my go-to tahini fudge

i am obsessed with tahini.

no joke.

especially community natural foods bulk tahini.

it is actually the most delicious thing i've ever tasted.

last time i went to community i bought 5 containers of tahini. the girl at the cash said

"are you making a whole lot of hummus?" 

to which i replied

"no, i'm making a whole lot of fudge"

obviously.

who would make something savoury with tahini when you could mix it with chocolate? or maple syrup? or dates? 

really.

especially when it's even easier than making hummus.

i'm not kidding - try it yourself.

 

(inspired by the extra virgin kitchen cookbook)

melt

  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil 
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup 

over low heat.

stir in 

  • 1.5 cups runny tahini
  • a dash of vanilla
  • a dash of salt

mix until smooth. 

if you'd like chocolate fudge, add

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or carob, or both) and stir again.

now comes the fun part - adding in some flavours + textures. here are some of the things i like to add:

  • cacao nibs
  • goji berries
  • hemp seeds
  • chopped dark chocolate
  • course sea salt
  • sriracha salt
  • mulberries
  • pumpkin seeds
  • walnuts
  • dried cherries
  • bee pollen
  • etc. etc. 

now pour into an 8x8 pan and place in the freezer until solid. then chop it up into pieces, put it in a glass tupperware and leave it in the freezer. 

or, if you want to get really crazy, after you chop it into pieces you can dip each piece in homemade chocolate sauce, sprinkle with sea salt and freeze until solid.