Superfood dark chocolate beet fudge made with medjool dates, cacao powder, unsweetened chocolate, coconut oil, walnuts, and beets – A healthful take on the classic dessert.
Around the holidays, my momma whips up batch upon batch of fudge to share with our extended family. Her version is so sinfully addicting, made with straight up-marshmallow fluff, butter, cream, and hunks of chocolate – anyone who has had it can barely contain their elation when the mega holiday treat-making event goes down. Because I’m a fabulous specimen of offspring and always enjoyed helping out in the kitchen, I took it upon myself to clean up any remaining melty chocolate goo that didn’t make it into the pan with my face. Via rubber spatula. No fudge left behind. The sweet, creamy treat made my siblings and I bounce to and fro from the couch to the wall, then crash into a fudge coma in front of Disney movies. Yeah, that stuff was gooooood.
But now that I’ve reached the ripe age of (almost) 30, and have the metabolism of a sloth rather than a cheetah but still enjoy chocolate on-the-nightly, I cleaned up the family fudge fave and whipped out the next best thing: fudge au natural.
Insert eye roll.
I know… nothing beats a real batch of silky smooth milky chocolate decadence that melts on your tongue and sends insta-pleasure signals to your brain, but hear me out. Way I see it, nightly dessert eaters such as myself can enjoy this cleaner Superfood Dark Chocolate Beet Fudge version in higher frequency without feeling the brain fog that comes with the real deal. Plus, you get to give yourself a pat on the back for making wise food input decisions. Desserting in adult-like fashion? We’ve got this.
Let’s break it all down, beat boy style. Recipe highlights:
Minus the dairy and refined sugar.
Made with all natural ingredients.
In a food processor.
Takes like 7.23 minutes to make (if you don’t count refrigeration time).
And you can quote me on that.
This healthy fudge recipe is super to prepare and uses straight-forward ingredients – figs, cacao powder, beets, etc – with the added benefit of packing a superfood punch. Chocolate + beets + walnuts award you antioxidants galore, and the subtle flavor of the dates makes them taste super sweet, without tasting “healthy.” I will say, this dark chocolate beet fudge isn’t going to taste like your momma’s high-octane authentic fudge recipe, but it certainly will please your palate. For those of you who are beet-averse, fret not – you’ll taste chocolate, not beets – I promise.
In addition, this super simple fudge takes less time to prepare than your classic sugar and dairy-filled fudge. All it requires is tossing a few ingredients into your food processor, then letting it set up in the refrigerator. I made the fudge using Love Beets cooked beets, which you can pick up in the produce section of your grocery store. Using the already cooked beets eliminates the long roasting time and makes for easy preparation. If you’re in the market for a quick and healthy chocolate recipe, this’s your go-to guy.