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Cashew Fudge | Refined Sugar Free

Any type of fudge is always hit in my household but this cashew fudge is adored by my husband when I tell him that it’s healthy! Super simple.

Daniel doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth but this is one recipe I always know he will love! Fudge is traditionally filled with sugar, spice and things not nice for our gut bugs but this is a healthy alternative made with natural nut butter, maple syrup and a little vegan protein powder. It hits those sweet tooth cravings without any nasty stuff that might disrupt your gut health, win/win.

Gluten free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Cashew Fudge

If you are not yet acquainted with cashew butter then let me introduce you because this is the creamiest of all the nutter butters on the market! Smooth, dreamy and creamy, are you sold yet? Cashew butter also makes a great base for anything with cookie dough vibes. Come to think of it, I should try using cashew butter in my low carb cookie dough protein bars, why have I not thought of this until now?! If you are new to cashew butter then this is the perfect recipe to dip your toes into, it also happens to be very simple, quick and sure to please.

If cashew butter is not your thang then feel free to replace with another nut butter of your choice, just make sure it is natural, free from added sugars and crappy oils. I love the Noya nut butter range because they are clean as a whistle and silky smooth.

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Sweeteners used in this recipe

I use PURE maple syrup in this recipe and in most of my recipes as I don’t like some of the funky ingredients in most keto/low carb maple syrup alternatives. I would prefer to use the real thing, but if keto is your thing, then feel free to switch out the maple for your equivalent sugar free version.

It’s important to note that this very is not super sweet so if you would like to increase the sweetness, I recommend adding 2-3 tablespoons of powdered stevia to the base mix.

INGREDIENTS FOR CASHEW FUDGE

  • Cashew butter – you can try this recipe with any type of nut butter but it will change the taste. Cashew butter has a very mild flavour.
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegan vanilla protein powder – Happy Way and Macro Mike both do great vegan proteins.
  • Coconut flour
  • Celtic sea salt – I’ve mentioned a number of times why I love this salt but if you’re new here. Celtic sea salt has a lot benefits. Read more about it in this post.
  • Dark Chocolate – you can use any chocolate you like for this recipe. I usually make this cashew fudge with Lindt dark chocolate because it is low sugar and made with quality ingredients.

HOW TO MAKE CASHEW FUDGE

  • Combine cashew butter with maple syrup.
  • Add protein powder, coconut flour and salt. Combine into a dough.
  • Press the dough into a silicone loaf pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the top.
  • Melt dark chocolate with cashew butter and spread over the dough.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  • Freeze for one hour (or until set) before slicing into fingers.
  • Store cashew fudge in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to two months.

*For the full list of ingredients and instructions to make cashew fudge, please see the recipe card further down in this post.

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Cashew Fudge | Dairy Free

With just five ingredients, make this high protein cashew fudge recipe with no fuss and minimal cleaning up. Treat yourself to a healthy snack
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Desserts, Gluten Free, Healthy Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Setting time 1 hour
Servings 10

Ingredients

Base

Topping

Instructions

  • Combine cashew butter with maple syrup.
  • Add protein powder, coconut flour and salt. Combine into a dough.
  • Press the dough into a silicone loaf pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the top.
  • Melt dark chocolate with cashew butter and spread over the dough. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  • Freeze for 1 hour to set before slicing into fingers.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

This very is not super sweet. If you would like to increase the sweetness, I recommend adding 2-3 tablespoons of powdered stevia to the base mix.

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2 Comments

  1. Drooling just thinking about making these! Such a simple recipe with only a few ingredients, can’t wait to try it!

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