This vegan and refined sugar free slice combines the classic combo of apricot and coconut with a deliciously creamy lemon icing - a seriously delicious and healthy treat for all of you with a sweet tooth!
Apricot & Coconut Fudge
2 cup almonds soaked overnight rinsed and drained
1cup desiccated coconut
2 cup dried apricots
1/2 lemon juice, flesh & zest
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup raw cashews soaked 1-2 hours
2 tbsp coconut nectar
2 tbsp lucuma powder if you don’t have this, just double the coconut nectar
4 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil melted
Juice of 1 lemon
Blend base ingredients in your food processor until a sticky cookie dough type texture forms, then press mixture into a lined baking tray and put in the freezer.
Blend topping ingredients until super creamy (there shouldn’t be any cashew lumps whatsoever when you’re finished). If your processor is not that strong, scrape down the lid and sides of your machine one or two times and blend again to remove any last lumps. Pour on top of base and spread evenly.
Sprinkle with coconut, put in the freezer overnight, and in the morning slice into 16 squares.
Make it nut-free:simply replace the almonds with 2 cups of oats plus 4 tbsp melted coconut oil, and the cashews with sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds or 1/2 cup of the hard cream from the top of a can of coconut cream.
Add some extra lemony zing to this slice with some lemon essential oil!
As with most of my sweet treats I keep these in the freezer. Because we’ve soaked the nuts they won’t last in the cupboard, so this is definitely the best spot for them.
If you haven’t soaked your almonds, you can also use preactivated almonds.
You can also use brown rice malt syrup in place of the coconut nectar.
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