Sweet Treats for the Holidays

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Sweet Treats for the Holidays

Experience Momentum | Food & Nutrition, | December 22, 2017

The holidays are a special time of year, and for many people desserts and treats that they don't normally eat finally make an appearance at the table. It can also mean eating way more sugar than you intended.

While we never want people to completely give up their favorite holiday treats, this can also be a great time of year to experiment with some new or different recipes that may have less added sugar than traditional options. 

So, by popular demand, here is our favorite dairy-free fudge recipe, just in time for the holidays! This fudge is decadent and creamy without using dairy and is honey-sweetened, which helps reduce the overall sugar content of the fudge. Give it a try - you may find a new favorite!

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  • 1 cup melted coconut butter
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream*
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

*To make coconut cream: refrigerate a can of regular (not light/reduced fat) coconut milk overnight. The cream will rise to the top of the can. When you are ready to make the fudge, open the can and scoop the hardened cream off the top.

Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well mixed.
  2. Pour into a parchment or foil lined 8 x 4 loaf pan. Refrigerate or freeze until hardened. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  3. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Optional: Drizzle melted peanut/almond butter on top, or sprinkle crushed candy cane on top for an extra pop of flavor and color.

Here’s how this recipe compares to other common fudge recipes*:

Non-Dairy Fudge Coconut butter, cocoa powder, coconut cream, vanilla, raw honey

Calories per batch:

2,084

Grams of Sugar per batch: 

106g

Traditional Fudge Sugar, cocoa powder, whole milk, butter, vanilla

Calories per batch:

2,205

Grams of Sugar per batch:

413g

Easy Fudge Sweetened condensed milk, semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla

Calories per batch:

3,353

Grams of Sugar per batch:

476g

*Nutritional values calculated using myfitnesspal.com

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