Guilt Free Fudge Recipe
If you’ve got a chocolate sweet tooth like me – you’ll love this guilt free slow cooker recipe for homemade fudge! The recipe relies on flavors we know and love including dark chocolate, coconut milk, and vanilla.
Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. – via Authority Nutrition
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. – via BBC Good Food
The best part is the hassle-free prep the recipe utilizes with just a standard slow cooker. This recipe is great to keep in the fridge for a delicious treat every now and then!
- 2 1/2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup canned Coconut Milk (usually found in the Asian cooking section of your grocery store)
- 1/4 cup Coconut or Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- Optional: Pinch of Sea Salt
- Add chocolate chips, coconut milk, sugar, salt, and coconut oil, stir to combine. C
- Cover and cook on low 2 hours without stirring. The lid needs to remain on during the entire cooking time.
- Turn the slow cooker off, uncover, and add vanilla. Don’t stir the mixture at this point.
- Allow to cool to room temperature. Keep in mind this typically takes at least an hour.
- Use a spoon and stir vigorously for about 5 minutes.
- Lightly oil a square pan (approximately 8″x8″ will work).
- Pour fudge into pan, cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerate over night.
- Cut fridge mixture into bite size pieces and store in refrigerator until consumed.
Note: The recipe is rather rich and meant to be consumed on occasion in moderate proportions.