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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Healthy Fudge Bites

These fudge bites are a great guilt-free way to satisfy your chocolate craving.


  There are days that I want chocolate, ok, most every day. The problem is I am trying to eat more healthy this year and once I give into my sweet tooth and make something like cookies, I tend to eat too many. So when I saw this recipe for fudge bites that were made with healthy ingredients, I just had to make them. I knew that I had to sprinkle some salt on top of the chocolate fudge as chocolate just tastes better with salt. I don't know who discover combining salt with chocolate but they are awesome in my books. The salt just brings out a wonderful taste. You just have to try these delicious salted fudge bites as they are loaded with healthy ingredients like almonds, avocado, oatmeal, and coconut oil. They also are lower in sugar but still taste amazing. I think the baobab powder and maple syrup just give the perfect sweetness to these gooey fudge bites. With all these healthy ingredients, you can eat more than one and not feel one bit guilty.


What is baoba powder?   This sweet citrusy superfood powder comes from an eye-catching green pod naturally found in Upper-East Ghana.This powdery fruit provides up to six times more vitamin C than oranges, more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than that in bananas and twice the amount of calcium you get from downing a glass of milk. This tasty and nutritious powder has a delightful citrusy and tangy flavor while it is also a powerhouse of minerals including iron and magnesium. It also has a high fiber content, and as if that wasn’t enough, it's rich in prebiotic complexes that will leave your gut healthy and your body free of harmful bacteria.


When Pandavita asked me to try their superfood powder, I just thought this would be great in smoothies. Well, this company sent me some recipes along with the sample and let's just say the pictures had me craving chocolate. I love that this nutritional sweet powder that tastes great plain, yes I had to stick my finger in it and I licked it clean, can be used in recipes without adding a weird color. This is a healthy ingredient that boys can not detect so I can sprinkle it on oatmeal and yogurt. I can also sneak it into my gluten-free black bean brownies and give my boys some extra nutrition that their growing bodies need. 

For now, I just had to make the fudge bites from the recipe card that Pandavita sent me. These indulgent bars have a wonderful chewy crust with a silky chocolate fudge topping. They are also gluten and dairy free! Make sure you store these no-bake treats in the freezer, so you can grab one of these delicious treats when you have a chocolate craving.

Use this discount code MKB15 to save 15% off your first purchase of baobab powder at pandavita.com 


Healthy Fudge Bites

Ingredients

For the base

     6 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup of rolled oats
4 tbsp almond flour
1 tsp cinnamon

For the chocolate fudge topping

2 large banana
4 tbsp almond or coconut milk
1 avocado
6 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
6 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup chocolate nibs or chocolate chips
sea salt for sprinkling on top of bites, optional but delicious

Method

Line a square baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
Place the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a pan and gently melt.
 Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, almond flour, and cinnamon. Stir well to combine, then press evenly to cover the bottom of the baking pan. Freeze while you make the topping.
 For the topping, simply place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and smooth.
Pour this over the base to cover, spread out evenly and sprinkle some salt on top. Now freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.
Remove from the freezer and gently lift out the bars by lifting the parchment/wax paper and slice into bars/squares. 
Keep any remaining slices/squares in a container in the freezer for up to 1 month.

"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of baobab powder to facilitate this post."

16 comments:

  1. Interesting, I have never heard of baobab powder before. Those fudge bites look amazing though!!

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  2. Hmm I need to look into these, because i will admit it I'm a piggy I love to eat chocolate every day I can't help myself!!! Especially at night, no matter how much I try to eat healthy its like chocolate just calls my name, thanks for sharing, lol.

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  3. WOW I LOVE learning about new things especially when it comes to healthy alternatives and additives and I have never heard of Baobab power until now! Oh and YES whoever combined salt with chocolate IS AWESOME!
    Now I want to get some and make this recipe! YUM! Thanks!

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  4. Mm, I love fudge! I tend to pig out on it. This seems like fudge I can pig out on and not feel guilty.

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  5. That organic superfood baobab was so interesting. Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful product and from now on, I will always include this on my pastries.

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  6. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I can indulge and not feel too sinful

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  7. It sure sounds like a lovely dessert to have especially after a hearty dinner. I think it's nice that it doesn't contain too much sugar and anything oily like butter. This is a must try!

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  8. Yumm! And it's healthy too. What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing it, I will be making this for my family very soon. And I wont even tell them it's good for them :)

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  9. Thanks for introducing us to a new healthy product to try. Honestly, this is the first time I've heard about the Baobab powder. I only know about the tree (from the book, "The Little Prince.") The recipe is interesting enough to try. Have to get that powder first.

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  10. WOw. This is the first time I've heard this. A great way to enjoy chocolate.

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  11. SO, There is a healthier way to enjoy chocolate. I am so happy!

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  12. Did you say healthy??? Oh yes, you can count me in on this one!

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  13. Salty and sweet is my favorite combination! If you can make it healthy too, I am all for it!

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  14. Anything organic, count me in. Love it

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  15. omg! This is an amazing recipe, Fudge bites are love and a healthy version is definitely a go for me. pinning it right now!

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  16. These sounds so good! I'm all over anything salted. I've never used baoba powder, but I've heard many good things about it!

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