Deliciously chocolatey vegan cherry chocolate fudge recipe

By Amy Treasure

I’ve recently had a blip food wise. I’ve been blaming it on leading an extremely busy life but I have to face the fact that I am, by my very nature, a bit greedy, so at times I fall into bad eating habits all too easily.

I’ve made the decision to go back to my (mainly) vegan, (mostly) sugar-free life. I say ‘mainly’ and ‘mostly’ because it is possible that I will catch myself out by uploading a burger shot or similar to Instagram, so I’m not going to declare myself a food angel, just yet…

I eat vegan and sugar-free for health reasons and because I feel so much better when I do. When I stick to it, and I’m exercising I feel as though I am on my A game! However, I have a sweet tooth and thought I’d give this raw chocolate fudge recipe a try to satiate my appetite.

Ridiculously simple to make, once they’re done just pop them in the fridge and dip in when you need a sweet-fix, the cherries go lovely and chewy and there is a gorgeous hint of chocolatey coconut.

Ingredients

  • 100g almond butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 100g coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g of dried cherries
  • 50g of raw cacao powder
  • 100g of honey (use 100g agave nectar to make them vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt

Method

  • Put nut butter and coconut oil in a food processor, whiz for a minute or so.
  • Sieve in the raw cacao and add all other ingredients except for the cherries. Whiz until gooey.
  • Add cherries and mix with a spoon.
  • Using a spatula transfer to a coconut oil-greased and lined baking tray.
  • Put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into fudge sized chunks.
  • They will keep for around two weeks in the fridge.
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