Saturday, 1 June 2013

Cashew & Macadamia Nut Fudge (SCD Paleo)

Cashew & Macadamia Nut Fudge (SCD Paleo)
What do you eat for sweet treats when you are on SCD or Paleo?  If sugar, grains and dairy are out, what is left to eat that satisfies both the taste buds and the emotional needs of eating?
Yes, fruit is lovely, but as we are heading into winter, sometimes I just crave something MORE!  More creamy and more satisfying! 

I've been experimenting with Cacao butter recently and I love it!  It smells like chocolate and is SCD legal.  I also tried cacao powder and cacao nibs (both of which are SCD illegal) and they definitely didn't agree with me.  Stabbing pains are not good!

Anyway, I've been adding cacao butter to a lot of recipes and really liking the chocolatey decadence that it adds.

I buy my cacao butter from my local health food store and my coconut oil from Woolworths.

This recipe is super quick and easy and tastes amazing. :)

Cashew & Macadamia Nut Fudge (SCD & Paleo)
Prep time: 5 mins
Setting time: 30 mins
Yield: 24 pieces

1/2 cup cacao butter pieces
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 250g jar of cashew butter
1 to 2 Tablespoons organic honey
pinch of vanilla bean powder
1 cup macadamia nut pieces
shredded coconut &
salt to sprinkle on top

  1. Melt cacao butter pieces in the microwave.  Mine takes about 2 minutes.
  2. While that's melting, scoop the cashew butter into a small bowl.
  3. Tip the melted cacao butter into the bowl and mix with the cashew butter.
  4. Melt the coconut oil (about 30 seconds) and add.
  5. Stir in the honey and vanilla bean powder.  Mix well.
  6. Line an 8 inch square tin with baking paper.
  7. Spread macadamia nut pieces over the bottom of the tin.
  8. Pour cashew nut mixture over the macadamia nuts.
  9. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and salt.
  10. Put in the fridge or freezer to set.
  11. Cut into pieces and enjoy. :)
  12. Store in the fridge or freezer.   

Sweetener substitutions:
 Agave syrup, maple syrup, rice malt syrup or liquid stevia to taste. (Not SCD legal)
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  1. Thanks for this recipe! I'm definitely making it and I sent it to mum who looooves fudge but no longer eats the regular unhealthy stuff. :)

  2. My pleasure, Aimee. I hope your mum loves it as much as me! There's always some of this in my freezer. :)

  3. It looks delicious!!!! Wish I can get all those ingredients here in South Africa!!

    1. Wow! A reader from South Africa! Hi Aletta, sorry to hear you can't find all of these ingredients. Xx

  4. Thanks for this recipe. Love your post..

    1. Thanks, Wholesale Nuts. Enjoy! 💜😄