Loaded with heart-healthy fats, protein, and a dash of nutrient-rich maple syrup, this is the kind of treat that you’ll feel fabulous giving your sweetie for Valentine’s Day...and he or she can enjoy this delicious treat guilt-free!!
INGREDIENTS 1 cup raw cashew butter (or nut butter of choice) ⅓ cup coconut oil ¼ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup pure maple syrup ½ teaspoon fine sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
INSTRUCTIONS In a medium bowl, mix together the nut butter and coconut oil until smooth. (This works best if the ingredients are slightly warm). Add in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, sea salt and vanilla, and stir until smooth and creamy. Transfer the mixture to a dish, lined with plastic wrap for easy removal, and smooth the top with a spatula. Place the dish in the freezer, and allow the fudge to set for at least an hour before slicing and serving. Thanks to the coconut oil, this raw fudge will melt quickly if left to sit in a warm room, so it's best served directly from the freezer. Store the leftovers in a sealed container in the freezer.