by Buffy Ellen
The love for this fudge is real. So real. It still amazes me that sometimes (often) the simplest things are best. These chocolatey nuggets will blow you away with how good they taste, despite only needing 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. Think everything you love about fudge, without the refined and added sugar, butter, heat-treated cocoa powder, or dairy milk. All you need is your food processor/blender and an old ice cube tray (I borrowed mum’s from the 80’s), and you’re ready to make these bountiful bites.
Yes this fabulous 5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge is…
Come make this fudge with me! I promise you will love it. Don’t tell my Healthy Russian Fudge, but I think this little lass is even better. Let's dive in...
Chocolate without caffeine? Enter Carob
If you’ve tried my Carob Coconut Rough or “Zero Sugar” Carob Logs before, you’ll be familiar with some of the key benefits of carob. Or perhaps you used to buy the carob buttons from the supermarket as a child, and are keen to rekindle that romance (I am, they were delicious). Either way, today I wanted to go a bit deeper into the benefits of this beautiful bean.Carob, otherwise known as Ceratonia siliqua in Latin, is a species of tree in the pea, legume or Fabaceae family. They grow in lovely warm climates, like the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe. Their pods, which look very similar to regular bean pods, are then cracked open, and their beans dried (or roasted) and ground into the carob powder we know and use in our kitchens. The endosperm of the bean is also often made into locust bean gum, which you may have seen on the side of your yoghurts as a thickener and stabiliser.
Carob is a fabulous food for you to include in your diet for a number of reasons…
This delicious fudge takes our carob powder and blends it with silky smooth almond butter to give it richness, creamy coconut oil to help it set, a handful of medjoul dates to bring out the sweetness, and a pinch of sea salt. That’s it! No other flavour enhancers needed.
Simply blend together, pour into ice cube trays, and pop in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to set. If you want to get fancy, you can add in extra chopped almonds or anything else you like, but honestly I love the smooth simplicity of it on its own. As I said, simple is often best.
If you make this fabulous 5-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge, I’d love to see your version on Instagram! Share your photos and tag me @begoodorganics and #begoodorganics, and @begoodorganics in the image, so I can come say hi. You can also share your pics over on my Facebook page under my latest post here, or leave me a comment below. If you follow me on social media you’ll know I love to share other people's BGO recreations on there, so I’d love for that next feature to be you!
Have a blast with this fudge. If you’ve got the ice cube trays for it, I highly recommend making double. They’ll be gone in a fudge-tastic flash.
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Please note - if you are wanting to meet any of the specific dietary requirements above, please read my notes below the recipe.
Makes 14 pieces
Takes 5 minutes + 30 minutes to set
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3/4 c carob powder1/2 c almond butter1/3 c coconut oil1/2 c medjoul dates (pitted)pinch sea salt
Optional1/3 c almonds (chopped)
c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
PS - the plates, linen and tableware I’ve used are from Citta Design and Father Rabbit.
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