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Salted peanut butter fudge! (and chocolate giveaway reminder!)

If you are a peanut butter addict then you'll love this fudge! The smoothest, creamiest, treaty-ist form of peanut butter you'll find!

I drizzled my fudge with dark chocolate for extra decadence. Of course I used my Real Food Source chocolate which is the best chocolate I've ever found for melting down in recipes (or just eating on its own!) 

...Oh, and what a good way to bring in a little reminder about my giveaway. Oh so subtle! :-)

There are just 3 days left on the giveaway for a pack of 10 organic dark chocolate bars by Real Food Source. There are 3 individual prize packs in total so you stand a good chance to win!

I've copied the entry form below again.... please join in and share the love. Once you've done then scroll on the down to make the fudge!


Recipe: Salted peanut butter fudge

Recipe adapted from I Quit Sugar

Approx. 24 squares

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs coconut oil- melted
  • 2 tbs syrup of choice*
  • 2-3 drops stevia to taste (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs coconut cream (I used the thick part of the top of a can of coconut milk)
  • ½ a jar of smooth unsalted peanut butter (175g)
  • A sprinkle of sea salt- for topping
  • Dark chocolate- for topping

Method

Melt the coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and stevia together in a pan over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well until softened and completely blended. Do not allow the mixture to boil.

Pour/spoon the fudge into a lined loaf tin (mine was approx 9x3” in size) smooth the top level and then add ridges with a fork. Sprinkle with the sea salt.

Freeze the fudge for 1-2 hours until set. Slice and drizzle with dark chocolate if desired.  Store in the fridge to prevent softening.

 *I used yacon syrup as it’s a nice thick syrup but brown rice syrup or coconut syrup would also work well. If omitting the stevia you’ll need to add 2tbs extra syrup.

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Oaty yacon syrup cookies

Well my first giveaway ended last week and was a great success (in my opinion!) I loved having something to giveaway to my readers and am planning a few more giveaways in coming weeks and months... so watch this space! 

Let's get back to food! ...namely cookies!

When I was following the candida diet, I was trying to find any loophole possible to get my sweetness. Sweet tooth...me? ...never!! :-)

I researched the guidelines, talked to specialists and asked lots of questions to others who had followed a similar restricted diet. One of the sweeteners it initially appeared ok for me to consume in very limited quantities was yacon syrup. Ultimately I was advised against eating it at all during the strictest stage but it is a great alternative for those following a low sugar diet for others reasons, or phase two of the candida cleanse.

I had a play around with the syrup in making some cookies, it's a lovely thick syrup very similar to brown rice syrup and with a similar flavour also.  Since I was using a very small quantity of syrup (bumping the sweetness with stevia- but you could use a little extra syrup if you prefer) I used lots of nut butter to help give a lovely crisp/chewy texture. I've previously found that low sugar and low fat cookies tend to be quite soft and 'cakey' and this wasn't what I was going for here.

I made two versions, a plain one and then a second batch with some cocoa mixed through a a drizzle of raw cacao liquid on top. Both were yummy! You may want to add a little extra syrup to the choc version to help bind  the fry ingredients but also because for me a chocolate treat automatically wants to be a little sweeter (that's my personable taste!)

I loved the fact these cookies were so 'substantial' (if you know what I mean), no messing with these bad boys! The'll kick mid afternoon cravings right into touch.

Recipe: Oaty yacon cookies

Makes approx 10-12 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 3 tbs nut butter
  • ½ an avocado- mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbs carob or 2 tbs cocoa (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs yacon syrup
  • 10 drops pure stevia (or approx ¼ tsp powder)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts/seeds/cacoa nibs- optional
  • Decoration- 3 tbs melted cacao with 4 drops stevia mixed in.

Method:

Melt the coconut oil, nut butter, yacon, vanilla extract and salt in a medium saucepan over a low-medium heat. You’ll need to whisk a little to break up and blend the nut butter.

Add all remaining Ingredients and turn off the heat. Mix well to coat evenly and make sure the mashed avocado is evenly mixed through.

Scoop dollops of the mix and flatten into round cookies on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 180C for approx 15 minutes until slighly golden. If desired drizzle with a little melted cacao and allow to set.

Will store in an airtight container for a 1 week. These cookies are more crisp when fresh then become a chewy oaty cookie in the following days.

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