Coconut Oil FUDGE!!! It’s a superfood, and it’s healthy!

Ok, so now, Fudge is a superfood. This recipe for coconut oil fudge is one of the healthiest things you can put in your mouth, so you need to make it immediately. My life has changed since I discovered this recipe. It is 4 simple ingredients, and you will want to shout from the rooftops how pumped you are once you taste it.

I’ll keep this brief in telling you why this fudge is so healthy for you. For one, raw coconut oil is arguably the best fat on the planet. It’s a saturated fat, which means is great for you. It helps regulate cholesterol, can kill bacteria & viruses, helps speed up your metabolism, decrease your appetite for bad fats & sugar, boost brain function, etc. It is recommended to consume a tablespoon of raw coconut oil every day.

The second key component in this “fudge” is CACAO. Not cocoa, but CACAO. Cacao is the actual bean, and raw cacao is not processed. It’s just dehydrated and powdered. Cocoa is a processed from of cacao.

CACAO is the HEALTHIEST FOOD ON THE PLANET. It contains more antioxidants than any other food and is 80% magnesium, creates serotonin in your brain when consumed, helps relax you, decreases appetite, cuts cravings for sugar, makes you emit the “in love” hormone, and they are high in iron.

Cacao is what our chocolate starts as before it’s processed to death. What we buy in the store as chocolate is nowhere near the raw state of cacao.

This fudge has helped me lose my baby weight. I have very high sugar and dessert cravings, and since I started keeping this fudge in my fridge, I am able to eat it instead of some terrible piece of cake or box of cookies. All it takes is a little piece & I am instantly brought down from my bad craving. Make no mistake, fat doesn’t make you fat….this fudge will actually help you burn fat. Now, here is the recipe!

Raw Coconut Oil Fudge:
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3/4 cup (heaping) RAW virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup (exact) RAW CACAO powder (if you only have unsweetened cocoa, you can use it, but cacao is much healthier and better)
3-4 tablespoons raw honey
1 pinch of sea salt

optional: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, walnuts

Directions:

In a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a whisk, whip the coconut oil until it’s a little fluffy, about 2 min. It won’t fluff up like whipped cream, but it should get smooth.
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Add in the Cacao powder, honey, and sea salt. Continue to whip the ingredients together until they become smooth and homogenous, about 1 min.
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If you just want plain fudge, then you are ready to put the mixture into the pan! If you like a little pizzazz, feel free to add some raw cacao nibs. I like a little extra crunch, so I add about 1/4 cup of cacao nibs to mine & mix them in.

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Now, pour the mixture into a small baking dish, about 9×9. Smooth the top out.
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If you want to add some toppings, now is the time to do it. I added walnuts, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes, but you can leave it plain and it’s just as delicious.
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Put it in the fridge and let it set for a couple of hours. When it’s done, you can cut it into squares so that way it’s ready to eat when you want it! Keep the pan in the fridge, unless you are transferring it to a glass container. Coconut oil is very fragile, and will melt when it gets room temp or hotter. I like to leave mine in the pan so it stays really cold and keeps its crunch.
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That’s it! Let me know what you guys think of this recipe in the comments! It’s so easy to make, it’s healthy, and my whole family is hooked on it! It’s a great trade in for kids as well. No more arguing over chocolate! You can give this to the kids without worrying about the sugar or other chemicals, and they will not know the difference!

xo

Lisa O


Homemade Yummy Gummy Snacks!

These are a new staple in our house. They are so fun to make with the kids, and you don’t have to worry about them ingesting all kinds of corn syrup saturated grossness. Three simple ingredients will give you these homemade fruit chews. Enjoy!


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe!

My household has been sick more than ever this year. Pearl, Jack, and myself have all been victims of multiple colds & other viruses over the last few months. I’ve tried lots of things & this recipe I found on Pinterest has been the best so far at defeating the almighty cough. Store bought cough syrups contain all kinds of nasty chemicals. I have never felt comfortable taking, much less giving to my child. This recipe contains all natural food ingredients, specifically raw honey, which has been proven over and over again to aid in respiratory health.

It is safe to use on kids, just don’t use on a baby under 1 year old since it’s not recommended they have raw honey. Let me know if you have any cough syrup recipes you like in the comments!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons raw hone
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

XO

Lisa O