This is a delicious, raw dessert recipe recipe that uses just four ingredients. This recipe can be made in about 10 minutes, it's really that easy!
I developed this recipe because I am always looking for a healthy sweet in the afternoon which usually consists of raw cocoa. Raw cocoa is a super food, and has more antioxidants than red wine or green tea and gives you a natural energy boost. Organic, extra virgin coconut oil is a healthy fat, you can read about the health benefits of coconut oil. It has been shown to boost metabolic rate, give you an energy boost and assist in weight loss. Combine raw cocoa with coconut oil and you literally have a delicious and healthy super food treat!
I've served this at parties, and had many ask me for the recipe. Make it ahead of time, and it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 12 months.
3/4 cup Nature's Approved extra virgin organic coconut oil (you can find it at www.NaturesApproved.com)
3/4 cup raw organic wildflower honey
1/2 cup organic raw cocoa powder
dash of sea salt
1/2 of vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Special equipment: At least two candy mold or ice cube trays.
Melt coconut oil in a pan over low heat, add honey, cocoa powder sea salt and vanilla. Mix thoroughly with a whisk until combined and smooth.
Spoon fudge into candy or icetrays and place in freezer for at least 15-30 minutes until solid. Remove fudge from trays by allowing them to warm up for a few minutes, then turn tray over and slightly bend tray until fudge pops out (similar to removing ice cubes from a tray). If you find fudge sticks to candy mold tray, spray with olive oil the next round. Repeat process until you've used up all of your fudge.
Cook's Note: I tried this recipe with regular honey and it didn't emulsify like the raw honey and I had a hard time popping it out of the candy molds. Raw honey works best with this recipe and is really more delicious than regular honey.
If you don't have candy or ice trays you can use a lasagna pan. Simply pour fudge into pan, place in freezer for at least 15-30 minutes, remove and cut into small squares and serve. Can store in the freezer up to 12 months.
Note: Because you love organic food and follow an eco friendly lifestyle, OrganicAuthority.com recommends using certified organic ingredients, in all of your food recipes when available, to maximize flavors and nutrition while minimizing your risk of exposure to pesticides, chemicals and preservatives.