Cashew Butter Fudge

Cashew Butter Fudge

  • What's in it?

Cashews (ground into cashew butter or store bought), coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, molasses

  • Where did I find it?

Detoxinista, Homemade Cookie Butter Freezer Fudge
  • Why do I like it?

It is a nice change from chocolate and it has the melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudge.  You can use organic cashews and make your own butter by placing in the food processor.  Process for about 15 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides from time to time.  Since it is stored in the freezer you can have it on hand and use as needed.  

I brought some to a party as a gift to the hosts.  They loved it and wanted the recipe!

  • What did I change from the original recipe?

I made my own cashew butter because I wanted to have it organic.  See my method in the paragraph above.  Store bought cashew butter is also very expensive, especially for the organic variety.

I keep my maple syrup in the fridge so it is somewhat cold when I use it in a recipe.  When you combine it with melted coconut oil, the coldness of the syrup can cause the oil to harden.  I warmed the maple syrup up to room temperature to keep the coconut oil liquid and prevent it from going solid.