Chocolate Mint MCT Fudge
Have you used MCT oil powder yet?
It has all the benefits of MCT oil (promotes cognitive function. improves cardiovascular health, boosts energy and controls blood sugar levels) but it's in the form of a powder which makes it SO convenient to use. MCT oil kind of needs to be blended to create a temporary emulsion or else the oil doesn't mix. But conveniently, MCT powder gives a creamy texture and no blending is necessary.
Just scoop, stir and you're good to go.
For anyone who is wondering wtf MCT means.. MCT is an acronym for Medium Chain Triglyceride.
It is metabolized by the liver and it utilized immediately as an energy source.
I personally love including fats such as MCT in my diet as I notice it reduces my sugar cravings and gives me an energy boost.
So the other night I was thinking to myself while I was eating my dark chocolate before bedtime (a nightly ritual) "why don't I make my favourite fudge and turn it into a fat bomb?"
Well, I did. And I'm so happy I did.
I need to really control myself with this fudge.
And you probably will too. Just a heads up.
1/2 C coconut oil, melted
1/2 C tahini
1/4 C cocoa
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/4 C maple syrup OR stevia to sweeten - I used 1 tbsp maple syrup, and increased the rest of the sweetness to taste with stevia
1 heaping tbsp Organika MCT oil powder **see note
hefty pinch of sea salt
This recipe will still work if you do not use MCT oil powder.
It is not necessary to substitute MCT oil instead.
In a small saucepan, gently melt the coconut oil over low heat. Add in remaining ingredients with a rubber spatula or whisk. Make sure to taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
I use mini square silicone molds that I bought in the baking section at Michaels, but if you don't have one you have use a bread dish lined with parchment paper.
Place in fridge or freezer to set.
Pop out of silicone mold or if you're using a bread dish, carefully remove by lifting the parchment paper and pulling the fridge out and into squares.
The coconut oil will melt quickly so they are best not kept on the counter for too long!
Store in fridge.