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No Bake Healthy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe with coconut milk, coconut oil, dates, cacao powder and no condensed milk or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

This healthy gingerbread fudge does not contain condensed milk or loads of sugar but rather healthy fats and naturally occurring sugars. The sacrifice is you have to keep it frozen and serve right before enjoyment. So, put on your cutest apron, quickly zoom between the guests and stack it back in the freezer. 

No Bake Healthy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe with coconut milk, coconut oil, dates, cacao powder and no condensed milk or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Past weekend I did try a sample of original fudge at a chocolate store where my kids were getting chocolate Santa. By the way, they cost $10 (for 2), not even organic. What a ripoff but fine, once a year… I often remind myself not to take away my kids’ childhood memories because something is not organic or non-GMO. In my vivid imagination, I see their little bodies’ cells being attacked by artificial colours though. I calm myself right down with a thought we eat kale, and quinoa, and organic, and little sugar. Seriously, I do not want to become an off-grid kale psycho and regularly check myself. So, I had to say “yes” to nice smelling full of cr@p santa chocolate heads.

We took a Christmas train to see gingerbread houses exhibit, Christmas tree competition and say “hi” to Santa. We are going to see another Santa on Sunday, pet his reindeers and skate on an outdoor rink. And then we are gonna see another Christmas train. And then ride another Christmas train. And then take official picture with Santa. And then my mom is coming over with her husband for 2 weeks.

No Bake Healthy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe with coconut milk, coconut oil, dates, cacao powder and no condensed milk or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

And then Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve party all at my house with me cooking. And then New Year’s Day my little one turns 5. Wine = my sanity, Pie Face Game = dinner, Cards Against Humanity = because me and Alex are truly horrible people, extension pack horrible. But in reality these are THE BEST years! Better than the ones in a diaper at a nursing home for sure. Where I probably will be by myself since Alex is 12 years older. Another of million other benefits having a young wife – more likely to die first. Just a reality, people. Saying out loud what you are thinking. So, let’s enjoy our days when we can see, hear, chew, pee and walk and stop complaining. For realz…

No Bake Healthy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe with coconut milk, coconut oil, dates, cacao powder and no condensed milk or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

So, that tiny piece of store-made fudge…it was OK. Different from my healthy coconut oil fudge in a sense that it is dry and chewy rather than frozen and creamy. My fudge is amazing! I can’t stop thinking about using the batter to make an ice cream.

I tried to make this healthy gingerbread fudge with light coconut milk but nah…In fact, I think I will stop buying it completely. I have read it is simply diluted coconut milk with water and I find food made with it tasting flat. Plus why not eat healthy fats?! Thank God the myth of fat making us fat has been debunked.

And if you do not like gingerbread, I have a chocolate avocado fudge and avocado mint fudge recipes for you. Enjoy!

No Bake Healthy Gingerbread Fudge Recipe with coconut milk, coconut oil, dates, cacao powder and no condensed milk or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy Gingerbread Fudge

Healthy Gingerbread Fudge

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, add all ingredients and process until very smooth. Pour into lined with parchment paper 8” x 8” square dish, sprinkle with cacao nibs (makes fudge pretty) and freeze for 4 hours.
  2. Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 squares.
  3. Storage Instructions: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount Per Serving = 1 square:
Calories: 193.8
Total Fat: 13.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 19.2 mg
Total Carbs: 17.3 g
Sugars: 11 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 0.8 g
WW Points+: 5

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10 Comments

  1. Kit

    Hi Olena,

    I have made clean eating fudge before, but I am going to this year! I have severe hypoglycemia but maybe the fat will stabilize the natural sugars in there from the dates. I am experimenting and learning what works for my body. I can only have a tiny bit anyway, but I do like… No, make that love, a little bite of a treat now and then! Due to health issues, it’s got to be healthful if I’m eating it. Anyway, I think once we get used to eating the way we were meant to ear from the very beginning, that foods made with artificial this and that, preservatives, and nonorganic, taste off, overly sweet, greasy, salty, gummy, and just not right.

    But you were right in letting your little men have something from the chocolate shop that made them feel like all the other kids who go out during the holidays with their families. They can connect when they are with their friends and talking about they did. Haha, funny how you reacted though! I can’t blame you. They will live and be okay. I’d probably have given them kale smoothies for breakfast lunch and dinner the day, lol. (Kidding!…almost)

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    • Olena

      Hi Kit. I agree. I personally find very few conventional desserts tasty. Many are so artificial tasting. But I do find cheesecake, tuxedo cake or some ice creams tasty. But I do not crave them so problem solved. I admire their beauty, especially at Costco and Starbucks. Like art LOL. I learnt not to eat junk the rule is not to buy it.
      I’m not crazy, I do let my kids socialize with their friends and eat whatever everyone is eating. That makes 10% of all of their food they eat. So, let it be once in a while. What I’m no OK at all this year with my son’s hockey team bringing snacks which are pure sugar and junk after each hockey game which is 3 times a week on average. We had a conversation and agreed to take only fruit. He was absolutely fine because he knows better and especially he sees me and dad as an example. Being a role model always helps. Life is all about choices we make.
      Now make the fudge.:)

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  2. Kit

    Not!! I meant to say that I have not made clean eating dude before, but will be trying this for Christmas. It’s my dyslexia working against me! It is going to be interesting to see how it is received! I like just about everything.

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  3. Kit

    When my kids were young, in the early 80’s, I so strict about sugar and I decided to convert us to eating vegetarian. A friend called me to say our 2nd grade daughters traded parts of lunches. Mine was apparently missing her meat so much that she pawned off half of a natural peanut butter stuffed avocado for a half of her daughters ham sandwich on white bread! And her whole wheat carob and honey brownie for one bite of a hostess ding-dong! Haha! The little girl didn’t eat my daughters part, but wrapped it up in a napkin and brought it home, telling her mom she felt sad for my daughter because she was begging! I would have been embarrassed but we were good friends! My kids and husband didn’t stay vegetarian very long. I did! I never liked meat very well, but ate what was put in front of me, as food was sometimes scarce.

    Now with some health issues, I have a hard time getting enough protein and try have some.

    Anyway, my mistake was not giving my kids any sugar or regular treats at all, and suddenly changing their whole world all at once! I learned from that funny experience!

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  4. Kit

    That was a wonderful, refreshing treat! Very different from the old way, but just as good, if not trying to compete or make a clone of the same! For my reluctant grow up kids, I just never called it fudge. I just called it a ‘frozen treat’, and they tried it, liked it and were happy! Had I tried to call it fudge, they’d have protested wildly. I made the chocolate too, and when they asked about the fudge, I simply said I ran out of time.

    Well I didn’t have any left over, and that says a lot!

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    • Olena

      Hi Kit. Glad your Christmas was filled with good food and family.:) That is so smart not to call it fudge. Enjoy your quiet time.:)

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  5. Kit

    Oh yes…the grandkids gobbled it up too and didn’t care if it had a name or not! I’m only wishing I’d hidden a little in the back of the freezer for me to enjoy now that the stress of three days of feeding kids and grandkids is over and I can relax now. I am too tired to make more now.

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  6. Lisa

    Was wondering if I could just dust the top with Cacao powder. I can’t seem to find cocoa nibs

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