I know that when most of us think of fudge, we don't think of it as necessarily being the most healthy treat, but in this case I assure you that it is. Just the goodness of coconut oil, coconut milk, raw honey, unsweetened cocoa and some vanilla with a dash of almond extract.
I've been looking for a way to incorporate more coconut oil into my diet other than just cooking with it and this recipe is key here. Just a few nibbles throughout the day and I'm getting a decent dose of this wonderful oil that has a multitude of health benefits. For a while, I tried putting some on my toast with some jam, but that just didn't do it for me. This is much tastier.
I stumbled across the recipe at The Sweet Plantain and didn't wait long before trying it. I was going to incorporate some peanut butter for a protein boost, but decided against it because I wanted to taste it with just a few heaps of cocoa and some flavoring. I'm glad I did and I suspect that I will be exploring the possibilities in the near future. Visions of mint dance in my head and maybe even dried fruit for a chunkier version.
My only complaint was my ingredients were a bit too hard because my kitchen is cold, but that has nothing to do with the recipe — the coconut oil was a bit of a pain to scoop out and my honey was rather hard too. It was worth the effort though. If you are working with colder ingredients, you just have to work with them more to get a smooth consistency.
|No-Bake Coconut Oil Fudge|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from The Sweet Plantain
Published on November 22, 2013
Simple and healthy no-bake cocoa fudge with coconut oil and raw honey, like fudgey bites of chocolate ice cream
More healthy indulgences you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Cherry Nut Bars
Chia Seed Pudding
Chocolate Cocoa Brownies with Dried Cranberries and Chickpea Flour
Cocoa Fruit Treats
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