Hi Ladies……I’ve spent most of today in bed with some sort of bug. Emma really isn’t a happy bunny right now. Anyway……..less of the bunnies and more of the little turtles
I made these lil guys to cheer myself up a bit. I just love turtles. In a previous post, I made chocolate-pecan turtles but this time I wanted a more fudgey flavour so I made some lacuma fudge and added almonds and rainbow raisins to transform them into turtles
The body of the turtles were made using the following ingredients
-30g Cocoa butter
-1/3rd cup maple syrup
Melt the cocoa butter over a pan of gently simmering water and then stir in the maple syrup and then the lacuma, until a dough-like paste is formed. Add enough lacuma so that the mixture formed can be rolled into balls easily.
Divide and roll the lacuma into 5-7small balls and then squash down into a flat, turtle body. Push almonds into the fudge as to form a turtle as above. Of course, you may wish to use an alternative kind of nut. Press dried fruit into the top of the fudge to create a “shell”. I used rainbow raisins as their colour is in keeping with the turtle theme.
Place the little guys into the fridge to chill and serve once the fudge has gone a little harder. Enjoy!
These turtles will brighten your day if you like all things fudge and caramel. Lacuma is my favourite of the “weird” foods It has a unique, delicious taste that deserves to be sampled!
What’s your favourite animal?