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Paleo Chocolate Fudge

Be careful, these suckers melt!

Be careful, these suckers melt!

I'm back in New York! I spent the last week completely unwinding and soaking in some vitamin D in San Diego. Beaches, family, food, wine. Total heaven. It came at the perfect time, when life started to unravel slightly and burning the candle at both ends became all too real. After my much needed and totally detoxifying trip to SoCal, I vowed to try to maintain the zen as much as I could. So I came home from work today and decided to make fudge. Fellow Crossfitter and all around bad ass, Lauren, showed me this recipe, which she got from this awesome site. I probably say this all too often, but this recipe is FREAKING EASY. Like, really easy. I spent more time writing this blog post than I did making these things. And I did it all while maintaining the zen.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Steps:

  1. Pour almond butter, coconut oil, coca powder, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla in a blender.
  2. Blend until liquified.
  3. Pour mixture into lined cupcake tin (or don't line them like I did because I ran out of liners. Live on the edge.)
  4. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Take out of cupcake tin.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Make these when you need to be reminded that there is still love in the world. Make these when you need a moment to remember that good things in life are not that complicated. Make these when you're on the phone with a friend and you can't stop laughing. Make these when you're too tired to make them because when you're done, you'll realize you can always push yourself to go a little bit further.

20g fat/11g carbs/3g protein/220 calories (per 1 serving of 9) - They are rather rich, so I've discovered that cutting them in half helps with portion size and still curbs the craving. But you can eat the whole cup, too!

Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.