When I was growing up, I absolutely loved to bake. Chocolate cake, apple and rhubarb crumble, choc-chip cookies, double choc-chip cookies, triple choc-chip cookies, choc-fudge bars … is it just me, or is there a theme here?
Anyway, as a very health-conscious adult I’m a little more wary of frequent baking. I’ve found it can lead to frequent over-eating, and – as I seem to have zero self-control in matters of the kitchen – it’s safer to steer clear altogether. At least it was, until a friend passed on this fantastic healthy choc-nut fudge recipe, and I made a few changes to make it even better! A new favorite of mine, and I’m sure it will be yours too.
Super-Healthy Chocolate Fudge Recipe – The Mix
- 1 cup full-fat organic coconut milk
- 150 grams raw dark chocolate (or 70%+ organic dark chocolate). Click here to read about the health benefits of chocolate.
- A few hefty tablespoons (depending on taste) of your preferred nut butter. Keep in mind that nut butters don’t often come organically, so you may prefer to blend your own nuts, or leave out altogether if you’re not a huge nut fan.
- 1 cup dried goji berries (available from any health food store). Dried cranberries or sultanas are okay, although not quite as health-affirming.
- 5 flat tablespoons non-wheat flour. I like to use chickpea flour from the health-food store, but spelt or buckwheat (a member of the rhubarb family) is okay.
- 2 rounded tablespoons almond or hazelnut meal (use rice bran if you’re allergic to nuts)
- A dash of vanilla essence
- Stevia powder to sweeten (a herb with up to several hundred times the sweetness of sugar, and with no effect on your blood sugar levels – find it in any health food/organic store)
Putting It Together
Add the coconut milk and vanilla essence to a small saucepan. Keep the heat low, and stir frequently. Gradually add the chocolate (broken up into small-medium pieces), and keep stirring as you add the nut butter and stevia.
Once you have a smooth mixture, add the remainder of the ingredients, and stir until they are well mixed through. Hey presto, you’re done! Now, simply spoon the mixture onto a platter (use waxed paper over the platter), and pop it in the fridge until cool. Keep covered to avoid fudge-thieves, and also to stop it drying out.
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PS – Remember that no matter how healthy it is, fudge is still a treat! Restrict yourself to one small square each day, maybe two if you’ve been super-active!
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