snacks by Shira vol. 56: paleo cashew fudge bites

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makes 15-20 bites

Ingredients

for the crust

1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of sea salt

for the fudge layer

1/3 cup cashew butter
1/3 cup coconut butter
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  1. For the crust: place the flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and sea salt in a food processor and pulse until soft dough forms.
  2. Flatten the dough into a rectangular (8 x 10) baking dish and set aside in fridge.
  3. For the fudge layer: add cashew butter, coconut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon juice into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse until even.
  4. Spread the fudge layer over the crust in the baking dish. Top the fudge layer with the coarsely chopped cashews and press down with the back of a spoon until cashews are submerged in the fudge.
  5. Place the baking dish in the freezer for at least 20 minutes in the freezer or one hour in the fridge.
  6. Cut into squares and top with lemon zest.
  7. Enjoy!

xx Shira