Green tea fudge

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hedgehog slice, green tea fudge and chai slice (similar to the bliss ball recipe but with more oats) as served tonight for dessert.

  • 3 cups plus 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • large handful baby spinach (you won’t taste it but it gives it great colour)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup dates soaked in boiling water to just cover (and soaking water)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons maccha (green tea powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut for decoration

METHOD

  1. Blitz 3 cups coconut in food processor until starting to turn into coconut butter
  2. Add in dates with water, tahini, vanilla, spinach, maccha, cinnamon and bananas and blend until creamy.
  3. Mix in 4th cup of coconut until combined.
  4. Spread into slice tin lined with baking paper and press down with another sheet of baking paper (slice will be about 1 cm thick).
  5. Remove top sheet of baking paper and sprinkle with black sesame seeds and coconut.
  6. Lightly cover with baking paper again then freeze for 2-3 hours to firm up.
  7. Remove from freezer and slice into about 60 squares.
  8. Store in freezer or fridge (freezer if want to last longer) and eat from there.
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