I am so happy to be able to share this recipe with you. I am truly proud of it. : D
So let’s talk. About the fudge.
It has no sugar, contains all healthy nutritious ingredients, is gluten free and could be vegan if you want it to be.
Also, you do not have to heat any fats and sugars together. All you gotta do is blend all ingredients place your “fudge” in the fridge.
Now bewares all you fudge fanatics out there – this is not actual fudge. It’s more similar to a stiff cookie dough or Ladu. Personally I think it is better than fudge – but if you are a fudge fanatic and yearning for some traditional fudge, then don’t make this. Make fudge. And then try this and tell me what you think. : ) Or pass the recipe along to a health head.
Having said that, my Dad and I ended up at the ‘fudge’ tub together one morning – and he said that one has to ration your self with ‘this stuff’. So, I think it’s safe to say that it passed the Dad test. : D
What’s So Healthy About This ‘Fudge’
The reason why this fudge is healthy and contains no refined sugar is because it is made with chickpeas, coconut oil, dates, vanilla essence and honey. Oh and ground pecan nuts.
What I really like about this fudge – besides that fact that it is super more-ish – is that I can eat a square as a pick me up when feeling low on energy or my blood sugar has dropped. And I am not eating empty calories, because all of the ingredients are nutritious and good for me. : )
How to Make Ladu / Fudge
All you need to do is combine all ingredients in a food processor and combine very well. Spread the mix into a small baking pan and slide into the freezer.
By the way, apologies for publishing all my recipes together on a friday today.
The week got a bit jumbled up somehow, what with taking someone to court and my other work. And it didn’t help that in the midst of it I became fascinated with lobs. I could not concentrate until I had googled it and cut my hair. And accidentally dyed it purple in the process. I like it! I mean I like the lob, and I like the purple. I found out that I have a ‘cool’ skin tone, and that cool skin tones should not have yellowish hair. Which was going on with me. So after cutting my lob, I then decided to do a shampoo with some gentian violet to take out any yellow bits. Left it in too long and got some purple tones – which I also really like! Yay!
Have any of you gotten the ‘lob’ recently? If so did you like it? Let’s talk lobs : ).
Sorry, please note the person writing this has not cut, styled or paid their hair any attention in over a year. Hence the slightly silly excitement over a hair cut.
No Sugar Nutmeg Ladu FudgePrint This
- 300 grams cooked/canned chickpeas
- 200 ml melted coconut oil
- 150 grams chopped dates
- 1 cup ground or powdered pecan nuts
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons vanilla essence
- pinch salt
- If you have not done so already, melt the coconut oil at a low heat until it is in liquid form.
- Then combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. If you have an electric coffee grinder, you can do the pecan nuts in this to get them really fine, and then add them to the food processor with the other ingredients.
- Once processed fully, spoon into a small baking pan and flatten down with a spoon.
- Place pan in the freezer and allow to stiffen.
- Cut into squares and place in an airtight container store back in the freezer.
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