The Spicy Chocolates sure are fun! These little frozen chocolates might look normal at first glance, but as soon as you take a bite, a series of delightful flavors unfold one at a time….cocoa, maca, turmeric, cayenne…..
This is a “treat” that is kept in the freezer. Its a fudge-like consistency. Observing a friend take a bite for the first time is like seeing someone watch an action movie. The look on their face changes about 5 times and by the end they are saying “Oh, oh, oh, mmmmmm, what is that? Oh wow! OH its spicy!” Then they ask something like “What’s in here??? Caramel, coconut, ginger?”
But there’s more to it than just great flavor. The Spicy Chocolates are a great source of healthy fats. Abundant good fat in your diet helps stabilize blood sugar and helps with good brain function. Those struggling with ADHD, ADD, dementia, etc benefit from eating plenty of good healthy fats.
If you’re thinking of adding a moderately high fat diet to a diet of gluten, grains and sugar, don’t! That’s a combination that does not work for good health. Stick to plenty of good fats, moderate amounts of clean meat free of antibiotics, hormones and GMO feed, fish, eggs if you tolerate them, loads of organic veggies, minimal fruit. You’ll see your body lean up, your thinking will get nice and clear anad your energy will skyrocket.
For the chocolates, experiment with flavors. If you don’t like spicy, skip the cayenne, if you need more chocolate, add more cocoa! You can’t really go wrong here as long as you stick to the general guidelines. You could even swap out butter for ghee if you have a butter sensitivity.
The original recipe, Phat Fudge, was first created by Mary Shenouda, http://paleochef.com. We’ve adapted the recipe to remove the sugar and tahini.
So go on, get started, and enjoy your new Spicy Chocolates!
- 1 cup coconut butter
- 1 cup grass fed butter or ghee
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp powdered turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp maca powder
- Nu Naturals Liquid stevia to taste (we like 1 tsp)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- Melt the butter and coconut butter on extremely low heat. Use a fork or a whisk to smooth all lumps.
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
- Taste the mixture to determine the sweetness. This recipe tastes the same when it is melted and frozen, so you will be able to tell how much stevia you like when you taste.
- Pour the mixture into silicone molds, ice cube trays, or a glass baking dish. If you use a glass baking dish you can cut your fudge into squares once frozen.
- Keep in a glass storage container in the freezer.
- Add or subtract any of the flavors for more or less potency.
- If you don't like the smooth consistency, try adding coconut flakes, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, or any thing else you desire.
- Add a packet or two of Organo Gold black coffee.
- Play around with other extracts- Orange, Almond, Maple, etc...
- Sprinkle Himalayan Salt on top.