I love making raw fudge as it’s so quick and easy. It’s one of my favourite things to take to a pot-luck or to share at parties etc, as ‘cooked foodie’ people appreciate it just as much as rawbies.
I thought I’d share my latest raw fruit and nut fudge flavour with you – this one is nice and light and really melts in the mouth.
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup raw coconut flakes (or you can use ready-creamed coconut – just bear in mind this isn’t raw)
1 cup goji berries, soaked for 1 hour in the juice of 2 oranges
1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped or ground
Half a cup algorobba / lucuma powder
2 tablespoons carob / cacao (I use carob as I’m sensitive to cacao, but cacao will give the fudge a much more authentic chocolate taste)
1 tablespoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon raw honey or sweetener of your choice
Gently warm the coconut butter until it turns to oil. I use a double boiler for this but you could use any warm surface. In the food processor finely grind the coconut flakes. Add in the algorobba powder, the carob/cacao, and vanilla and mix. Transfer this mixture to the coconut oil, making sure you keep everything warm so the oil doesn’t turn back to butter. Stir in the goji berries, nuts, and honey.
Spoon mixture into a tray and flatten down. You could also use ice-cube trays – you can get all kinds of different fancy shapes these days if you want to make individual sized portions.
Cover and leave in the fridge overnight to set (or in the freezer for an hour if you can’t wait that long).
I hope you enjoy this raw fruit and nut fudge. You can adapt this recipe in so many ways by using different dried fruit and nuts, and adding different natural flavourings.
Happy experimenting, and please share your favourite raw fudge recipes below!
Lisa Murphy has followed a rawfood diet since 2003. She is also a counsellor, hypnotherapist and coach who specialises in healthy eating, weight loss and anxiety. For more details of Lisa's therapies and courses please visit www.CherryTherapies.com