Christmas Peppermint Chocolate ‘Fudge’
A Christmas inspired sweet treat. However, rather than dairy and corn syrup, this fudge relies on a creamy, rich Shelled Hemp Seed butter to bring the decadence.
With all that rich decadence, the Shelled Hemp Seed also provide a surprisingly large serving of plant based protein - you get an ample sized and properly balanced serving of Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids. Per 30 gram serving of Hemptons Shelled Hemp Seed, (approx. 2 heaping tablespoons) you get 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of Omega 3 & 6s.
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil Room Temperature, Not Melted
- 1/2 Cup Shelled Hemp Seed
- 1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
- 1/3 Cup Raw Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- Pinch of Sea Salt
Add the coconut oil and Shelled Hemp Seed to your high speed blender or food processor. Blend until it comes together in a creamy butter. This will take a couple minutes. You will want to stop it to scrape down the sides, once or twice.
Once the creamy Shelled Hemp Seed butter is ready, add the cocoa powder and continue mixing. Then add in the honey, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and the pinch of sea salt.
Blend until it comes together into a thick and creamy mixture, that resembles a thick pudding or a frosting.
Pour the mixture into your moulds or into your glass baking pan, sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top.
Cover with wrap or a lid and place into the fridge. Refrigerate until the fudge is set and hard, approximately 2 hours.
Pull the fudge out of the moulds or cut the fudge into squares and serve.
Enjoy. Store leftover in the fridge .. like this will last long .. not!