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Every time I hear the word “brilliant” I think of the Guinness commercial from a few years ago.


What is so brilliant?

Oh, just wait for it.  It’s too cute…





Cookie Cutter-ed cookies, Fudge Baby style!


Totally fudgey.  Totally delicious.  Totally ADORABLE!


Christmas can’t come soon enough!

For the Fudge Babies above, I used cashews instead of the walnuts (and upped the proportion of dates a little bit). I think I might like this version even better.

But maybe my judgment’s just skewed by their incredible cuteness!

Perhaps I should spread peanut butter or jelly or coconut butter or frosting on top and smack two together… Fudge Baby Sandwiches!

Published on October 16, 2009

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  1. Eliza says

    love the shaped fudge babies!! 🙂 so cute! fudge baby sandwich YUM ! you are too cute, some pb spread between those babies would be DElicious!

    have a great friday girly!

  2. Jessica says

    I’ll have to make fudge babies with cashews or pecans this weekend. I loved the walnut version, so why not try other nuts?!

    My mom always gives good advice, but the best thing she does for me is listen (usually to me ranting about something, haha). One of her favorite sayings is “failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part”. I hated hearing that when I was a teenager, but now I totally understand and live by those words.

  3. molly says

    i feel you on the christmas thing- i love going for runs at night to see the christmas lights, and the smells of pine needles and peppermint, and being with my family, and, of course, having an excuse to bake!
    i’m also with you on the running pain…knees have been a little achey since a 13.5 mile run on monday. in the past, the achiness has either gone away after a couple easy days or made it impossible to walk…it’s always fun waiting to find out which its going to be 😉
    until then, it’s the elliptical for me 🙁

  4. *Andrea* says

    i love the fun shapes for the fudge babies!!! i want to make some now for Halloween with my roomie’s ghost and pumpkin shaped cutters hehee. my mom always gives me the BEST advice – never about cooking though (she hates to cook which unfortunately has been passed on to me…) but about life lessons – cheesy!?. she always says “be kind to yourself” and “everyone in life is going through their own issues so don’t make assumptions and always give second chances”

  5. carolynmittens says

    Hey Katie – question, what kind of dates did you use for your fudge babies? The only whole dates I can ever find are dried pitted medjool dates, and they are just so dry and crumbly, they’re never very good in anything I’ve tried making with them. Of course health food stores around here carry the softer coconut date rolls, but those are SO expensive! So I was just wondering if there was a particular brand you use.

  6. Justine says

    Katie, your mom had a great idea. I made a raw pecan pie by cutting out the chocolate and splitting the walnuts and pecan half and half in the recipe. I also added agave. It was fab! I brought it to a party and everyone thought it was real pecan pie!!


  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    adorable star shapes and thanks for the foot reply 🙂 I cant see any dr’s til after we get our new insurance or it will be considered a pre-existing so I just have to hobble and take it easy 🙂 xoxo

  8. Maria says

    I’m so glad that you got your foot issue solved and that many bloggers were there to help 🙂 I used to run, but I was a slight overpronator, but had too many injuries to continue running, so I’m probably no help!

    Hehe, love those cookie cutter fudge babies!

    My mom’s given me so much awesome advice as well, and she is my bff (along with my sister). Mom’s are seriously the best!

  9. Jordan says

    My Mom has given me lots of ‘pearls’ over the years, but one that I tend to share the most with people is the tongue in cheek

    “…everything tastes better out of a wine glass.”

    🙂 Classy ladies we are.

  10. prettyladycmu says

    mmmm the fudge babies look SO good and i love the cookie cutter shapes. i’m imagining christmas cookies and decorating with a healthy (vegan?) icing and sprinkles….hmmm…

  11. Abby says

    Super cute fudge baby cut outs!!!

    I cant pick one particular thing from my mom.. shes my best friend.. we talk every single day (and text about 15 times)

  12. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Coconut butter fudge baby sandwich? Yes, brilliant!

    Best advice from my mom – you will study abroad. I did, and it was one of the most amazing years of my life.

  13. CaSaundra says

    So fun of your mom to come up with that! Fun shaped foods are easier to eat 😉

    My mom has given me SO much advice and made so many great things, it would take forever to list!

  14. Kristie says

    Oh my goodness fudge babies. Oh my goodness cookie cuttered fudge babies! Your mom is a genius! I’m trying those asap. The best part, besides how easy they are, is that those ingredients are pretty much always around my home. So I can make em ANY TIME. Tomorrow? It just might have to happen. And I’m pretty excited about it.

  15. Peanut Butter Bliss says

    I just bookmarked the fudge recipe and cannot wait to try it!! They looks so creamy and just delicious 🙂 your a genius my friend!

  16. Neela Marijana says

    holy yum, these shapes look so good! i finally posted my carb hugging picture and gave you not one but TWO shout outs on my blog. hope you like them.
    where do i post the link to my carbo loving post???
    have a great saturday beautiful

  17. Pure2raw-twins says

    Love the shapes of your fudge babies! I love cutting cookies and bars into fun shapes… makes eating them such a different experience. Ok .. well maybe that is just me! You and your mom are so cute! My mom has given me some great advice and support through all these years… not sure how I will ever repay her!

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