Clean Fudge

DESSERTS

If you’ve ever tried fudge, you know it’s pretty darn amazing. Right? There’s just something about it that is the chocolate-melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness which is hard to beat. Now I personally love a yummy piece of naughty fudge every now and then, however you must remember that like all naughty things, it doesn’t have the healthiest ingredients. To make a normal fudge, you need sugar, milk and butter. When you combine milk and sugar it creates an inbalance in the body, leading to excess mucus, improper digestion (of proteins) and causes fermentation in the stomach. It is also extremely addicting.

Anyways, I say this with a grain of salt because I am all for teaching you moderation and balance. I think it’s important to learn that you can still have a treat if you want it, however you need to make an informed decision, knowing how the ingredients affect your body.

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Okay, so finally on to the main part of the show. With the fact that I love fudge, I began making my own so that it wasn’t as naughty as others. This clean fudge recipe features tahini, which is high in protein (sesame seeds), raw cacao powder which is filled with antioxidants, coconut oil and maple butter. No dairy and we are exchanging the butter for healthier fats (coco oil and tahini). This is super simple to make, absolutely delicious and is a great thing to give away as presents.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup tahini
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup maple butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch sea salt
Small palmful cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix together your tahini & coconut oil until fully combined. (This works best if your coco oil is slightly melted.)
2. Add the rest of ingredients and mix until creamy. I like to do this in my Vitamix, however you can do in a food processor, normal blender or by hand. Line a baking dish (or any other dish you have) with cling film and pour in mixture. Top with extra cacao nibs. Freeze for 1 hour. Remove and cut into squares.
3. Be nice and share with friends (or do like me and eat 99% on your own).

Xoxo,

Nikki

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