Salted Maple Pecan Fudge
1 cup creamy cashew butter, mix well if separated.
½ cup real maple syrup
½ teaspoon salt, fine
½ cup plus 3-4 tsp coconut flour
½ cup chopped pecan nuts, and pecan halves for garnish
1 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings: pecan halves, sea salt and or shredded coconut.
No cooking and a much healthier fudge, with that seasonal maple taste! I like to make these in a mini-muffin pan (kids love to roll the balls, and then press into the pan), but if you don’t have one, just use any 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper, and cut fudge pieces the size you wish.
Add the cashew butter, maple syrup and salt to a bowl and mix together by hand really well.
Then add the coconut flour, vanilla and pecan nuts to the cashew butter mixture and stir very well again until there is no dry flour showing at all, scraping into the bottom of the bowl with the spatula or wooden spoon. It gets pretty thick, but that's normal.
Use a spoon to get enough dough in your hands to roll 2-inch balls and drop into the mini-muffin pan.
Gently press the fudge into the tin to give them a rounded shape like a peanut butter cup.
Gently press a pecan half into each one and add a tiny bit of salt. These freeze very well and from the freezer are ready to eat in minutes.
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