A while back I was perusing Pinterest [a sporadic activity when I feel procrastination calling my name], and I came across a friend’s board all about food. She & I are healthy foodie kindred spirits, so of course I had to take a glimpse. Amongst the kale & coconut oil, a recipe popped out right away that caught my eye for obvious reasons – 10 Minute Healthy Chocolate Fudge from Simple Green Moms. The recipe looked simple, quick, and chocolatey! I had to try it for myself.
In true BITG fashion, I attempted the fudge concoction by adding my own twist! I’m so glad I whipped it up. This stuff is melt-in-yo-mouth healthy goodness chock-full of antioxidants & nourishing fats, and contains no dairy, refined sugar, soy, or anything else that’s bad for you. In other words, it rocks. Pair it with a glass of red wine or another piece of fudge [or two]. Because fudge on fudge on fudge is the way to go.
By the way, did you know . . Raw cacao contains flavanoids, which are antioxidant compounds pretty serious about their job. They are amazing at keeping free radicals at bay, therefore protecting your cells & keeping them in tiptop shape. But flavanoids are also known as healthy heart advocates and cancer protesters, as they’re thought to keep arterial plaque from “bad” cholesterol away and prevent cancer cells from developing. Like you needed another excuse to keep eating chocolate. .
Nourished Chocolate Fudge
*adapted from Simple Green Moms’ 10 Minute Healthy Chocolate Fudge
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut butter
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Pinch of coarse sea salt
- Yummies for topping : chopped nuts, cacao nibs, goji berries, unsweetened coconut flakes
Combine all ingredients except for sea salt & toppings in a food processor or with a hand mixer in a bowl. When all is blended, the consistency should look like cake batter [yes, its just as good – or better!]. Pour the fudge mixture into a *loaf pan [8 x 4 in.] or square pan [8 x 8 in.] lined with parchment paper, then sprinkle with sea salt and add the toppings of your choice. Stick in the freezer on an even surface for about 30 minutes, then move into the fridge for another 30 minutes. After an hour, cut the fudge into smaller pieces, or leave in the pan & cover tightly. But first, cut off a piece immediately for taste testing!
*The size of your pan may change the thickness of your fudge.
This would make a unique & sweet hostess gift throughout the upcoming holiday season, or an excellent treat when having guests over for dinner or drinks! But don’t be afraid to keep every single bite for yourself. Its not selfish, its just looking out for your own health [see antioxidant note above] and that is 100% encouraged. Please pass the fudge!