Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew “Fudge” {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

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Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

I just have 6 words for you today . . .

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew “Fudge”

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Buttery cashews are blended with splash of vanilla, a drizzle of maple syrup,a pinch of salt, a touch of coconut oil, sprinkled with crisp and crunchy, toasted coconut flakes, chilled, sliced then dipped in dark chocolate.

Oh yes I did!

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

You guys, this “fudge” . . . I honestly don’t know what to tell you.

It’s velvety smooth, deliciously creamy, subtly sweet and simply divine!

And you would not believe how easy it is to make!

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

You simply throw all of your fudge ingredients into your blender and let it do the work for you.

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Once blended we pour our creamy fudge into a lined baking tray, sprinkle with coconut then pop it in the fridge (or freezer, it’s faster) for a few hours to set.

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Once that’s done you slice it up, melt some chocolate, dip, chill and enjoy!

It really is that easy!

The hardest part about making this recipe is waiting for the fudge to set.

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

And let me tell you although the struggle is very real, it’s also very, VERY worth it.

Shall I remind you again?!

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew “Fudge”!!!!!!

A creamy, dreamy, deliciously indulgent fudge made with no refined flours or sugars using just a handful of real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already and also happens to be vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly!

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

So much yes!

A word of warning, this fudge itself quite delicate and is best kept chilled. The first time I made it I did so with just a drizzle of chocolate on top, no dipping on the underside and things did not turn out so well.

Don’t get me wrong the fudge was still insanely delicious but it was a little . . . unstable. The chocolate coated bottom adds some extra stability that makes your fudge much easier to handle so please, do not skip this step! You could say the dark chocolate coating is the glue that holds my life this fudge together – whoever said chocolate couldn’t solve your problems lied 😉

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

I showed them 😉

All natural, quick and easy, creamy, dreamy, velvety smooth, subtly sweet, salted caramel cashew “fudge” with a decadent dark chocolate coating

Deliciously winning on so many levels

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it.

Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew "Fudge" {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo} - www.betterwithcake.com

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Coconut Cashew “Fudge”
{Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

Makes approx 16 bite sizes pieces of buttery, sweet, silky smooth dark chocolate coated, salted caramel cashew “fudge”

Ingredients –

1 cup of raw cashews

2 cups boiling water (for soaking your cashews)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup (could sub 1-2 medjool dates, pitted, if you prefer)

1 Tablespoon of coconut oil, melted and cooled

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

3 Tablespoons of toasted coconut flakes

Method –

1 – Place your cashews into a medium size bowl and pour over enough boiling water to ensure they are fully submerged. Set aside for 20 minutes then drain and rinse.

2 – Line a small rimmed tray of loaf pan (I used a small 7 x 5 pyrex dish) with baking/parchment paper and set aside.

3 – Place your soaked cashews, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup and salt into a blender (or food processor) and process until smooth, creamy and well combined.

4 – Pour your salted caramel cashew butter into your prepared tray, spreading into one nice even layer.

5 – Sprinkle over your toasted coconut flakes and pop your fudge into the freezer for an hour or 2 (or even over night) to set.

6 – Once your fudge has set, cut it into whatever size your pretty little heart desires. FYI – I cut mine into 16 x bite size pieces.

7 – Once cut place back into the freeze while your prepare your chocolate.

8 – Melt chocolate by your preferred method – I like to do mine double boiler style on the stove top but do what you feel.

9 – Once you have your chocolate melted and ready to go, take out your tray of fudge slices and carefully dip the bottom of each in a little melted chocolate and placing each one back onto the frosty baking sheet as you go. Continue until all your fudge has a dark and delicious chocolate coated underside.

10 – Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the top and pop your fudge back into the fridge or freezer to set and enjoy.

This fudge should keep well refrigerated for 5-7 days or frozen for 3-6 months

NOTE – This fudge is quite delicate so I suggest keeping it refrigerated (or even stored in the freezer) until you are ready to serve.

 

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What tasty treat are you most looking forward to enjoying this holiday season?

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make this fudge (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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2 Comments on Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cashew “Fudge” {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo}

  1. Sarah | Well and Full
    December 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh. My. Gosh. This fudge looks SO CREAMY AND DELICIOUS!!!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm (9 months ago)

      That’s exactly what it is, Sarah! Creamy and delicious! So, so good!

      Reply

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