Black Bean and Cranberry Fudge
Chocolate fudge would have to be one of my favourite sweet treats, so for a while now I have been trying to make a healthy alternative to the usual highly refined sugar fudge. This recipe would have to be one of the healthiest fudge recipes that not only tastes great but nourishes the body.
This fudge is free from refined sugar, gluten and dairy, making it the perfect sweet treat that is guilt free. I have been trying to cut out sugar from my diet so I find that having a piece of this fudge satisfies my cravings for chocolate. Who would have thought black beans could taste so delicious!
300g of black beans – rinsed, drained and dried
1 large mashed banana
1/2 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
1/2 cup of dates
1 tsp stevia – I used Equal stevia
1/2 cup oats
2 tbs linseeds
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cranberries
Dessicated coconut to coat
1/2 cup of nuts to add some crunch
1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth, I found that the dates took a bit longer to breakdown. The mixture should have a slightly thick consistency, if it is too runny add some more oats and if it is too thick add a little bit of water.
2. Add the mixture to a baking tray, I lined mine in baking paper. Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the mixture.
3. Place the fudge in the freezer for one hour before serving. Cut the fudge into squares using a sharp knife. The fudge needs to be stored in a sealed container in the fridge.