Date fudge is a great, guilt-free alternative to traditional fudge, which is high in fat and processed sugar. Dates are naturally fat-free, cholesterol free, they strengthen teeth, protect your liver, and are a natural remedy for intestinal problems. They also provide natural sugar for energy and fiber to promote healthy digestion.
This healthy fudge also takes very little time to make (about 40 minutes). If you are really crunched for time, then you can also eat it right out of the food processor if you want....it's definitely been done before.
The recipe below is one of our favorites; however, there are many variations to date fudge. Some recipes include nuts, others dried fruit, or chocolate chips, some you freeze, and some you don't. Play around with the ingredients below to find your favorite version!
Date fudge is best enjoyed as an energy bar or post workout snack!
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp hazelnut extract
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup organic coconut sugar for topping
Combine dates and 1/4 cup of water in a medium saucepan and simmer, covered, for 8 minutes.
Puree the dates in a food processor or blender and then add the cocoa, oats, hazelnut, peanut butter and vinegar.
Spread the mixture in a small glass pan. Sprinkle the coconut sugar on top. Then put in the freezer for about 30-60 minutes before serving.
Makes about 6-9 bars.
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