Raw Pecan Praline Fudge

A couple weeks ago, my boyfriend Eric asked me if I could make something praline.  I thought about it, and after a while pecan praline fudge came to mind.  I could make it fudgy with a coconut base, and sweet and caramelly with dates...it was sounding so good!
I got to work creating it, and I have to admit it was quite enjoyable tasting the progress along the way (making sure it was sweet enough and just right).  I topped it off with crunchy raw pecans and drizzled it with raw chocolate.  I cut them into pretty big squares, as it was so good.
I gave Eric a big container of fudge, expecting that it would last him the rest of the week.  But he enjoyed it so much that he ate ALL of it that day.  That was a pretty big compliment to my dessert making skills.  Although, I can see why he did, it was deliciously addictive.

Raw Pecan Praline Fudge
makes about 16 squares

3 cups dried, finely shredded coconut
12 medjool dates
1/4 cup plus Tbsp coconut nectar
1/2 tsp sea salt
6 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract
2 Tbsp raw pecan butter or raw almond butter

1/2 cup chopped raw pecans

Raw chocolate:
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw coconut oil, warmed to liquid
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or raw agave nectar
a pinch of sea salt

In a blender, grind one cup of the shredded coconut to flour.  Remove and set aside.  Blend the remaining 2 cups of the shredded coconut to coconut butter and set aside.  In a food processor, place the dates, coconut nectar, sea salt, water, vanilla, maple, almond butter and reserved coconut butter and process until smooth. Add the coconut flour and process until well combined.  Spread out onto a piece of tinfoil in a rectangle 1/2 inch thick, and sprinkle with pecans. Press the pecans in.
Whisk together chocolate ingredients until smooth, then drizzle over the fudge (it is easier if you put it in a ziplock bag and cut the tip off and squeeze it out over the bars).  Place the fudge in the freezer for about an hour until it is firmed up, then cut into squares (I did 16, but it is your choice how big you want them).  Store in the fridge.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

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  1. April 11, 2013 at 12:07
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    • Anonymous
      April 11, 2013 at 14:54
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      The 3rd cup is being used in the first sentence: "In a blender, grind one cup of the shredded coconut to flour" followed by "the remaining 2 cups of the shredded coconut"

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:35
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      You grind one of the cups to flour, then the remaing two to butter which equals 3 cups.

    • April 14, 2013 at 11:32
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    • April 14, 2013 at 11:58
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      Yes, it was a typo as I was typing up the recipe as I went and added additional coconut and I forgot to change the recipe when I published it. I hope you do make them :)!

  2. April 11, 2013 at 13:09
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    Lucky Eric! I can undertand why he ate it all in one day lol.

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:36
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      Haha wish I had the metabolism he has :).

  3. April 11, 2013 at 13:46
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    Hey Amy,<br />My husband is from New Orleans, and while were visiting his parents there two weeks ago, he said he wanted pralines, so I told him when we got home I'd make him some raw vegan ones. I looked to see if you had a recipe already, and not seeing one, I tried my own, and it turned out pretty much just like this new one, except no chocolate. He and I just had a good laugh seeing that today you finally posted a recipe for it!<br />Thanks again for all of your gems!<br />XoX<br />Jessica<br />www.automaticdoll.com

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:37
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      Haha that is awesome! I am so glad I posted something that you needed to know how to make. I am sure yours were delicious as well though ;). I am happy to share!

  4. Anonymous
    April 11, 2013 at 14:55
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  5. Anonymous
    April 11, 2013 at 15:06
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    This looks absolutely delicious!<br />Instead of grinding 1 cup coconut flakes into a flour, could I just use coconut flour if I have it on hand? I assume the measurement would be less than one cup, right? Do you know how much coconut flour is used? Thanks!

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:39
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      If it is homemade, yes, but I find that the premade stuff tastes off and the result is different. I am thinking it would actually be slightly more than a cup actually.

  6. April 11, 2013 at 15:07
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    OMG! I love pralines! You have won my heart. Your recipes make me really consider becoming vegan instead of just vegetarian. : )

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:39
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      :) so glad you enjoyed it :)! You totally should!

  7. April 11, 2013 at 15:21
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    Who doesn't love a good piece of fudge! Definitely jealous that I didn't get to try this, will have to make myself :)<br /><br />Happy Blogging!<br /><a href="http://www.happyvalleychow.com/" rel="nofollow">Happy Valley Chow</a><br />

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:39
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      No one ;)! Hopefully not too jealous. Thank you so much!

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:40
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      Thank you so much :)!

  8. Anonymous
    April 11, 2013 at 20:11
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  9. April 11, 2013 at 21:36
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    How do you make coconut butter? I have coconut flour, do i just blend this on its own until it becomes a butter? Can't wait to make it on raw baking sunday!

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:41
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      It is in the recipe (blending the shredded coconut to butter like you said). I just figured, it is cheaper than having people buy it when you can make your own and I made my own in the recipe so I am not sure what the measurement would be for storebought ;).

    • April 11, 2013 at 23:25
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      Thank you and yes your right it is expensive store bought,costs $30 AUD for 250 gram of coconut butter!! I;m very happy to make my own thanks for the tip!

    • April 12, 2013 at 02:33
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      No problem :)!

    • April 11, 2013 at 22:41
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      Thank you :)!

    • April 12, 2013 at 12:04
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      Me too :)! Thank you so much!

  10. April 16, 2013 at 02:07
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    Praline and fudge, sign me up! Your boyfriend knows whats up in the dessert department!

    • April 16, 2013 at 11:06
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      Yes he does :)! Glad you like the combination as well!

  11. Anonymous
    April 18, 2013 at 14:56
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    Hey! Is it possible to use yacon syrup in stead of coconut nectar?<br /><br />You have such an amazing blog, so inspiring! :)

    • April 19, 2013 at 00:18
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      Of course you can :)! Use whichever liquid sweetener you like. Thank you so much :)!

  12. Anonymous
    April 21, 2013 at 19:50
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    What kind of proccessor do you use? I can 't get mine that smooth. Just made it and it tastes great regardless!

    • April 22, 2013 at 18:34
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      A cuisinart, but I used my vitamix to make the coconut butter part.

  13. Anonymous
    April 22, 2013 at 11:46
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    what is coconut nectar. And where do you get it. Recipe looks so good I want to try it. Thanks Marion<br />

    • April 22, 2013 at 18:34
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      It is a low glycemic sweetener made from coconut. You can find it at Vitacost online and other health food sites.

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