Are you ready to redefine indulgence and elevate your chocolate cravings to a whole new level of healthiness this Christmas? My Chocolate Avocado Overnight Fudge is a mouthwatering treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also brings a nutritional powerhouse to the dessert table. In this blog post, I’ll unveil the secrets behind this guilt-free indulgence and explore the extraordinary health benefits of its star ingredients: avocado, dark chocolate, almond butter, walnuts, and cocoa.
Nutrient-Rich Symphony of this Chocolate Avocado Fudge
Now, let’s explore the nutritional wonders that each ingredient brings to this nutrient-rich fudge.
- 1. Avocado: Avocados are the secret ingredient that imparts a creamy texture to our fudge. Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados also provide an abundance of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, and folate. They contribute to satiety and add a nutritional boost to this sweet treat.
- 2. Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate, not only adds a luxurious flavor but also brings a wealth of antioxidants. These antioxidants help combat oxidative stress in the body, contributing to heart health and overall well-being.
- 3. Almond Butter: Almond butter introduces a velvety texture and a dose of healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E to the fudge. The monounsaturated fats in almond butter support heart health, while vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant.
- 4. Walnuts: Walnuts, with their distinct flavor and crunchy texture, provide a source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and essential minerals. They have been associated with heart health and may offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
- 5. Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder not only enhances the rich chocolatey flavor but also delivers a host of antioxidants, iron, and magnesium. It has been linked to improved mood, cardiovascular health, and cognitive function.
Indulging in a dessert doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your commitment to health. My Chocolate Avocado Overnight Fudge is a testament to the delightful harmony of decadence and nutrition. By incorporating nutrient-dense ingredients like avocado, dark chocolate, almond butter, walnuts, and cocoa, you’re not just enjoying a treat – you’re nourishing your body. So, revel in the guilt-free pleasure of this extraordinary fudge and redefine your understanding of healthy indulgence. Embrace the goodness and savor the symphony of flavors that this Chocolate Avocado Overnight Fudge brings to your dessert repertoire. Enjoy!
Chocolate Avocado Overnight Fudge
- 113 grams Dark Chocolate chopped, at least 70% cacao
- 1/2 Avocado ripe
- 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/3 cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 tbsps Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tbsps Water cold
- 1/4 cup Walnuts raw, roughly chopped
- Place the chocolate in a bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals or over a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on both sides.
- Place the avocado, maple syrup, and almond butter in a food processor. Process until completely smooth, about one minute.
- Add the vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, and water and pulse until incorporated. Add the melted chocolate and pulse again to combine.
- Transfer the fudge to the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Top with walnuts. Place in the freezer to set for at least eight hours.
- Remove the fudge and slice into squares. Keep them stored in the freezer for best results. Enjoy!
- Leftovers – Keep stored in an airtight container in the freezer for best results.
- Serving Size – A 9 x 5-inch loaf pan was used to make eight servings. One serving is one square.
- Nut-Free – Use tahini and omit the walnuts. Top with sesame seeds instead.
- More Flavor – Toast the walnuts.
- Additional Toppings – Top with coarse sea salt.
- No Almond Butter – Use peanut butter or tahini instead.
- Texture – These fudge bars are very sticky and need to chill overnight for best results and in order to slice into squares. Keep them stored in the freezer until ready to eat.
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