Yes. It does exist. Let me explain:
Coconut oil is a fantastic substance that is known to provide all sorts of health benefits. The key here is to not be afraid of the word “fats.” Mainstream culture has given us the idea that fats are bad and that natural fats in food will make YOU fat. Not true. Eating refined sugars, refined carbs and junk food and not living an active lifestyle can make you fat. Eating natural, whole, healthy fats can actually help you maintain your weight and help the foods you’re eating deliver their health benefits to you much more effectively.
Coconut oil is pretty easy to digest and it aids the body in absorbing minerals, fat soluble vitamins, B vitamins, and some amino acids. Many people also say that coconut oil helps you LOSE weight because it increses your energy, boosts your metabolism, and helps improve thyroid function — all of which are beneficial to losing weight. It doesn’t negatively effect your blood cholesterol and it is a known anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties.
This is a semi-raw, dairy free healthy fudge recipe because one of the main ingredients is coconut oil as well as cocoa and one of the most natural sugars you can find — honey.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup raw honey (may add a bit more if you like your fudge sweeter)
1/2 cup peanut butter
dash of salt
Place your coconut oil in a glass or heat-proof container. In a sauce pan, boil some water. Place the coconut oil-filled container in the water and allow about 1/3rd of the coconut oil to melt. Do this to help preserve the “raw” qualities of the coconut oil, thereby, preserving its nutritional benefits. Once partially melted, pour all the coconut oil into a blender or a bowl for a hand mixer. Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend or beat till mixed together. Important: I’m not sure why, but if you mix the ingredients too long, the coconut oil will separate as you can see that mine did a little bit. Be careful to get your fudge JUST mixed and not overmixed to avoid separation. Take a small baking dish and line it with parchment or wax paper and pour your fudge into the dish and spread it out equally. Chill for 1 hour. Cut and serve.
This recipe is gluten free, grain free, egg free, soy free, dairy free, and vegetarian. While I’ve not used agave nectar, I’m sure some experimentation could be done to make this recipe vegan as well.