This recipe will show you how to make your own sensational additive free chocolate. CONTAINS NO nuts, dairy, sugar, eggs or other additives.With a soft fudge coconut cream and vanilla flavoured centre, slightly coated in homemade dairy free chocolate, these old family favourites will be consumed quickly in our home. You can make them rough and rustic or smooth and elegant. It is not so much the delivery but the taste that will get you coming back for more. Enjoy.
Coconut Vanilla Fudge
This recipe is appropriate for people who are following the full GAPS Diet and who do not have serious digestive issues.
Cococnut Cream Filling
Mix all coconut meat ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until all ingredients is well combined and melted and then mix in a food processor to grind the dessicated coconut a little finer.
Line a 8×6 inch dish with bleach free baking paper and pour the ingredients into the dish and push down flat.
Place the coconut meat mixture dish into the freezer and leave for 4 hours or overnight.
When the mixture has set hard, pull the sides of the baking paper up to pull out the coconut mixture out of the dish and place it on a chopping board. With a long sharp knife, carefully cut the coconut fudge middle meat into even squares.
Place the squares into a container with a lid back into the freezer for preparation for the chocolate coating step.
Simmer some water on a low heat in a saucepan and place a glass bowl over the simmering water. Add the cacao butter to the glass bowl and melt the cacao butter completely. (CAUTION: Keep the heat at a low temperature so that the steam does not cause any water residue within the glass bowl and make sure all your utensils and materials do not have any water on them because any water contaminating the mixture will cause lumps and clumps and spoil the smooth chocolate result).
Once melted, turn off the heat and add the cocao powder gradually whilst stirring continuously with a bone dry whisk until mixed well with no lumps. Add honey and vanilla essence and continue to whisk.
When the mixture is lovely and smooth it is ready for the coconut meat fudge dipping.
Coating with chocolate
Take the chopped coconut meat squares from the freezer and place one square on top of a fork.
Dip the square into the chocolate so that it covers only half of the slice. (you can cover the entire slice if you want to and this can be done by dropping it into the choc mixture and then lifting it with the fork from the bottom and let the excess chocolate drip off.
The cold coconut squares will start to harden the outer layer of chocolate as you lay the squares down onto some bleach free baking paper on a tray to set.
Place the choc covered squares into the fridge for 10 minutes to set. These are reasonably stable at room temperature.
OPTIONAL: You may wish to add a teaspoon of organic mint flavour to the mixture if desired.