Peppermint Fudge

peppermint fudge

Christmas Day, 12 months ago, I had no idea Wholefood Simply would ever exist. The thought had not crossed my mind. It had been a rough year and by the 25th of December we were all just thankful to stop, to breathe, to let it go.

I had seldom read websites or followed facebook pages. My computer skills were limited to say the least. When my cousin suggested I start a blog I thought he was crazy and left the conversation at that. However, the seed had been planted. Early on in the year Wholefood Simply was born.

I have generous hearts and clever minds to thank for guiding me through such foreign territory. I continue to know so little about this world that I have found myself in, but I learn more everyday and I am loving the journey.

The highlight of this experience is, without question, meeting you all, hearing your stories, and bringing a tiny piece of edible joy to those with dietary or time restrictions. I cannot thank you enough for the support and friendliness that you give. Without you Wholefood Simply would cease to exist and I would not be living my dream. Thank you for a wonderful year, I look forward to everything that 2014 has in store for us.

I wish you all a joy filled Christmas and love, health and happiness in the New Year. Enjoy your fudge.

 Peppermint Fudge

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 teaspoon natural peppermint extract

3 tablespoons honey

Blend the cashews and coconut until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add the honey, quickly combine. Add the peppermint extract, quickly combine. Press the mixture into a small container lined with baking paper over hanging the sides. Place in the fridge to set. Enjoy.

  • Mel Kelson

    Yum! is this in the book? my books on the kitchen bench I’ll have ta get off my butt and take a look…doesn’t matter if its not i’ll just bookmark for my tablet and this’ll get made in about 10 mins! Thanks for the recipe. Have a very merry christmas and I hope your new years is a fantastic one 🙂

    • bianca

      Thank you Mel. This one is not in the book sorry. I hope you have a great Christmas a New Year. Bianca. xx

  • Matthew King

    Hey B, can’t wait to try this, thanks for sharing!! Congratulations on the success of your site to date, such a fantastic achievement. Have a lovely Christmas and new year 🙂

    • bianca

      Thank you so much Matthew, I appreciate that. I hope you enjoy the fudge.

  • Alissa

    Oh my. This is divine!! Bianca you are amazing!! I just made a double batch!

    • bianca

      Thank you Alissa! I am glad you like it. x

  • Tracy C.

    What is desiccated coconut? I have unsweetened coconut flakes, would that work? Thanks!

    • bianca

      Perfect Tracy, I hope you like it. x

  • Karen

    I made this today with a double batch of walnuts instead of cashews/ It was delicious and so quick and easy to make. Thank you!

  • Elli

    Thanks Bianca, I am going to try the fudge & ginger balls tomorrow, they both look fantastic :)) I haven’t had great success with a few of your recipes but I will keep trying!! I love reading all of your posts, thanks for being so inspiring.

    • bianca

      Thank you Elli, I am sorry the recipes have not worked well for you in the past. You are always welcome to send me a personal message to see if I can remedy the problem. Many thanks, Bianca

  • jillian s

    Your recipes are just awesome! Alternative “raw” products…….who would have thought could have tasted so great! Can’t wait to try the peppermint fudge. Thanks Bianca and the book is a must in all kitchens!

    • Thank you so much Jillian!!! Your message is lovely and I really appreciate it!! I am rapt that you are enjoying the recipes. Many thanks, Bianca

  • Jen

    Yum! This has just become my new favourite! Thank you for sharing your beautiful recipes!

  • Kathryn

    Thank you for this and many other recipes! My sister was recently diagnosed with a severe allergy to milk. I had seen some of your lovely recipes on Pinterest or facebook and directed her to your blog immediately. Your blog and recipes have made a huge improvement in her life as she struggles to come to terms with it. Likewise, I can’t wait to show her this one for fudge! Again, thank you.

    • Thank you so much Kathryn! I really appreciate your lovely message!! I am glad the recipes have helped your sister, I hope you are enjoying them too. xx

  • Joanna

    Hi Bianca, any ideas of roughly how long the first step should take please? I am blending my cashews and coconut as we speak but not really getting a paste, more a fine crumb. Thanks!

    • It is hard to say because it will vary depending on the strength of your processor. Adding the honey t the same time may help???? I hope it came together for you. Worse case you can always roll it into balls! xx

  • Di Sanders

    Just made this and can already tell I will be making more soon – thank you

    • Fabulous!!! I am glad you like it, thank you for taking the time to write. x