Sweet sweet Friday: Truffle Fudge

Do you know how hard it is to get a babysitter at this time of year? Trust me, it’s more difficult than getting your hands on the latest Marc Jacobs handbag or sending all your Christmas cards on time. It’s been touch and go, but The Boy Wonder and I are off to a Christmas bash on Saturday night, thanks to dearest Sally stepping into the breach. I’ve promised her dinner, wine, season six of Peep Show, and a shopping mission on Sunday in return. The cherry on top is a box of this dreamy fudge – which also doubles as my entry in this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge. 

Without a doubt, this is the easiest thing I have made all year. It requires about as much effort as making a cup of tea or opening a bottle of wine. In fact, with just three ingredients and a little bit of melting involved, you can probably make it while you’re boiling the kettle or looking for the corkscrew. The hard thing is knowing when to stop eating it…

Dreamy Date Truffle Fudge

250g dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa), roughly chopped
1/2 cup date syrup
1 cup peanut butter

Put all ingredients in a pot and melt together over low heat. Stir well, then pour into a lined dish. Smooth the top (put another piece of baking paper over the top of the mixture and smooth with your hand for the neatest result). Let cool for 10 minutes, then put in the fridge to set (about 20-30 minutes). Turn out and cut into squares. Dust with cocoa if the mood takes you, then pack into a pretty box. Store in the fridge.

Do you have a sweet treat for the end of the week? Post a link here to spread the sweetness of Fridays…



  1. December 9, 2010 / 7:08 pm

    Yum! Sounds and looks delicious!

  2. December 9, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    Ooh, you are a wonder. What a fabulous recipe. Think I might even possibly steal it for Christmas presents. Enjoy your night out.

  3. December 9, 2010 / 10:31 pm

    That is brilliant! So simple. Thanks for your lovely comment about I've Blogged on UKFB, it's an idea I borrowed from the craft world, it's great to see that it works in the foodie world too!

  4. December 10, 2010 / 12:52 am

    So simple! I've never heard of date syrup before. Is it something you'd find at a health food shop?

  5. December 10, 2010 / 10:59 am

    Ah you are a clever clogs!!! I am still scratching my head for this month's challenge. Such tasty looking fudge … just let me know when you need a babysitter next ;0)

  6. December 10, 2010 / 1:35 pm

    I searching the blogs for a culinary Christmas gift inspiration. I know somobody who is going to love those trufles. 🙂 (so easy to make!!)

  7. December 10, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    that fudge looks fierce! Cannot go wrong with peanut butter. YUM.

  8. December 10, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Hi Lucy. I presented you with an award on my blog and also tagged you in a series of question. I hope you'll receive it. I'm so glad I found your delicious blog. Have a great weekend. Michael

  9. December 11, 2010 / 2:44 am

    Hi Lucy-Your fudge looks so sinfully delicious…so full of chocolate goodness.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I'm following your blog…hope you will follow mine, as well, this way we can keep in touch with each other, just a click away!

  10. December 11, 2010 / 12:12 pm

    They look fabulous… where do I buy date syrup? My blog is stuffed with giveaways with week so I don't have anything to link up but I will try to do so on another week.

  11. December 20, 2010 / 12:49 am

    Oooh these look delicious! Intending on making Irish Cream truffles tommorow, but I now think I'll be adding these to the list too 🙂

  12. December 28, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    Wow what a good use of the date! Can't imagine how you cannot get a baby sitter … did you mention the fudge to potential sitters??

  13. December 29, 2010 / 1:30 am

    Looks delicious – and I'm guessing that the date taste isn't too strong or forceful ( a very good thing in my books!!!)

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