My doctor is always telling me to cut down on the amount of sugar in my diet. I eat healthy in almost every way, but sugar is that insidious little gremlin that always seems to get the better of me. Today, Carmella over at The Sunny Raw Kitchen posted a recipe for fudge that she found on the Raw Freedom Community. I’ve always been skeptical of raw chocolate desserts, which usually leave me underwhelmed with their chalky texture or bitter aftertaste, but I had all of the ingredients in the kitchen so I decided to give this one a go.
Wow! I was literally shocked with the finished product, and so was my husband. It tastes amazing, very similar to my grandmother’s fudge. It can be frozen to create a true fudge-like texture, or it makes a great chocolate sauce if poured right from the blender. This recipe is definitely going into my mega-yum file.
Now, I must mention that while this fudge does not have any refined sugar in it, it is not a sugar-free dessert fit for diabetics or a low glycemic diet. But if you are just looking for a healthier, unprocessed alternative to a chocolate, this recipe may very well make your heart and taste buds sing.
Rawerin’s Perfect Raw Chocolate Fudge
1/2 C Coconut oil
1/2 C Cacao powder
1/2 C Maple syrup (the more I use this the more I have found that it really compliments chocolate so well!)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 C Chopped almonds
Blend liquid ingredients and chocolate until super smooth. You can adjust the amount of sweetener and chocolate to suit your tastes. Transfer mixture to separate bowl and stir in chopped almonds. Feel free to add other goodies…coconut, berries, etc. I added dried blueberries to one batch I made, with wonderful results.
Spread on a plastic wrap lined plate or dish and place in freezer to cool, then chow down.