I’m about to rock your chocolate world. Forget the over-sweet, lip-puckering fudge of your childhood – this fudge is so satiny and has the most divine melt-in-your-mouth experience of any chocolate you’ve tried.

With three high quality ingredients known to have different benefits for the body, it counts as a healthy chocolate recipes – but you’ve got to eat it in moderation. That’s going to be hard.

 

TIP: If you know you will have issues with self-control, then you MUST half this recipe and/or give some away immediately.

 

A note about the ingredients:

Cocoa powder (also know as cacao) – This isn’t the stuff you buy in the supermarket. Raw cocoa powder is not roasted, relatively unprocessed, and contains no sugar unlike most of the chocolate you buy in the supermarket. The key to this fudge is getting a really good cocoa powder like the one available through Revive. Check it out here.

Maple syrup – Be sure to check the label and make sure the only ingredient is “pure Canadian maple syrup”. The other sugary syrups just won’t cut it so don’t even go there.

Once you’ve got good ingredients, the rest is easy. Here’s the recipe:

1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup pure Canadian maple syrup

Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan on very low heat until just melted and stir in the maple syrup and cacao powder. Pour into a small baking dish lined with paper. Put in the fridge to set.

It was a hot day when I first made this fudge, so I put it in the freezer to set for about two hours but then I had to let it sit out for about an hour before I could slice it. It really does melt as soon as you touch it so make sure you have a sharp knife and try not to handle it too much. Once cut into squares, put it back in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

*Makes approximately one small 8×8 (20x20cm) dish.

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