Salted Almond Butter Freezer Fudge + Everyday Detox Cookbook

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My friend and fellow blogger, Megan Gilmore, from the popular blog Detoxinista just launched her first cookbook this week, Everyday Detox: 100 Easy Recipes to Remove Toxins, Promote Gut Health, and Lose Weight Naturally. I was lucky to be able to review this cookbook before it went to print and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the hard copy on my doorstep. Just like on her blog, the recipes in her debut cookbook are unfussy, whole foods based, and feature short ingredient lists. I’ve been a fan of Megan’s for years and I’ve always admired her ability to take a handful of simple, whole foods ingredients and turn them into something practical for everyday life. While Megan doesn’t ascribe to any particular dietary label, she creates many vegan, paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes. About 75% of the recipes in Everyday Detox are vegan or can be made vegan by swapping out the sweetener or leaving out the cheese. All of the recipes are gluten-free. There are around 50 gorgeous photos shot by Nicole Franzen.

The book’s chapters include: 1) An easy approach to detoxing; 2) stocking your detox-friendly kitchen; 3) liquid nourishment; 4) morning favorites; 5) salads, dressings & sides; 6) soups, sandwiches & wraps; 7) casseroles & comfort foods; 8) sweet treats; and 9) back to basics.                                                                                                                                                       

Detox-based cookbooks tend to make me think of hard-core fad diets and cleanses, but thankfully Megan’s approach is much less drastic. She encourages you to practice daily healthy habits and believes in eating whole foods (ie., unprocessed, refined-sugar free, chemical additive free) on a day to day basis – making a lifestyle change – rather than teetering on the extremes and cyclic nature of dieting. Megan doesn’t believe in calorie counting because she says it “doesn’t take into account the quality of foods we’re consuming nor the body’s ability to digest natural foods versus processed ones.” Instead of looking at the calorie count on a label, she says to ask yourself a few questions: Where does the food come from? Is it in its natural state? How many ingredients does it contain and do you recognize those ingredients? Better yet, she says, select foods with no label at all. I love that last tip. The recipes in Everyday Detox are also based on the principles of food-combining and how food-combining can impact digestion (which is something I admit that I’m not overly motivated to follow), but whether you want to learn more about food-combining or not, the recipes can be enjoyed simply because they are healthful and delicious.

Today, I’m happy to share a recipe from her cookbook for all of the almond butter lovers out there! I couldn’t help myself and added a homemade chocolate topping and Maldon sea salt flakes. It was a hit with our friends!

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Salted Almond Butter Freezer Fudge

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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This almond butter fudge is lightly adapted and shared with permission from Everyday Detox (2015) by Megan Gilmore. I also threw on a homemade chocolate coating for a snappy burst of chocolate in each piece, and a garnish of flaked sea salt. Be sure to keep this fudge in the freezer because it melts at room temperature.

Yield
21 pieces
Freeze time
1.5 hours
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

For the freezer fudge (lightly adapted from Everyday Detox):
  • 1 1/2 cups raw smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt or other fine sea salt, to taste
For the chocolate topping:
  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt or other fine sea salt
  • Maldon sea salt or other flaked sea salt, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease a standard size loaf pan (9"x5") and line with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit the length of the pan.
  2. For the fudge: Spoon the almond butter into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small pot, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt (only the fudge ingredients here). Heat over low, until the oil is melted. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the almond butter, stirring as you go. Stir until completely smooth and combined. It'll be quite runny at this stage.
  4. With a spatula, spoon the almond butter mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth out. Place the pan, uncovered, on a flat surface in the freezer. Freeze for around 1 hour, or until the fudge is solid.
  5. For the chocolate topping: In a small pot, add the oil and melt the oil over low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth. I like to place the chocolate sauce in the fridge for several minutes until thickened slightly.
  6. Slice the frozen slab of fudge into about 21 (1-inch) squares and place on a large plate lined with parchment paper, about a half-inch between each piece. Spoon the chocolate sauce on top of each square (a scant 1 teaspoon per square). Place back in the freezer until the chocolate is solid. Sprinkle on some flaked sea salt, if desired.
  7. Break apart the squares of fudge (if the chocolate pooled at the bottom) and enjoy immediately. Return leftovers to the freezer.

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I also tried out the Strawberry Basil Blast smoothie a few times. I change it up a bit using half the avocado and lemon juice. It’s also good without the fresh basil (I don’t always have it handy because I love to kill me a basil plant), but I do recommend trying the basil version first. I’ve made a cherry-basil combo in the past and it really is awesome in a smoothie! This smoothie will be on heavy rotation throughout the summer.

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Some other recipes on my must-try list include: Raw Falafel Wraps, Enchilada Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, and “Beef” and Broccoli.

Thanks to Megan for letting me share this almond butter fudge recipe today. Be sure to check out Everyday Detox which is hot off the press this week!

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1 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh June 5, 2015

Oh my goodness, that looks AMAZING!

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2 Laura ~ Raise Your Garden June 8, 2015

Hi Angela! I love Megan’s blog too and the fact that she definitely tries her recipes a gizzillion times because they actually work for me. I can’t wait to try that strawberry basil blast smoothie!!! Basil is my favorite. Sorry you kill your plant, have a ton of basil here and would love to share with you (or anyone who reads your blog). Sharing is caring!!!

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3 Deb July 11, 2015

I agree, Laura! I LOVE & would love some of your basil, too!

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4 Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com} June 5, 2015

That cookbook looks great!

The fudge looks better :)

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5 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 5, 2015

Oh man, this sounds like the perfect snack!! Love this!

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6 Brynn June 5, 2015

Sounds delicious! Your additions took this fudge to a whole new level. Megan is such an inspiration, I can’t wait to check out her book. I’m a big fan of your recipes so if you’re a fan, they must be good!!

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7 Megan @ Detoxinista June 5, 2015

Thanks for sharing, Angela! The chocolate topping on the fudge looks like a brilliant addition. This recipe is perfect for showcasing how quick, and more importantly, how delicious healthy foods can be! <3

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8 Kathy June 5, 2015

That looks so yummy. I am going to have to make that.

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9 Alexa [fooduzzi.com] June 5, 2015

Yum yum yum! I’m definitely making this fudge this weekend! What a great idea!

The “Everyday Detox” cookbook sounds wonderful – I’ll have to check it out, too!

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10 Vanisha June 5, 2015

These look amazing! Plus, a friend of mine just came back from Canada with some maple syrup with my name on it…now I know what I’ll make first!

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11 Lane June 5, 2015

I was vegan for a couple of years, and I used to eat desserts like this all. the. time. I definitely have a sweet spot for them now. It is just amazing to me that mixing coconut oil with something and fridging it creates fudge. Thanks for the yummy looking recipe!

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12 Jennifer Harmon {Peppers and Peaches} June 5, 2015

These look quick, easy, and delicious<–my kind of recipe. I love the addition of chocolate and salt to take it up a notch. I'm keeping my eye out for her book, I think it may be the perfect Christmas gift for a few non vegan friends this year. And yes, I have already started Christmas shopping…hey, I'm not one to shop with the masses LOL

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13 alexe June 5, 2015

«because I love to kill me a basil plant» LOL!!!!!

I don’t even try anymore. I felt too bad for the plant… :P

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14 Aubrey June 5, 2015
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Can’t wait to get her book!:)

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15 Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine June 5, 2015
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Super delicious. The chocolate coating is a must though!

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16 Cassie June 5, 2015

IDK, these freezer fudge bites could be a diet wrecker!

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17 Janelle @WhollyHealthy June 6, 2015

Yum! Looks like a great cookbook, too

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18 Léa (Savoure la Vie) June 6, 2015

This fudge looks to die for! And the chocolate topping probably makes it even more delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!!

Léa

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19 Millie l Add A Little June 6, 2015

Wow these look insane! I’m sure it would make an amazing gift too!

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20 Anna June 6, 2015

yumm these look deliciouuuus!!!! And the melted chocolate yumm

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21 Mel @ The Refreshanista Blog June 6, 2015

wow! that fudge looks amazing, i love a sprinkle of salt on sweet things :)

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22 Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files June 6, 2015

Now this is my kinda dessert! I love Megan and all her recipes so I am excited to grab ahold of her book!

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23 Gillian June 6, 2015

As ever always really interesting, fun and yummy to read your words – thanks.
Also want want to commend you on your support of other food bloggers / cook book writers, and for pointing us ‘good choice foodies’ in their direction.

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24 chris June 6, 2015

Got my Everyday Detox in the mail yesterday and made my grocery list! I love Megan’s recipes on Detoxinista and can’t wait to try all in the cookbook

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25 Beth June 6, 2015

These look and sound absolutely amazing. Once I buy some almond butter, I am definitely going to make these as they are perfect for a little snack/treat.

Beth x
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26 Amanda @ Sweets and Greens June 6, 2015

How I love fudge! And the addition of the chocolate and salt flakes make this irresistible.
I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks, so thanks for sharing Megan’s detox book. Detoxing is starting to get a bad rap, but with people like Megan showing how it do it simply and easily, anyone can benefit from detoxing without being extreme.

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27 Cindy June 6, 2015
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Came here to find the double layer frozen brownies… Found this and made them instead. And omg… So good. The salty. The sweet. The texture. Soooo good. A new favorite for sure. .

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28 Ethel June 6, 2015

Angela! I’m new the world of blogging, but I’ve been following you forever! I LOVE your recipes. And my picky husband loves them too. Every time I make an Oh She Glows recipe he’ll taste it and say, “This is so good. Is it Oh She Glows?”

You’re a household name around here and I just adore your recipes! Just wanted to say hi and I hope to comment more now that we’ve officially entered the blogging world.

Concerts on your book! I left an Amazon review days after it published. Totally preordered! Hope you’re doing well with the little one! Our youngest is 4 months old!

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29 can5 June 6, 2015
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I made these tonight. They were very easy to make, and they taste amazing!

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30 easypeasy June 6, 2015

Oh my! They look delicious! :)

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31 Lili June 7, 2015

Love you and love Megan’s blog too, one of my favorites! Fudge looks fabulous, can’t wait to get the book to try other goodies!

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32 Jennifer June 7, 2015
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These taste wonderful, and they’re the perfect summer treat to keep in the freezer. Awesome find!

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33 Anna Leea June 7, 2015

These look fabulous. Salt, chocolate, and almond butter. Already a winner in my book!

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34 Anna Lee June 7, 2015

Whoops, definitely no “a” to the end of Lee haha

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35 Anna Lee June 7, 2015

These look fabulous! Salt, chocolate, and almond butter. Already a winner in my book!

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36 Corey Cananza June 7, 2015

I’ve tried all three diets- veganism, vegetarianism, and a meat diet and I’ve always felt the healthiest with a vegan diet. Eating meat always made my energy levels decline and milk and eggs did the same but to a lesser degree. Plenty of protein can be found in so many natural vegan sources so the myth that vegans don’t get enough protein is wrong too. Keep up your good work.

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37 joseph muita June 8, 2015

Wow the fudge looks great thanks for sharing

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38 Tamanique June 8, 2015

I don’t make nearly enough fudge, and that recipe looks amahzing, but that cherry basil smoothie combo is something I have to try! Same problem though – why you die so much, basil plants? Even cactuses struggle under my care. :(

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39 Maddy @ The Sweetest Beet June 8, 2015

Ahh these look so delicious! The salty almond butter combined with dark chocolate is absolutely irresistible. I also love that they’re frozen, I find that the cold adds a unique texture/flavor.

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40 Erin @ Erin's Inside Job June 8, 2015

This looks amazing. I always have almond butter on hand bc I am obsessed with it and make it at home so I never run out. Now I can have it in fudge form!

Also, I LOVE basil. I used to make a chocolate blueberry basil smoothie every morning last summer. It is one of my favorite smells in spring/summer.

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41 Hailey June 8, 2015

Do you think this would work with natural peanut butter? I always have it on hand and rarely have almond butter, for whatever reason! This looks delicious!!!!

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42 Samantha June 8, 2015

Looks delicious!

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43 Raashmi June 8, 2015

Great recipe :) I think you’d also be interested in checking out Ingredients for Change on Facebook for plant-based recipes and my videos on Youtube: http://youtu.be/TFCznK9GnHc I’m also on Instagram as raashmis. Hope you like it! :)

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44 Christine (The Raw Project) June 8, 2015

Yum, these looks fantastic! They would wouldn’t last long in my house!

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45 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 8, 2015

Oh wow, this looks delicious!! I used to read Megan’s blog ALL the time back when I was getting started with my own (and when I had more time to be reading blogs every day… sadly, that time seems to be getting more and more scarce!) and I had no idea she now has a book out. It sounds fantastic! I’m a huge sucker for cookbooks and have a feeling this one might just have to be the next in my collection. ;)

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46 Sagan June 9, 2015

Sounds SO good! Himalayan pink sea salt is my favorite :)

Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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47 Alex @ True Femme June 9, 2015

Oh my gosh, this looks fantastic! I want some now! :)

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48 Debraj76 June 9, 2015
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I usually like a sweet bite after dinner, and this is perfect, since it stays in the freezer. I was out of almond butter, but made my own by processing whole, roasted/salted almonds in the food processor (did not add additional salt to this layer). I’m going to enjoy these with some toasted coconut on top. A winner! I think I might like it even better with peanut butter, which I’ll try next time!

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49 Farha - faskitchen June 10, 2015
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Wow, that looks amazing.. especially the chocolate pouring on the fudge took my breadth away.. looks bliss

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50 Aurora June 10, 2015
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I made the fudge yesterday and it is truly amazing! Tastes like salted butter caramel :-)
I only reduced the salt a bit, as we Europeans are not used to the salty fudge ;-) and I didn’t have time to do the chocolate topping, but will definitely try it.
A BIG THANK YOU from Germany for all the great recipes! xxx

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51 master detox June 10, 2015
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it looks always so good!!

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52 Liz June 10, 2015

YUM! I can’t wait to dive into the recipes in Everyday Detox. I love how simple this recipe is and it looks sinfully delicious! :)

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53 Nikki June 10, 2015

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
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54 Summer June 10, 2015

I made a batch of this for the teachers for Staff Appreciation Lunch at my daughter’s school. Turned out super yummy & the vegan staffers especially appreciated it! The fudge did get a little soft when left out for a while at room temperature, but turns out, when you spread that soft fudge on an apple it’s like a whole other dessert! Score!

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55 Summer June 10, 2015
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So easy & decadent. You only need a little piece!

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56 Smith Rock June 15, 2015

Wow.. fudge is looking so yummy. thank you for the delicious recipe.

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57 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork June 15, 2015

These sound delicious and relatively easy, not to mention wholesome. Going to need to bring to the next party I go to! Thanks for sharing!

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58 Angela Soto June 15, 2015
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I don’t generally bake or rather “make” any kind of sweets that require exact measurements because it never seems to turn out quite right for me. I dared to make these because they looked amazing and seemed easy enough. These turned out sooooo well and were soooo easy to make. I love that not baking is required and these are all ingredients that I already had except the cocoa powder ( I actually substituted carob powder and the results were great). I made them for a party and they were a huge hit, the guests couldn’t believe there was not dairy or refined sugar. Will definitely be making these again. My only qualm was that the glaze for the top didn’t have the consistency that it does in the pic, and I even tried refrigerating for a few minutes but that just seemed to make it too thick, I may have not mixed it well enough or it could have been that I used carob.

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59 Rebecca Jacobs Holisticbalancenutrition.co June 15, 2015

This almond butter fudge is to die for!! Just made this for one of my nutrition classes, it was a huge hit :-) Bonus that it’s so simple too!

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60 Danielle June 18, 2015

This is amazing!!! I need to try it! You never seen to amaze me!

Danielle

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61 Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet June 19, 2015

This fudge is FANTASTIC! Cannot wait to try it. :)

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62 Farha - faskitchen June 19, 2015

Congrats to ur friend, Megan on the cookbook.. I am pretty sure she must have done a great job, can’t wait to lay my hands on it

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63 Cassie June 23, 2015

I’m drooling over here!

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64 Chloe June 25, 2015

oh my word how totally amazing, Mouthwatering!

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65 Paige June 27, 2015

I feel like I did something wrong here… Just attempted this dessert and it was all wrong. Too sweet and poor consistency. Any tips?

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66 Jenny June 29, 2015

Wow …Delicious its look amazing i bookmarked your site its really amazing thanks for this :)

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67 prendredelamassemusculaire July 4, 2015

You really can have your cake and eat it too! Im really looking forward to trying these out. Fudge that helps you detox? How is this possible? lol Thank you for sharing!
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68 Janelle July 6, 2015
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I love this fudge so much that I’ve just made my second batch! I’m trying to cut out processed sugars, and this little treat has been just the thing to keep me on the right track.
I wrap individual pieces of fudge in wax paper and then pull one out of the freezer when I want one. So easy and simple and so delicious. Thanks for the recipe especially for the addition of the chocolate!

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69 thenesslife July 8, 2015

oh my goodness this fudge looks amazing! and the best part is I have all the ingredients to hand (a first) I will be making these straight away to keep in for when I feel the need for something sweet (which is all too often). Thank you for sharing x

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70 Pam July 9, 2015

Can’t wait to try this fudge with the chocolate topping..never thought of doing that before! I haven’t picked up Megan’s cookbook yet but try out a lot of recipes from her blog so this is on my radar for my next Amazon ordering splurge :)

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71 Michelle Wallace July 13, 2015

I am so glad I found this. I have to start an elimination diet this week and I was bemoaning my loss of sweets. I am able to have almonds, coconut and honey though so I will make a wee substitution and try this out. Thank you so much!

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72 Gabriella July 16, 2015

Yummy. This looks so delicious and your recipe is straightforward and simple! Cannot wait to give these a go!

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73 Mary @ Fit and Fed July 22, 2015

Cherry basil is a great combo so that smoothie sounds amazing! The bars look good for when you need a high-energy, high-calorie treat, maybe post work-out.

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74 Kelsey Halena July 31, 2015
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Oh. My. Gosh. Could barely finish eating my piece of this before screaming to the world HOW GOOD THESE ARE. My boyfriend, who is always skeptical of any dessert made with almond butter, called them ‘scary good’ – success!

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75 Maddie August 10, 2015

My 14 year old cousin was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Super sad I know!! I was thinking of making her a dessert for a family get together that would be friendly for her needs. If I made this recipe and used stevia instead of the maple syrup do you think it would turn out ok? If not do you have a recipe in mind that would be diabetic friendly and still make a 14 year old girl happy??

Thank you!

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76 The Hungry Mum August 11, 2015

*faints* What an incredible treat – so easy and I bet it vanishes in mere moments.

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77 CJ September 13, 2015

These look delish! Should I use refined coconut oil or unrefined?

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78 Hannah September 23, 2015

This recipe looks delicious! Would it work with peanut butter? Would and of the ingredient portions have to be adjusted?

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79 Rose September 25, 2015
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I made this ALLLLL summer!! It is SOOOO good… the whole family LOVED it! (from the everyday Detox cookbook) Glad to see My two favorite chefs are friends:)

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80 Bella B September 27, 2015

This looks incredibly delicious and addictive!

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81 Nicole October 12, 2015

Just what the doctor ordered- definitely trying these! Thanks for sharing :)
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82 Erin November 9, 2015

Hi there – made these last night! Have to say, the flavor is amazing and they are incredibly easy! I did notice that they started to melt when removed from the freezer and left on the counter, even for just 10 minutes. Do you suggest decreasing the amount of coconut oil in the base layer?

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83 Monica November 17, 2015
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These are very delicious! I will be making them for Thanksgiving! Thank you

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84 Stefani January 15, 2016
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unique recipes,
I have tried at home and my children very loved it & can’t stop eating.
Thanks for your recipes

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85 Cayley January 18, 2016

Yum! This looks super delicious, will have to try.

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86 Scott February 20, 2016
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Freezer fudge is my favourite. I always have some in my freezer. I will have to add this to my repertoire.

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87 Nav April 11, 2016

This sounds just delicious!

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88 Dina May 15, 2016

Okay. For all you people saying how great this looks, make it. It is really quick and easy. I have easily made it four times and it is sooooo good. I’m heading in to make it again.

Do it, you’ll be so happy you did. Just be careful, it’s hard to portion control this recipe.

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