This is the easiest, healthiest fudge ever, so if you are going to indulge a chocolate craving this is one of your best choices! You may wish to adjust the amount of honey to suit your sweet tooth and you could use 1/2 organic raw cane sugar and 1/2 honey if you prefer. Depending on the amount of honey you use and the consistency of the honey you may have trouble getting the coconut oil to mix or emulsify with the cocoa-honey mixture–just add a raw egg yolk to aid the emulsification. Be sure to use an egg from a healthy chicken–pasture-raised and fresh, and inspect the yolk carefully when you crack the egg. Some optional additional ingredients are 1-2 Tbsp. whey protein powder, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and dried berries–just stir them in before transfering the fudge into a baking pan.
3/4 cup raw (extra virgin), organic coconut oil, room temperature
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup raw, organic cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. of Celtic or Lima sea salt
If the coconut oil is not in its liquid state, warm it by placing it in a glass or metal bowl and then placing that bowl in a pan of hot water. Don’t heat it on the stove–hot tap water will be sufficiently hot and stirring it as it melts will speed the process. The idea is not to warm the coconut oil more than necessary in order to preserve the enzymes natural to raw oil. While the coconut oil is melting, proceed with mixing the other ingredients. Place cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract and salt in a food processor. Process until thoroughly mixed. Pour the melted coconut oil in through the top feeder of the food processor slowly while processor is on and process until thorougly mixed. Stir in by hand any optional ingredients you desire. Transfer the mixture with a spatula into a baking dish and spread evenly. Fudge should be about 1/2-inch to an inch thick. Place in refrigerator for a few hours to set. Once hardened, it can be cut and removed from the pan. This is the tricky part–you want to warm it just enough to make cutting it and removing the squares with a spatula easy. Place the pan in a larger pan containing some hot water. Within a minute or so the bottom of the fudge will loosen from the pan. Cut and remove the squares quickly before they melt too much and you have a mess! Keep refrigerated and serve cold.