Happy Humpday folks! This has been an exciting week for Seattle. The Seahawks won their first ever superbowl championship on Sunday. The victory parade celebrations is taking place at the century links field today in Seattle. After a sleepless night on Sunday, I know of several people in my neighborhood who taken off from work today to join the parade. Seattleites definitely take the 12th man spirit to a whole new level:)
To add on to the excitement, Microsoft announced its new CEO yesterday, Sathya Nadella, fondly nicknamed “nutella” by peers and the press because of his sweet and charming personality and chocolate brown skin color. Nadella hails from Hyderabad, India and has definitely made every person in the Indian sub-continent proud by his achievements. To celebrate all the exciting news in Seattle this week, i decided to make this no-bake nutella fudge which is smooth, creamy, chocolaty and definitely satisfies sweet cravings. Pumpkin puree can be replaced with avocado and it is easy to veganize this recipe by using a dairy free chocolate nut butter. This also makes a simple and elegant Valentine’s day treat.
1/4 cup Nutella spread or any choco-nut spread
1/4 cup pumpkin puree or mashed avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and buttery, scraping the sides several times.
2. Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper and transfer fudge batter into the pan.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours.
4. Remove from freezer and cut into bite-sized pieces (about 10) and serve.