Tis the season to be Goji! Enjoy this flavorful, raw chocolate holiday treat, which you might not set down as we added one key ingredient: goji berries, creating the ultimate raw chocolate fudge that you might keep all to yourself! Whether you indulge in the raw chocolate holiday fudge yourself or wrap up this treat and serve as a holiday gift, everyone will be a bit more jolly enjoying the variety of flavors in the delicious and healthy treat!
1/2 cup raw coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao butter
2 tbsp raw almond butter
1 cup Medicinal-Foods™ Cacao Elixir Superfood Chocolate Powder
scrape the seeds from one vanilla bean or 1 tsp pure vanilla-alcohol free
3/4 cup raw dried coconut, finely shred
1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1-2 tsp raw agave nectar to adjust sweetness if needed
1/3 cup dried organic goji berries
1/2 cup date paste
Date Paste: Place 8 soft dates, seeds removed, in blender with 1/3 cup water and process until creamy, scraping down sides as needed. If dates are dry you can pre-soak them in the 1/3 cup of water for 1-2 hours and then blend the dates with the soaking water.
Over very, very low heat, melt coconut oil, cacao butter and almond butter. Remove from heat and add Cacao Elixir™ Raw Chocolate Powder, vanilla, coconut, pecans, ginger and date paste, stir til well combined. Adjust sweetness with agave nectar if needed. Pour in to an 8″x8″ parchment lined pan (bottom only). Spread evenly and sprinkle with coconut and goji berries, gently pressing the goji so that it will stay put. Chill until firm. Using a sharp knife cut into bite size pieces or bars. Keep chilled for optimal firmness.
This is an excellent dessert to pass around throughout the holiday festivities or wrap up as a delicious present!
Original recipe and photo courtesy of Alkaline Sisters.