Saturday, January 24, 2015

Chocolate Black Bean Fudge (Dairy, Gluten and Refined Sugar Free)

This has definitely become a new favourite for me.  This simple recipe is full or energy and nutrients. The black beans provide lots of protein as well as fibre.  The raw cocao is rich in iron and magnesium.  Dates are high in many vitamins including A, B and K.  The coconut oil is high in lauric acid which has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties making coconut oil a great support for your immune system. 

I do highly recommend a high powered blender when making this fudge.  You want to make sure you can get a good puree from the dates and beans.  We have definitely gotten used to a lot less sweet in our treats so the dates bring about enough in this fudge but if you prefer sweeter you may want to add a few drops stevia.
We have been enjoying these as a snack, for breakfast or to satisfy a chocolate craving.

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free vanilla
  • 5-7 drops liquid stevia (optional I don't add it to mine)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup raw cocao or cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
  1. Grease a 4 x 6 dish or loaf pan.
  2. Add all ingredients in order listed to your blender.
  3. Puree on high until completely smooth.
  4. Scope into prepared dish and flatten down.
  5. Set in the fridge for 1 hour.
  6. Cut into squares and try not to eat too many.


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