Is it just us, or are we seeing tahini everywhere? It seems like this ingredient is popping up in everything from lattes to sauces. We got the memo that tahini is not just for hummus anymore, so we started playing around with it in the kitchen. We ended up with this Vanilla Tahini Fudge and can we just say — we are so glad tahini has become so versatile.
First, what is tahini, really? Tahini is ground sesame paste that is used in a lot of mediterranean and middle eastern dishes. It might ring a bell for you; it’s actually one of the main components in hummus. It’s rich in minerals like potassium and iron, as well as calcium. While tahini is traditionally used in savory dishes or on its own as a condiment, we’ve been wanting to use it in a sweet recipe and thought that fudge was the perfect way to do that!
We also added our Vanilla Collagen Peptides. Why? Collagen helps to promote healthy hair, skin, nails, bones and joints. It also helps to promote a healthy gut. Plus, the hint of vanilla complements the tahini so well.
Vanilla Tahini Collagen Fudge
- 1 C tahini
- ½ C coconut butter
- 2-3 T honey
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides
- Pinch of salt
- Add tahini and coconut butter to pan over medium-high heat and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat. Add in Collagen Peptides, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir until combined.
- Pour mixture into molds or loaf pan. Add to freezer for a few hours or overnight.
- Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in freezer in baggie or plastic container.