Who doesn’t love a treat every now and then? Come on I know you all do. What better way to enjoy one with out the guilt of what you have eaten.
Now these yummy chocolate fudge squares that we made were a recipe from Davina’s sugar-free in a hurry book. One of my favourites… in fact if she would like me to be a recipe tester for any future books “hey Davina just over here testing them all anyway”.
The girls love to help me in the kitchen but it can get a bit messy especially if I am trying to film them for our YouTube channel.
Its a great opportunity to get them learning as they follow along with the recipe which they read aloud and practice their maths skills with a bit of measuring and weighing and not forgetting more importantly the nutritional learning they get from it.
Kids aren’t bothered if its a sugary iced cake or a healthier muffin as long as they get to have a go. We have made lots together and you can find a few of our recipes in our Recipe tab.
Follow along with our video over here…Cooking with Niamh and Ellie!
Makes 16 square
Ready in 30 minutes plus 3hrs freezing time
- 400g soft dates, pitted
- 50g blanched nuts such as almonds or cashews
- 200g nut butter Easy Peasy homemade Nut butters
- 60g butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- Optional 50g dried fruit
- Place the dates in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Simmer for 5 minutes or until really soft. Drain the dates and leave to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile lightly toast the nuts in a dry frying pan for 5 minutes but do not allow them to burn. Leave them to cool and chop them into small pieces.
- Once the dates have cooled place into a food processor along with the Nut butters, butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder.
- Blitz until it is smooth
- Lightly grease and line with greaseproof paper a square shallow tin.
- Smooth the mixture into the tin and scatter with the nuts
- Cover with another piece of greaseproof paper and pop in the freezer for 3hrs
- Remove from the freezer and cut the fudge into 16 even squares.
- Leave in the freezer until ready to eat.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did… just remember even though they are healthier they should still be eaten in moderation as discussed in my The truth about sugar…