If I haven't convinced you to try a raw food recipe yet, please let this be the first. You won't be disappointed, I promise! I have being trying to write this post for months now, but the problem is, every time I make this recipe it gets eaten long before I can take any pictures. But, finally I remembered to have my camera on hand while I made it. Trust me, the pictures don't even come close to doing this justice. My sister, Alice, came up with this recipe, and she will forever go down in history as the creator of this fantastic dessert. We love you Alice!
This recipe is fabulous for so many reasons. First of all, it is good for you. No, it's not just not bad for you, but it is good for you. Do you know how healthy coconut and raw cacao is? Don't trust me, do some research and you will be eating this all day, every day. Also, the ingredient list is simple and can be made with just a bowl and a spoon. Many people may not have almond butter or coconut oil on hand, but both are easy to get a hold of. I use cacao powder, because it's raw, but it can certainly be switched for cocoa, and vanilla extract can be used instead of powder. Alice likes it best with maple syrup, but agave nectar would be just fine. You get the point. As I tell Jared often, raw food is an art, not a science.
Raw Chocolate Fudge
1 cup - raw almond butter
1/2 cup - coconut oil (warmed to liquid state)
2 cups - shredded coconut
1/2 cup - agave nectar or maple syrup
1/3 cup - cacao powder
1 tsp - vanilla powder
1/2 tsp - salt
1/2 cup - ground almonds/almond flour (optional)
Mix together all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Place the mixture into a 9x9 or similar sized pan. Place in the freezer for at least two hours before serving. Keep in freezer, if you don't eat it all at once!