Simply Sesame Holiday Fudge

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“Take the challenge and share your creativity using Simply Sesame’s Vanilla with Almond Bits, Pistachio Morsels with a hint of Cardamom or its Pure Roasted Sesame where there are (almost) no rules, only originality and the pursuit of great taste!”

img_3544Oh my!  You are in for a treat with this blogger recipe challenge sponsored by Bonelli Fine Food. I am always on board to try a product made from sesame seeds as the ingredient is well-known as an antioxidant and for its blood pressure and cholesterol lowering effects. As a lover of all things vanilla and almond it was a no brainer to dive into this flavor.

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I first tried mixing Simply Sesame into a homemade pumpkin waffle batter. The waffles baked up with a toasted, nutty crunch and the spread drizzled beautifully over the top. I think kids will love Simply Sesame as a fresh fruit dip, too, while parents will appreciate it being non GMO and safe to eat for those with a peanut allergy. But then my mind went to chocolate. Simply Sesame sure is versatile.

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Why not combine this nutritious and delicious creamy spread flavored with vanilla and almond bits with the health benefits of dark chocolate? Does a happy holiday fudge sound like something You can get on board with? With only 5 simple ingredients and a prep of maybe 5 minutes this creamy nutty fudge makes the perfect holiday gift for friends, family, teachers….and all the people you love or need to thank. MWAH!

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Simple Sesame Holiday Fudge

2 cups bittersweet 60% cacao chocolate chips

1 (14 oz.) can chocolate flavored sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder

½ cup Simply Sesame Vanilla with Almond Bits

1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil leaving an overhang. Spray foil lightly with non-stick cooking spray. In medium saucepan, over low heat, stir chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in Simply Sesame until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared dish; smooth top. Sprinkle almonds evenly over top gently pressing into fudge. Chill about 2 hours or until firm. Lift fudge from pan. Slice into bite-size squares. Makes about 32 pieces. Store in airtight container in the fridge.

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