Recipe: February Fudge

Recipe: February Fudge

Written by: Anna Walsh
February 22, 2018


HERE has partnered with Anna Walsh, who creates sugar-, gluten- and dairy-free recipes, then posts beautiful photos of them on Instagram at @healthy_living_815. Anna will be posting some of her recipes here every month.

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February is the month of love and of course that means that you have to eat lots of chocolate! Valentine’s Day may have passed but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to indulge in that decadent super food, does it? Our family has been enjoying many shapes and forms of chocolate this month: from chocolate cake to chocolate frosting to chocolate pudding, to just plain chocolate sauce melted over ice cream.

It has been a full month since my last recipe, so I wanted to share this quick and easy recipe for those of you who don’t have a lot of time to be in the kitchen, but still want the pleasure of enjoying a homemade treat that is fudgy and rich but still healthy. I hope that this recipe satisfies your sweet cravings!

Valentine Fudge
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup dates
1/4 teaspoon salt

Photo Credit: Anna Walsh
Photo Credit: Anna Walsh

HERE has partnered with Anna Walsh, who creates sugar-, gluten- and dairy-free recipes, then posts beautiful photos of them on Instagram at @healthy_living_815. Anna will be posting some of her recipes here every month.

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February is the month of love and of course that means that you have to eat lots of chocolate! Valentine’s Day may have passed but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to indulge in that decadent super food, does it? Our family has been enjoying many shapes and forms of chocolate this month: from chocolate cake to chocolate frosting to chocolate pudding, to just plain chocolate sauce melted over ice cream.

It has been a full month since my last recipe, so I wanted to share this quick and easy recipe for those of you who don’t have a lot of time to be in the kitchen, but still want the pleasure of enjoying a homemade treat that is fudgy and rich but still healthy. I hope that this recipe satisfies your sweet cravings!

Valentine Fudge
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup dates
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a high-powered blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth and fudgy. Spread fudge evenly into the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for 6 hours or overnight. Slice into small squares with a hot knife. You can enjoy your fudge squares just like this, or you can…

 

Photo Credit: Anna Walsh
Photo Credit: Anna Walsh

…take your fudge to the next level by melting 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 drop of peppermint essential oil. Dip each fudge square into the chocolate sauce and set on a piece of parchment paper until firm. Store in the refrigerator in between snacking sessions. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Anna Walsh