Simple Festive Coconut Fudge – dairy & sugar free with natural colors

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Festive Coconut Fudge! Dairy and Sugar Free - with natural color!{Please welcome Sarah from Little Fig.  She brings us a beautiful Healthy Sugar Free Dessert, a perfect snack for anytime of year, but especially nice for Christmas.  This is an easy Christmas candy you can whip together to share at your Holiday gathering, or gift to loved ones.}

As I shared over at Little Fig the other day, one of my family’s Christmas traditions that I particularly treasure is gifting homemade presents.

I get a great kick out of gifts which are both truly enjoyable AND nourishing. I love the fact that it enables my kids to participate fully in the joy of giving too, and have taken to bookmarking recipes that we can enjoy trying out together (I’ve also started pinning ideas to this pinterest board, do follow along :-)). I also love whipping up allergy-free goodies for friends who might be missing certain treats.

The two dairy-free gifts that I have been working on this year (as an added bonus, they are also gluten free) are Christmas Spiced Fig ‘Butter’ and the Festive Coconut Fudge that I am sharing with you today.

Coconut butter gives this fudge its richness and texture. Besides being super easy to make at home, it provides the creaminess that my earlier coconut oil-based fudges were lacking.

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I have used beautiful New Zealand manuka honey as a sweetener. Manuka honey has strong antibacterial properties and is always present among my arsenal of natural remedies (no sugar needed to get that medicine down!).

You can add whatever fruits, nuts or flavourings that you like to this base, but in keeping with the Christmas theme I chose kiwifruit and plums to provide festive colour.Kiwi for Coconut Fudge. Dehydrating Kiwi Fruit.I dehydrated the kiwifruit to intensify its flavour, but if you don’t have access to a dehydrator you could use fresh fruit too.

To enhance the green colour I also added a small amount of spirulina, which my willing taste testers weren’t able to pick out at all. Powdered green stevia would be perfect too.

Freeze-dried plums were an easy choice for their deep red colour and flavour, but you could opt for freeze-dried berries or even fresh berries instead.

Enjoy, and much peace and joy to you all at Christmas!

Healthy Fudge Recipe! Dairy and Sugar Free - with natural color.

From Adrienne: Isn’t the fudge gorgeous?  I have some freeze dried pomegranate powder I use for an antioxidant boost to smoothies. I think I am going to have to try this!}

Looking for More Healthy Christmas Treats?  How about:

- 3 Ridiculously Easy Truffle Recipes
- Healthy Almond Joy® Bars
- No Bake Coconut Delights

What fruits or other add ins would you put in Your fudge?

Sarah TengSarah is a Kiwi mum of two and a ‘Real Food’ convert. She is currently studying a Diploma of Nutritional Science at a naturopathic college in New Zealand. Sarah started her blog, Little Fig, to share her passion for wholesome and probiotic foods, and to celebrate the local food heroes and heroines in her corner of the world. You can also follow Sarah on Pinterest and Twitter.

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  1. I love making fudge recipes like this, but had never thought of the colors/flavors – brilliant!

  2. Pretty new to your blog and am looking forward to spending more time with it as I can. Surprised though I just saw, it’s gone now, an ad from Monsanto on this post. At first I thought maybe it was not the Monsanto so I clicked on it before letting you know. It was them and I don’t know how ads work on blogs but was sorry to see it here. Looking forward to learning more good ideas from you.

    • Thanks Louise. I try hard to get objectionable things off of my site. Was it monsanto.com that the ad took you to? I have to be honest, though, I am more upset about the near porn that has been around than that, but they’re about equal :(. Welcome!!!

  3. These are beautiful! I can’t wait to go to the health store to see if I can get my hands on some freeze dried raspberries!

  4. I love this idea! Much healthier than my go-to fudge recipe :D

  5. Pinned! The idea for color and flavours is awesome. Thanks for sharing!