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 (or carob)
  • 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.

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

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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