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Chocolate Butter Fudge

There are days when nothing will do but chocolate.  It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been eating healthy, how happy or sad you are, how much willpower you have, etc. etc. etc. but sooner or later, everyone (except for the rare odd chocolate hater) feels like a piece of chocolate.

Chocolate happens to be my nemesis.  I can “behave” and be eating great for months, and then someone brings a box of chocolates and sets it in front of me on the break room table.  I can try to move them to another corner of the table away from me, behind a computer, on top of the fridge … I still know they’re there, even when I’m feet away down the hallway in a patient’s room.  Chocolate is my downfall.

And so I’ve discovered a GAPS legal chocolate recipe that I can take with me to work, a few pieces in my lunchbox that I can bring out whenever temptations appear in the break room.  Because eating healthy doesn’t mean deprivation!  Eating healthy means making healthy choices, and if it’s a choice between this 5 ingredient, grassfed butter fudge and a piece of chocolate that contains 30 ingredients, 15 of them toxic to my health, then eating this chocolate is healthy!

Reminder: cocoa powder is an advanced food on the GAPS Diet, after healing has taken place.  This fudge is for an occasional treat and should not take the place of meals, healing foods, or become the main course of your diet, no matter how much you’d like it to 😉

I found the original recipe for this fudge at Divine Health.  I will also include a recipe below this for a dairy-free version of this recipe from Coconut Mama.

 

Chocolate Butter Fudge

1 1/2 cups organic grassfed butter, softened

1/2 cup organic cocoa powder

1/3 to 1/2 cup raw honey

1 Tbs. organic vanilla extract

pinch sea salt

 

Slowly beat all the ingredients together until well whipped.  Pour into an 8×8 glass pan and freeze until firm.

Optional: you can substitute 1/2 cup of butter for 1/2 cup of nut butter for a different flavor.  Also, try adding your favorite nuts into the mixture!  This fudge would also make an excellent frosting for cake or cupcakes.

 

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I took this picture at night when I made the fudge and wanted to wait until morning to try to take a better picture, but when I woke up my boys had already been up, discovered the fudge in the freezer, and this is what they left me:

 

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I guess I should be glad that there was something left in the pan!

 

 

Mama’s gotta hide the chocolate better 🙂

~ Alicia

 

 

Here is the recipe for the dairy free version by Coconut Mama:

 

Coconut Cream Chocolate Fudge

1 1/2 cups homemade coconut butter

1/2 cup organic cocoa powder

1 Tbs. organic vanilla extract

1/2 cup raw honey

1/8 tsp. sea salt

 

Melt all the ingredients except the honey in your saucepan.  Add honey slowly until combined.  Place in a greased 8×8 pan and refrigerate for 4 hours until solid.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

~ Alicia

 

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