Does topping fudge with hemp seeds make it healthy? I think so!
I wanted to create a rich, chewy fudge with no refined sweeteners. This recipe uses soft, naturally sweet medjool dates. Blended up with a few other ingredients, you get an incredibly rich fudge you can feel good about eating… thanks to plenty of yummy, healthy-for-you fats and antioxidant-rich, mood-boosting cocoa. Hemp seed topping optional!
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cashew butter
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (or coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- Dash of sea salt and vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together until creamy in a food processor. Spread into container of your choice, depending on how thick you want your squares. I used a 7″ X 5″ glass container. Keep it plain or top with any kind of nut or seed (hemp shown in the picture). Walnuts or macadamia nuts would be awesome. Try peppermint extract for chocolate-mint fudge. Coffee extract for mocha fudge sounds divine too. Chill in fridge. Store in fridge or freezer.