I think I’ve mentioned (maybe a few zillion times) how much I love chocolate. Well, this is one of those recipes that I think may become a weekly staple in my home. Make broth, make yogurt, make sauerkraut, make fudge. Something like that! 😉
Healthy Sunflower Seed Butter Fudge
1/2 c sunflower seed butter for a no-sugar option, purchase the organic version, which has no added sugar
3 TB cocoa powder
2/3 c raw honey
3 TB butter (or coconut oil for a dairy free version!)
3/4 c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside. Pulse everything together in a food processor until combined. Press chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into small squares and serve! Store in the fridge.
This recipe is *easy* and full of good stuff (like healthy fats!). Keep some in your fridge for a quick blood sugar boost. You may substitute almond butter or peanut butter, of course. We make things nut-free around here (due to allergies), so we stick with SunButter or homemade sunflower seed butter.
You might wonder,
How is this fudge HEALTHY?
Sunflower Seed Butter: Sunflower seed butter is a high-protein snack, about 3 grams of protein per serving. It also contains a high dose of Vitamin E, which is important for our cholesterol and our immune system. Also, Sunflower seed butter contains Magnesium, which is necessary for energy, for muscle function and sleep.
Cocoa Powder: Cocoa is naturally rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, selenium, potassium and zinc.
Do you love chocolate too? How do you satisfy your chocolate cravings in healthy ways?