The NEED For Chocolate

If you’re a girl, then I would bet you like chocolate… in fact, I bet there are times of the month where a piece of chocolate can be more satisfying than anything else!

Seriously though, there are times I NEED me some chocolate regardless of my food limitations.  I look online all over for treats ~ but they usually use some sort of sugar or high-carb alternative sweetener and hardly anything sugar-free is also gluten free.  SO… I came up with a yummy treat that even I can eat!! 

Gail’s Fudge

(sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free)

• 6 oz Unsweetend Bakers Chocolate
• 1/2 cup Almond Butter
• 1 16 oz can of Coconut Milk
• 1 cup Coconut
• 50 drops Liquid Stevia
• 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
• 1/2 cup ground Flaxmeal (use a coffee grinder to grind flax seeds so they are fresh for use)

Melt the unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler (I use a metal bowl over pot of water) use low heat until fully melted.  After the chocolate is melted add the Almond Butter and mix until smooth.

While the chocolate is melting heat Coconut Milk and Coconut in a large pot over low heat to a simmer.

Add the chocolate/almond butter mix to the coconut mix with a whisk.  Then add the Stevia.  Put the mixture in a colander and let the oils drain (I think the coconut oils are what are released… not really sure, this recipe is a work in progress).  Then put the mixture into a bowl and add the vanilla, mix well.  Then add the flax meal and mix well again.

I squish the mixture onto wax paper over a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning I cut the fudge into protein bar sized pieces and store in tupperware in the fridge for up to 2 weeks… although it usually doesn’t last longer than a week for me 😉

I’m happy to have a treat that I can freely eat without guilt (or sickness) that also has a good amount of fiber and protein.

By Gail Lizette

Lover of texture and color. Quilting is my joy.

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