You simply can’t have enough delicious, guilt-free desserts in your life. The more, the better! And this easy coconut butter fudge is about to become your favorite dessert! In fact, this is a high-protein, low-fat, and no-guilt fudge.
The fat in this fudge is metabolized as almost pure energy as it is primarily a medium chain fat, also called medium chain triglycerides. This fat is not stored as a fat, but used by the liver and the brain. It gives your brain energy and tastes great! This fudge is a perfectly healthy way to satisfy your sugar cravings.
Coconut is fast becoming one of my favorite real food products. Now, I’ll be perfectly honest: I usually buy cold expeller-pressed coconut oil. I prefer this because it has virtually no taste. I mean, no offense to the almighty coconut, but I don’t want coconut-flavored fudge or scrambled eggs!
The hemp seeds were put in this fudge for a reason, but feel free to add any seeds you like. Hemp seeds are high in nutritional value and contain 20 different varieties of amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids. Some essential amino acids can’t be naturally produced by the body and these seeds have the capacity to supplement them in the body. They contain high amounts of protein, which helps in strengthening the immune system besides helping in excreting toxins from the body. There is no other food which contains such high quantities of essential fatty acids found in hemp seeds, higher than even flaxseed and other nut or seed oil as well as containing high amounts of vitamin E and trace minerals.
I’ve used a sugar substitute called Norbu or Lokanto sugar in this recipe so you can satisfy a sweet tooth without weight gain and ruining your health. Norbu is a fabulous new granulated natural alternative to sugar. Both Lokanto and Norbu are made from monk fruit, also known as luo han guo in China, where it has been used as a sweetener and in herbal remedies for centuries. They can be used spoonful for spoonful exactly like sugar.
When you combine coconut, chocolate and hemp seeds together… well, it’s nothing short of heaven on earth. So I’ve been hunting around and tweaking coconut fudge recipes until I came up with the simplest recipe that also gives you lots of protein with the hemp seeds. Bonus? It tastes freakin’ awesome.
- 8 oz 100% organic unsweetened cacao
- 16 ounces of coconut manna or raw coconut butter (Nutiva and Artisan are good brands)
- 1 ½ cups Norbu or Lokanto sugar
- ½ cup coconut sugar (OR use only 2 cups Norbu or Lokanto sugar and eliminate the coconut sugar)
- 1 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
Melt all ingredients together over a low heat.
When well blended pour into silicone cupcake holders and freeze. Pop out of holders and store in freezer or refrigerator.
Alternatively, grease glass pan, pour in mixture and refrigerate until solid enough to cut into bars.
You can also put it in the fridge for ten minutes to get the mixture more firm. Then roll the fudge into balls and roll in hemp seeds, coconut flakes, ground pistachios or other seeds to make a beautiful colored variety of truffles!
Keep fudge refrigerated until ready to be eaten.