Who hates Vday? Mostly single women…..right? I’m actually not a big Vday celebrator. I like to think MG and I celebrate our love on a daily basis. Awwwww. Stop it. It’s true. We’ll be having a nice dinner at home while all you suckers are using it as an excuse to eat 1lb of chocolate. I saw a comedian who said, “Valentine’s Day, the day we give mass amounts of chocolate to the one person we DON’T want to get fat!” Hahaha! True. So Vday isn’t really special in our house. Plus we just also spent our weekend away up north which was a our
little Christmas present to each other.
This is actually Quincy..but you get the picture. Holy snow!
Since we got stuck up there two nights with the storm, it parlayed into xmas, anniversary, vday, easter, bday and all other holiday gifts for 2013. Skiing is definitely a white-collar sport. I did go out of my way to write a cheesy card for my loved one and make some healthified homemade fudge. Actually the fudge is more for me and you, than him. It’s hiding in the freezer and I’ve already eaten a quarter of it… Oppsaloops. This recipe is pretty bombtastic. It’s made with avocado. What?!! Ewwww. I know! I’ve seen a lot of mousse and chocolate recipes lately made with avocado. And while it initially repulsed me, I figured it must have something to it if I keep seeing it. All these blog chicks can’t be nuts. So here’s a delightful fudge recipe that won’t expand your muffin top this Vday.
Friendly(on the thighs)Fudge
This stuff has a banana ganache topping..ga what?? Ganacheeee. Yup.
- 1 cup almond butter (chunky optional)
- 1 cup organic coconut shreds
- 1 avocado: peeled and pitted
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup
- sea salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 banana: mashed
- 3 T cacao powder
Step 1: Combine butter, coconut, avocado, cacao powder, maple syrup and sea salt in food processor until a big dough ball forms.
Step 2: Prepare a 8×8 pan with parchment paper and press mixture (with hands) reaching all sides.
Step 3: Place in freezer while preparing ganache.
Step 1: Mash the banana with a spoon in a small mixing bowl.
Step 2: Melt the coconut oil
Step 3: Combine coconut oil with banana and add cacao powder. Mix well.
Step 4: Take fudge out of freezer and pour banana coconut mixture on top. Spread it all around. Top with either more almonds pieces or coconut flakes. I used both!
Step 5: Place in freezer for two hours to set. Can refrigerate after or eat right from freezer!
Don’t be afraid to try this recipe!! You won’t regret it, and neither will your hips!
How will you celebrate this Valentine’s Day??