I’ve always had a bit of a sweet tooth. It comes and goes, sometimes disappearing for weeks, even months at a time, but it always finds its way home and back into my mouth!
Even at a ripe young age I was always able to fully appreciate a little sweet indulgence.
Check out the pic of me circa the early eighties blissed-out on chocolate pudding!
No comment on the wallpaper!
A few years down the road I decided to kick it up a notch, and take matters into my own hands by donning the apron myself!
Here’s me (slightly maturer) presenting my fresh from the oven, easy-bake cake. I remember the caption on the original photo saying “Elaine baked her first cake”. Judging by the expression on my face, I no doubt took the challenge seriously. My supportive brother also appeared very proud of my accomplishment:)
Nowadays when my sweet tooth begs attention, I’ll occasionally stop into places like this. More often than not though, I’ll create a little something in my own kitchen, such as this personal fave below.
The best thing about it (besides the taste of course!) is that it’s simple to make and doesn’t require any baking. Actually, to be precise; it takes about 5 minutes to whip up. After that it’s a bit of a waiting game – depending on how long you can hold out!
Recipe – No Bake Almond & Hazelnut Healthy Fudge
2 cups of almond hazelnut butter (or natural nut butter of your choice)
½ cup raw honey
2 heaping Tbsp of raw cocoa powder
1 Tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth
Spread into a square pan
Pop in the freezer for about 20 -30 minutes then remove. Once frozen, the fudge is difficult to cut into pieces so it’s best to do this while it’s still somewhat soft, yet firm.
Put back in the freezer for 2 more hours (or longer).
Remove from freezer, take a piece or two, then put back! When left out on the counter it will start to melt, so it’s best to just take out what you plan on eating immediately.
Hope you enjoy:)