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.

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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.

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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).

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Date-Walnute-Nut Butter Energy Fudge

2 cups Date-Walnut Filling

2 cups NutZo seven nut and seed butter (chocolate)

Directions

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

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Process until well combined and smooth.

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

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Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

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

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2 Comments Add yours

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

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

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