I enjoy finding healthier ingredients to cook with and sharing those products with you. Anytime we can reduce sugar, the happier our bodies are. Wax Orchards is a company out of the beautiful state of Washington and they have found a way to cook down three fruits (pears, pineapple and peaches) to a honey consistency. Their products are rock stars.
They use the Fruit Sweet product to make other products like these amazing fudge products.
They were kind enough to send me some samples and I agreed to create a recipe. Please keep reading – there is a raffle below and a $30.00 gift certificate for Wax Orchards is included.
Now back to the recipe – Hmm? What to do?…What to do? My soon-to-be daughter-in-law passed on a gluten free recipe; and I modified it to utilize the products. It took me a couple of tries to get it where I wanted but it has been triple family-approved by my husband, daughter and 2-1/2 year-old grandson and that’s enough for me.
- 2 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup peanut, almond, or your favorite nut butter (no sugar added)
- 1/2 cup Wax Orchards Fruit Sweet
- 1/2 cup Wax Orchards Classic Fudge or Peppermint Fudge
- 3 cage-free eggs
- 4 tsp of pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- Sea salt for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Coat a 9 x 12 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.
- If using a vanilla bean, slice down the center and remove the paste by scraping a spoon down the length of the bean. Set aside.
- Place garbanzo beans into a food processor and pulse 7-10 times, scraping occasionally until they start to break down.
- Add all other ingredients except the chocolate chips and blend until smooth.
- Add in half of the chocolate chips and pulse until chocolate is your desired consistency.
- Pour and smooth batter into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of batter.
- Place in oven for approximately 35-40 minutes, depending on how your oven cooks. A toothpick should come out clean.
- Take out of oven. At this point you can leave the chocolate chips as is or using a small flat spatial or butter knife spread the hot chocolate on top (acts almost like a frosting).
- Now is the hard part - you have to let this cool completely. It's going to be hard because the smell says Eat me Now.
- Cut into squares - these freeze well.
Gather the ingredients
I hope you made it to the bottom because here is the link for the Spring 2015 Giveaway. Look at all the fun stuff: $30.00 Wax Orchard Gift Certificate, Apron, Kitchen Towels, Cookie Cutters and Food Gift Boxes (just in case you want to share some of these chocolate bars with others).
Click the link below to enter the raffle for this fun giveaway. It will remain open until 4-12-15 and then a winner will randomly be chosen.
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