Friday, December 23, 2011

6 Ingredient Raw Vegan Fudge

After scouring the internet for ideas on how to make vegan fudge, I came across a website that used Artisana Coconut Butter as the main ingredient. I certainly did not want to pay $15 for a jar of coconut butter that I most likely wouldn't use again, so I decided to make my own (and it only cost $4.00!) See my trick below...

Ingredients
½ cup coconut butter (I modified this and made my own. Its WAY cheaper and super easy)
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 ripe bananas
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. Agave nectar
1 Tsp. vanilla extract

Step 1: Make Coconut Butter
Simply take out your blender and add in about a cup or so of unsweetened coconut flakes. Blend on a low-medium speed for 4 minutes, and then on high for another 4 minutes...and Vuala! Smooth, creamy coconut butter! Use the leftover coconut in smoothies, on top of oatmeal, cereals, yogurt, or in savory Thai dishes. YUM!

Step 2: Combine
Add coconut butter, peanut butter (smooth or chunky), bananas, cocoa powder, agave and vanilla to your food processor.

Step 3: Blend Blend Blend

Step 4:
Fold mixture into a flat, sealable container lined with parchment paper. This step is crucial if you want to easily remove your fudge and cut into nice pieces.

Step 5:
Cover and place into freezer for at least 1 hour to harden.

Fun Variations
- Fold in chocolate chips into the batter and top with chopped walnuts before freezing.
- Add fresh orange zest, and fold in dried cranberries
- Top with leftover shredded coconut before freezing
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar
- Let your kids decorate after fudge has hardened with fun candies

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. This looks insanely delicious. Does it keep well outside of the fridge/freezer, or is it best eaten straight from the fridge?

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    1. Hi Jen! Yes it seems to work best straight from the freezer actually. It firms up very nicely and gets more dence like fudge.

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