Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Friday, February 10, 2012

Good for you fudge

Thanks to NaturesKnockout on youtube, our family has some very delectable fudge we can snack on.

I am really not sure what possessed me to try this recipe, because we don't usually like fudge in quantities bigger than a bite.  Nevertheless, the creation seemed foreign and fun.

There's no baking involved, so it was perfect to let Little T take the lead and explore. We tasted all the ingredients! Baking cacao powder may look good to my six year old, but to his dismay, it was not like chocolate milk powder in the least.

We were both mesmerized by the coconut oil and agave nectar.  The oil has a consistency kind of like chap stick and the agave nectar was pleasantly light and sweet.  The coconut oil received a lot of our attention! It can not only be eaten, but used as real chap stick, lotion, or hair conditioner.  What a resourceful & healthful ingredient!

If you are not into coconut, then this recipe may not be for you, but I must say that we are not huge coconut lovers and adored this fudge.

The recipe is as follows:

1 cup organic coconut oil (we used extra virgin)
1 cup agave or light agave nectar
1 cup organic unsweetened coconut
Carob Powder - fill half cup almost full, about 3/4 (ordered mine online) 
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 cup raw organic almonds (we used slivers)

Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor - give it a light chop - pour into pan - refrigerate for 2 hours - slice - eat & enjoy!