This recipe comes from one of my ultimate favorite cookbooks:
Jónsi & Alex’s Good Heart Cookbook, a raw vegan recipe collection by two wonderful musicians!
Jónsi & Alex’s cookbook features an array of treats like a superfood smoothie, Thai coconut curry, raw apple pie (that happens to be my most famous Thanksgiving recipe) and a handful of dips and sauces. Their desserts are killer, and focus around naturally sweet ingredients like dates, coconut, agave and cacao powder.
If you don’t eat this fudge, I highly suggest their Nammi Nammi dessert. My family can attest to the fact that I have made that recipe . . . close to ten times. In two years. Without fail. THREE INGREDIENTS AND IT’S THE TASTIEST THING EVER.
With this fudge being the second tastiest. !
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Chocolate Walnut Fudge
•3 cups walnuts
•2 cups coconut (I used shredded unsweetened)
•1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
•1/3 vanilla bean, or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
•3/4 cup Light agave nectar
•a pinch of salt
Blend the walnuts using a food processor until they’re not a fine powder, but still very small bits. Place in a large bowl and the blend the coconut. Mix it together in the bowl with your hands.
Add the other ingredients and then flatten the fudge out in a pan, refrigerating for at least one hour. Last, cut into rectangles. Last last, enjoy until your sweet little vegan tummies can’t contain the joy.
*A note about vanilla: My mother purchased this Mexican vanilla extract at least four years ago and I am still using it in my baking/dessert making/.. okay, who am I kidding, I put vanilla in almost everything sweet.
That’s because Mexican vanilla is packed full of flavor, and, as you can see, won a medal of recognition for it’s awesomeness. A quality vanilla like this one can make your dishes extra delicious. If you happen to stumble upon some as wonderful as this – grab it. You won’t regret* it.
*A note about regret: You may regret eating over five pieces of this fudge, like someone I know, who is deeefinitely not me, did last night.
(And one or two more today with my lunch.