Peanut butter caramel fudge

 

Who doesn’t love peanut butter? Our family is a massive fan!

I created this recipe needing a snack that was suitable for both me (a busy, sleep-deprived mum that needs to just chuck stuff in a blender and BOOM, I have a snack), my hungry, active toddler, and The Chef who likes to take portable, easy snacks to work that he can munch on while he’s on the go at work.

The mixture is versatile and can be rolled into bliss balls, and also works well as a base for many raw desserts. If you want to cut down on the dates, you can reduce it to half a cup of dates, but you will need to add extra liquid to make the mixture stick.

Containing healthy fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals, this fudge is the ultimate tasty morsel.

TIP: When choosing a peanut butter, look for a product where the only ingredients on the list is peanuts. Many peanut butters nowdays add heaps of extra stuff like sugar, salt or other oils to bulk it out (which is fine every now and then, but you can get perfectly delicious peanut butters that only contain peanuts!).

 

RECIPE Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge

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Serves: 12 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates soaked in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup LSA mix (Linseeds, Sunflowers and Almonds) available from all supermarkets or you can make your own
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • sesame seeds to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, soak the dates in the water for 10 minutes to soften
  2. Drain the water
  3. Place the dates and LSA mix into a blender and blend to form a paste
  4. Add the peanut butter and coconut flour
  5. Continue to blend until mixture comes together
  6. You may have to stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the blender
  7. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time
  8. If the mixture is too wet, add 1 tablespoon of coconut flour or LSA mix
  9. Line a small container with baking paper.
  10. Using your hands, press the mixture evenly into the container and using the back of a spoon, flatten the top of the mixture to make it flat
  11. Optional – Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and press into the mixture
  12. Chill in the fridge to harden
  13. Using a sharp knife, cut evenly into squares
  14. Alternatively, you can roll the mixture into balls
  15. Mixture freezes well.

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