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Key Lime Pie Fudge Squares

Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus soaking)

I love lemons- lemonade, popsicles, on my dressings, lemon juice on tomatoes, asparagus, on black beans, lentil soup, pasta, etc. Lemons have antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers. They’re loaded with antioxidants, packed with Vitamin C. They aid in digestion; help fight Inflammation.

I also love cashews. Cashews are by far my favorite nut and snack. I also love them in stir fries or chinese rice . They are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Cashews are high in magnesium, which protects against high blood pressure, muscle spasms, migraine headaches, tension, soreness and fatigue. Cashews are a natural anti-depressant. According to natural cures, not medicine; “2 handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac.” No wonder I’m never depressed.

So I combined two of my favorite things, cashews and lemons into one sweet, creamy and lemony tasty bite. Yum!

Key Lime Pie Fudge Squares

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cup raw cashews

• 3 tbsp. lemon juice

• 5 packets organic stevia

• 1 tsp. sea salt

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Place raw cashews in a large bowl.

2. Add warm water until the nuts are well submerged. Add a few sprinkles of salt. Soak for at least four hours.

3. Drain water from the cashews. Rinse in cold water.

4. Combine cashews, juice, stevia, salt and vanilla extract in the bowl of your food processor.

5. Process mixture until smooth, about 4 minutes.

6. Transfer the mixture to a Tupperware sandwich keeper lined with parchment paper for easy removal. Press the mixture into the bottom of the container and smooth with a spoon or spatula. Tap against kitchen counter so it sets well.

7. Cover and place in the freezer for two hours.

8. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper.

9. With a long warm knife trim off the rugged edges to get 9 perfect bite sized squares. (I formed 2 balls with trimmed bits.)

10. Freeze for 4 hours.

11. Keep chilled until serving. Can last up to a week (but I doubt they will)

This fudge is decadent; melts in your mouth. It’s healthy- not loaded with butter or sugar. One square has just the right amount of sweetness, protein and fat to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s made from only 5 real and simple ingredients.

Eat it right out the freezer, that cold sweet melty feeling is perfect for a hot summer day treat.

Enjoy!

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  1. Dinerzz
    Dinerzz
    Have you tried this with lime juice?
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    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      no, I haven't. But I'm guessing it will work.
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  2. Dinerzz
    Dinerzz
    Soooo into citrus right now! Thank you for the recipe!
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    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      it's super easy too, just make sure to blend well.
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  3. Eve Sherrill York
    Eve Sherrill York
    These sound delicious.
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  4. Vin Chauhun
    Vin Chauhun
    Yum...yum....I just love cashews--and with lemon I'm sure it would add that something extra. .......lol...now i got a craving for cashews
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    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      they're my favorite thing :)
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  5. rockchick
    Hi Norma, This recipe looks amazing and want to have a go making it. What weight is a pack of Stevia?
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    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      Hi rockchick, I would say about ½ or ¾ tablespoon powdered Stevia. Is that what you have?
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      1. rockchick
        Thanks Norma. I've never used Stevia. I checked it out on Amazon and you can only buy tubs of it rather than packets so wasn't sure what 5 packets equated to.
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        1. Norma Plum
          Norma Plum
          its about 5 grams / .17 ounces. I use Stevia because I'm diabetic, but if sugar doesn't affect you, then go ahead and use ¼ cup of sugar or your regular sweetener.
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          1. rockchick
            Thanks :-)
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