There are certain days when a girl just needs her chocolate and yesterday was one of those days for me. Why I didn’t just have a handful of chocolate chips and be done with it is beyond me. Sometimes I over complicate things… I think it’s the Taurus in me.
My chocolate themed day began with a batch of protein pudding made from tofu, raw cacao and honey. It was really good, but far too rich to actually indulge in. If you’re like me with your chocolate, you want to sit in front of the TV with a spoon and go to town on the mound of chocolate before you. This pudding didn’t let me do that so, back to the kitchen I went to come up with something better.
Then I thought baking the pudding in something may help dull down the sweetness. Seconds later I was throwing ingredients in a large mixing bowl in hopes that the final result would resemble chocolate fudge clif bars. There was no time for planning a recipe, I was in the zone.
As luck would have it, 10 minutes in the oven turned the chocolate mounds into heavy artillery. Who knew that combining oats, pudding, and almond flour could be so lethal?
I was about to give up when I remembered the drops recipes I created last year. There was mojito, cashew lemon, spiced flax, and peanut butter banana but never a chocolate version… seems wrong, doesn’t it?
In the end, I surprised myself with a recipe that couldn’t be simpler. I just wish I’d thought of it before I wasted an entire block of tofu, a perfect bag of chocolate chips, and half a day. But whatever, I had fun and my house still smells like melted chocolate.
There could be worse things.
5 Ingredient No Bake Fudge Drops
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
Satisfy your chocolate craving with simple vegan fudge balls made with nut butter, dates and cacao powder.
Yield: 20 ping pong sized balls
- 2 tbsp lite coconut milk
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 cup cashini butter or coconut butter *see note
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- In the bowl of a processor or blender, combine coconut milk, medjool dates, and coconut oil until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until fully incorporated.
- Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour, or fridge for 3.
- Once a bit more solid, roll each drop of fudge into a ball and place in a plastic container.
- Seal container and return back to freezer until ready to eat.
note: I chose cashini and/or coconut butter because they’re harder at room temperature and will help to hold the balls together better than say an almond butter or peanut butter. Although I haven’t tried it, you could try omitting the milk and using 1/2 cup of the nut butter of your choice.
What’s your go-to recipe when you’re craving chocolate?
Common, everyone has them!