Need a quick and easy chocolate fix with a zing? Try this santadotfe-original fudge recipe featuring CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) peppermint oil.
sea salt chocolate mint fudge
Makes 12 small but very rich squares
1/4 c organic coconut oil 1/4 c organic brown rice syrup 1/4 c organic cacao powder generous pinch of sea salt (more to garnish) touch of vanilla extract 2 drops peppermint oil
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan on stovetop. Stir with a spoon or whisk over a low heat until ingredients are combined and glistening - about 2-3 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before pouring the mixture into a small container. Cover and refrigerate until set.
Optionally, leave cover off for about 40 minutes to set in the refrigerator. While it is setting but still silky. sprinkle a bit more course sea salt on the top as a garnish.
Keep refrigerated and serve immediately (they will melt).
Want to enhance the eating experience? Before taking them out of the refrigeration to serve:
~ drop a dab of peppermint oil into the palm of your guest's hand
~ briskly rub hands together
~ cup hands creating a funnel, and
Brown rice syrup sounds healthy, but it is still sugar and offer little if any nutrients. It is primarily glucose and contains no fructose, so brown rice syrup shouldn’t have the same negative effects on liver function and metabolic health as regular sugar.
Joan Lucci Joan is a Wellness Advocate, culinary artist, social media and marketing consultant, and has worked in the natural foods industry. She holds a BS interior design and a BA communication. Click here for Joan's bio.
Derek Werner, PhD, CS Derek is a Wellness Advocate, writer and performance coach, and certified sommelier. As a writer, he has published works on subjects ranging from golf to wine to science-fiction and was a staff writer and script editor for television and feature films. Derek earned his PhD from Northwestern University. Click here for Dr. Werner's bio.
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