A few years ago, I spent Thanksgiving in Sedona, Arizona. To be honest, that little town of bedrock, just blew me away. I’d never seen anything like it and prior to entering into it, I didn’t know what to expect. It was as if I stepped into the land of make believe, a story book, it looked like a town, right out of a Lifetime movie.. I basically wanted to relocate on the spot!
Because I was there around the holidays, it was decorated for Christmas which made it even more magical. It made such an impression on me, I can still close my eyes and remember it, like I visited yesterday.
So many amazing memories from that amazing town made up of the most vibrant red and orange tones.. but out of all the memories, the one I’m remembering today, is the fudge shop I walked into, in the center of town. Until I stepped foot in that little shop, I had no idea I loved fudge so much. I bought an entire 3 pound box of assorted fudge and it barely made it’s way back to Jersey. I kept picking at each square and all holiday dieting went straight out the plane window! By the time I got home, the fudge and the box, looked like it went through the war.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I initially bought the box of fudge as a gift, so yes people, I ate someone’s gift, but if that’s any inclination as to how delicious this fudge was, hopefully that will do.
Ever since I ate that fudge, I’ve been working on my own recipes in hopes that I can create one that is equal to or better than my Sedona experience and I’m very proud to share this one with you because it’s out of this world.
When you bite into this baby, you won’t be able to easily put it down. If you’re a chocolate lover of nuts and all things fudge.. this one’s for you!!! Warning: Holiday dieters step away from the squares because you won’t be able to eat just one or two or even three..
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 finely chopped almonds
- Scoop the almond butter into a mixing bowl. Then add the cocoa powder and add the honey. Then add the vanilla extract and sea salt. Chop up the almonds and add them in too. Give it a good stir, so everything is well combined. Place a piece of parchment paper in a container and scoop the fudge in. Begin to flatten the fudge using the back of the spoon until it’s distributed evenly across the container. Place the fudge in the fridge overnight. Then remove it and cut it into squares. Flip the container over and peel off the parchment paper.