Our eldest son eats a gluten- and dairy-free diet. We started on the journey about six years ago after he was diagnosed with autism.
We saw huge improvements in his behavior and overall general well-being by eliminating both from his diet. Since then, I am always on the lookout for fun and easy-to-make treats for him.
A friend shared this recipe with me about a year ago. We gave it a try and it has become one of our favorite treats. It is easy and quick to make and also one my son can help me make. I have made it during the holiday season and I also like to make it and put it in our refrigerator for a yummy treat.
This is a great time of year to find raw honey at your local farmers market. We noticed the raw honey adds to the flavor and gives a unique taste.
Healthy Homemade Fudge
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup honey (raw honey is recommended for its nutritional value)
Gently melt half of the coconut oil in a small saucepan. Allow to cool slightly. Place the remaining 1/2 cup solid coconut oil in your blender with the cocoa and honey. (I use my magic bullet and it works really well). Carefully add the melted coconut oil and pulse a few times till smooth. Make sure not to over blend or else it can separate. Line a bread pan with a layer of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Carefully pour the fudge into the pan. Place in your refrigerator until solid, about 1 hour. Gently remove from pan and cut into squares. Makes about 12-15 squares. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Jayne Gautreau of Sutherlin is married and has three sons. A native of Northern Ireland, she’s made her home in Douglas County since 2007. She blogs for Douglas County Moms on nrtoday.com.