postpartum brought on a strong chocolate craving, just like it did with lucy. after every meal i needed a piece (or two) of chocolate, i don’t know if its the lack of sleep and the boost of stimulants, the antioxidants, the magnesium or the fatty acids my body was craving but i had no problem complying. now that i am 10 weeks postpartum i am feeling a little guilty in this indulgence, so i did myself a favor and went back to my raw roots to find a healthy alternative. i found this recipe and decided to only made a half a batch because you never know how a raw recipe will turn out and wasting $$ worth of ingredients is such a shame. this recipe did not disappoint, in fact it knocked all of our socks off and lucy, who usually doesn’t crave sweets, asked to lick the bowl! its. that. crazy. good. and its a whole food so you don’t need much to satisfy that sweet tooth with its creamy silky fudgy goodness
Self-love Chocolate Fudge
1 ¼ cup of buttery coconut oil (not solid, and not liquid)
1/2 cup raw cashew butter (cashew works best for a neutral flavour, but feel free to use anything! Almond, hazelnut etc.)
1 cup maple syrup (really depends on how sweet you like it, maple can be strong and overpowering at times)
½ – ¾ cup raw cacao powder (If you love dark and bitter chocolate, you can add more)
pinch of good quality sea salt, or more… because salt + chocolate is awesome!
optional: spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, chili, cayenne…
Raw Twist: If you’re eating raw these days, use raw honey or agave in place of the maple syrup.
1. Mix your coconut oil and cashew butter in cooled bowl on low setting, being careful not to over mix (the oil will appear soapy if you have over mixed).
2. Pour in maple syrup and mix again, then finally add the cacao powder and salt and mix to perfection.
3. Once it looks good and uniform, spoon into silicone candy or muffins cups (or silicone ice cube trays work too) and throw in the freezer. The coconut oil will harden almost immediately, but it will stay soft and smooth with the addition of the other ingredients. You will never have to defrost it, just peel away the silicone mould and enjoy!
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