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Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge – pure decadence

29 Apr

As you can probably tell by now – I love my sweets, especially chocolate.

Chocolate like Lipgloss – fixes everything.

Sugar-free chocolate – not so much.

That was the case, until I got onto making this fudge. And once again the balance of power was restored in my life – We have chocolate, and not icky, tasteless, powdery, faux sweet stuff.

The real deal. Creamy, melt in your mouth deliciousness with that slight dark chocolate bite.

And guess what? no sugar, no chemicals, no additives, no nasties.

Just pure Chocolaty goodness –  the kind that can change your life,  put a big smile on your face & make your day……
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Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 1 c coconut butter
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 1/2 T cacoa
  • 1 ripe large banana
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1 stevia stick

Take all ingredients & blend together. It is that simple!

The fudge can be pressed into a tin, or into little candy moulds & then refrigerated for a couple of hours to firm up. Or if you really can’t wait you can always put it in the freezer, so you can dive in & enjoy velvety chocolate goodness sooner.

Healthy Cacoa Fudge

There are endless variations that can be made with this base recipe.

My favourite is Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, simply add 4 tablespoons of peanut butter to the above recipe & make as usual, trust me you will love it.

This flavour is the winner in our household.

Oohy Goeey Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge – You know you want some

Sugar- Free Cacao & peanut butter fudge

Want to try making your own coconut butter & save a bundle – read this post

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Caramelised Chick Pea Fudge – Sugar Free

26 Apr

So by now, you might have guessed that I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. Fudge, Chocolate, Cake, Ice Cream they all call my name. Finding healthy, but yummy alternatives to my supermarket favourites is an integral part of my “going natural” journey.

But I know what your thinking.

Chick Pea fudge! What is this Girl thinking??

Chick Pea’s belong in curries & stirred through salads – not in fudge.

Trust me, that is not true at all!

Chick Peas make the richest, most decadent, cakey fudge you will ever try – pure heaven in bite sized morsels.

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This fudge is wicked with its warm earthy caramel tones, hint of cinnamon, burst of fresh cardamon & crunchy pieces of silky smooth cashew’s. It is pure decadence & utterly irresistible.

Trust me, even if you don’t like fudge, you will like this fudge.

Caramelised Chick Pea Spiced Sugar free Fudge a’la Mama Going Natural

You Will Need:

  • 2 c cooked Chick Pea’s
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c chopped roasted salted cashews
  • 6 cardamon pods
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 4 T agave syrup

Saute your chick peas in a frypan with a tablespoon of butter until all peas are golden brown & have a roasted look. Peel your cardamon pods & grind the seeds into a fine powder, add this & all of the remaining ingredients to your warm chick peas & blend until you have a smooth paste. Put your fudge mix on a plate, tray or even in moulds to set in the fridge for several hours – or in the freezer for half an hour if you can’t wait!

This basic fudge mix makes for a gazillion different variations, add what ever nuts or dried fruits you have lying around to the mix & make your own special version. In our household the favourites are Pistachio’s & cranberries, dates & roasted almonds, hazelnuts & dried figs.

Chick-Pea-&-Cranberry-fudge

Note

With the Chick pea’s you can either use the canned variety or you can soak your dried chick peas overnight in a bowl of water (this is said to make them more digestible – as the enzyme inhibitors are leached out of the peas). Soak overnight & then drain off the soaking water & boil the peas in fresh water for approximately 30  minutes (check their softness to ensure they are cooked). The peas can then be cooled & used. Or frozen for use at a later date. As an added bonus peas prepared this way will have no added preservatives or salts, just pure goodness 🙂

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