Hello again, friends! I’m hoping your week has been lovely. Mine sure is, after making these licorce-date fudges with lucuma – oh my these are lovely. In January I was feasting with other kind of feel-good candies made from mulberries (I hope you didn’t miss the recipe, if so, check it out – it’s delicious!), and I was as happy now when I came up with this recipe.
These licorice-date fudges are soft, lovely, super sweet, and really fudge-like. You know those old fashioned fudge squares? Well these are really close to them!
This feel-good treat has only a few ingredients, and no refined sugar. The sweetness comes from dates and licorice, and thanks to lucuma, this fudge also has some caramel-like flavor – as fudge should!
And you know, there was most of the ingredients, as well! In addition to these, the licorice-date fudges has some virgin coconut oil, that binds the dough together. These fudges are dense and doesn’t become too soft even if left on a table for even a longer time – keeping in fridge, though.
Traditional fudge has a lot of cream, butter, glucose syrup, regular and brown sugar. That’s a lot of sugar.. But of course this feel-good fudge also has sugar, but from dates and lucuma. When you sweeten treats like this, you also get the health benefits of the fruit – a real win-win.
Dates have some vitamin C, A and B, fiber (about 7%), potassium, calsium and some magnesium, too! Quite amazing set of nutrients, if you compare these with traditional fudge, don’t you think?
I hope you’ll love them, too!
Licorice-Date Fudge with Lucuma
20 pieces of soft medjool-dates (pitted)
about 1,2 dl lucuma
about 2-3 Tbsp strong, raw licorice powder
hint of salt
0,75 dl coconut oil (melted)
1. Place dates into a powerful blender and blend until you have sooth paste.
2. Add melted coconut oil,lucuma, licorice and salt into the blender as well. Mix, until smooth. If the dough seems to be too oily, add some lucuma.
3. Press the dough into a small pan (I used a freeze box myself) and pop into freezer for couple of hours.
4. Heat the base of the freeze box, so the lucuma will loose beuatifully. Cut into pieces, and enjoy!
If you have high blood pressure or you’re pregnant, skip the licorice and add a bit more of lucuma.