Friday, February 13, 2009

Healthy Fudge

Oh yes. It's true. Awesome, melt-in-your-mouth chocolatey goodness with so very little guilt and so very little work! Why? Because coconut oil is so good for you and agave is a saint as far as sweeteners go. This is still dessert, but so much happier than a sugar rush!

Healthy Fudge

1 1/2 cups coconut oil
1 1/4 cups agave
1 cup organic cocoa powder
1/2 tsp sea salt or real salt
1/8 scraped out vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract (could substitute peppermint extract just for fun!)

Liquefy coconut oil by setting jar or measuring cup in hot water. Place all ingredients in blender and mix well (it doesn't take much).
Pour into glass baking dish and spread evenly with spatula. Let set up at cool room temperature or in fridge. Cut into candy-sized pieces and enjoy. Store in refrigerator for up to 12 months.

A little finishing idea from my mother-in-law makes this into delectable truffles!
*Roll your fudge squares into little balls and roll them in cocoa powder for a deliciously lovely presentation.

** New experiments! This is SO good rolled in crushed almonds or cinnamon or both!

7 comments:

EzmereldaQ said...

Oh, it's OVER NOW...

Renae said...

I am so excited to make this tonight for Connor! Thanks for the yummy treats (and meal) last night!

Natalya said...

Love love love it.

saskia said...

I'd switch the cocoa to raw cocoa, then a real superfood- glad I found your blog

Julie said...

I actually have all the ingredients for this. Going to try it. Sounds Delicious. Thanks to Sara for passing this information on. I'm excited to try it. Thanks barefoot beauty!

Help Jon and Tiffany! said...

I can't wait to try this. Where do you buy your agave? Or where would be a good place to start looking for it?

KakesW said...

I usually order my agave in bulk on Amazon.com with free shipping. Most health food stores will carry it. My local Costco started carrying Organic Blue Agave (it's not raw, so the glycemic index is not as low and the good linils aren't there, but still better than most sweeteners-natural or otherwise).