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What if I told you it was possible to create decadent, homemade fudge, without refined sweeteners?
And I followed up by informing you it was also dairy-free?
Not only that, this refined sugar-free, dairy-free fudge recipe also contains a special ingredient that brings many health benefits?
I imagine you’d be thinking one of three things:
“Wait a minute, that’s not possible!” or “I don’t think that’s going to taste very good.” or “I need that recipe. Stat.”
Let me assure you, it’s totally possible, tastes delicious, and I’m giving you the recipe right now 🙂
The Magical Fudge Ingredient
Before I share the recipe, let me tell you a little about the magical ingredient that makes this fudge delightfully creamy and decidedly healthy: Wildly Organic’s Coconut Butter.
Coconut butter is made by grinding dehydrated coconut meat. It’s different from coconut oil, which is the oil extracted from coconut meat (but doesn’t contain any of the meat itself).
The grinding process turns dehydrated coconut into a thick and creamy consistency that is similar to nut butter.
Like coconut oil, coconut butter contains lauric acid, a 12-carbon fatty acid. Lauric acid boasts many health benefits such as reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, and fighting infections.
Choose coconut butter that’s minimally processed in order to reap as many benefits as possible. Wildly Organic’s Coconut Butter is raw and organic (and incredibly delicious).
Coconut butter is perfect for homemade fudge; the creamy consistency creates a wonderful texture. It also works well in refrigerated bars and no-bake treats (like these Raw Coconut Butter Berry Bites).
Once you get your hands on a jar of coconut butter, you’ll find many uses for it. Stir it into a cup of coffee, spread it over banana bread, or freeze in bite-sized chunks (think: ice cubes) for a high-fat, craving-busting treat.
Dairy-Free Coconut Butter and Walnut Fudge
Coconut Butter and Walnut Fudge is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. You’ll only need a small piece to satisfy a craving.
In the first step, I suggest toasting the Soaked and Dried Walnuts and Shredded Coconut to create a next-level fudge that’s far from average. However, feel free to skip this step or leave the nuts and shredded coconut out entirely. Replace with dried fruit and other nuts or seeds to your liking.