I stumbled Chocolate Covered Katie's Fudge Babies and was intrigued, exactly how good could cocoa powder, dates and cashews combined taste?
Katie has various flavours on her blog, so I made a double batch of the hot chocolate fudge babies so I could experiment with a couple.
Hot Chocolate fudge babies
- 30 grams cashews
- 80 grams dates
- 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder ( i used regular cocoa powder)
1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.
2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls or make sandwiches. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.)
First I just followed the standard recipe above and used bunny cookie cutters to cut out bunnies.
Then I added some peanut butter and made sandwiches. They did look cute but I felt like the date flavour kind of overpowered the other flavours.
So then I made two types of balls or 'babies' as she calls them. First I added choc chips and simply rolled into balls. For the last batch I put the mixture with the choc chips back into the food processor and added as sprinkling of cinnamon and golden syrup. The last batch was by far my favourite. The cinnamon and golden syrup watered down the date flavour a little and the choc chips were cut down a little which meant that there was more chocolate bits. It just resulted in a such a nice combination. I think maple syrup would have been good too but we didn't have any. They are definitely a lot healthier than other desserts I normally make and they do remind me of lara bars. I think these would make a great traveling snack too.