Thursday, July 17, 2008

Avocado Fudge Recipe

I found a version of this recipe on-line and revamped it. For those who want to sneak in some veggies - you cannot taste the avocado in this!

Avocado Fudge

Serves many

1 avocado, ripened (the avocado will have a dark skin and will feel slightly mushy to the touch when ripe)
1/2 cup Smart Balance Buttery Spread
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
3 cups Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Peel avocado by cutting it in half, spooning out the seed, and pulling the peel away from the fruit. You may want to cut in into quarters before placing in the food processor or blender to puree.

In a medium pot liquify the Smart Balance over scant heat.

Once the Smart Balance is liquified, add to food processor and puree with avocado. Verify that all chunks of avocado are obliterated. This may take a couple attempts of scraping the sides and mixing again.

Return mixture to pot over miniscule heat and blend in the remaining ingredients, except the walnuts, adding the powdered sugar a little at a time.

The mixture should be thick after all sugar has been added.* Add walnuts if desired, and transfer to a loaf pan. Refrigerate until firm. It may take several hours before it is firm enough to cut into squares.

*The first time I made this, it turned out perfectly. The second time I made it, I doubled the portions and I guess the consistency was a little off because it didn’t firm up like it did before. So be careful - you may need to add a bit more powdered sugar if it doesn’t seem thick enough.

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