Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Healthy Fudge

This recipe was graciously provided by my friend Julie, who has the most amazing kitchen, children, and heart. Oh, and husband. And Messiah!

But I digress. We spent the night at their place recently and were treated to something delicious from the freezer - what they called "Healthy Fudge." It's kept in the freezer because the coconut oil is very slippery the closer it gets to room temperature.

Here's the recipe:

Healthy Fudge
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 c. virgin coconut oil (halfway melted)
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. raw honey
pinch salt

You can process this all together in a food processor or with a hand mixer, whatever you have handy. Get it mixed well and pour it into a buttered 8x8 glass pan, set in the freezer until hardened, and then very carefully cut with a sharp knife.

A couple of variations:

Add 1/2 to 3/4 chopped nuts of your choice, raw or toasted

or

Add 1/4 c. coconut flakes, 1 T. curry powder, and 1/4 t. cayenne powder

Don't worry about how long it will keep, because it won't last long ;-)