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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Healthy fudge bars

I gave up sugar for Lent this year.  It was (sadly) quite challenging at first.  I found that I needed to curb some craving and this recipe was a great help!

I added all the ingredients to a food processor and needed to add a few tablespoons of water to the mix. Instead of making these into balls I simply spread the mixture into an 8x8 pan.  It was not quite enough to fill the pan.

1 cup walnuts (or pecans)
1 1/3 cups pitted dates (230 grams, If you want a sweeter result, up the proportion of dates)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 -4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want the balls to be (Katie used 4T extra dark)

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