I saw this recipe on the Tropical Traditions site, and made a version of it (changed a couple things to suit what ingredients I had).
Aren’t they pretty little squares?
Coconut Cream “Health Fudge”
In a bowl, mix:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder (the original recipe only calls for 1)
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup sesame seeds
- 3/4 cup shredded dried coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Spread into a parchment-lined 9×9 baking dish, sprinkle with additional coconut (pat it so it sticks), and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares and eat. Store in the refrigerator.
I just realized that the original recipe calls for heating some ingredients, then mixing in the others. Oops. I just mixed everything… maybe that would change something.
In any case, I wouldn’t call this fudge. It’s more like peanut butter squares. Which are fine but not something I’ll probably make ever again. My husband also isn’t so crazy about them – he really dislikes the sesame seeds and thinks the seeds make it “feel like cardboard.” I think he may have an honest taste/textural issue with sesame seeds in general though, because when I got him to taste halvah (made with tahini, which is sesame seed paste) he also said it felt like eating cardboard, and he didn’t even know what it was made of.
I can’t say I honestly dislike the original recipe, because of the cooking thing I skipped– guess I’m not so good at following recipes, huh? Let me know if you try it the “real” way and if you did, what you thought of it.