Fudge has one of the best textures in the world! It is soft and chewy and happy. Who doesn’t want some fudge in their life? The key is finding better options that have the best possible ingredients, digest well (ie no dairy!) and keep that creamy deliciousness. Don’t worry Beauty, it IS possible! (As are all things 🙂 ).
My Matcha Chocolate Fudge Recipe is just perfect for all of these reasons.
Let’s see why I chose matcha as one of its star ingredients…
Beauty Adaptogen: Matcha
Yes, matcha powder is considered an adaptogen, which really means, it’s among one of the adaptogenic herbs with stress-fighting properties. And who of us can’t benefit by reducing our stress levels?!
There are so many things around us that cause or escalate our levels of stress, and explains why we sometimes gravitate towards sugary treats.
From meditation to pranayama breathing exercises (working with our breath is how we work with our life force, which is vital for our overall well-being), we are always looking for ways to combat the negativity and live a more happy and fulfilled life. Let’s not negate how we can do the same with the foods we eat.
Antioxidants protect us all around from wear and tear. A variety of fruits and vegetables are of course lauded for their antioxidant properties, however, matcha is unparalleled in comparison.
Matcha is actually packed with exponentially more antioxidants according to the latest innovation in antioxidant research. Just check out the results below:
The testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), found that matcha possesses twenty times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries. In fact, matchas ORAC rating is a 1573 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 93 units.
Here are some of matcha’s other stand out qualities:
- Matcha boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Help you concentrate and focus
- Safely cleanses and purges the body of harmful elements
- Is substantially richer in chlorophyll, making it a superior daily detox
As you can see, how could I not add this adaptogen into this heavenly beauty fudge. Mixed with coconut cream, maple syrup and dark vegan chocolate (among other ingredients) — this healthy dessert will have you stress-free in no time!
And be careful my Beauties — all of your senses just might explode! ????
How to Make this Fudge below…
Matcha Chocolate Fudge Recipe
- ⅓ cup coconut cream
- 1 cup coconut butter
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- Combine coconut cream, coconut butter, and coconut oil in saucepan and heat to simmer.
- Add in matcha green tea, vanilla, and maple syrup stirring frequently.
- Pour dark chocolate chips onto lined pan
- Then Pour coconut mixture on top of dark chocolate chips in pan. Let cool and firm.
- Once firm, slice and enjoy!
Don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest Snack & Desserts board!
All my love,
Making our beloved GGS and more on KTLA recently. The more we can get share about our wellness rituals, the more we can support each other on our journeys and spread the love! xoxo
I love this recipe, I tried it tonight. I am wondering if you have a favourite protien bar to purchase as i dont always find the time to make them or things like these
Hi Burkely Belorose and thanks for your great question. I know it can be hard to find a bar that will provide the best nutrients when you’re in a hurry. I personally have not bought one in a long time and choose to either make my own or take raw, organic almonds, with me as a quick healthy snack that will provide energy to get me through till the next meal. Try to find a brand that isn’t high in fat and calories, that doesn’t have a lot of sugar and chemical ingredients, and just do the best you can when choosing. Progress not perfection, right?! 😉
what’s the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter?… i always thought they were the same thing…!!
Hi Marianna and thanks for your great question. When it comes to coconut oil, this is simply the oil that’s been extracted from the coconut meat. On the other hand, coconut butter is made from coconut flesh that is grounded into a spreadable paste. Hope this helps and let us know if you give this recipe a try. Lots of love! 😉
The recipe provided can you please tell me how many servings it makes?
Hi Jennifer and thanks for checking out my matcha fudge! This recipe makes 12 bars and I would say 1-2 bars is a good serving size. We of course don’t want to over-indulge but this treat is still healthier than other desserts on the market. Lots of love and support! 😉
Hi Kimberly! How do you suggest storing the leftovers (eg, freezer)? And how long does it keep?
Hi Krista S and thanks for taking a look at this recipe. These matcha bars are best when fresh and last about a week but if you’d like to freeze them, I would individually wrap them with parchment paper and then securely in a container – that way you can grab one and let it come to room temperature for when you’re ready to eat it. In the freezer these should last up to three weeks for best results. Thanks again for your question and sending you lots of love! 😉
Hey Kimberly! What brand of matcha ???? do you recommend? Any qualities we should look for?
Can I substitute coconut oil for coconut butter? 🙂
Hi Kimberly! What brand of chocolate chip do you use? Thank you 🙂
Hi Ariane…I try to find brands that are non-dairy and one that I like is by Enjoy Life, found here:http://amzn.to/2GWqRHk. More stores are carrying this brand now. Lots of love to you! 😉
Oh my goodness! I made these last night and put them in the fridge to set. I cut them into bars and froze all but one… waiting until after lunch to try it. SO GOOD! I tried to have an open mind, but was seriously expecting to be disappointed (I think because of bad matcha-related experiences in the past at professional bakeries). I am such a fan, Kimberly! This way of eating is giving me a new lease on life and the fact that there is zero deprivation, just clear, better choices that taste good is revolutionary. Thank you!