Salted Coconut “Fudge” Date Squares

Salted Coconut "Fudge" Date Squares

Salted Coconut “Fudge” Date Squares is a simple recipe made with whole food ingredients; it is delicious, healthy, and perfect for a mid afternoon treat. Technically it isn’t really fudge, since it gets its creamy texture from coconuts, not butter or milk, but the texture and richness is just like biting into a piece of fudge. I suppose I could just call these Coconut Date Squares, but where’s the fun it that!   

The salted caramel flavor is made by cooking down rehydrated dates, and sprinkling the squares with sea salt. The dates also help sweeten the squares, so no refined sugar is needed for this recipe. The creamy coconut and sweet dates make a perfect combination for a healthy, no-bake snack with just five simple ingredients. These salted caramel coconut fudge squares are a great plant-based vegan alternative to traditional fudge, and much healthier too! 

Salted Coconut "Fudge" Date Squares

How to make Salted Coconut Date Squares:

Boil 1/2 a cup of water with a cup of dates. Let it simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. While the dates cook, blend up about 3 cups of coconut flakes (or shredded coconut). Once the coconut is a fine powder, add the cooked dates, along with melted coconut oil. Blend all of the ingredients together until it is smooth.

Press it into a loaf pan, lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Freeze the pan for about 30 minutes. Take the dessert out of the pan, and sprinkle it with sea salt and slice into squares.

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring dates and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until the water is all evaporated.
  2. While the dates are cooking, blend the coconut in a food processor until it becomes a fine powder.
  3. Add the dates, and coconut oil to the food processor, and blend until smooth.
  4. Press the mixture into a parchment or plastic wrap lined loaf pan, and freeze for 20-30 minutes .
  5. Remove from the freezer and sprinkle with sea salt, then slice into squares.
Salted Coconut "Fudge" Date Squares
Yield: 16 Squares

Salted Coconut Date Squares

Salted Coconut Date Squares

This healthy plant based recipe for Salted Coconut Date Squares is gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Cups Flaked or Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Coarse Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring dates and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until the water is all evaporated. 
  2. While the dates are cooking, blend the coconut in a food processor until it becomes a fine powder.
  3.  
  4. Add the dates, and coconut oil to the food processor, and blend until smooth.
  5.  
  6. Press the mixture into a parchment or plastic wrap lined loaf pan, and freeze for 20-30 minutes .
  7.  
  8. Remove from the freezer and sprinkle with sea salt, then slice into squares. 
  9.  
  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, don’t sprinkle with sea salt right away, instead, freeze the squares in an air tight container and sprinkle with salt before serving. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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