Chocolate-Cashew Fudge

sliced fudge with cashews
Prep Time: 
20 minutes, plus 2 hours chill time
Number of Servings: 
Serves 8


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate (minimum of 60 percent), chopped into small pieces
  • 12 ripe avocado
  • 13 cup unsweetened cashew butter
  • 13 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14 tsp salt
  • 13 cup chopped cashews


  1. Line an 8 12 x 4 12-inch loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper, allowing paper to overhang on 2 sides of pan.
  2. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  3. Blend avocado, cashew butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Add melted chocolate to blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Scrape mixture into pan and smooth top. Lightly press chopped cashews over top. Chill 2 hours.
  5. Lift fudge out of pan using parchment paper overhang. Place on a cutting board and cut into 8 bars. Store leftovers in fridge.
Nutrition Info: 
220 Calories, 4 g Protein, 24 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 14 g Total fat (4 g sat), 79 mg Sodium, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc


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