Chocolate Fudge For Your Love

Written by Eydie Desser

Charles M. Shulz said it first: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Eydie asked me to create a chocolate fudge recipe for her special Valentine’s dinner she is having with, as she likes to say, “her Ed”….so cute!  So I came up with this very decadent, delicious plant based version of the original recipe.  We cut the fudge into hearts and scattered toasted coconut flakes to guild the Lilly.This fudge full of heart filled Eydie’s and Michelle’s hearts with joy, and mine too, knowing they love it.  It’s easy to put together and sure to get you a lots of love on any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 16 dates)
  • 1 cup smooth almond butter
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

1- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large cutting board.  Set aside.

2- Purée dates in the bowl of a food processor or blender, creating a thick paste.

3- Add almond butter and maple syrup  Purée again.

4- Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and add cocoa powder.  Use your hands to combine and form mixture into a large ball.

5- Place chocolate ball on parchment lined cutting board.  Cover with a second sheet of parchment paper.  You can either place another cutting board on top and push down to flatten it or you can use a rolling pin and roll it out to 1 inch thick.

6- Use cookie cutters to cut into hearts, or other shapes of your choice, and top with crushed toasted coconut, finely chopped nuts…the options are endless.


Serve to your love and make memories that will last forever!

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