Cacao Fudge Bites

February 26, 2014

When I was young I would go mad for the fudge stalls at markets. You know, those cute stands selling row upon row of  colourful, buttery sugar slabs with generous amounts of toothpick-able samples. I’d always go for the Baileys flavour and feel like a total adult/rebel.

Ahhh childhood…those sweet, innocent days when I could eat a block of fudge and not feel ill. I must have been superhuman (maybe it was the Baileys?), because these days the thought of traditional fudge makes me feel sick. I’ve officially become one of those boring, old people who find certain foods too rich (chocolate self-saucing pudding does not count).

Recently I’ve been experimenting with fudge using raw cacao, the nutrient-rich powder I find to be particularly delicious and energising, and I’ve been terribly pleased with the results. These fast fudgey bites provide a decadent afternoon pick-me-up should I need one and Ben is mad for them.

Yesterday was our two year wedding anniversary. Two years since I vowed to watch more Van Damme movies. Two years since he sung My Girl to me in front of all our people. Two years since we said “salute!”  with Dad’s homemade limoncello. As my husband adores all things mint (it’s choc-mint flavoured choc-tops all the way for him), I thought I would make a peppermint pattie-style fudge bite for our afternoon treat. Predictably, he found them to be outrageously delicious. I hope you do too.

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Cacao Fudge Bites

Makes 4-8 serves, depending on the size of your little petit four cups

3 tablespoons Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil, melted in a pan until liquid
1/3 cup (heaped) Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 tablespoon Raw Honey
A small pinch of Sea Salt (a little goes a long way here)
1 teaspoon Peppermint or Vanilla Extract (more than this encourages a very prominent flavour, taste after 1 and add more as desired)

1. If your coconut oil is cold and solid, melt it in a small pan over low heat until liquid, then place it in a small mixing bowl.
2. Add the cacao, honey, sea salt and extract and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust flavouring as desired.
3. Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture into petit four cups, then place in the freezer until firm (it only takes ~10 minutes).

Heidi xo

PS. sorry there’s no Wednesday Breakfast Club post today, I’m up in the city for a bite. I hope you’re all having a splendid morning meal. Let me know what you’re having!

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  • Lisa February 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Happy Anniversary! Wow – where did those 2 years go !!!

    • Heidi February 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you! Gosh it feels like longer 😉 x

  • Terry Turtle February 26, 2014 at 7:02 am

    They look amazing! I, too, can’t eat overly sweet goodies anymore…. Except for pancakes! 🙂
    Happy wedding anniversary!!

    • Heidi February 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, Terry! Pancakes for the win x

  • InTolerant Chef February 26, 2014 at 8:20 am

    What a yummy anniversary gift indeed Heidi! I don’t like overly sweet treats either, but these sound perfect 🙂

    • Heidi February 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      They are rather delicious 🙂 x

  • cheri February 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Heidi, these look amazing, just pinned. Will be making soon. Happy Anniversary!

    • Heidi February 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Cheri! x

  • laurasmess February 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    These really sound amazing Heidi! Yum. Something so deliciously chocolately that’s good for you, too? Yes please!

    Congrats to you and Ben on reaching your second wedding anniversary! Aaron and I celebrated our second in November last year so we’re not that far ahead of you. Here’s to many more for both of us! x

    • Heidi February 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Cheers indeed 🙂 Thanks, lovely. Happy anniversary to you guys too x

  • Hannah March 1, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Happy anniversary to the couple who helps me believe. xo

    • Heidi March 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks, lovely lady 🙂 xx

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