Here’s a lovely homemade chocolate fudge bar recipe. This chocolate is not only delicious, but also completely raw vegan and rich in healthy fat, vitamins (especially B and E) and minerals like copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
You can melt some chocolate of your choice, but I’m going to make mine from scratch using coconut oil and cocoa powder. I’m adding nut butter and nuts, and you can add some dried fruit if you want too.
Remember, this chocolate is quite rich, so I recommend you to cut it into small pieces and consume it in moderation. It’s a great dessert to share with your friends!
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut cream (Read the recipe here)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of nut butter of your choice (I combined peanut butter and tahini)
- ½ cup of nuts of your choice (or more if you want)
- Dried fruit – optional
- Seeds, orange zest, shredded coconut for decoration – optional
Melt the coconut oil and the coconut fat, and put them in a large bowl. I forgot to mention that you can use just 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, but I think using this coconut cream/fat from chilled coconut milk helps cut down the fat a bit.
Add sugar or some other sweetener of your choice and the cocoa powder, and mix everything well. Then, add the nut butter and mix again. I used one tablespoon of peanut butter and one tablespoon of tahini, but you can use any nut butter you like.
Add the nuts and the dried fruit, if you decide to add any. You can use whole nuts, chopped nuts or ground nuts, but I decided to use some whole and slightly chopped almonds, cashew, hazelnuts and pecans.
Mix everything again and pour the mixture into a shallow container of your choice, covered with baking paper. I used a small shallow rectangular box from other candies. Optionally, you can decorate your chocolate. To decorate mine, I used shredded coconut, seeds and candied orange peel.
Put the chocolate in the fridge and keep it there for at least 4 hours. I let mine stay in the fridge overnight in order for it to have enough time to become hard, but if you prefer yours softer and fudgier, you don’t have to wait that much. You can put it in the freezer to speed up the process, but I think it tastes much better when I keep it in the fridge. When it has completely cooled down, cut it into small pieces and devour! 😀
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