Oh Raw Chocolate Goji Berry Nutella Freezer Fudge how I love you. I hope you find this recipe as scrumptiously filling and totally tasty as I do!
It is not as sweet as most conventional sugar-laiden desserts, which I like. This fudge is so nutritious that I even eat two squares for breakfast and congratulate myself for eating a healthy breakfast. Take that conventional Nutella with all of your sugar (it’s the #1 ingredient- the horror, the horror!), palm oil and icky dairy! You will never be able to rock the word healthy or nutritious no matter how much you claim to be “free of artificial colors and artificial preservatives.”
Note: the most comical thing about that claim is that conventional Nutella contains Vanillin, an artificial flavor rather than color, but who reads the fine print anyway? Apparently the creators of Nutella were counting on us not to think too much about our purchase and that the words, “Free of artificial colors and preservatives!” would jump out and greet us with satisfaction and glee. Either that or the strategic folks at Nutella Inc. understand that we loathe the idea of consuming artificial colors and preservatives, but don’t mind artificial flavors. That must be it. Duhhh.
Now that I have officially bashed Nutella (yes, I know that it tastes really good and yes, I still have no problem bashing it) and corporate executives at Nutella Inc. will desire to find me and injure me severely, let’s get back to this glorious recipe free of artificial everything.
Not only is this recipe free of sugar, dairy and artificial anything, but it is free of oil too. I have my reasons for this and I’d like to enlighten you about why all oils (even coconut and olive oil!) are not healthy foods as most of us have been taught to believe, so please CLICK HERE to learn more.
I used black beans as a substitution for oil!!!! I promise that you will not be able to taste them. They actually provide this recipe with a creamy, fudgy texture. CLICK HERE to read about the health benefits of beans!
Goji berries are AMAZING foods for our health and I hope you are interested in learning about why they are so good for our bodies because I’ve provided a link for you to learn more about them. CLICK HERE to get the goji berry low-down.
Now make this recipe and not only will you satisfy any chocolate fudge cravings, but you can also feel like you ate something truly healthy! Enjoy!
Ingredients (makes 18-20 pieces of fudge):
1/2 cup hazelnut butter or almond butter or a combination of both (I used a combo)
3/4 cup black beans
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin or baked sweet potato
12 medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup nondairy milk of choice (I used almond milk)
1/2-3/4 cup goji berries (depending on how “goji berry rich” you would like your fudge)
1) Place all ingredients except goji berries into your food processor and blend until completely smooth and buttery.
2) Place batter into a large bowl and stir in goji berries, mixing them in evenly.
3) Spray an 8×8 baking dish with a healthy non-stick cooking oil (I use just the tiniest bit of oil to spray the dish and still consider this recipe basically oil-free!).
4) Place fudge batter into your baking dish and spread evenly.
5) Cover with saran wrap and freeze for 3-4 hours.
6) Remove from freezer and cut into 18-20 bites.