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Raw 'Jaffa' Chocolate Fudge

Raw 'Jaffa' Chocolate Fudge
Recipe by Nicola, Homegrown Kitchen
Nicola from Homegrown Kitchen has kindly allowed us to share a recipe for healthy chocolate fudge, a perfect afternoon pick me up or healthy lunchbox treat.

RAW 'JAFFA' CHOCOLATE FUDGE

INGREDIENTS

1 cup medjool or dried dates
1 cup cashews
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup cacao powder
1 Tablespoon cacao nibs 
pinch sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
zest and juice of 1 orange
2 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil

METHOD

  1. If using dried dates chop roughly, place in a jug and cover with boiling water. If using medjool dates, remove the stones and chop roughly.
  2. Process cashews and coconut into a fine meal.
  3. Add cocoa, cacao nibs, salt, spices, vanilla and orange zest. Process until combined.
  4. Add coconut oil, orange juice and dates (draining well first if soaked). Blitz for 1 minute until the mixture comes together.
  5. Press into a lined tin and chill for several hours.
  6. Cut into squares to serve.