Choc Coconut Fudge Slice

For those who didn’t know I’ve recently become a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. During my studies we had lots of information about sugar and it’s effects on the body. I switched our family from white sugar years ago so really didn’t think it was much of a concern for us. But, my attitude has changed. 

Like most allergy mums,  I’ve been an avid label reader for many years – even before I had my kidlets. I was always looking for allergens and false weirdo chemical additives. Lately though, I’ve been looking at the sugar content in packaged foods. Wow!  A real eye opener. They say it is as addictive as cocaine. Yikes! It’s criminal that it’s so highly marketed to our little ones.

So, I’m on a mission to health up my recipes and reduce the amount of sugar my family consume. I’m getting some mixed reactions from various family members, as expected. However, Mr 10 ( my allergy child) is all for the idea – he’s bordering obsessed with health and fitness, which is awesome.

I’ve learnt to pick my battles with my teenager, so my plan is to provide healthier alternatives and to educate her. She’s old enough to make her own decisions, it’s my job as a mum to empower her with the knowledge so she can make informed decisions.

I’ve also learnt that through a 13 year olds eyes, mums don’t know much, and my words don’t carry as much weight as they used to. That’s all fine, as I have a secret weapon, my Food Matters TV subscription!

I love having so many great documentaries on hand to  help get the message across.  

I want my kids to have a well rounded education, including knowing how to cook and knowing where their food comes from. They need to negotiate their own way in life and I owe it to them to give them the best information. 

Having said all that, sometimes we feel like something sweet. After all, it’s about balance not perfection. This little beauty is delish, satisfies the sweet cravings. It’s healthy and so quick to make. Great for lunchboxes.  I’d love to know your thoughts on sugar. Are you actively trying to reduce sugar, or is avoiding allergens hard enough right now?

Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

Choc Coconut Fudge Slice

You will need…

Chocolate Layer

1 cup Peppitas

8 Medjool dates, pitted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 Tablespoons Cacao powder

Coconut Layer

1 ½ cups desiccated coconut

1/3 cup coconut flour

2-3 Tablespoons honey (or preferred sweetener)

¼ cup coconut oil

Pinch salt

Cacao nibs (to sprinkle on top)

What to do…

Place all ingredients for the chocolate layer in a food processor. Blitz until mixture is evenly combined. Place into slice tin, press down evenly with a spoon. Refrigerate.

Place all ingredients of the coconut layer in a bowl until well combined – can use a spoon or throw in into the food processor and blitz until combined. Spread over the chocolate base. Sprinkle cacao nibs over the top and press down gently with a spoon.

Refrigerate for 20 minutes and cut into pieces. Keep refrigerated.

 

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