vegan matcha fudge

I couldn’t even say that it’s just the holidays that call for an exorbitant level of fat intake.  It must be the cold weather.  While I do love a good fresh mango or fluffy sorbet, yeah, that’s not hearty enough for my frosty fingertips.

However, as someone who cannot stomach cow’s milk well (adios butterfat) and finds chocolate to be, sadly, a bit aggressive on the digestive system as well (booooooo!!!!), I’ve gotten clever.  Hard to call yourself clever, but with the number of tries getting this fudge right, well, it’s clever.

Here is my really really addictive recipe for this holiday season: VEGAN MATCHA FUDGE.

Here’s why it’s so good:

  1. It’s super creamy with the avocado, coconut butter and banana.  Like, weirdly creamy for something without dairy or eggs.
  2. It’s got antioxidants galore with the carob (caroube) powder and matcha green tea.  Oh, and red fruits.  Oh man that’s healthy.
  3. The colors are holiday!!  Green from the avocado and matcha, red from the fruit.  Cuteness.
  4. It’s pretty much raw, so takes no time to prepare and keeps its healthy enzymes from the fruit and what not.
  5. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and has no soy, corn, or refined sugar (if you use coconut sugar!).

Wanna make it?  Just watch the video above.  And then print out this recipe.  🙂

Share with your friends who can use it!  And you should have no problem doing this, but eat it within the day, as it is a raw fudge and it dies like all things not artificially preserved.  😉

vegan matcha fudge

Serves 12-18
Prep time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 200g creamed coconut or coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons matcha powder (powder of green tea, found in specialty stores or your local health food market)
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 Large banana
  • 3/4 cups carob powder, or chocolate powder if you can't find it
  • 1/4 cup dried red fruit of choice

Note

Eat within the day, as this is a raw fudge.

Directions

Step 1 Over low heat, melt coconut butter until completely melted. Add a pinch salt.
Step 2 Remove from heat and immediately whisk in sugar and matcha. Transfer to a blender or handheld mixer and purée with avocado and banana. Add carob powder or cocoa. Fold in dried red fruits.
Step 3 Transfer to a lined brownie pan and flatten with your hands, a plastic sheet, and/or a spatula. Optional: you can cut out your fancy shapes now, if you'd like.
Step 4 Let firm up in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours or the freezer for 15-30 minutes. Remove, break apart your fudge pieces, and decorate with some coconut cream and matcha powder/fruit if you'd like!

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