Healthiest Raw Mint Chocolate Fudge (GF, Vegan, Paleo)
Being that it’s girl scout cookie season I can’t help but crave thin mint chocolate cookies! But being 100% gluten free I can’t just go buy a box to fill that desire. I’ve been toying with the idea of making gluten free girl scout cookies for myself, I thought it would be a really fun recipe to share!
Two things stopped me 1. It’s been done before! You can google gluten free thin mints and find a plethora of recipes and 2. Highkey Healthy is not about making the sweetest, fattiest, most delicious recipes, it’s about making the
version of your favorite treats.
To me a healthy treat is all real ingredients, low in sugar (but still satisfyingly sweet), full of fiber and healthy fat. The goal is when you eat my treats that you never feel over stuffed, over sweetened or sick in anyway.
So I scrapped my thin mint cookie idea but I still needed to fill that mint chocolate craving! (Also my mom asked for it, and I have to give her what she wants!)
After making my cashew cream cheese last week I had some left over soaked cashews. And my idea finally pieced together! Cashews are the perfect creamy, healthy, base for a chocolate bar or fudge! And thus my minty chocolate cashew fudge was born!
Soaked cashews are incredibly creamy and fatty (good fat!), they can compliment any flavor and are a perfect healthy treat.
This recipe takes less than 10 minutes, is under 10 ingredients, and healthy enough to eat as a snack and not just dessert!
I topped it with coconut flakes and walnuts to add some texture and crunch. Walnuts seem like an unlikely paring but the crunch is a really nice compliment!
HEALTHIEST RAW MINT CHOCOLATE FUDGE
- 1 cup soaked cashews at least 12 hrs
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp peppermint oil or extract can omit peppermint if mint is not your thing
- 1/4 cup coconut oil cannot substitute for any other oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Walnuts for sprinkling
- Unsweetened coconut flakes for sprinkling
In a food processor blend all of your ingredients. Scraping down the sides ever minute or so. The longer you blend the more smooth the cashews will get. I blended mine for about 5 minutes.
Spread your mixture in a lined 9x9 pan. Sprinkle with your desired ingredients, refrigerate for an hour before enjoying!