I splurged again. Is it weird that splurging (to me) is spending $12 on coconut butter?
I thought about this today…how some people complain that eating healthy and/or organic is too expensive, but what’s the alternative? You’re not doing your body a favor by eating crap. You’ll pay for it eventually! You might as well invest in it now.
Anyway, I’ve had this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie bookmarked for a while but I haven’t bought coconut butter in years. Finally got some the other day when I bought the maca root powder that I used for my banana ice cream.
I’m always ready to try out an avocado recipe especially when it involves chocolate.
These sounded so good, I couldn’t resist.
This raw coconut butter is AMAZING. It’s completely different from coconut oil. Coconut butter is all of the coconut blended together; the flesh and oil and water. I’ve been eating it with dates…ridiculous. Just remember to either warm the jar in a pot of hot water or microwave it for 20 seconds to soften it.
*You will need to have coconut butter to make these fudgey bites, coconut oil will not substitute the correct texture.
2 ripe avocados, equivalent to 1/2 c mashed
2/3 c coconut butter, softened
4 T maple syrup or honey (honey is not vegan but a better option than agave)
pinch of salt
1/4 t vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary.
- Pour or scoop your mix into a container, smooth it out and freeze for at least 4 hours. A shallow, small container will work best. You could also use silicone molds, just make sure you use something that you’ll be able to pop the frozen fudge out of.
- Melt chocolate OR prepare a chocolate sauce for coating the fudge.
Quick chocolate sauce: mix equal parts maple syrup, unrefined coconut oil and cocoa powder. 4 tablespoons of each should be enough to coat all the fudge.
- Pop your frozen fudge out of the container and onto a cutting board.
- With a sharp knife, cut the fudge into cubes.
- Have a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet ready to go back in the fridge.
- Coat them in chocolate and place them on the baking sheet and back in the freezer to harden up.
- Keep frozen until ready to eat.