My friend Lori made these the other day and let me tell you — YUM!
Original Fudge Babies
(Serves… depends on how good bad non-existent your self-control is)
- 1 c walnuts (120 grams)
- 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates (230 grams) (If you want a sweeter result, up the proportion of dates.) (If you’re unsure as to what dates to use, see fudge baby FAQ post)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want the balls to be (I used 4T extra dark)
1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc. (No need to blend the dates first; I just blend everything all at once.)
2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you wish.) Or, if you want true brownies, shape the dough into bars!
Hot Cocoa Fudge Babies
I’ve been toying around with the original recipe. Here is my newest-favorite variation:
30 grams cashews, 80 grams dates, 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder.
Blend. Even fudgier than the original!
(Add mint extract + cacao nibs and you’re in Wild Bar territory.
And if you leave out the cocoa powder, you have a homemade cashew cookie Larabar!)