Desserts

4 Ingredient Healthy Raw Fudge (nut-free option)

After I started eating healthier, my taste buds definitely changed. Things that I used to eat on a regular basis, like cakes and candy, suddenly seemed too rich or too sweet for me. Instead, I developed a taste for things that I used to dislike: vegetables, fruits, and all the so-called healthy dishes that I used to make fun of.  As I started learning more about the benefits of many foods I wasn’t a fan of I became more and more receptive to trying them again, and so my food preferences slowly reshaped.

Sadly not everyone enjoys healthy foods, and among my friends there are still quite a few who frown or laugh at  what they call “hippie” foods. I am sure that you have also come across a few “friends” who try to sabotage your health goals. Well, a few of those friends were invited to a casual dinner gathering  at my house. I had to come up with healthier versions of comfort foods and treats that were both healthier and tastier than the original recipes and I really did accomplish that with this recipe. No one could really believe what this fudge was made out of.

This raw fudge  is the perfect balance between a super food and decadent dessert. It is packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, and many other nutrients, and it’s satisfying to both healthy eaters and junk food lovers.

To make this, I used cashew butter because it has the mildest, least nutty flavor of all the nut butters I have tried, but you can certainly used any other nut butter or even sunflower butter to make a nut-free variation. I tried to keep all ingredients from heating to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, to keep this desert raw and maintain most of its nutrient. To do this I placed all the ingredients in a bowl and set the bowl over hot water for about 15 minutes, until everything was melted, but if you want to make this faster you can just place everything in a small saucepan and cook it on low heat for a couple of minutes.

 

Healthy Raw Fudge

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw cashew butter (use sunflower seed butter for a nut free version)
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup of raw honey
1/4 to 1/2 cup of sliced almonds (optional)
1 tsp of vanilla (optional)
1/4 tsp of fine sea salt (optional)

 

Preparation:

  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients.
  • Fill the sink or a large pot with a 2-3 fingers of hot water and set the bowl with the fudge ingredients on top of it. The heat will gently soften the ingredients and make them easier to combine. You can also place the ingredients in a small saucepan and gently heat them up on the stove top.
  • Line a small baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper. (I used a 5″x7″ food container).
  • Pour the fudge in the container and put in the freezer until it hardens.
  • Cut the fudge into desired sized pieces and store in the refrigerator or freezer
4 Ingredient Healthy Raw Fudge (nut-free option)
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of raw cashew butter (use sunflower seed butter for a nut free version)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of raw honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sliced almonds (optional)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp of fine sea salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients.
  2. Fill the sink or a large pot with a 2-3 fingers of hot water and set the bowl with the fudge ingredients on top of it. The heat will gently soften the ingredients and make them easier to combine. You can also place the ingredients in a small saucepan and gently heat them up on the stove top.
  3. Line a small baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper. (I used a 5″x7″ food container).
  4. Pour the fudge in the container and put in the freezer until it hardens.
  5. Cut the fudge into desired sized pieces and store in the refrigerator or freezer

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5 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Healthy Raw Fudge (nut-free option)

  1. This fudge was delicious! Just the right consistency and texture to pass as the “real” thing (great for events), but packed with good stuff that make you feel better after eating it. This filled me up and satisfied my sweet craving. Thanks for sharing!

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