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Easy Healthy Fudge Recipe – 5 Ingredient 5 Minute Recipe

Healthy fudge that’s loaded with antioxidants, good healthy fats and that’s low on the glycemic index?  Not to mention, it clocks in at just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep.  Count me in!  This is such a seemingly decadent sweet treat when I can’t ignore my craving for chocolate.  Not only is it fairly instant in its gratification, it’s pretty guilt-free and when enjoyed in fair doses, is actually good for you.  I tried downing a spoonful of coconut oil in the morning for awhile but it just didn’t agree with me.  It felt strange to do it and always felt stranger going down.  I’m happy to report that I found an easier and much more pleasurable way to regularly incorporate it into my diet, aside from stir fry’s and such.

The notion of chocolate that’s really good for you paired with the fact that it takes no more than 5 minutes to whip up both seem counterintuitive in nature but it’s the real deal.  When combining a few high quality ingredients, what you produce is a simple treat with 5 ingredients {and that’s if you’re counting the salt}!  They’re also vegan, paleo and refined sugar free.  I highly recommend using cold processed coconut oil for this {virgin and unrefined} since you’re taking it straight away without applying heat to it.  This helps preserve the integrity of the oil and its benefits.  The same thing goes for the cacao, the less processed sister of cocoa.  One little bag lasts me a lifetime {I only slightly exaggerate} and it goes into everything from face masks to puddings.  My girlfriend even uses it as a natural makeup bronzer that she mixes with cinnamon.  As for the sweetener, I would stick to a natural, liquid form.  You can use anything from agave to manuka honey to maple syrup.  A pinch of pink salt adds balance while pure vanilla rounds out the flavors while adding another dimension of floral sweetness.

As promised, here are my flavor variations.  For a peanut butter flavor, add in 1/4 c of peanut butter {or any other nut butter}.  For green tea, omit the cacao and add in the same amount of matcha powder.  For chocolate dipped strawberry, crush in a handful of freeze dried strawberries.  For mint chocolate, add in 1/8 ts of pure peppermint extract or even better, add in 1-2 drops of pure peppermint essential oil.  You could also stud these with nuts, goji berries, drizzle with salted date caramel….really, the options are endless.

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Easy Healthy Fudge Recipe - 5 Ingredient 5 Minute Recipe
 
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Serves: 1 dozen minis
Ingredients
  • ¼ c cold processed coconut oil
  • ¼ c cacao powder
  • 3 tb sweet rice syrup
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the coconut oil and cacao together.
  2. Add in the sweetener, salt and vanilla.
  3. Pour into mini lined tins.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve.

 

 

 

My Favorite Korean Snacks

Korean hard tack may not win any beauty contests but for me, it always makes me think of my parents who grew up on these and still enjoy them today.  They remind me of animal crackers but their smell, shape and crunch instantly transports me back to being a kid.

These sweet glutinous rice cookies {called Yak Gwa} are also a nostalgic treat for me.  Their intense buttery chew is something I haven’t been able to find in anything else.

The very last time I had jajangmyeon that I didn’t make was in our layover in China.  This chapagetti is the second best thing.  There’s a unique texture to the noodles that is different than the classic dish that I enjoy a lot and there’s something so gratifying about instant noodles.  Oh, and the part when you just don’t feel like “cooking” and no one on the island makes these.

 

This next one sounds strange, I know.  Fish jerky is something that always reminds me of my father.  He would take each piece and toast it over an open fire before ripping them into pieces for us kids.  It was a treat we didn’t always have but as soon as we smelled that open fire, we knew we were in for a treat and would run up to him to get our pieces.

I used to enjoy these walnut cakes warm and fresh from a bakery my auntie used to take us to.  These again, are second best if you can’t get them where you are.

They’re soft, pillowy bites of walnut shaped pastries filled with sweet red bean and walnuts.

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