Saturday, November 24, 2012

Layered Chocolate Maple Walnut Fudge



I found this recipe from (www.thischickcooks.net). The recipe is here.

It is very tasty!!


Ingredients
  • Maple Walnut Base Layer
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • Chocolate Layer
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of raw cocoa
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 1 banana, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. For the Maple Walnut Layer:
  2. Start by soaking the cashews in just enough water to cover them. Allow them to soak for 2 hours. Drain the water off the cashews.
  3. In a blender add all the ingredients accept the walnuts and blend until smooth. If you have a high-powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, this won’t take long. I used a regular blender and let it blend for about 8 minutes. Gently fold in the walnuts.
  4. Pour the mixture into a lined (parchment or plastic wrap) 3 x 5 pan. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer and allow the layer to set before adding the second layer.
  5. For the Chocolate Layer:
  6. Place all the ingredients into a blender or using a hand blender, blend until smooth. Using a hand blender takes less than a minute and will leave it nice and thick (the coconut oil will not be over heated) and makes it quick to set. Spread the chocolate layer and return to fridge or freezer. Serve chilled.
Don’t bother melting the coconut oil before hand. The heat of the blender is enough to melt it perfectly.

**One thing that I may do differently is to make these layers separate. The chocolate overpowers the maple fudge. I may also use only half of a banana.**
Yum, Yum!!