By Amy Rankin; Photography by Expresso
The easiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth… without heating up the kitchen.
These easy chocolate ‘fudge’ squares require no stove top, no eggs and no sugar thermometer! Best of all? They’re packed full of good-for-you ingredients. You’ll get a healthy dose of ‘good fat’ and protein from the nut butter and dark chocolate… two ingredients that have been linked to better heart-health. The dark chocolate also contains flavonoids called polyphenols, which may help blood pressure, clotting, and inflammation (bonus!). Then there are the nuts, which contain vitamin E, to lower bad cholesterol and a little flax oil, which is a very high in omega 3 and 6.
Guilt-free ‘fudge’? Why not.
Chocolate ‘fudge’ squares
– 10 medjool dates (pitted)
– 2 tbsp flaxseed oil
– 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
– 1 tbsp peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice, optional)
– 1 cup cashew nut butter
– 100g dairy-free dark (90%) chocolate
– 2 tbsp honey (or sweetener of your choice, optional)
1 Place all base ingredients in a food processor and blitz until crumbly and sticky. Press into the bottom of a tart tin or Tupperware (must be freezer friendly).
2 Place in the freezer while you make the layer.
3 Melt chocolate, then add to cashew nut butter with honey and mix until well combined. Spread over base layer and freeze over night. Cut into squares and help yourself whenever the craving strikes! Store in freezer.
Looking for more desserts to whip up this weekend? Why not try these healthy berry brownies, decadent lemon slices or this apple crumble dish your whole family will love.