Decadent Caramel Pecan Fudge~

03.02.2013 08:00 AM By Giasonne

Do you ever get a craving for a particular sweet? You know, the kind of craving where you can hardly think of anything else until you've gotten your hands on it? Well if you're like me, your answer will be a resounding "yes!"...Luckily, there are easily accessible sugar-free/raw/whole foods substitutes for most things these days. You can find raw chocolate bars at many health food stores now or you can easily whip up a variety of raw treats and desserts at home (chocolate avocado mousse, raw macaroons, raw pies, etc). However if you're craving caramel, it may not be as easy to find that healthy substitute. Caramel is basically butter and sugar...if you're lucky (it's actually more often corn syrup and a variety of other artificial ingredients these days). And while there are many raw recipes that suggest just blending up dates to make a caramel, I have never quite found that to be satisfying. Delicious, yes. But it tastes more like...well, blended dates. That's where our superfood powders come in.  When combined in the right amounts, lucuma powder, mesquite powder and vanilla powder (or vanilla coconut creme in this case) taste surprisingly like caramel. And luckily we just introduced wild crafted mesquite powder as our newest product! It has a subtle smokiness to it that adds an extra layer of depth and delight to this amazing caramel fudge recipe...and when I say amazing, I mean even your omnivore friends and loved ones will love it. Trust me, it's that good. Now go make some fudge and thank me later! Raw Caramel Pecan FudgeDecadent Caramel Pecan Fudge~ 1/2 c pecans 1/2 c lucuma powder 1/4 c mesquite powder 3 T raw almond butter 4 T coconut nectar 3 T raw honey 8 drops vanilla stevia 2 pinches salt (or more to taste) 1/2 c vanilla coconut creme Grind 1st 3 ingredients well in a food processor until the pecans break down into a flour. Add remaining ingredients, except for the coconut creme and process again. Add the vanilla coconut creme and process one last time to combine. Line a loaf pan with wax or parchment paper and pour batter from the food processor into the loaf pan, patting down well to smooth out the top. Top the fudge with whole pecans, pressing into the fudge as you place each one on top. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or longer to chill and firm up. Once fudge is hard, lift out of the loaf pan by the edges of the wax or parchment paper and cut into squares. Serve chilled or store in the refrigerator...Warning, you may not be able to eat just one! Raw Caramel Pecan Fudge
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