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 caramel fudge
The Caramel Slice was a hit, it just went far to quickly; I love sharing, my husband does not (I did save him a piece or maybe even two). To make it up to him I whipped up my Two Ingredient Caramel Fudge, it is what we make when there isn’t the time or resources for the entire slice. You will love it just as much. The hard part is stopping, it is seriously addictive. So quick and easy you need never eat a lolly again!


 

Caramel Fudge

  • 1 cup macadamias
  • 1 cup medjool dates, seeds removed

Blend thoroughly, press into a loaf tin lined with baking paper, freeze, cut and enjoy! We eat this one straight from the freezer, delicious.

tahini fudge
When I put up my Caramel Slice recipe I had a few requests for a nut free version, simply replace the filling with this delicious mix and you are set. Again, you can also have this as a fudge on its own, scrumptious, my kids love it and would happily eat it all day long – Dad misses out again.


 

Caramel Fudge – Nut Free

  • 1 cup hulled tahini
  • 1 cup medjool dates, seeds removed

Blend thoroughly, press into a loaf tin lined with baking paper, freeze, cut and enjoy!

This one takes a little longer to come together so be patient, it will happen.

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Renee Young May 31, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Yay perfect for my party tomorrow night, ill make both..I’m so jealous, I would love a vitamix, maybe if I’m a good girl Santa will bring it hehe

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Mary August 13, 2013 - 2:10 pm

you should ask Santa for a Thermomix, it’s truly amazing!

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Katey September 28, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Definitely ask for a thermomix best thing I ever bought

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Roy August 14, 2013 - 10:03 pm

If you’re in Sydney I’d be happy to show you the Thermomix. You can get me on 0422 633 133. As Mary said Thermomix is vitamix + a whole lot more.

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Kellie May 31, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Ooh, this sounds like a good recipe to try out my new “Ninja” that hubby just bought me 🙂

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bianca May 31, 2013 - 7:42 pm

That’s a great gift, be sure to let me know how it goes, I have had a few people ask me about the Ninja so your feedback would be great. Enjoy!

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Jess June 1, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Running low on macadamias so now I’ve had an idea to make up the rest with tahini.. Have u mixed these two before?

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bianca June 1, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Hi Jess, I have mixed tahini and dates as you will see in the nut free fudge recipe. I have also mixed macadamias, tahini and dates and if this is what you are doing it will still be lovely. Let me know how you go. Many thanks. Bianca

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Cathy Hagger July 13, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Hi bianca, does it matter whether you use hulled or unhulled tahini

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bianca July 13, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Hi Cathy, both will most likely work but I much prefer the taste of hulled tahini and that is what I use. I would love to know what you decide to go with and how it turns out, I hope you like. Bianca

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Dee September 12, 2013 - 11:25 am

Just checking, how can it be nut free if it’s made from Tahini? Sesame seeds fall under the ‘nut’ category

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bianca September 12, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Hi Dee, If you are unable to tolerate tahini you could also try sunflower butter, both I believe fall outside of the tree nut category. Failing that many of our recipes, such as our jersey caramels are delicious and free from all nuts and seeds. I hope that helps, Bianca

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Jess June 1, 2013 - 7:56 pm

I did dates, macadamia and tahini. Very nice.

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cooking rookie June 3, 2013 - 4:15 pm

The “fudge” looks delicious! So far I’ve been making them in a food processor, but of course they are not as smooth as in Vitamix. How does the Vitamix clean up after such fudge? We recently bought one and I find that after making dips or sauces it is really difficult to clean. So I was hesitant to use it for nut butters and dried fruits.

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bianca June 3, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Hello, do you put warm water in your vitamix and pulse it a few times to clean it? I haven’t had any worries cleaning the one I am currently using. I don’t know that I have been much help. It is worth trying again. Let me know how you go.

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cooking rookie June 4, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Pulsing with warm water and soap works for smoothies and soups, but when I tried making a warm dip with melted cheese it was really sticky and I had to clean with the regular sponge, which is not the most convenient around those sharp blades. But if you had no problems with this fudge, that sounds great! I am going to try this recipe in the next couple of days :-). Thank you for your reply!

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bianca June 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Let me know how you go. I haven’t tried cheese so I am not much help there sorry.

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hannah June 3, 2013 - 7:32 pm

awesome…two things i have in my pantry right now…mmmmmm

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bianca June 3, 2013 - 7:49 pm

You best get blending Hannah 🙂 I hope you love it. Let me know.

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Mary June 3, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Hi
Have you tried this with any other type of nut?? Thanks for recipe. Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

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bianca June 4, 2013 - 11:08 am

I think cashews or brazil nuts would work great, what nut were you wanting to try? I would love to hear how it goes. I hope that helps.

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Catherine Baker September 29, 2013 - 3:28 pm

I didn’t have any macadamia’s so used Brazil nuts instead – YUM!!!!! so good. Thank you

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bianca September 29, 2013 - 7:09 pm

I love brazil nuts, this sounds delicious, I am glad you enjoyed it. Many thanks, Bianca

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joanna June 14, 2013 - 6:48 am

geez, I can’t believe your vitamix can make this!! the motor on my vitamix stops ALL the time when there isn’t at least a cup of liquid for blending. I have to use my food processor for freezer fudge, pesto, nut butters, salad dressings, mayo. I’m sad mine isn’t as strong as yours. the motor has been crappy since I bought it 2 years ago so I’ve gotten used to it shutting off all the time.

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bianca June 15, 2013 - 6:06 am

Joanna that is very disappointing for you. I do not own a vitamix, I simply reviewed it for a few recipes. I wish I could think of some advice that could help you. I imagine you have contacted the company?

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Georgia August 14, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Thermomix is the way to go, you get what you pay for! Thermomix can handle ANYTHING and is so easy to clean 🙂

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April Piland June 23, 2013 - 10:55 pm

Call Vitamix…lifetime warranty. They will send you a new motor.

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frances August 5, 2013 - 1:47 pm

You’re just overloading it! Put all ingredients into the container and put it to variable speed one and then straight up to variable speed 10 and then switch straight over to high speed. Use your tamper like a mad person and you should be fine. I always make thick mixtures in the 5200 and it is fine. Just make sure it’s on high speed straight away and you are using your tamper.

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frances August 5, 2013 - 1:48 pm

You’re just overloading it! Put all ingredients into the container and put it to variable speed one and then straight up to variable speed 10 and then switch straight over to high speed. Use your tamper like a mad person and you should be fine. I always make thick mixtures in the 5200 and it is fine. Just make sure it’s on high speed straight away and you are using your tamper.

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Kath June 23, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Just made my first batch of fudge, dates and macadamia/walnut blend. Looking forward to trying it and some other recipes here.

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bianca June 23, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Sounds great Kath, I would love to hear what you think once you have a taste. I hope you enjoy it.

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Helen B. Gamboa June 23, 2013 - 7:48 pm

To Joanna,
Have you tried contacting the company re: issue with your two years old VITAMIX ?
I just bought mine a week ago and It comes with a 7 years warranty! I was told I can always return it back if I encounter any problem and they are happy to replace it !
Helen

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Kay Bell June 27, 2013 - 7:19 am

Can one use a differrent nut type?

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bianca June 27, 2013 - 11:42 am

Hi Kay, you can try, I am sure it will still be delicious but not quite the same. The main difference is that macadamias produce more oil then other nuts. I would love to hear about what you use and what you think of it. Many thanks. Bianca

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Rebecca & Joe June 27, 2013 - 9:54 am

Thanks so much for this recipe. We gave a shout out to your blog on our podcast this week, and put a link to you in our show notes. We made the fudge in our Thermomix. It was thoroughly enjoyed!

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bianca June 27, 2013 - 11:41 am

Fabulous!!! Thank you so much Rebecca and Joe, I really appreciate your support and I am wrapped that you like the fudge. Bianca

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Sarina July 1, 2013 - 11:10 am

I have made these three times now as they are wonderful! I ran out of macadamias so I used cashews and pecan nuts this time and it still tastes great!

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bianca July 1, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Thank you so much Sarina, that sounds delicious!! I will be sure to try it myself. Bianca

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Ally July 10, 2013 - 11:08 pm

This fudge it AMAZING!! Couldn’t get medjool dates but a dash if vanilla with ordinary pitted dates worked a treat. Served with a sprinkle of salt flakes – sweet and salty heaven! New favourite 🙂

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bianca July 11, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Ally that is fabulous!!!! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed it so much! I really appreciate you writing in, thank you. Bianca

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Emma H July 24, 2013 - 7:47 pm

I’m back here again… just sayin’.

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Danielle July 25, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Made the first time this evening… Surprisingly yummy!! Although I only had unhulled tahini… It turned out tasting more like peanut butter fudge. Mmmmmmmm peanut butter fudge. Lol

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bianca July 25, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Sounds delicious Danielle, thank you for taking the time to write, I really appreciate it. Bianca

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Kamya August 11, 2013 - 8:19 pm

HI Bianca we had a big ‘bake’ up this afternoon and everything was fabulous except for our caramel fudge. I did the tahini one thinking the kids could take it to school but it has turned out SO oily that I don’t think it is really appealing (although no doubt still edible). Any suggestions for a novice ?? It was a new jar of tahini and I did mix the oil that had risen to the top back into the paste so I am thinking that is where I went wrong.
PS Thanks for all your wonderful recipes – my husband couldn’t believe that dates was the foundation for most of the ones we tried !

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bianca August 12, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Thank you Kamya, I am really unsure where things have gone wrong. I too stir the oil that rises to the top back into the jar so I don’t imagine this was the problem, however next time perhaps try and use the bottom, less oily component of the tahini and see if that helps? Are you using hulled tahini? I am glad you are enjoying the other recipes. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kamya August 12, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Thanks for your reply Bianca. Yes it was hulled tahini. My husband has been munching away on the fudge happily today so it must still be tasty 🙂 Fingers crossed I’ll do better with the next batch !

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Michelle August 13, 2013 - 12:14 pm

HI my son is nut allergic and sesame seed allergic whats the alternative to tahini? thanks

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bianca August 13, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Hi Michelle, I would try sunflower seeds or sun flower seed butter. I have not tested this out and I would love to hear how it goes. Many thanks, Bianca

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Carolyn August 13, 2013 - 4:14 pm

This looks great, I’m going to have to try it tonight. I make a similar treat with dates, walnuts and cacao, it is also very yummy. It is a great little snack when you need a little something naughty but it is still healthy. I use my Thermomix to make it, then stick it in the fridge.

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bianca August 13, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Sounds great Carolyn, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Many thanks, Bianca

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Angela August 13, 2013 - 6:31 pm

I just made a version of this with what I had……450g fresh medjool dates, 1 cup of almonds (the only nuts i had left) and a 150g packet of almond meal. Blended a little at a time in the food processor – amazing! it has worked perfectly, and my kids are completely fooled. What a brilliant idea, thank you so much 🙂

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bianca August 13, 2013 - 7:13 pm

Thank you Angela, it is lovely of you to write. I am glad your family have enjoyed the recipe. Many thanks, Bianca

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Georgie August 20, 2013 - 9:01 pm

I made this with sunflower seeds, which are my standby nut replacement. Oh my soooo good!

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bianca August 21, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Thank you Georgie, I am glad you like them! Bianca

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Susan August 24, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Hi Bianca, I made the nut free version tonight and mine was also very oil. I noticed my Thermomix was getting quite hot with all the dates I’ve been blending up so maybe that caused the oil to separate in the tahini. Plus I made the caramel filling straight after the base. Maybe I should put the dates in the fridge next time to keep thermie cooler. I used paper towel to absorb the excess oil before putting it in the fridge to cool. Can’t wait to try it when it’s done. Susan.

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bianca August 26, 2013 - 9:28 pm

Hi Susan, this message has come up on the fudge recipe but I am thinking you are making the nut free caramel slice? Do not worry at all about the oil, it will settle as it sets. I hope you like it, many thanks, Bianca

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Luv What You Do October 1, 2013 - 11:19 pm

I have made a ton of bars with dates but never thought to use macademia nuts for fudge. Love it!!!

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bianca October 2, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Thank you, I hope you like it. Bianca

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OMG! Who would’ve thought these two whizzed together would taste soooo A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Wow yumm thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂

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bianca October 13, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Thank you so much Sharon, I really appreciate your feedback! I am rapt that you liked them. Many thanks, Bianca

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Emma October 17, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Yumm!!!! Everyone I give a piece to just can’t believe there’s no sweetened condensed milk or any other bad things in it! It tastes amazing! (I made the macadamia nut version in my old cheap food processor and it did the job just fine. It only took a minute or so to come together.)

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Julie October 22, 2013 - 9:30 pm

The YUMMIEST treat I think I’ve ever eaten – the fact it’s raw and great ingredients and took less than a minute in my thermomix is just a bonus! Thank you for sharing!

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bianca October 23, 2013 - 10:36 am

Thank you Julie!! I really appreciate you sending in the pic!! I am rapt that you liked it!! Many thanks, Bianca

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Helen November 26, 2013 - 9:10 am

Just curious, why do you use hulled , not unhulled tahini? Research I have done shows unhulled to be better, but wondered if it’s a taste thing?

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bianca November 26, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Yes Helen, it is purely a taste thing for me. x

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Elizabeth November 27, 2013 - 7:49 pm

I haven’t tasted this cold yet but after scooping some out of the food processor to taste test it is pretty amazing!! I used raw cashews as it is all I had on hand and OMG delish! I added some cacao to half of the mixture and it was equally delish! Caramel & choc fudge! Who knew!

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bianca November 29, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Thank you so much!! I am glad you liked it. Bianca

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Chantelle December 4, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Wow! I might just forget to mention to hubby that I made it and keep it all for myself 😉

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bianca December 7, 2013 - 8:35 pm

This made me laugh. Sounds like a great plan. Enjoy, Bianca

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Anna December 6, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Hi Bianca, thanks you so much for your lovely website. I have made your banana bread and strawberry muffins, and love them! I want to make this fudge, however my dad and sister’s boyfriend are both sensitive to raw nuts (which I am guessing you are using for this recipe). Would it be possible to use rosted macadamias or another roasted nut? Many thanks, Anna 🙂

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bianca December 7, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Thank you so much Anna! I would love to hear how this goes with roasted macadamias. I am pretty sure I would really like it. I think it is worth trying. It will be very different to the raw version but I suspect it would still be lovely. be sure to let me know. I hope this helps. Bianca

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Kelly Marks December 7, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Gotta say love all the different suggestions, at least one should appeal to fussy eaters. Thanks Ladies 😉

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bianca December 7, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Thanks Kelly, I hope you find one you like. Bianca

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Megan February 8, 2014 - 9:44 pm

I made this tonight after dinner. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think it would taste like caramel, but my goodness it’s delicious! Thankyou so much for providing so many gluten free desserts that don’t take expensive and hard to find ingredients!

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Bianca Slade February 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

Thank you so much! It is lovely of you to take the time to write. I am glad you have enjoyed it. x

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Karly May 28, 2014 - 6:39 am

I’m allergic to dates, it’s there any substitute for them? I love caramel!!

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Bianca Slade June 3, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Have you tried our creamy ice cream with caramel topping? No dates there…..
I have some recipes coming up that I think you will like, be sure to keep your eye out!

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Michael Senior June 10, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Any suggestions on where we can buy Medjool dates? Live on the Gold Coast.

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Bianca Slade June 13, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Medjool dates are in the fresh produce section of the supermarket. Often in a red box near the berries. I hope this helps.

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Michael Senior June 13, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Awesome thank you very much 🙂

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Natasha October 19, 2014 - 2:22 pm

How many pieces does this make? Thanks

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Bianca Slade October 26, 2014 - 7:13 am

At a guess around 16….

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Do you soak the macadamia nuts? I’ve noticed some raw recipes say to soak others don’t, but then general reading says soak all nuts & seeds. Do you need to dry after soaking?

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Bianca Slade November 8, 2014 - 7:46 am

Hi Jill, I don’t soak. I also think that macadamias fall into a grey area, some saying soak others saying they are one of the few nuts that don’t need it. Typically when people soak they then dry them in an oven or dehydrator. x

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Lou Burke August 1, 2015 - 11:30 am

Hi, I used cashews and dried dates as Medjool are out of season here. I also added a pinch of sea salt and 1 T vanilla. I spun the life out of my Villaware food processor. Let it rest for 5 min and searched for the recipe as I thought, ” Is this supposed to splash and become a liquid? ” well it did start to splash a bit as it was spinning again. I pushed it into a paper lined pan and into the freezer for awhile. When I cut it into small bites, then tasted it, instantly I was taken back to chilhood and theMcintosh toffee bar we ate. It does not stick to my teeth like the sugary one did. Everyone who tried it was in love with this creation. Next time I made it I soaked the cashews. It came out creamy but never splashed. Not as good as my mistake batch. Gotta get a more powerful Fp!!

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Bianca Slade August 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Thank YOU Lou, I am glad the recipe has been enjoyed. I am sorry it over worked your processor!

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Daniela July 6, 2017 - 8:37 am

Dear bianca, could i replace dates for rasings or sultanas? My
DAte intolerance is increasing! I am looking for alternatives. Thanks

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Debbie Frost October 6, 2017 - 11:01 am

So easy to make and so yummy, even my husband enjoyed them. They didn’t last long, I will definitely make again and again. xx

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