A rich piece of chocolate for dessert. Sounds good, right? Well what if it was healthy for you? I think that’s even better.
Coconut oil is one of the must-have ingredients in my pantry because I use this healthy oil to substitute for butter and vegetable oil in my baking experiments. There are many reasons why it is considered healthy (I found my info here):
It’s a saturated fat, which is a good kind of fat
Decreases appetite for unhealthy food, such as sugar
Helps kill bacterias
Speeds up your metabolism
Fatty acids in coconut oil can turn into Ketones, which can reduce chances of seizures
And mixed with cacao and honey? An unbeatable healthy chocolate dessert. Of course, eating too much of anything is not good for you so don’t eat the entire batch (although I am very tempted to)!
Look at this rich chocolate colour with walnuts and coconut flakes.
A little behind-the-scenes story (just because): I took the pictures of the fudge squares at night but I really didn’t like the colour (the lighting was a weird yellow) so I just retook them right now (which means cutting a few more squares, taking pictures and eating the fudge afterwards).
Healthy Chocolate Fudge
The healthy take on fudge with superfoods (coconut oil and cacao). Delish! And super easy to make.
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cacao (or cocoa powder)
6 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
3 tbsp. chopped walnuts and coconut flakes (optional)
- In a stand mixer, whip the coconut oil for three minutes until smooth. Add in the cacao and maple syrup/honey and whip for another few minutes until dark and creamy. Pour into a small baking dish or a small glass container (about 9-inch) and if wanted, sprinkle coconut flakes and walnuts on top. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, until firm.
- Cut into blocks (if it’s really hard, leave it soften for 30 minutes) and serve straight away. Do not leave it too long at room temperature (especially on hot days) or it will melt. Can be kept in the fridge.