Raw Carob Banana Fudge

img_1160One of the things I cannot live without is chocolate desserts. A piece of dark chocolate with a cafe noir, minty chocolate after meals, strawberries dipped in chocolate with a glass of wine, home-made cacao balls with a cuppa, chocolate-zucchini or chocolate-banana cake.. mmm..is it just me drooling right now? I fell in love with this raw fudge as soon as I had a first bite. It is rich, decadent, heavenly, melting in your mouth. I was lucky to find this French lavender sea salt from a local shop, but feel free to use normal sea salt or make one yourself 🙂 It is divine.

Another good thing about this fudge? It is made of all my favorite healthy ingredients, which means no guilt of eating chocolate dessert, yay! Tahini made of sesame seeds is an excellent source of vitamin B important for healthy cell growth and red blood cells, which will prevent anemia. It also supports your bone health, metabolism, immune and nervous system. Chia seeds contain calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. I don’t have to go over awesomeness of coconut oil again here, but did you know coconut oil is a natural appetite suppressant? The compounds as coconut is digested are shown to curb hunger naturally and increase energy expenditure. Certainly another reason to add into your diet for overall good health, right? You can replace carob powder with cacao powder in the recipe, though taste the mixture as the sweetness and bitterness is slightly different between two.

Ingredients (x10 serves)

1 large ripe banana
3 tbsp hulled tahini paste
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp raw carob powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp French lavender sea salt (optional)

Mesh a ripe banana with a fork in a large bowl. Warm up the raw honey, tahini and coconut oil in a pot over low heat until they are just melted. Combine the honey mixture, banana and other ingredients (except lavender salt) in a bowl. Combine well with a spatula and transfer to a prepared silicon baking tray or a container lined with a baking paper. Sprinkle salt evenly on top and chill in the freezer to set. Cut into squares and serve straight from the freezer.

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