This raw chocolate fudge slice is a delicious yet healthy snack that you can eat any time of the day...for breakfast, a mid morning or afternoon snack or a sweet treat after dinner.
It contains a range of healthy fats from the coconut cream, cacao butter and the nuts, helping you feel full and satiated. I used a mix of both macadamia and cashew nuts, however, you can substitute any nuts you like.
The raw cacao powder, provides antioxidants, essential fatty acids and minerals such as magnesium which promotes heart health and is essential for proper brain functioning.
I like to incorporate herbs and spices into my recipes wherever possible, sneaking additional vitamins, minerals and micronutrients into my diet. Cardamom, related to the ginger family, is rich in nutrients, including, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc. The most popular health benefits of cardamom include improving cardiovascular health and assisting with digestive disorders.
Cinnamon also has amazing health benefits, including, regulating blood sugar, providing antioxidants and reducing inflammation, however, I mainly use it just because I love the taste!
I rarely use raw honey in baking as heating it damages the antibacterial and antifungal properties, however, it is fine for this recipe as it is only gently heated. You can adjust the level of sweetness by adding more or less honey or mix it up and use any other liquid sweetener, such as rice malt syrup, agave syrup or maple syrup.
Have fun playing around with the different ingredients and most of all enjoy eating it and sharing with friends....(maybe!)
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- 150g coconut cream
- 200g raw cacao butter
- 100g cashews
- 100g macadamias
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp cardamom (ground)
- 4-5 Tbs cacao powder
- honey to taste
- Firstly you need to melt the cacao butter. You can do this by using the double boiler method or use a Thermomix if you have one.
- Grind your nuts into a fine powder using a food processor.
- Add the melted cacao butter and the rest of the ingredients to the ground nuts and blend well using a food processor.
- Pour the mixture into a tin or container and place it in the freezer to set for about an hour or so.
- Remove from the freezer and place into the fridge until you are ready to eat. Yum!