I’m trying very, very hard to cut out refined sugar. Believe me, it’s not easy. I’m a complete sugar addict – there are no sweets I won’t eat. But I also know that the effect sugar has on me (not just weight gain, but moodiness) is just not worth it – so I’m trying. And it’s not very much fun.
The hardest thing for me to give up is chocolate. And today, I need chocolate.
So I made this fudge. Now you might be saying, Heather, you’re crazy. FUDGE? That’s like the sugariest, worst thing ever. And if I was making traditional fudge, you’d be right.
But this fudge is different. It has only three main ingredients – coconut oil, raw honey and cacao (not cocoa – but you could use unsweetened cocoa powder). All three of these ingredients are nutritional powerhouses, in moderation.
I found the basic recipe over at Petite Kitchen and added my own twist – the apricots and almonds. Plain fudge is great, but I like little bits in mine – plus, the nuts add protein and make this treat a little more satisfying.
The recipe itself couldn’t be simpler and I found all these ingredients in my pantry.
A little chopping, a little melting, then everything goes into the freezer to cool…
And in an hour? Fudge. Better than traditional fudge. It melts in your mouth and I guarantee it will nip any chocolate urge straight in the bud.