Nut Butter and Maca Fudge

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So what is better on a Friday than to share some fudge with you! The original recipe comes from Livia’s Kitchen: Naturally Sweet and Indulgent Treats

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I adore fudge and believe me keeping away from Granny Wobbly’s Fudge Shop in the village is painful….so finding this recipe was a beautiful moment in my life…

You can find a load of the recipes from it directly from Livia’s site here.  Me? I like to have some books on my shelf, I like to leaf through them and decide what to try next rather than having my eyes glued to a screen trying to find the next project…I like it when the pages get dirty because the book has been well used and every spec tells a story…So, you have the choice to browse Livia’s website or click on the link up there (affliliate link to Amazon) and get the copy for your happy kitchen shelf…simple…

The fudge recipe….changed ever so slightly as usual depending on what I have sitting in my cupboards…

350g Macademia Nut Butter (I forgot I had this, added bonus because I love this stuff)

65ml date syrup (I am reliably informed is about 4 and a half table spoons, easier to measure)

5 tablespoons of melted coconut butter (I had to buy some of this because I have never had it before – I use Healthy Supplies – they have a great range of products and so far so good, no delivery problems, no product problems.  This has no coconut taste or aroma, so for me I prefer coconut oil because I actually like the taste and the smell)…

5 tablespoons of maca powder (another new one on me, apparently very good for you and some sort of aphrodisiac! I gave Christopher loads of it…but all it seemed to do was give him very weird dreams…I know, I had to hear it in detail first thing in the morning)

half a teaspoon of salt

How to do it….so easy!

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.  At the end I added a handful of mixed nuts which had been blitzed up in the mini processor.

Line a tin with greaseproof paper – about 20cms x 20cms.

Pour in your mixture and flatten with the back of a spoon.  I also added a little naughtiness and blizted up a very small packet of white chocolate buttons and sprinkled over the top…I shall try not to do this next time, I am trying to give up the dreaded sugar and processed foods.

Put it in the freezer for an hour then take it out and cut into pieces.  You will need to store this in the freezer as it will get melty quite quickly, you can take them out when you want them and hardly need to wait before eating.  Ours is already gone, having eaten as a dessert along with strawberries and Cornish clotted cream, yum!!!

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How delightful!!

Have a go and enjoy!

In other news, in brief…I tried soaking chia seeds in almond milk as found in Cook Happy, Cook Healthy – it was OK, it made a change on my all bran in the mornings and would have it again, but not my favourite dish yet..Still lots more in this book to try..

Christopher is painting the newly built garage…it might take him several years, it’s a larger garage than we anticipated…which causes procrastination it seems…

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This is Christopher “painting”…

Thankfully it is now Friday night and don’t I just love Friday night!!  Early night and a book for me!  If you are having a party weekend, make it a groovy one….

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Geri xxx (with the help of a glorious Snapchat filter)

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