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    Okay, so fudge is not exactly primal, but I was wondering if anyone had tips for making the stuff 'fudgy'. I made some yesterday for the first time, but it came out more like soft chocolate candy in texture. I mixed equal parts of coconut oil (melted), butter, cocoa powder, and raw honey. Is there something else I should be adding to get it more fudge-like in texture?
    I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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    you'll get better advice for something like this from a cooking blog...

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    • #3
      Im trying to avoid ultra sweet things like this. This would be the beginning of the end for me!!
      I'm not a complete idiot! There's parts missing!!

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      • #4
        o Fudge

        Try making coconut butter with a FP and flakes using that as a base rather than CO. The recipe link I've made and really loved it.

        Coconut Cream Chocolate Fudge (Dairy Free) | The Coconut Mama
        Last edited by Terry H; 04-15-2012, 09:58 AM. Reason: clarity

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        • #5
          almond butter combined with honey??!

          if you want it harder add coconut oil and fridge it
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          • #6
            equal part raw honey? WOW thats a lot .. i dont think it would need taht at all, that would be VERY sugary to me
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            • #7
              last summer I made a fudge for a church function using avocado. I came home from church with an empty pan. Wish I could remember the recipe.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                Okay, so fudge is not exactly primal, but I was wondering if anyone had tips for making the stuff 'fudgy'. I made some yesterday for the first time, but it came out more like soft chocolate candy in texture. I mixed equal parts of coconut oil (melted), butter, cocoa powder, and raw honey. Is there something else I should be adding to get it more fudge-like in texture?
                I think date paste gives a fudgy texture. Assuming a microwave doesn't freak you out, heat some dates briefly in a microwave, which makes them easy to mash with your fingers, no food processor required.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                  I think date paste gives a fudgy texture. Assuming a microwave doesn't freak you out, heat some dates briefly in a microwave, which makes them easy to mash with your fingers, no food processor required.
                  I did this yesterday. Split 4 dates open, remove pit, place in bowl with 1/4c water, and microwaved 30 seconds. Flipped over. Microwaved another 30 sec. Removed skins and tossed in food processor. Worked like a charm
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by touchdowntodd View Post
                    equal part raw honey? WOW thats a lot .. i dont think it would need taht at all, that would be VERY sugary to me
                    Where did I say equal parts?! Use some common sense?! Enough to sweeten??
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                      Okay, so fudge is not exactly primal, but I was wondering if anyone had tips for making the stuff 'fudgy'. I made some yesterday for the first time, but it came out more like soft chocolate candy in texture. I mixed equal parts of coconut oil (melted), butter, cocoa powder, and raw honey. Is there something else I should be adding to get it more fudge-like in texture?
                      That's where you said it. If you didn't mean equal parts of honey, I guess you need to edit your original post?

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                      • #12
                        add some cream??

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. The reason why I put in one-fourth of raw honey (roughly, because I didn't actually measure, but it was about that much) was that this fudge was intended for my non-primal husband and kids. Husband has a real sweet tooth and I thought this amount of honey would help bridge the gap toward going primal for him. My plan was a bust and no one but me cared for this dessert. :/

                          I'm curious to try adding avocado. And I forgot about date paste. Made mock Lara bars once with that stuff and it was heavenly. (But again, no one but me liked it.) Using cream or almond butter also crossed my mind. That link with the coconut butter fudge looks worth a try. Will try some of these recipes in the future...With me being the only one to eat this current batch of fudge, it'll take a while before it's gone. Good thing it's only a cup's worth.

                          Rattybag, I hear ya! Certain dishes I have to avoid, even if they've been made primal. That almond butter-banana pancake recipe Mark has is one of them. So yummy, but it leads to SAD cravings for me. Thankfully, raw honey doesn't give me any cravings. (But oddly regular honey does.)
                          I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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                          • #14
                            Try this one on your non Primal fam & see what they think:
                            The Primal Junk Foodie: Peppermint Swirl Fudge

                            oh and for pancakes that have a lower chance of leading to non-PB cravings, try these:
                            The Primal Junk Foodie: Chocolate Chip Parsnip Pancakes

                            I made them as an April Fool's joke, but they're actually quite good.
                            Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 04-16-2012, 10:12 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rockstareddy View Post
                              Where did I say equal parts?! Use some common sense?! Enough to sweeten??

                              in the original post:

                              "I mixed equal parts of coconut oil (melted), butter, cocoa powder, and raw honey"

                              i was talkin to the OP
                              started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

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