There are so many things on your mind these days: your job, your mortgage, your parents, your health. But when you were a child, there was only one thing on your mind – fudge. The sweet, sticky treat dominated your dreams and was the staple of your diet for nearly a decade. Then you started to lose your love for fudge, realizing that your body simply couldn’t withstand the lethal dosage of sugar.
Yet every once in a while, your childhood craving for fudge resurfaces. This is a dangerous temptation, because your aged system is no longer able to cope with the richness of fudge. But what has this all been for, what have we been working for, if we can’t indulge in a little fudge?
Low Sugar Fudge
You’ll be glad to hear, we’ve found the cheat recipe for you. We’ve found a loophole in the system; a recipe that’ll permit you to experience that sweet, rich flavor without the consequences of the sugar injection. There are many fudge alternatives out there, but they always seem to fall short without the classic combination of butter, white sugar, and real cream. I promise you though, this recipe will have your mouth watering and your legs trembling.
Besides from obviously tasting great, this recipe will be valuable to individuals suffering from autoimmune disease or any digestive problems. If your gastrointestinal system is damaged, then it can be difficult to escape the self-perpetuating cycle of leaky gut syndrome. Adapting your diet in order to incorporate more organic foods and reduce sugar is necessary to repair your system; this recipe will do exactly that. It’s easy on your gut and your hips!
The big difference between this recipe and conventional fudge is the substitution of coconut sugar for conventional white sugar. Regular sugar and high fructose corn syrup yield no important nutrients and are therefore considered empty calories. Coconut sugar, though, has several nutrients that come from coconut palm. Some of these nutrients include: Iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, polyphenols, and antioxidants, in addition to inulin fibers, which slow glucose absorption and give coconut sugar a lower glycemic index than regular white sugar.
Low Sugar Caramel Fudge Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 8 hours or overnight
Makes: 12-15 squares
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ¾ cup coconut butter
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Mix the coconut milk, syrup, sugar, vanilla, and sea salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until mixture comes to a low simmer.
- When simmering, reduce heat and keep simmering for ten minutes. Continue stirring every few minutes while it simmers. Mixture will begin to thicken slowly.
- After ten minutes, when mixture is beginning to form paste, remove saucepan from heat and add coconut butter. Stir until smooth and thickened. Then add coconut oil until mixture is even.
- Line the bottom of a small-medium sized glass dish container with parchment paper. Pour fudge mixture into parchment-lined dishes and spread evenly.
- Place dish in freezer and let sit for the night, allowing the mixture to freeze and solidify. The next morning remove from freezer and slice into small squares. Now feast!
Via: Family Life Goal