Flexible Fudgesicle

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Would you like to know what the super sweet secret ingredient to this unbelievable delicious and easy chocolate dessert is???

DATES.

The crazy “weird” dried fruit that is kind of like a raisin… maybe you’ve had it in gross fruit cake or cereal as a kid, maybe you’ve never seen them but you don’t even know what you would do with them when you found them. Well relax and take note – dates are more common than you think, forgiving and as sweet as can be. Ever had a bacon wrapped date? You’re missing out. Dates do contain a lot of sugar but they also contain calcium and magnesium in a near perfect ratio (1:1), they have 1.5 g fiber, potassium, vitamin A and other minerals; that’s per date! When dates were tested for their antioxidant content, they scored 3 times higher than red plums. The recipe below can be used as a pie filling, push pop popsicle mold, eaten solo, or even as a parfait – layered with berries and Tru Whip.

Fudgesicle Filling (makes ~3 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates (about 16), pitted and chopped (soak in water for easier blending)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground vanilla beans or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup softened coconut butter
  • 2-3 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • heaping 1/3 cup raw organic cacao powder
  • 1 1/3 cup purified water or leftover date water from soaking

Fudgesicle

Directions:

  1. Soak dates in purified water for 30 minutes or more. Soak them longer if they aren’t very fresh and moist.
  2. Blend or use a tamper and Vitamix – all ingredients until it has a thick pudding-like consistency, add more water if necessary.
  3. Smooth into push pop popsicle molds. You will have plenty for 4 molds.
  4. Freeze for 1 day. Enjoy!

Click here for my other recipes using dates

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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