Paleo Chocolate Fudge
I love chocolate. I love it so much I’ll have some form of chocolate everyday! Everyone enjoys chocolate right? Rather than chopping down on the sugar laden, highly processed dairy milk or nearly breaking your teeth on the latest chocolate with some ridiculous inclusion, that is, let’s face it, just boiled sugar on top of more sugar.
Why not try this amazing recipe… don’t think about what goes into it until you try it. and trust me, you won’t even be thinking about the ingredients when you eat just the ‘oh no, i’m going to have to hide this or else I’ll eat the whole lot in one sitting!!
- 220 grams peeled sweet potato, chopped into even sized pieces
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey or brown rice syrup
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 t vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
Steam the sweet potato until tender and mash-able. Put everything into the food processor and blend until well combined. (for no longer than 15 seconds, otherwise the fats will split the mixture). Line a slice tin with baking paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. The refrigerate until set. Cut into slices and store in Tupperware in the fridge. It is best left in the fridge until you are about to eat it, as it become soft when left out of the fridge.
Chia Seed Pudding
What better way to curb that sweet tooth with something that is equally as good for you, rather than chomping down on empty calories and heaps of added sugar. This is a super simple pudding than can be mixed up depending on how you feel.
So whats the benefits of Chia seeds I hear you say:
- High in fibre, protein and healthy omega-3 fats.
- Several nutrients that are important to bone health
- Manganese, also good for bone health
- Help to fight belly fat by stabilizing blood sugar
- Makes you feel full faster, great!
This is the chocolate version, if you don’t fancy chocolate just omit the cacao powder and add in some more vanilla.
- 400ml coconut milk or almond milk
- 50 g dark chocolate (I use Whittakers 62%)
- 1 tablespoon good quality cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup or honey
- 5-6 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a saucepan over a medium heat, combine the coconut milk, chopped dark chocolate, rice malt syrup and cacao powder.
Warm until the chocolate is completely melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract. Leave to one side, approximately 30 mins, to allow the chia seeds to work their magic…the mixture will start to thicken as they absorb the liquid. Pour into individual bowls or cups and chill for at least an hour.
Serve with more dark chocolate shavings for an intense chocolate dessert, whipped coconut cream, Greek yoghurt, berries or a combination of all the above!
Raw Nut Butter Chocolate
Tastes like salted caramel, looks like chocolate and smells divine! What more could you want. This can be made as a bark, poured into ice-block trays, chocolate moulds or silicone mini muffin trays.
- 1/3 Cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup nut spread, almond or peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- 2 teaspoons rice malt syrup
- 2-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- pinch sea salt
Line a baking tray with baking paper or have your silicone tray ready. Combine the oil, nut spread, coconut, malt syrup and raw cacao in a bowl. Ensure that everything is combined really well, then spread onto your tray or in your silicone tray. Sprinkle with the sea salt then chill in the fridge for about an hour to allow it to set.
If you made this in a silicone loaf tray, tip it upside down and 'pop' the chocolate out. Use a large knife to cut it, ensuring the blade is hot to achieve a clean cut. Store the raw nut butter chocolate in an air tight container and enjoy!
You can be adventurous and add in any flavour you desire, here are a few you might like to try:
Mint, Orange zest, Creamed honey instead of the rice malt syrup, Goji berries, dried berries (make sure they aren't the crystallised ones!) , slivered almonds or if your feeling daring a pinch of dried chilli!!!!
Raw Super Food Chocolate Slice
Oh my giddy aunt!! This is amazing and totally worth taking the time to buy the right ingredients and make it. It does come with a word of caution: "This slice is highly addictive". So, store in batches in the freezer to reduce over consumption! To see the health benefits of Goji Berries check out my front page.
- 1/2 Cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 Cup cacao powder
- 2 T honey or rice malt syrup
- 1 t Vanilla extract
- 2 T chia seeds
- 3/4 Cup seeds (sunflower and pumpkin work well together)
- 1/4 Cup Goji Berries
- 2 T Linseeds
Line a slice tin with baking paper. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients together. If the mixture is too wet add 1 -2 T ground almonds. Press into the tin and put in the fridge to set for a few hours or overnight.
- 5 rows of Whittakers Dark Chocolate 62% or 70%
- 1 t coconut oil
- 2 T coconut cream
Melt together the chocolate and coconut oil, stir together until smooth. Add the coconut cream until combined. Pour over the slice and leave it to set. Cut into squares and consumer. This can be stored in the freezer or fridge for at least a week (if it lasts that long!).
This recipe is an adaptation of Magic Mandy's Super Food Slice.