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Raw Food Treat: Cashew Fudge

Raw treats aren’t as hard to make as you might think. This raw food dessert recipe is quick and easy, and is sure to please even picky eaters.

Cashew fudge is a huge hit at potlucks and parties. It really hits the spot when you want a sweet chocolate munchie that’s full of nutrition.
Wind’s Raw Cashew Fudge

  • 2 cups raw cashew pieces
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey (or agave)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla

Grind first three ingredients together in a food processor until fine. Add wet ingredients to dry and blend until a dough ball forms. Roll into balls or spread in a pan and refrigerate until very firm.

Don’t eat them all at once!

If you’re new to the raw food diet, this raw treat recipe will satisfy even the meanest craving. It’s not the perfect food by any means, but if you swap some other junk food for treats like these, your body will be much happier.

This recipe is probably healthier than 90% of the food out there, even though it’s sweet and fatty and chocolate-y. All of those ingredients are on the lists of superfoods (well, maybe not salt or vanilla). We choose all organically grown and minimally processed ingredients when we make this, and we buy in bulk to save packaging and to get exactly what we need.

For those that follow the 80/10/10 Diet of Dr. Douglas Graham, there’s probably enough oil in there for a whole day’s consumption. For the Sunfood Diet Success System of David Wolfe, balance it out with plenty of greens.

For those following the Natural Papa Diet to End All Diets, eat up! It’s simple homemade nutritious food that will fuel your active life and help you keep up with your kids.

Check out these 70 Best Raw Food Recipes!

Image of cashews: jvc at Flickr And yes, that is how they grow!

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21 Responses to Raw Food Treat: Cashew Fudge

  1. [Most cashews are not technically raw, but it’s close enough for us…]

    Although neither is cocoa powder, as far as I know.

    • Estelle – you’re right on both counts, so a strict raw foodist would steer clear. Although cacao doesn’t necessarily have to be roasted, just fermented, and I’ve never seen cashews that weren’t heat treated to remove the ‘husk’. Unroasted cashews are called ‘raw’ in the stores.

  2. This looks good. I have a recipe that is very similar, & it’s so rich that one piece is more than satisfying. That is what happens when food is really good for you I’ve heard.

  3. What a great recipe! It looks pretty easy too. 🙂
    I’ll make some and keep it in the fridge, then bring a few pieces when I go bike-riding. I usually buy the Lara Bar but it’s a bit expensive ($2 each). This could be a solution to my healthy raw snack. 🙂

    • Yes, you absolutely could, but I’m not sure of the proportions. We use dates to sweeten many things in our house, and I imagine this would taste great that way. Cheers!

  4. Go Balinese for your ‘raw’ cacao. Their methods of fermentation are the closest you’ll get to a natural processing.

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