Thursday, 14 May 2015

Raw Chocolate and Pear Fudge

raw chocolate and pear fudge

This is another of my line of raw ‘fudge’ recipes made in my fantastic Froothie Optimum 9400.

This is not fudge as you know it. No refined sugars or bad fats in this. It’s a combination of dried fruits, some coconut butter, agave nectar and raw cacao powder. Just four ingredients whizzed up in my blender, it’s as simple as that.


I came across dried pears in my local supermarket. It was a dried fruit I’d not actually seen before and I picked up a couple of packs as I thought they would be really tasty. Then I got to thinking that pears go really well with chocolate and that is kind of how this recipe evolved.

raw chocolate and pear fudge


I added the ingredients into my Optimum 9400 and they blended well with the help of the tamper tool which comes with the blender. I think most regular blenders would probably have cut out with the firmness of the fruit, but the Optimum 9400, as ever, never lets me down.  I then packed the fudgy mass into a small plastic container and left it to firm up in the fridge for a few hours.

raw chocolate and pear fudge

When it was set I cut it into cubes and digged in. The taste of the pear came through immediately and then the cocoa taste followed on after. I added 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder, but if you wanted to you could 4 or 5, depending on how chocolatey you wanted your ‘fudge’.


raw chocolate and pear fudge

This is a much healthier way of eating ‘fudge’ but remember that it still does contain a lot of sugars, albeit naturally occurring ones. So go easy on it, whilst you enjoy!

Here's how I whizzed it up...

Raw Chocolate and Pear Fudge


Thumbnail Url dried pears and raw cacao powder 
formed into a fudge like sweet treat
Cuisine: Dessert Category: Healthy Yields: 24 cubes
Prep Time: Chill Time: Total Time:
 
Ingredients
  • 240 grams dried pears
  • 60 grams coconut butter
  • 60 ml agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
 
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut butter in the microwave, in bursts of 30 seconds.
  2. Place the melted butter into the jug of your blender and then add the agave nectar, pears and raw cacao.
  3. Blend until the mixture forms a ‘dough’.
  4. Transfer to a plastic container, about 6”x4” in size. Press down firmly until the mixture is a flat, smooth even surface.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, overnight is even better.
  6. Carefully remove from the plastic container and cut into cubes.


Disclosure Statement: I received the blender free to review. I have not been paid to create this recipe. This post contains affiliate links.

5 comments:

  1. oooh, what a nice idea! Love the chocolate and pear combo. I made some fudge last week and it was an utter disaster so I may have to give yours a go!

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    1. This is much easier Dom, I'm not too good at the old normal fudge!!

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  2. Omggggggg this sounds incredible!!!

    Lorna | naturally-bee.blogspot.co.uk |

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  3. Oh I am so trying this! I love Nutella. And those ingredients...you couldn't make it any easier!

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