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No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Bites with Lucuma Fudge ✨

No bake ginger bread bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Phew, the last weeks of the year are here, and life’s been quite busy lately. Luckily I still had a moment to come here to share this super easy, delicious recipe with you guys – this Christmas treat has stolen my heart.

One really special project has kept me busy for some time already, and I could spend all my time planning and doing it – luckily that’s not possible, thanks to other projects, work and family, that keeps me busy as well – otherwise I might end up being quite boring company, ha. And now we’re approaching one of my favorite times of the year, and I’m getting excited – there’s something really special about Christmas time! We’re celebrating it at my parents’ house, with extended family: we’re going to be almost twenty gathering around the same Christmas table. So nice.

But let’s get back to the matter of, Christmas treats! Even though I’ve been busy, I’ve had some time to start the preparations, at least when it comes to recipe testing. I tested out this lovely Christmas Date Cake, have been planning to make this Most Wonderful Christmas Cake (with glögg) and these No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Bites I created originally for Ecoteekki, which is a small, but very professional, Finnish health food chain.

The base of these lovely mini bites tastes just like gingerbread, or to be more precise: gingerbread dough. Even better! It’s simply so good, so try not to eat it all before popping the dish into the freezer. On the top there is creamy, soft, caramel-like lucuma fudge, with some shredded coconut, and the mini bites will be decorated with raw chocolate. No gluten, no refined sugar, no dairy, vegan. Easy, delicious and ah so Christmassy! (And at least a bit better option for traditional Christmas truffles, right?)

I wish you all the best, warm and relaxing Christmas. Take care, spend quality time with family and friends, and stay warm!

Tuulia xx

(Oh and about the project, maybe I can tell something about it too.. It’s a book! Delicious, beautiful feel good cook book, that I will tell you all about later. Can’t wait!)

No bake ginger bread bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Bites with Lucuma Fudge

Gingerbread layer:
10 soft medjool dates
1 dl rolled oats
1 dl shredded coconut
1,5 tps gingerbread spice
(or: ground ginger, cardamom, cloves, Ceylon cinnamon)
hint of salt

Nutty lucuma fudge:
1 dl cocoa butter (solid, grated)
2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp coconut flour
0,5 dl lucuma powder
0,5 dl shredded coconut
1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp gingerbread spice (or the spices mentioned above)
hint of salt

For decoration: raw chocolate

1. Prepare the gingerbread layer: pit the dates, and put them into a blender with the other ingredients of the base. Mix until a dough starts to be ready: it’s soft (and delicious!), easy to mold and sticky.
2. Spread the dough into a small dish, covered in parchment paper. (It’s easiest with wet hands.) Put the dish into the freezer.
3. Melt the cocoa butter, and mix all the ingredients of the lucuma fudge to it. Mix until smooth (by hand), and pour over the gingerbread base. Put back into the freezer, for about 20 minutes or so.
4. Melt the raw chocolate. Take the dish from the freezer and cut the treat into small squares. Decorate with melted raw chocolate. Enjoy, and keep the rest in the fridge.

No bake ginger bread bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Insanely Delicious Lucuma Blueberry Fudge

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Sometimes you end up developing such a delicious recipe, you find yourself almost licking the pot (’almost’ just because you can’t fit your head in the pot). If you’ve been looking for something easy, naturally sweetened, healthy treat, don’t look any further. If you also happen to love toffee or fudge and blueberries, I can almost guarantee you: here is the recipe you have been looking for.

These raw lucuma blueberry fudge bars are not only delicious, but also easy to make. All you need is a blender, your ingredients, and a pot to pour the fudge mass to cool down in the fridge.

Lovely lucuma-blueberry fudge

These fudge bars are sweetened by lucuma and honey, while the peanut butter in them brings a rich thick texture to them. Blueberries are a wonderfully fresh addition to them (and they look so pretty, as well!), and using cacao butter keeps the consistency good for a long time after the bars have solidified.

So, you can easily keep these out on the serving table for even a couple of hours, although for longer keeping I do suggest keeping them covered in the fridge. I performed a test with the last piece of fudge at our summer cottage, and the fudge laid on the serving plate on a side table for about three hours before my dad walked in and ate it (’I thought someone had forgotten it there’), so that test ended a bit prematurely. According to my dad the texture was still good, though, and obviously the taste was okay, too, ha ha.

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Lucuma Blueberry Fudge

1,5 dl cacao butter
3 Tbsp peanut butter (sugar-free and as smooth as possible)
1,2 dl lucuma powder
1–2 Tbsp maple syryp or other sweetener of choice
a sprinkle or two of salt
a sprinkle of vanilla powder
a handful or two of fresh blue berries

Melt the cacao butter in a warm water bath or in a pot on low heat. Add in the peanut butter and syrup, mix until smooth. Take the pot of the heat and mix in the lucuma, salt and vanilla. Check the taste, and try not to eat any more. (For me this is the hardest part of the recipe.) Cover a tin with baking sheet and pour the fudge mass into the tin. Sprinkle the fresh blue berries on top of the fudge. Move the fudge into the fridge or the freezer to cool down. Once the fudge has solidified, cut out pieces in the shape and size you wish – e.g. bars or smaller cubes. Ready!

I might have mentioned the following a few times before, but I will risk repeating myself: these bars are s u p e r scrumptious!

tuulia
xx

Lovely lucuma-blueberry fudge