Did you think that you would never eat fudge again? Think again …. this decadent carob fudge is to die for. I’m having trouble resisting it right now. There it sits, waiting to be cut into squares and calling to me. Eat me …. eat me …. sigh.
There is no sugar as such in this fudge but raisins and dates provide A LOT of sweetness so that is why you need to take it easy.
One friend recently test drove the first version and said that it was too sweet …. well, that is not really what she said. It was “OH my GOD, THIS IS SOOOO SWEET and she spit it out. Can you believe it? Other people loved it but I’ve still toned down the sweet more than a tad in this iteration.
Please, please, please don’t eat this every day since it will negatively affect your healing. This is a special treat to bring to a friend’s home when you know that wherever your eye comes to rest there will be a bowl of candy. A daily nibble may be appropriate, though, for some of you who have lost a great deal of weight and can’t stop the downhill slide .
This recipe was inspired by and adapted from a fudge recipe created by Dr. Terry Wahls. If you go to this link you won’t find the complete recipe … but you will find it in her book “The Wahls Protocol”. Page 364 … ahem.
The secret ingredient in this decadent carob fudge is orange zest. Don’t you just love carob and orange (or …. chocolate and orange …. sigh again.). Mmmmmmm.
Fudge of any kind reminds me of Christmas. My son, Jamie, lovvvved home made fudge and we had many holidays when fudge made an appearance. The kind he likes is made with marshmallows and canned milk so …. do I make it anymore? No … sigh again.
All these sighs lead me to believe that maybe I need to attempt some more reintroductions. Maybe I will try nuts and seeds. If I do reintroduce some of them I will let you know how I get on … so far I can eat almonds now and then … yayyyy.
Oh, did I mention that you must use a high speed blender for this recipe? I have a Vitamix which I love. You can buy one at amazon.com or at amazon.ca. I bought a refurbished one years ago and it is still humming along.
Melt in your mouth AIP fudge.
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
1/2 cup currants or raisins
2 small avocados
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange zest
Measure currants and dates and put them in a small bowl.
Cover with boiling water to soften and let sit for 5 minutes or so.
Put all ingredients into a high speed blender.
Process until quite smooth.
Pour into an 8X8 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate until firm.
Pick up by the parchment paper and place on a cutting board.
With a sharp knife cut into 25-30 squares.
Refrigerate or freeze.
1. will keep in the fridge for 7 days, in the freezer for 3 months.
2. you will need a high speed blender for this recipe. I use a refurbished Vitamix which you can sometimes buy at amazon.com or amazon.ca