This delicious cookie dough fudge only has 4 ingredients and is gluten free and healthy.
I’m obsessed with cookie dough. I’m sure I mentioned that before. So today I was craving some and didn’t want to make cookies so I tried to imitate the delicious Cookie Dough LARABARS. While not quite a LARABAR and more like fudge, it was still delish. The best thing is that it only takes 4 ingredients and fairly healthy for you.
Remember my Cookie Dough Bites? It’s essentially the same ingredients plus dates.
First pour some boiling water over your dates and let soak. I used chopped dates from Aldi but realized after the fact that they had added sugar. Next time I would use plain dried dates.
Next roast your cashews in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant and start to brown. Watch them because they can easily burn. Let the cool.
Process Cashews & Sugar
Add your cashews to a food processor, along with the coconut sugar and processed until it is a crumbly dough. The consistency is important. If you don’t process them enough it will be more like a cashew meal which I think is more like a LARABAR. Max is not a big cashew fan so I wanted to process it more and what I ended up with was more of a fudge consistency which I was happy with. If you process it too much it will become a nut butter.
At this point you want to drain the dates. Then add them to the cashew dough and process until smooth and doughy. This makes the mixture more like fudge and you won’t see bits of nuts and dates. I thought Max would like it better this way but it will taste great either way.
Add Chocolate Chips & Freeze
Prepare a baking dish with a piece of parchment paper so that you can easily get the fudge out. Actually mine would have easily come out without the parchment but I used it just in case. Press the mixture into the prepared dish, smooth the top and then evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Again press down and smooth the top. Put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
That’s all there is to it! I cut mine into squares and refroze them but you could make them into bars, balls or squares and keep it refrigerated if you like. It’s very sweet which I attribute to the sugar in the dates. When I make them next time with regular dates I will let you know if there is a difference.
Cookie Dough Fudge (Only 4 Ingredients)
- 2 cups cashews
- 3/4 cup dried chopped dates
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Pour boiling water over dates and let soak for 20 minutes.
Roast cashews in a nonstick skillet pan over medium heat until lightly browned.
Let cashews cool a bit and then add to food processor with coconut sugar.
Process until a crumbly dough. Not a cashew meal consistency nor a butter. Crumbly dough.
Drain dates (should be about a 1/2 cup now) and add to food processor.
Process until it becomes a glossy dough. This should take only a few minutes.
Line a baking dish (8x8) with parchment paper. Press the fudge into the dish and smooth with fingers or use the excess parchment paper.
Add chocolate chips and press down with parchment paper until the top is smooth.
Freeze for 30 minutes and then cut into squares.Store in freezer or refrigerator, whichever you prefer.
Cookie Dough Fudge