Sunday, 17 May 2015

Tablespoon Vegan Fudge

Grab your tablespoon; you've pulled........or you will do if you make this for a loved one! This quick and simple recipe requires no cooking, a few vegan cupboard staples (or equivalents if you haven't got the exact things) and only a tablespoon to measure it all out. The only inconvenience is waiting for it to set before you can eat it, although there would be nothing to stop you attacking it beforehand with said tablespoon!

It was as usual a Driftwood Vegans 'rummage in the cupboard' job to see what we had. The coconut oil and cocoa powder I would say are the only two ingredients that you couldn't swap or leave out but even then you could use raw or normal cocoa powder or even carob powder.  I used almond butter but any nut butter could be used.  The maple syrup could be swapped for agave for example (although I favour the taste of maple).  You wouldn't have to put in vanilla paste or salt (although I think both tastes are nicely decipherable in the end result) and any nuts or fruits could be used.  I used milled chia seeds, dessicated coconut and ground almonds to 'bind' it but again, any different combinations of all or some of these or other similar ingredients could be used in the same way (protein powders, milled flax seeds).  Basically, as usual, I encourage you to experiment.  As long as the mixture looks relatively thick when you are mixing it all up, it stands a good chance of creating a big block of fudgey loveliness at the end.

Tablespoon Vegan Fudge

4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon milled chia seeds
2 tablespoons dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground almonds
2 tablespoons walnuts (crush them in your hand a bit)
1 tablespoon sultanas
Pinch of salt

In a bowl, mash up the coconut oil if it is still solid then add the almond butter and continue the mash up vibe until well incorporated.  Add in the vanilla and syrup and mix before adding in the dry stuff and mixing it in good and proper.  Turn it into whatever sized mold you desire and stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours and then the fridge to store.  Cut as desired to serve.


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