Did you know that the peanut is actually a legume and not an actual nut? I didn't, and only learnt this little fact recently.
What I did know, however was that they are packed full of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins as well as mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which helps to lower "bad cholesterol" and increase "good cholesterol".
So basically (I believe), this little treat can be and should be enjoyed whole-heartily in the full knowledge of what an amazing and loving gift you're giving to yourself.
Salted Peanut Fudge
(recipe from the I Quit Sugar Website)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup rice malt syrup
good pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup coconut cream
350g jar, unsalted, organic smooth peanut butter.
This fudge is quite soft and will soften further when left at room temperature. Whilst it's delicious all soft and sticky, I actually love it straight from the freeze....kinda like a little lolly.
TIP: To help keep your peanuts (if shelled) as fresh as possible - place them inside an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.