Heavenly healthy coconut chocolate fudge!
(gluten free, dairy free, egg free)
This truely tastes delicious. They are a great day time energy boost.
Like anything, moderation is key, so savour each mouthful, and save some for tomorrow.
This recipe was initially given to me by my wonderful client Ronnit which I have modified slighly along the way. You too can modify it according to your taste and experiment with your favourite nuts.
The concept of a nourishing treat is to make every bite matter. So please read ingredient labels when buying products for this recipe (or any recipe). Make sure you select shredded coconut that is sulpher free (most likely found in the Macro health food section of Woolworths or your local health food store).
1 1/2 to 2 cups almonds (you can use raw almonds, but mine have been soaked for 24 hours and then dry roasted for 24 hours) whizzed into a fine crumb.
3 heaped tbsp organic extra virgin coconut oil (solid, not melted)
3 heaped tbsp spoon raw organic honey (agave syrup would be good too)
1/3 cup organic finely shredded coconut OR organic coconut flour (which is just really fine coconut)
3-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
I tbsp chia bran (optional)
Pinch of celtic or himalayan sea salt (optional)
***** you can use any combination of nuts as seeds (walnuts, almonds and sesame seeds/tahini work well too).
Combine the almonds (that you have blitzed into a fine crumb) with all the other ingredients EXCEPT the cacoa powder and blitz until combined and looks like a nut paste/butter.
Choose any small square or rectangle non stick or silicone container (or line with baking paper). If you like your fudge thick, use a container approx the size of a rectangle takeaway food container, otherwise choose something bigger and you will get thinner fudge.
Use HALF of the mix and spread it along the bottom of the container - its hard to spread so perhaps help it along with the back of a spoon. Put into the FREEZER until it hardens.
Sift the cocoa powder into the remaining mixture, and mix until combined.
Spread the chocolate mixture ontop of the first hardened mixture. Put it back into the freezer until hard,
Cut into small squares and store in an airtight container in the FRIDGE.
NO artificial ingredients, nasty chemicals, bad fats, refined flours or sugar!
excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, fiber and protein, contains minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, and also B vitamins. Almonds have a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.
Many people consider eating chocolate a “guilty pleasure.” But the reputation of chocolate as a junk food should more accurately be attributed to the harmful effects of commercial processing and refining techniques, and the other ingredients commonly added, most notably white sugar. Cacoa in its natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health.