I can hardly believe that today is the last day of November and that we have a bit more than 3 weeks until Christmas! This time of the year always comes too fast and there are always million things to do, right? That’s why my recipes and posts will be quick and easy to make so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare something good and delicious. That’s the way how I cook anyway, I was never a fan of those recipes that ask for 20+ ingredients and complicated methods of preparation except for maybe on some very special occasions. This month I will be posting a mix of healthy and well, not so healthy treats (hey in festive season we can all indulge a bit!) but I promise, they will be all delicious and easy to make…
By the way, how is the weather in your part of the world? Here in the Swiss Alps we already had some snow and the winter season officially started but still we need much much more snow to be really that winter wonderland, hopefully with the beginning of December the snow will come! Otherwise, this little town is really waking up after months of sleeping, most of the hotels and restaurants were closed and there weren’t any tourists so the atmosphere was well, sleepy is an understatement. I am so happy that for the next few months there will be much more going on here and specially excited about the decorations and the Christmas market! 🙂
Back to the recipe, you just have to make this chocolate fudge, it’s like creamy, sweet, delicious, ‘melt in your mouth’ homemade chocolate and you would never guess it’s made with healthy ingredients! It’s so, so good and a perfect treat to keep in your fridge when that chocolate craving hits!
It is also very easy to make and you need only few ingredients and 10 minutes of your time. I hope you’ll try it out!
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup unsweetened raw cacao
- ½ cup ground almonds (almond meal)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- Goji berries, dried cranberries (optional)
- Note: 1 cup = 250ml
- In a large mixing bowl combine maple syrup, cacao, ground almonds and vanilla, stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Add melted coconut oil and stir by hand until all ingredients are combined.
- Add a handful of goji berries and dried cranberries and stir in.
- Prepare silicone muffin tin ( or a regular one lined with paper liners) and put about 2 tbsp of chocolate mixture into each cup. You can top each one with few goji berries if you wish.
- Put them in the freezer to set for about 2 hours.
- Remove from freezer and take out the chocolate fudge out of the muffin cups, cut in smaller pieces, put in a food container and store in fridge.
- Note: it can stay in the fridge for a long time but you'll probably eat it before that!