Thursday, December 16, 2010

Almond butter fudge balls

My friends around here are not into baking. They hardly try out any of my baking recipes. But, there is one recipe that two of my friends have tried repeatedly and have succeeded in making them. That is my Vegan almond Cookies. When one of my friends made it and took it to someone else's place, it seems everyone loved them. So, there went the copy of the recipe which, when tried by the other woman didn't come out as a cookie at all. She said she is almost afraid of baking. I happened to meet her and when she told me about her experience, it stayed with me.
Long time back I had read somewhere the recipe for no bake peanut butter cookies which had graham cracker crumbs and peanut butter etc. I don't really know where I had read it though. Remembering that vaguely, I came up with this on my own, but made them into fudge balls. To me it cannot be a cookie if it didn't come out of the oven. These are really good and taste awesome. Good thing is they don't have too much of fat in them either. Almond butter is considered good fat anyway.
So, if you are scared of baking cookies, this is a nice alternative to use up almond butter and make some yummy goodies.
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Ingredients:
Rolled Oats - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup (You could increase it up to 1 cup if you like it very sweet)
Butter - 4 TBSP melted
Almond Butter - 1/2 Cup (Take the thick part and leave out the olive oil settled on the top)
Cardamom - 6 pods powdered (You could use vanilla extract or almond extract instead)
Sliced almonds for decorating - optional
Method:
In a skillet, toast the rolled oats till nice smell comes about 5 minutes on low heat. When warm to touch, place it in a blender jar or food processor jar and powder it. When it is powdered, add sugar to the same jar and pulse till all the sugar is powdered. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, take butter and microwave to melt it. Add almond butter to the same bowl and mix. To this bowl add the oats and sugar powder, cardamom powder and mix well. You will have to mix it using your hands. Make small balls of about 1" and place it on a wax paper. Press a sliced almond on top of each if desired.
Even when sugar will act as a preservative, I do not recommend leaving it at room temperature for more than 24 hours. To be on the safer side, it is better to refrigerate it since it has almond butter (which needs refrigeration) and butter. Take out about an hour before serving. This makes a very easy and yummy dessert if I may say so. Makes about 30 1" fudge balls.

To veganize this dessert:
Use almond oil in place of melted butter. You have Vegan almond butter fudge balls.

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18 comments:

  1. I like this one & I was thinking about using almond butter in baking from a while now....this looks like a good start. Now Champa my doubt: does almond butter also gives little sticky kind of feeling in the throat like peanut butter sometime do. Thanks.

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  2. Spice,
    No. It probably will stick to the roof of your mouth if you eat all by itself. Even then, it is not sticky like peanut butter. I think peanut butter is like that due to corn syrup or sugar added. This fudge balls almost tasted like peda.

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  3. Great recipe champa. I've bookmarked this :)

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  4. wonderful and delicious balls...

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  5. gorgeous cookies with almong butter..looks wow n heavenly champa

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  6. Thanks champa.....will try my hands on this....kinda a little busy now a days, have to yet try my hands on making almond butter first...

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  7. Yumm!! They are perfect - easy to make and perfect to snack on!!

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  8. looks delicious
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  9. dont have almond butter. do you think peanut butter will work as well?

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  10. Sanayantani,
    Yes, it will work but use less sugar unless you are using a natural peanut butter without sugar in it. I have the recipe to make almond butter at home if you want to try that. It is on the blog.

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  11. They look great... reminds me of buckeys

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