Valentine's Day Edition - Paleo Friendly Fudge


Let just start by saying in no way do I think that fudge or anything resembling fudge is paleo.  I do think we can "paleo-fy" some treats and use them from time to time on very special occasions.  If you take a dogmatic view on the paleo diet and say if a caveman didn't eat it a modern and you're not going to even think about eating it; then this post isn't for you.

Since today is Valentines day, more than likely that you are going to have some form of sweet dessert tonight; I thought that it might be a good idea to post a paleo friendly fudge recipe as a potential treat option.

Erin and I did our Valentine's dinner last week but I wanted to surprise Erin with some flowers and some paleo friendly fudge, she has talked about the last few days.  So last night when she was out I whipped up this recipe.  Now I don't bake or make sweets, it's something I have just never tried.  Besides that its normally Erin's department, and she is a heck of a lot better at it than I am!  This recipe was really easy but specificity about the amounts and the order the ingredients are added to the mixture.

1/2 cup coconut oil (solid at room temperature)
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I forgot to add this to mine)

Directions: Melt the coconut oil.  Then add the honey or maple syrup and vanilla to the food processor.  Then slowly add and mix (by hand) the cocoa powder into the food processor.  Once the coconut oil melts pour it into the food processor then mix all the ingredients, with the food processor.  Once the liquid ingredients are well mixed turn off the processor and add the almond butter and mix well again. Then place the fudge mixture into paper lined muffin tins and freeze.  It may take up to 30 minutes for the fudge to set, depending on how thick you make them.

Note: I made two batch's one with honey and one with maple syrup (forgot vanilla on both).  Erin liked the honey better because it had more of a caramel like consistency.  Whereas I preferred the maple syrup because it had more of a fudge consistency.  The fudge will need to be refrigerated or they will get oily and melt.

Good luck and enjoy this paleo-ish treat!

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