What if you could mix 2 healthy ingredients in your food processor or super blender and end up with something that passes for a treat…. for dessert…. for fudge???
Well, my first question was, “Why didn’t I think of that?” But I am so glad that the smart woman at Whole Food Simply did. We have touted some other plant based / healthier varieties of fudge in the past, including holiday fudge which is more complex and a bit more work. For fast and simple, you can’t beat….
2 ingredient Caramel Fudge (shared from Whole Food Simply)
1 cup tahini
1 cup medjool dates
Okay, okay I put about 1/4 tsp of salt in there…. but it wasn’t in the original and that hardly counts as an ingredient!
Blend together. I used a food processor but the author used a Vita Mix type power blender.
Press into a parchment lined loaf pan.
Freeze (covered – with more parchment or wax paper
Cut once firmer and store covered in the freezer or frig if you like it softer.
A note on the dates: they must be relatively soft to make this mix happen. If you are down to the last cup of dates from a large bag and they are a little less than pliable, try my method for re-hydrating without losing too much of the flavor and sweet. Place the dates in a plastic bag with 1 teaspoons of water. Squeeze the extra air out and leave the bag lying on it’s side in the frig with the dates spread out for a couple of days – flipping the bag over occasionally. Voila! You can add more water if it’s not working.
Please note the dots of green smoothie on the counter…. I think that was kale, grapes, banana and almond milk. Very good – even better followed by a piece of fudge :-)
Do you have any 2 or 3 ingredient recipes that are surprisingly good?