Nov 1, 2009

Vegan frozen fudge

Who would have thought fudge without butter and milk can taste so yummy?!! Vegan territory is a first for me..but I ventured into it because of a friend. She has been so kind and sweet to me that I really wanted to make her something special. Normally, this would not be a problem for me, I'll just bake up some yummy treats. BUT, she's Vegan!

So I did some research. I checked with my good friend, Christine, over at Well being in the kitchen. She suggested that I make some frozen fudge.

I admit I was a bit skeptical when I first looked at the ingredients. But I trust Christine and decided to take the plunge. The recipe is very simple and quick. The result is soooooo yummy!! I could not believe it!! It's so rich and chocolately and I couldn't even taste the dates. It's unbelievable. You have to try it, you won't regret it!!

Raw Frozen Fudge
adapted from shakshuka

1 cup pitted dates
1.5 cup water
1 cup peanut butter (see note)
1 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup dried shredded coconut

1. Place the dates in a bowl and cover with water, and soak for about an hour, or until soft. Drain, reserving the liquid.

2. In a blender, blend the dates until smooth, adding soaking liquid as needed to form a creamy consistency.

3. Transfer the date mixture into a large bowl, add the cashew butter, and stir to combine.

4. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder and coconut. Gradually add the dry cocoa mix into the wet date mixture. Stir well. Press the mixture evenly into a 8" square pan, 1 inch thick, and freeze until set, about 3 hours. To serve, thaw a bit, and cut into squares.

  • *The original recipe calls for 1.5 cups of cashew butter. I only had 1 cup of peanut butter on hand, so that's what I used. It would probably be even creamier and richer had I used 1.5 cups.


Christine said...

I'm so glad you liked it!! :) It is irresistable.

kk said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, Christine.

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious!! I'll have to try it! I'm also looking into cake recipes that doesn't contain eggs because abi is allergic to it. KK I hope to hear from you from Japan!Shiho


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