¼cupunsweetened almond butteror sunflower seed butter for nut free (can use creamy or crunchy)
1cupgranulated sweetener of choice: coconut sugar for paleoor for low carb use erythritol, or monk fruit sweetener (sweetener should be ground to a powder in a blender, processor or Magic Bullet type blender), or can use a low carb confectioners sweetener.
¼cupcocoa powder or cacao powdersifted
1teaspoonor 1 packet organic instant coffee or decaf crystals *optional
1teaspoonvanilla extractI use the gluten free kind
Coconut Fudge Top Layer
2 ½tablespoon. coconut oillike this one
2tablespooncoconut butterlike this kind, different than coconut oil
1tablespoonunsweetened coconut milk(canned full fat kind)
1 ½tablespoongranulated sweetener of choice: coconut sugar for paleoor for low carb use erythritol or monk fruit sweetener
1 ½tablespoonfinely ground unsweetened coconut flakes(can grind up the bigger flakes until finely shredded in a blender)
Line an 8 inch loaf pan (a loaf pan is deeper and makes thicker pieces of fudge) with wax paper or parchment paper. Can also grease the pan, if you don’t have the wax or parchment paper.
Grind up sweetener of choice in a blender or processor until powdered texture forms, set aside.
In a medium size, heavy sauce pan over medium heat melt: ½ cup butter or coconut oil, and ¼ cup almond butter or sun butter. Stir together and continue melting. Once it is melted and combined, turn heat to lowest setting.
Add to the melted butter almond butter mixture: 1 cup ground sweetener of choice, ¼ cup sifted cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Remove sauce pan from heat, and stir then ingredients together thoroughly.
Pour or spoon almond mocha fudge mixture into the bottom of prepared loaf pan. Use a rubber scraper to get all the fudge mixture out of the sauce pan. Set aside.
In a small heavy sauce pan over medium heat melt: 2 ½ tablespoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoon coconut butter, 1 tablespoon coconut milk, and 1 ½ tablespoon sweetener of choice. Stir and melt until all ingredients are melted and combined.
Remove from heat. Add 1 ½ tablespoon fine shredded coconut flakes and stir.
Pour coconut mixture over the top of almond mocha fudge in loaf pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until solid or can freeze for 20 minutes. Once solid, cut and serve. Store unused portions in the fridge.
Nutritional Data for Low Carb Version using erythritol, Swerve sweetener option:Servings: 1 serving out of 14 servings, Cal: 132, Carbs: 3 g / Net Carbs: 2 g, Fiber: 1 g, Fat: 14 g, Protein: 1 g, Sugars: 1 g, Sodium: 57 mgNutritional Data for Paleo Version using coconut sugar sweetener option: Servings: 1 serving out of 14 servings, Cal: 183, Carbs:16 g/ Net Carbs: 15 g, Fiber : 1 g, Fat: 14 g, Protein 1 g, Sugars: 14 g, Sodium: 57 mg*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*