Combining nuts and dried fruit with flavours into balls is something that raw foodies and wholefood lovers often do as a sweet treat. I find the rolling of balls rather labour intensive and prefer the putting in a tray and cutting into square option easier. I have experimented with various recipes and come up with a recipe with easy to remember quantities that is easy to adapt with different flavours.
For the basic recipe
100g raw almonds
100g raw cashews
100g raw cacao nibs
100g dessicated or shredded coconut
250g dried dates
100g coconut oil
big pinch sea salt
Grind nibs on speed 9 for 30 secs and set aside
Grind nuts on speed 7 for 8 seconds and set aside
Grind dates and coconut on speed 8 for 30 seconds
Add other ground ingredients, salt and oil and mix on speed 5 till well combined
Place into a flat tray or dish and press down till flat and even
Scores the fudge with a knife into bite size pieces
Refrigerate till hard (of freeze to be quicker), then cut or break pieces along score marks to separate pieces. Keep refrigerated so the coconut oil stays hard.
To add flavours:
With the dates, the drier dates work better than the softer medjool dates in this recipes. Be absolutely sure all the dates are in fact pitted, I always chop each one in half to make sure, as I had a chopped pip in my fudge once - not nice!
_Welcome to my recipe collection
__ Some tweaked, some created. These are recipes in my real world using fresh, seasonal ingredients, whatever is left in the fridge, being creative with leftovers and multi-tasking with the Thermomix, oven, stove and slow cooker. My recipes are all gluten-free and mostly dairy free.