Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sesame Fudge

You are now going to learn about one of my all time favorite snacks. My mom made Sesame Fudge when I was little and now it is a hit with my chickadees. Not only is it tasty and quick but you can make it ahead of time and it's full of healthy stuff. I mean, how often can you say all of that about a snack? All of the ingredients are pantry items for me but if you do have to pick up a few things for this, it's worth it. I'm not too sure where it's name came from since it isn't like fudge at all. Fudge for me is my mom's chocolate fudge made only at Christmas time and full of pecans and sometimes dried cherries. Another recipe for another time! But none the less, the name brings to mind yummy goodness so maybe it does fit here. The original recipe calls for wheat germ and I usually use that. In a pinch I have substituted granola and even ground flax seeds, but wheat germ is easy to find and good for you so pick up a jar if you don't already have some. At our grocery store it's stocked on the cereal aisle, not sure why but check there. I buy the sesame seeds and wheat germ at our local natural food store and for basic items like this you can get them for a good price. After you make the fudge it will keep for a week or so in the fridge but I guarantee you that it won't last that long. It has been a life saver for me while I have been pregnant and/or nursing these past eight years. The protein from the sesame seeds and peanut butter is a great snack for when you are starving in the middle of the afternoon. Of course, if you don't do peanut butter any nut butter would work, I just haven't tried it. Give it a try soon, I know you'll love it!

Sesame Fudge
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins

Blend the sesame seeds, peanut butter, honey and wheat germ together in a bowl until it is well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and raisins. If it doesn't want to come together you may have to use your hands. When it's well mixed, shape it into a log and wrap tightly in waxed paper. Wrap the whole thing in tin foil and chill. It will be harder after it chills. Slice to serve.
You may have to hide it from your kids after they taste it. You may even have to hide it from yourself!

12 comments:

Heather said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing. We can't eat wheat germ, so I wonder if I could use flax seed or almond meal instead???

Thank you for sharing, this looks like a wonderful weekend treat

Kara said...

came over here from Heather's blog today and just *have* to give this a try! Looks so good :-)

thanks for the recipe!

Best Wishes, Kara

Kara said...

Just had to update that the kids and I made this today and it is just as good as it looks! Yum! Thank you :-)

Have a great week!

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