Delicious, healthy and quick to prepare, this fudge has a sweet, nutty flavour and is a fantastic snack.
It is made with tahini, honey, banana and set with chia seeds. This combination of ingredients make it a tasty and healthy alternative to a chocolate bar when the mid-afternoon munchies set in.
It is naturally refined sugar, nut, gluten and lactose free.
Bananas are a natural energy source and are cholesterol and fat free. They are full of potassium, essential for the maintenance of fluid in the body, blood pressure and a healthy heart. They also contain vitamins B and C, folate, magnesium and fibre.
Tahini is naturally high in protein and contains potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins E and B. It is said to help combat anaemia and contributes to bone, nerve and metabolic health.
Honey is a natural sweetener and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Chia seeds are high in protein, omega-3 essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D and E. Originally from Mexico, the Aztecs were said to use chia to give them energy and endurance.
Delicious tahini fudge
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: Allow 30- 120 minutes to set
Serves: 16 cubes of fudge
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon white chia
4 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Line a 12cm by 16cm dish with baking paper. A loaf tin or takeaway container works well.
Mash the banana and vanilla essence in a bowl until smooth.
Add the tahini and honey and stir to combine until the mixture is smooth. The mixture will start to firm up as you stir.
Mash the banana and add the tahini and honey
Add the chia seeds and stir to combine.
Stir in the chia seeds
Transfer the mix to the dish and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
Spread into a dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds
Place in the freezer for half an hour or fridge for 2 hours or until set.
Slice into the desired size and serve. Store in the fridge.