The holidays are upon us…try this healthier and simple dessert!
Stay trim this holiday season by taking charge of what foods you eat and make your own treats to bring to holiday festivities, like these perfectly rich, simple date and almond butter fudge squares. ♥
This fudge is SO incredibly simple to throw together. It only has 5 ingredients, all thrown into a food processor, with no baking needed whatsoever. I mean, does it get any better? A dessert, that’s good for you, tastes like heaven, and takes 5 minutes to make! I don’t think there’s anything better. Not to mention its vegan and gluten free, with ingredients thrown together by love from the earth. No hydrogenated oils, fatty butter, or white table sugar here!Print
This rich and satisfying vegan/gluten-free fudge is super easy to make, requiring minimal ingredients. Pop them into the food processor and into the fridge, and you have the most heavenly date and almond butter fudge ever! Perfect to keep in the freezer for when those sugar cravings hit.
- 2 cups pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup roasted raw almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
- 1–2 TBSP sesame seeds for topping
- (other topping ideas: raw cacao nibs, cinnamon, coconut flakes, more chopped dates, etc.)
- Add all ingredients except sesame seeds to a high powered food processor, blending until a thick, smooth paste forms.
- Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Spread fudge mixture into dish spreading evenly.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into small squares and serving cold.
- Can store in fridge for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Vegan
Dates are what I like to call nature’s candy, they are full of plant-based fiber and natural sugar, and have a caramelly gooey-ness to them that cannot be duplicated. The roasted almond butter brings a dose of healthy fats into the mix, unsaturated fats that can help lower blood cholesterol and fight against heart disease.
Want to make this a chocolate fudge??
Simply add a little less almond butter, and 2-3 TBSP cup raw cacao powder and 1-2 TBSP of raw cacao nibs to give it a smooth, chocolatey flavor! That will be my next treat to make for Christmas time…maybe I’ll even add a little peppermint oil to the mix to have some mint chocolate fudge…oh the ideas are flowing!