Saturday, 22 October 2011

Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Fudge Squares

These make a delicious treat or snack - they taste pretty much like pumpkin pie and require no baking. 

1 can pumpkin puree 
400g (2 x 200g packs) coconut butter
16 dates 
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt

1. Place dates in a bowl of water in the microwave for a couple minutes to soften
2. Whizz up the dates in a food processor (or finely chop) until they form a lovely goopy paste
3. Melt coconut butter by placing in a bowl of hot water (also in the microwave if you want it melted quickly)
3. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until they come together in a soft fudgey ball
4. Spread out onto a wax paper lined baking tray to the desired thickness (I made mine about half an inch thick). Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and place in the fridge to cool and harden
5. Cut into desired pieces and enjoy as a treat!

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