Mexican Hot Chocolate Buttons

Photo: psfreeman

These surprising fudge look-a-likes are sweetened with dates and flavored with cocoa – a great alternative to traditional heavier fudge. Recipe from the Whole Foods Market website:

Yield: 1 serving
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Stand: 3 Hours


  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 cup(s) roughly chopped pitted dates (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup(s) toasted cashews
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsweetened soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) fine sea salt


  1. Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, add dates, cover and set aside to let steep for 5 minutes; drain well. Transfer dates to a food processor, add cashews, soymilk and vanilla and pulse, scraping down the sides of the bowl often, until smooth.

  2. Transfer date mixture to a large bowl, stir in 1/2 cup cocoa, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Transfer remaining 1/2 cup cocoa to a wide, shallow dish. Make each button by forming about 1 teaspoon of the cocoa mixture into a ball. Roll in cocoa, and then press flat with your thumb; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done. Set aside to let firm up a bit, 3 to 4 hours.
February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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