Monday, 27 January 2014

SRC: No Bake Healthy Fudge


It's Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day again. My group (Group D) had a holiday during December so it's been 2 months since my last Secret Recipe post. A quick reminder if you are unfamiliar with this challenge - each blog is assigned another blog in secret and the idea is that you choose a recipe to make from your secret blog and reveal it on the same day. It's a great way to discover other blogs and it's undoubtedly one of my favourite blog challenges.

This month my assignment is The Wimpy Vegetarian. It's a lovely blog written by Susan who lives in San Francisco. She enrolled in culinary school after many years in business and has a passion for vegetarian food. She is currently writing a cookbook that focuses on recipes for vegetarians and omnivores so you don't have to cook two separate meals which is what she did initially with her carnivorous husband.  

She has a wide variety of recipes but of course I headed straight for the dessert section. I bookmarked a few to try but ultimately I decided to make her No Bake Healthy Fudge. I made this early in January when everyone was still recovering from the excess of the festive season. Almost everyone was on a diet of some sort but they still wanted treats albeit healthy ones. I was also quite busy and did not have a lot of time to bake so this recipe was absolutely perfect. It's my first time using coconut oil and it certainly won't be my last. I don't like coconut but this does not taste of coconut at all and it's a much healthier option. The fudge was absolutely delicious. I had numerous requests for the recipe and it's a great recipe for parties as it's healthy, no bake, gluten free, vegan and it can be prepared in advance. 

I also bookmarked a few other recipes which I can't wait to try such as Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice, salted peanut butter cookies with chocolate nuggets, strawberry cream cheesecake tians and blueberry buttermilk corncake. Do head on over to Susan's blog and say hello! 

I will be taking a general blog holiday in February so will be back with another SRC recipe on the last Monday of March.




 honey, peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil and homemade vanilla extract 

 place in the fridge to set 
 slice and sprinkle some sea salt on top 

Recipe from the Wimpy Vegetarian

250g/1cup  peanut butter
200g/1 cup coconut oil
64g/1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 - 5 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste) 
4  teaspoons vanilla extract
sea salt for sprinkling (optional) 

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Stir until melted.
  • Pour into a square tin and place in the fridge for a few hours but preferably overnight until set.
  • Turn out and cut into slices.
  • Sprinkle sea salt flakes on top before serving. 



26 comments:

  1. What a great recipe - love the no bake and use of the coconut oil. I will definitely have to give this one a try; thanks for sharing and happy reveal day!!

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    1. Thanks, it was a brilliant recipe!

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  2. You had me at "no bake" and then at "healthy." Great SRC pick, looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. Oh yay!!! I'm so glad you liked it!!! My step-daughter introduced me to coconut oil and I was hesitant at first - it's not my favorite flavor either - but I ended up loving the subtle flavor it added. Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. Thanks again for a brilliant recipe. I've had repeated requests for this!

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  4. I have all ingredients in my pantry... tempted to make this soon....

    very nice pick for your January assignment! Hope you have a nice break next month, and looking forward to March!

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    1. I hope you've managed to make this as it's amazing!

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  5. Fudge deemed "healthy" sounds like a dangerous recipe to have!! This sounds so good!

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  6. Healthy Fudge!! Where's the line:) Happy Reveal Day~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  7. I never thought fudge could be healthy, but this is a fantastic recipe! I got yours and the savory muffins came out wonderful!

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    1. I'm so pleased you liked the muffins - you did a great job with them.

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  8. Fudge is a dangerous thing for me. This looks great and its healthy. Yes please!

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  9. Looks fantastic and decadent.

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  10. I love that this is refined sugar free, makes you not feel so guilty for enjoying some dessert. Great job this month! :)

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  11. Yum! I might need to make this!!!! Great choice. Visiting from Group D

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  12. My boyfriend looked at this over my shoulder and is keen to try! I keep meaning to buy coconut oil heard lots of good things about it.

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    1. It's my first time using coconut oil and I'm impressed.

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