If You're Going To Make One Thing On Thanksgiving, Let It Be This

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it an insatiable appetite for good food, friends and special moments with family. 

To soften the sugar blow without compromising on deliciousness, here is a delectable, super simple to prepare, healthy cashew fudge sure to please the pickiest of palates. Loaded with festive cranberries, chocolate chips, honey, vanilla, nutmeg and a hint of sea salt, it hits all the right holiday notes. 

 I am sure it will add to the love and joy on your family table as it has on ours. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

With Love & Spice
Kanchan
Your Chief Spice Mama

Nutmeg Cashew Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
Toddlers, Kids, Adults

Inspired by an Indian dessert called ‘cashew/kaju barfi’, this nutty fudge incorporates the holiday’s favourite festive ingredients with no white sugar. It’s so healthy that it could even work as breakfast-on-the go (that's what I've been telling myself as I've devoured it this week ;)) and is perfect in lunch-boxes. 

Yield
12 pieces 

Ingredients
2 cups unsalted, roasted cashews
1/4 cup honey
Pinch sea salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract  
1/4 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tbsp milk (optional) 

Method
Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate, cranberries and milk until a smooth mixture forms, pausing to scrape down the sides of the blender and re-blending a few times. If the mixture is too crumbly, add the milk to bring it together into a fudge-like texture. 

Pack the mixture into a bread tin until about 3/4 inch thick. Press the chocolate chips and cranberries into the top of the mixture. Freeze for 3-4 hours until set.

Cut into 2X2 inch squares. Store in the freezer. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before enjoying.