Did you know that the peanut is actually a legume and not an actual nut? I didn't, and only learnt this little fact recently.
What I did know, however was that they are packed full of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins as well as mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which helps to lower "bad cholesterol" and increase "good cholesterol".
So basically (I believe), this little treat can be and should be enjoyed whole-heartily in the full knowledge of what an amazing and loving gift you're giving to yourself.
Salted Peanut Fudge
(recipe from the I Quit Sugar Website)
3 tablespoons coconut oil | 1/3 cup rice malt syrup | good pinch of sea salt | 1/4 cup coconut cream | 350g jar, unsalted, organic smooth peanut butter |
- Line a slice tin with baking paper.
- Melt coconut oil and rice malt syrup in a small saucepan over a low heat until combined well.
- Add sea salt, coconut cream and peanut butter to the saucepan and stir vigorously until peanut butter has completely melted through and mixture is smooth with no excess oil. Note: If the mixture starts to bubble and get too hot, remove from the heat and continue stirring until smooth.
- Pour fudge mixture into lined tin and smooth down the mixture.
- Sprinkle with some sea salt flakes and freeze for 1-2 hours until set.
- Slice into approximately 40-45 pieces and store in the fridge (or freezer) in a sealed container.
This fudge is quite soft and will soften further when left at room temperature. Whilst it's delicious all soft and sticky, I actually love it straight from the freeze....kinda like a little lolly.
TIP: To help keep your peanuts (if shelled) as fresh as possible - place them inside an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.