Date-Walnut-Nut Butter Energy Fudge

When my husband, nephew and I ran the Shamrock half marathon on Sunday, I wanted to have a batch of Almond Date Energy Nuggets for us.  But I did not have any almond butter in the house.  What I did have was extra Date-Walnut Filling from the hamentaschen and some NuttZo seven nut & seed butter (chocolate).

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Out came my spoon, I dipped it into both and…a match made in heaven!

As usual,  after I made them, I cut them up and into the freezer they went.  These are a much softer texture, so they are best for pre-run energy, rather than to take with you on a run.  I brought them with us to snack on before the start.


As for the half marathon… I did not feel ready to push for speed, my goal was simply to finish and to share a few smiles while I did.  We were in Virginia Beach and the theme was, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. My husband and I thought we would have similar times, so we were in the same starting corral.


We kissed goodbye, wished each other good luck and were off.  I watched as he pulled ahead of me when I started my run-walk.  Then noticed that we were close to each other at 5 miles.  But from then on, he was ahead, sometimes I saw him, others I did not.  When I did see him was when he crossed the finish line 16 seconds ahead of me! I don’t think we could have run as close a race had we actually tried to run together.  I am happy, I set a new PR at 2:08:45.  As for my nephew, he completed his first half marathon in 2:23, even with an injury.  It was cold and very windy, but it was a great morning! (I will stop short of calling it fun, but in a way, it was).


Date-Walnute-Nut Butter Energy Fudge

2 cups Date-Walnut Filling

2 cups NutZo seven nut and seed butter (chocolate)


Place the Date-Walnut Filling and the nut butter in the food processor with the dough blade.


Process until well combined and smooth.


Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment or waxed paper.  Spread the mixture in the pan, about 3/4″ thick.


Refrigerate at least 1 hour.


Cut into squares and store in either the refrigerator or freezer.  Enjoy and Energize!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations! It looks like you had a great time!


  2. Thanks! It was really fun to actually be able to do a race together.


Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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