It’s fun to color foods for special occasions, but on a whole foods diet, regular food colorings just do not make the grade.
It’s always hard for me to take my kids to the grocery store and see them oogle the multi-colored “foods” and feel like I’d love to make them something fun like that, but knowing that I don’t want all those mystery chemicals going into their bodies.
And we love fudge, but regular fudge being loaded with white sugar and other things that aren’t great for us, leave my feeling less healthy than I’d like to once I’ve indulged.
- I’ve got a healthy fudge option for you that’s loaded with nutritional goodness
- God’s provided plenty of colorful options for us creation so we don’t need to lean on Aluminum Lake #3, Red No. 40 and the like .
For Saint Patrick’s Day this year, why not have some Dairy-Free Fudge colored with–
parsley (and no, you won’t taste it !)
You get a nice festive treat with added nutritional punch.
Oh, and if you’d like other Healthy & Delicious Fudge Recipes, check out:
Saint Patrick’s Day Dairy-Free Fudge
2 c coconut oil (use expeller pressed if you wish to avoid coconutty flavor)
1 c nut or seed butter (I used pumpkin seeds as this adds a bit of green tone to the coloring)
1/2 cup sweetener (any equivalent sweetener, (liquid or granulated) to taste will work, of course reducing the amount if using stevia extract. One scoop = 1/32 tsp! Use the healthiest sweetener you can.)
1/2 c dried parsley flakes
2 t vanilla
1/4 t salt (I recommend Real Salt)
1. Melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add remaining ingredients to blender, add coconut oil and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into an 8×8 baking pan and freeze until solid.
3. Store in refrigerator to prevent softening.
Note: For Vitamix owners, there is no need to melt the coconut oil. Simply place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. You will find that making it in the Vitamix yields a fudge with a lighter green color and a somewhat smoother texture.
A nice sweet way to celebrate this holiday that is near and dear to my heart.
To find our more about Saint Patrick’s life, and to see my connections to the Emerald Isle, read my post on Saint Patrick’s Day ~ History and Simple, Healthy Celebrations.
What is your favorite treat to eat on Saint Patrick’s Day?
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