Choc Peanut Fudge Squares – Vogue Australia Guest Recipe Post

I’ve shared one of my favourite choc peanut recipes of all time with the team at Vogue Australia.

Vogue Australia says:

February is the month of love, and with romance comes a little bit of indulgence. There’s nothing quite like a box of chocolates to get l’amour flowing, whether they’re from an admirer, or from yourself to yourself.

Of course, if you’re feeling a little fancier, you might be looking for something you can make yourself. Chocolate sets the heart racing, but hand-baked chocolate goodies are the ultimate aphrodisiac.

No-one knows this better than Linda Ellis—the health coach and self-taught cook behind Lunch Lady Lou—who is here to give you the low-down on how to make the tastiest chocolate peanut fudge squares you’ll ever have.

This is no ordinary fudge; the addition of coconut and dates adds welcome texture, while the generous pinch of salt both contrasts and enhances its overall sweetness. For those who are particularly sugar-inclined (or just have a soft spot for Canada), a touch of maple syrup is sure to please the palate and warm the soul.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a cooking aficionado to nail these; as good as the final product tastes, the recipe itself is easy and simple, straightforward even for an amateur trying their hand in the kitchen for the first time. Just remember: the secret ingredient is love.

Choc Peanut Fudge Squares 

Makes 12-16 squares

HEADS UP! This recipe has a fair few dates… they’re meant to be great for thinning your cervix before labour… but still do pack a sugary punch – so like all treats, eat with pure joy.


  • 1 cup peanuts

  • 1 cup coconut

  • 1 cup dates

  • 1⁄4 cup cacao powder

  • 1⁄4 cup coconut oil

  • A good pinch of salt

  • ¼ cup maple syrup (optional)

  • 1 block 70% chocolate


  1. Place all ingredients, except chocolate block,  in a food processor and blitz until combined.

  2. Place in a container lined with baking paper

  3. Leave to set in fridge, or freezer, for 2 hours.

  4. Using a double boiler melt chocolate and drizzle over the top of the fudge. Place back in the fridge, or freezer, to set.

  5. Remove from fridge, or freezer, and use a warm sharp knife to cut into squares.

Recipe shared with Vogue Australia – click here to check it out.




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