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Raw fudge

Raw fudge

So we've stuck to our "new" way of eating (if you're not sure what I'm talking about, back in January I resolved to cut down on processed food and aim to eat a lot more fresh fruit, vegetables and meat) and I've been looking for interesting desserts to make. Whole Foods recipes online are my saviour, they are all generally quite easy and I can't think of one I've tried so far that hasn't been delicious. I thought I'd make some raw fudge for my ever-suffering husband who has really cut back on his chocolate intake.

I was really surprised at the results - this was a lot tastier than I thought it was going to be!

Raw Fudge
Raw Fudge

It was also pretty easy - my only challenge was wrestling our magic bullet blender to get it to blitz the walnuts and dates without cutting out every 10 seconds.

Raw Fudge

1 cup walnuts, soaked in water for 4-6 hours 1 cup pitted dates 5 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tbs vanilla extract pinch of salt

If you have a good blender, you can probably just throw everything in and blitz. If you have a blender like mine, you'll need to do it in batches. To be honest, it doesn't matter if it's not properly blended - our batch isn't, and I quite like the chunks of nut/date through it. To set, just scoop the mix into a dish, cover and put in the freezer. It doesn't set and is easy to scoop out (it's a very soft mix).

This is best served with ice cream but you can also eat it on it's own, or with fruit.

What other "virtuous" desserts do you treat yourself to?

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