paste. y u m. try not to eat it all yourself.
add the peanut butter, almond-coconut mixture and a bit of sea salt to taste. also some ginger and cinnamon if you like. never a bad idea.
process this until it all comes together quite evenly.
transfer to a dish and freeze. after an hour or so it becomes like fudge and you can eat it for every meal.
also, I want to say to you recipe-following folk, that this is one of those recipes that doesn't have to be followed to the tee. so if you are out of dessicated coconut or have more peanut butter and less almonds, or if you want to use pecans (o m g) or walnuts or something, go for it. add spices and other things. just don't forget to tell me what you did because I want some too!
I hope you love it.