Here’s another one of my healthy fudge recipes. Dates provide all of the sweetness you need and the peanut butter softens the date flavor. You can also use almond butter, if you prefer. It’s a sweet treat that you won’t mind giving to your kids.
2 cups soft dates (medjool, deglet, etc.)—rough chopped
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup peanut butter
Pinch of salt (optional)
Add all ingredients to a food processor—fitted with a metal blade. Process until mixture is finely ground up and begins to come together. Transfer mixture to parchment or wax paper, press into a square and cut into squares or roll into small balls. Serve cool or at room temperature.
Health Benefits of Dates
- Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A and C.
- They help improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
- Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack. Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.
- Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researches have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke. Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.
- Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages. Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.
- It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.