Not only is this fudge so satisfying and easy to make, it’s also free from the usual nasty artery-clogging trans-fats and insulin driving refined sugars that lace ordinary fudge. It’s also a great energy booster as the sweetness of the honey is slow to hit your blood stream thanks to the uber healthy coconut oil. I find almond and vanilla to be sweet so I only use 1 TBSP of honey – the pinch of salt brings out the sweetness too – another handy trick to reduce your sugar intake!
And please, never fear good quality natural fats – the body much prefers to burn fat for fuel over sugar which burns far too quickly and leaves us needing to eat snacks between meals. Eating three meals heavy in fat and vegetables and moderate in protein will see you right! Feel free to punctuate your meal with a couple of pieces of this yummy fudge – this is one sure way to satiate your hunger for the next five or so hours!
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 TBSP raw honey
- A good pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (optional) I use 100% raw cacao chocolate and break it up into pieces
Mix the coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla, honey and salt together until well combined (you may need to melt them on the stove on a very low heat if the coconut oil is particularly hard)
Add the desiccated coconut and mix well
Add the chocolate chips and mix lightly
Press the mixture firmly into a paper lined tin
Refrigerate until hardened
Cut into squares and consume!