I had to make this my first recipe as it’s my absolute favourite. It’s totally adaptable – you can decide what extras to add in and the quantities can differ hugely and it always comes out perfect. Sometimes I don’t bother to weigh, I just chuck a load of stuff in a pan, melt, stir, pour then chuck in my chunky bits to add texture. It’s vegan, paleo, keto/low carb friendly and no bake.
This makes a decent batch you can keep in a couple of jars in the fridge to save you having to keep making more. I pour it into a silicone brownie tray then once it’s cooled in the fridge I turn it out onto a chopping board and cut into little pieces. This is when you get to taste test your amazing creation.. and try not to eat it all..
I use smooth cashew butter and for the chocolate I have used a huge range. I most often use Vivani 92% which is sweetened only with coconut sugar but sometimes I use half of that with half of the Waitrose coconut chocolate that is sweetened with coconut sugar and has coconut milk or Ombar Coco Mylk which gives it a more ‘milk chocolate’ style taste. If adding dried fruit (I often add dried blueberries or currants) that’s plenty of sweetness. 200g of the 92% is too dark though I think so you could add the chocolate slowly until desired colour/taste is achieved. It really is so different depending on what chocolate you use.
I have recently bought some raspberry powder so I’m excited to try some of that in my next batch. I’ll report back. You could also use any nut butter and if using a crunchy butter you could omit the chopped nuts.
The calories are an estimate as it depends what quantities and products you are using.
Healthy Chocolate Cashew Fudge
- 200 g Cashew Butter
- 100 g Coconut Butter
- 170-200 g Chocolate (I use 92% Vivani coconut sugar sweetened)
- Sea Salt To taste
- 100 g chopped roasted hazelnuts optional
- 1 Handful Dried fruit (blueberries, currants etc.) optional
- 1 Handful Dessicated Coconut To top - optional
- Add all required ingredients to a saucepan, keep stirring on low and DO NOT LEAVE IT or it will burn. You could use a bain marie to be more careful but if attended to a normal saucepan is fine. It doesn't take long to all melt down.
- Turn off the heat then add any the roasted chopped hazelnuts and/or a handful of dried berries (dried blueberries are great), give it a good stir then pour into a silicone tray and top with the dessicated coconut. Then place in the fridge until solid. Turn out onto a chopping board and chop into bite size pieces.
- Store in a glass jar in the fridge, it's too melty at room temperature. Will keep in the fridge indefinitely. My neighbour and I have had it in the fridge for months and it's been absolutely fine.
Please comment below and let us know how you got on and what exciting variations you tried!