The Be Well Recipe: Mint Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Is there anything better than a cool, creamy, minty treat on a hot summer day? I think not. This freezer fudge hits all the right notes for a sweet summer treat. What I love about this recipe (besides the taste, of course!) is how adaptable it is! Indulge your taste buds and your creative whims: leave out the extract to create plain chocolate fudge, or add new toppings such as shredded coconut or chopped hazelnuts. No matter how you fancy your fudge, you can’t go wrong.

Mint Chocolate Freezer Fudge
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 5-6 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1¼ tsp mint extract (mine was a mix of peppermint & spearmint)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. To a mixing bowl, add melted coconut oil and almond butter and stir with a whisk to reduce clumping.
  2. Add in cacao powder and extracts, whisking until mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust cacao and extract as desired.
  3. Pour mixture into a square glass dish or mini muffin liners. Freeze until firm.
  4. Cut into squares or remove from muffin liners. Garnish with sea salt and/or mint leaves. Enjoy!

Alison Marras is a New York City based Holistic Health Coach, Recipe Developer & Food Photographer over at foodbymars.com where she whips up a healthy and delicious recipe each week. Her recipes are all gluten-free, clean and predominantly paleo (grain-free, dairy-free) with an emphasis on wholesome and seasonal ingredients. Living with Hashimoto's Autoimmune disease, Alison began her food blog after realizing the importance of food as medicine in helping her heal and in keeping symptoms under control. She combined her love of cooking with her health journey in creating recipes everyone can enjoy! She's been featured in publications such as: GFF Magazine, The Feed Feed, The Wellness Mercantile, bewell.com (by Dr. Frank Lipman) and wellandgood.com.