You’ll love this chocolate chai chickpea fudge recipe, PLUS your could win 1 of 2 Natura Sugar hampers!

Posted on Jun 18th, 2018

This is the best fudge recipe you’ll ever taste.

Chai chickpea fudge

Made with just ghee, chickpea flour and icing sugar, this chocolate chai chickpea fudge recipe is smooth, biscuity and so yummy.

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*Serves 10-12


  • 300g ghee
  • 300g chickpea flour
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 300g Natura Sugars Demerara Icing Sugar
  • 165g full cream milk powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 30g flaked almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. Line a 32cm loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Place the ghee and the chickpea flour into a large non-stick frying pan. Braise on medium heat, for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the colour starts to turn a light golden brown caramel. Remove from heat and add the ground almonds, icing sugar and milk powder then return to the heat and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes until the mixture is a deep golden caramel colour.
  3. Stir in the spices and press half the mixture into the base of the cake tin.
  4. Mix the cocoa powder into the remainder of the chickpea mixture and pour the mixture on top of the previous layer.
  5. Smooth out the top then sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
  6. Refrigerate until set, then slice into thin pieces to serve.

Note from the chef:

If you would like to keep this recipe more traditional, one teaspoon of ground cardamom is all it really needs to be just perfect.

*Recipe by Kate from The Kate Tin

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