Fudge is just what the doctor ordered on a stressful day, when all you really need is chocolate and density to fill the hole of hunger. But wouldn’t it feel so much better to de-stress with a fudge recipe without, well, stressing about your diet?
This chocolate fudge recipe takes out that concern so you can indulge all you want. Have two pieces–hell, have three!–of this raw vegan chocolate fudge and you’ll be only adding more body-loving nutrients, live enzymes and anti-aging antioxidants to your diet.
In regular chocolate fudge, there is a lot of sugar and milk, both of which are not doing you any favors. This recipe is 100 percent raw, complemented by the healthy fats of coconut oil, nuts and the low-glycemic sweetening agent of maple syrup. Enjoy!
Raw Vegan Chocolate Fudge
Serves about 8-10
- 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup raw hazelnuts
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Chopped nuts and dried fruit
- Dash of sea salt
Place all the ingredients except for the sea salt in a food processor and blend until smooth – this may take a few minutes – around 5-6 – so be patient. The mixture will clump up into a ball and then smooth out, resembling a nut butter. Transfer to a glass baking dish lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper and spread evenly. Sprinkle with whatever chopped nuts or dried fruit you like as well as see salt. Place into the refrigerator and let sit until solid. Remove, slice, and serve!
Photo Credit: Veganbaking.net
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