Healthy Dark Chocolate Fudge (Dairy and Nut free)

When I talk about living deliciously on a restricted diet I really am not kidding.

For instance, this recipe is just one such example.
Not only is it terribly yummy it is quite possibly the healthiest fudge you may ever eat.
That’s how I like to operate.
I want it healthy but intoxicating to the taste buds too 🙂

I use organic, raw cacao powder. There really is no taste difference to me.
It still tastes just like normal cocoa ,but it is so much better for you nutritionally.
All the  good stuff in it hasn’t been stripped away from the high heat used during processing.
Cacao powder is also very rich in magnesium
( a mineral most people are dangerously lacking in)
that is essential for a healthy heart and brain.

It also boasts to have 40 times the amount of antioxidants compared to blueberries.
It is the highest plant based  source of iron too and has more calcium in it than cow’s milk.
These are just a few good reasons why cacao can be deemed as a super food.

The recipe below is super simple and please feel free to add in some of your own  favorite things ( ex.dried cranberries,nuts,etc..)  to make it even more decadent.
But also know that it is still extremely rich, delicious and satisfying  by itself too!!
I like to add in some organic raisins, raw coconut chips and pecans to mine. I like the extra crunch.
This is hands down one of my favorite sweet recipes on the blog 🙂
I am happy that it only contains safe natural sweeteners and it doesn’t require a lot either.
I jokingly call this my super food fudge.
I know it’s a winner when I always have to  keep it in  hiding so I can get some of it later 🙂

Ingredients: (Double for thicker fudge if preferred)

– 3/4 cup melted coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter)
***** Ghee is usually not problematic for most people with dairy sensitivities because the hard to digest milk proteins have been removed.
– 2 tablespoons raw honey plus 1 teaspoon Pure Monk fruit sweetener
**  If you don’t have monk fruit just add an additional 3-4 tablespoons raw honey depending on how sweet you like it.
Note: This is the Pure Monk Fruit Sweetener I use here.

-3/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder   or cocoa powder
-3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


After melting oil or ghee on low heat, remove immediately and set aside.
Add your honey and monk fruit natural sweetener if using that along with cocoa powder and vanilla.
Stir all ingredients together very well.

At this time add in your coconut chips , pecans, and or raisins or other dried fruit if you choose.
Continue to blend  and pour it into a  well greased (or you can line your pan with parchment paper instead)
8×8  glass or metal pan.
Put into freezer for about  10 minutes.
Take out and gently stir inside pan before putting it again into the freezer for another 10 minutes.
The reason for stirring is because the honey likes to settle to the bottom so this helps to keep it blended well while it is hardening.
After another 10 minutes take out and cut into square pieces before it gets too hard to cut.
Lastly, cover pan with plastic  wrap and put into refrigerator for an additional 20-30 minutes.
I know this sounds tedious , but trust me it WILL be worth it 🙂

OK, now your fudge is ready to devour!!!

Note: You’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator because of the coconut oil. It melts very easy. This way it keeps its shape and texture very well.

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