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.
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.
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…
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.
- 14 oz can coconut milk, full fat
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 12 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ginger, ground
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of himalayan pink salt
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
- 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.
- Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 squares.
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving = 1 square:
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