This delicious and decadent treat uses doTerra wild orange essential oil. I would only use doTerra oils in cooking, as they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and I can be sure that they are completely pure and free from any unwanted nasties.
Arguably, these fudge bites are both therapeutic and nutritious. doTerra wild orange oil is an uplifting, happy oil as well as supportive of the immune system. Coconut oil is a healthy fat, as are chia seeds. There a lots of antioxidants in raw cacao and Vitamin C in the goji berries.
This recipe is adapted from one of my favourite gluten free cookbooks, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.
Makes 13-14 good sized bites of fudge
¾ cup of raw cashew butter (I use Meridian)
½ cup melted extra virgin coconut oil (I use Biona mild version as it has less of a coconut-ty flavour)
6 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (not the same as cocoa powder: one is raw the other is made from roasted cacao beans, so not as nutritious)
1 cup of pitted medjool dates (make sure they’re the nice soft ones)
8 drops of doTerra wild orange essential oil
2-3 tablespoons of white chia seeds
½ cup goji berries OR raisins
4-6 tbs of activated buckwheat groats* (optional)
pinch of sea salt
I used my blender to make this recipe as it’s easier. You could also use your food processor.
If using a blender, pop all the ingredients in except the gojis/raisins, chia seeds and buckwheat groats, if using. Blend until smooth. Stir in chia seeds, gojis/raisins and buckwheat groats.
If using a food processor, first blend the coconut oil, cashew butter, raw cacao and sea salt together until they form a thick paste. Then add the dates and process again until the dates are smooth. Then add the other ingredients and just pulse a few times to mix in – or do it by hand.
Spoon mixture into a glass container which has been lined with baking parchment. Put in the fridge to set.
It’s also a good idea to leave the fudge in the fridge as it gets very soft, very quickly if left out because of the coconut oil.
* Buckwheat groats (raw buckwheat seeds) are what makes the fudge a bit crunchy. It’s an optional step but I like the effect. Buckwheat is not a cereal grain but actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel which makes in a great substitute for grains for anyone sensitive to wheat or gluten. It’s also a good source of magnesium and fibre.
To make activated groaties you must first soak buckwheat groats overnight in water to ‘activate’ them (making them easier to digest). Then rinse well and drain. Next you need to dehydrate them so they are nice and crunchy. If you don’t have a dehydrator, then you can do this by spreading them out in a flat layer on baking sheets and putting them in an oven at 50 degrees for 6-8 hours (or until they are crunchy). Stored in a glass jar, they’ll keep for weeks and you can add them to porridge, cereal, yoghurt…or your superfood fudge!
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