Monday, February 4, 2013

Cacao and Orange Fudge Slice {Raw}

This recipe is seriously delicious! Quick and easy un-baking, you just have to try it. If you have a food processor you have no excuses. Got a chocolate craving? Not any more! Need to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar? done!

I've made many different versions and it tastes divine with other flavour profiles too but this is my favourite. Having said that I view recipes as a guide, they're not set in stone, no one's (well I'm not) going to be offended if you tweak them to suit your tastes/dietary restrictions. If chocolate orange or raisins aren't your thing you could substitute them for dates/figs/apricots pretty much any dried fruit and the orange for lemon for a yummy citrus bar or classic chocolate mint or why not try the classic chocolate vanilla that will please everyone? 

These rich, moist, dense, sweet, fudgy slices are so intense you only need a small slice.
Cacao and Orange Fudge Slice
Makes 36 serves (100 cals each)
1 tsp Orange blossom water (found in good grocers/delis/health food stores)
2 medjool dates or 20 drops Orange stevia (adjust to taste)
3 tbsp Orange zest (zest of 3 oranges)
150ml freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
2.5 cups Raisins
2.5 cups raw cashews
6 tbsp Cacao powder
Optional extras
Chia seeds (reduce the quantity of cashews)
Flax seeds (reduce the quantity of cashews)
  • Zest oranges
  • Juice 1/2 orange
  • Process cashews into a fine powder
  • Add dates and raisins- process into a paste
  • Add cacao, orange zest, stevia
  • Process, drizzling in orange juice until the mixture begins to clump into a ball
  • Line a shallow baking tray (9.5" x 12") and empty mixture into it
  • Press mixture together firmly
  • Roll out flat into approximately 1cm depth
  • Refrigerate briefly if the mixture is warm/sticky
  • Cut into 36 slices (6 rows, 6 columns)
  • Enjoy!
  • Stores well in fridge or freezer- just remember to put baking paper in between the layers so you can get them out individually!
And for the delicious chocolaty, fudgy, nutty close up...

I really hope you give this one a go, it's one of my favourites and never disappoints- plus it keeps so well in the freezer it's always conveniently on hand for unexpected guests or impromptu snacks and travels well, talk about perfection!

Love and Smiles,







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