What if I told you there were such a thing as healthy fudge. Raw vegan fudge to be exact. What if I were to go so far as to say that this healthy raw vegan fudge actually contains a superfood and could even be called "good for you". Would you laugh at me in disbelief?
If you laughed, be rest assured. I'm not leading you on, or talking about some mythical dessert. This fudge fulfills all the previous requirements (and the absolutely delicious requirement as well). It can also live in your freezer for as long as you want it to, although I can't guarantee it will last very long, especially if you have sweet loving kiddos (between my husband, my friend Torrey, a handful of other friends, and me, it was gone in a week).
The main health benefit of this superfood fudge comes from Raw Cacao. Raw Cacao is one of the best sources of magnesium in nature, and contains high amounts of calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulfur, and potassium. It contains many naturally occurring chemicals such as, alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, and beta-carotene, that enhance mental and physical well-being. Raw Cacao is very high in antioxidants… Even higher than Goji Berries! And if you’re a chocolate lover, it’s an easy and incredibly healthful way to get your fix.
With endless topping possibilities, this dessert will never get old. So what are you waiting for?
This recipe is in collaboration with Torrey of the musical sister duo, Joyner. Torrey is one of the sweetest, most genuine girls I've ever met, and I am so blessed to be able to call her my friend. She and her sister Summer are super gorgeous and talented, I definitely recommend checking them out!
Makes about 24 pieces (1 1/2 inch squares)
1 cup raw cacao
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup agave, coconut nectar, or maple syrup
(the last option is not raw, but is still super tasty!)
splash of vanilla extract
Toasted Almonds & Sea Salt (Natalie's way, pictured here)
Goji Berries & Hemp (Torrey's way, pictured here)
Pepitas, Sea Salt, & Dried Cranberries
Anything else delicious you can think of!
Melt coconut oil until liquid using a very low heat.
Place all fudge ingredients in a high speed blender (i.e. a Vitamix), or use a mixing bowl and a hand mixer. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix (or the ingredients will separate).
Turn out the mixture into a 9x7 pan lined with parchment paper, and spread out smoothly and evenly using a spatula. Sprinkle with desired toppings.
Freeze for about 45 minutes or until solid. Remove the fudge by lifting the parchment paper from the pan. Slice into 1 1/2 inch squares. Serve immediately, or store in freezer (as long as you want) until ready to eat. Enjoy!