Growing up, Valentine’s Day meant one thing – candy! A heart shaped box full of chocolates from our parents and “conversation” hearts passed among friends. Hello, white sugar and preservatives…
Its been a long time since we’ve been on the receiving end of one of those boxes. As you can imagine, the ingredients used are not what we put in our bodies today.
So, to keep in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve crafted the most delicious gluten and grain free candies made with local organic maple syrup. No preservatives, no dyes or colors, no refined sugar and no GMOs! Just 100% pure goodness anyone would love ♥
Toasted Coconut Hazelnut Fudge Cups
Makes 19 fudge cups
Gluten Free • Grain Free • Soy Free
Dairy Free • Vegan • Paleo Friendly
1 cup local/organic maple syrup
1/2 cup organic coconut oil, melted
1 1/3 cups organic fair-trade cocoa
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup organic hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
1/4 cup organic shredded coconut, toasted
In a medium size bowl, combine oil, maple, cocoa and salt. Use a whisk and mix to combine. Mixture will be think and fudgy.
Add hazelnuts and coconut, mix.
Pour mixture into lined mini muffin pans.
Put pan in freezer for 2 hours to set.
Pop them out of the pan, package and give to someone special.
*Keep in the fridge or freezer*
*Radical Homemaker Quick Tips*
Use your favorite nuts! Almonds, cashews, walnuts or pecans – or a combination will certainly work in place of the hazelnuts.
Keep these indulgent treats in the fridge or freezer. No worries – they need no thaw time 🙂