Creamy Avocado Fudge is nothing short of a pure, chocolate delight! Exquisite yet simple–only 15 minutes of your time. Healthy and indulgent! No one ever guesses I put an avocado in this chocolate decadence–or for that matter, removed the cream and refined sugar. And I proved it — I put traditional fudge next to my Creamy Avocado Fudge and not a single taster could figure which was which!
Don’t get me wrong. I love avocados! I never had them as a child. That’s got to be borderline abuse! HA! Actually, my first experience with them was well into my adulthood. Once I tasted them there was no going back. Guacamole, avocado “steak” sandwiches, avocado “mayo” on sandwiches, the list goes on. Then something very cruel happened to me. After the birth of my daughter I was no longer able to eat them: I developed an allergy. As our bodies age and we go through various events that can alter our individual biochemistry (pregnancy), it is possible to develop allergies or intolerances to foods with which we had no prior issues. This was devastating to me. To have something that I had adored ripped from my grasp was really . . . torture! Fast forward to present day. Having spent nearly a decade avoiding my “love”, I had become fairly proficient at identifying any situation that could put me in harm’s way of avocado. There were exceptions that served only as reminders that I was still very much allergic to avocado. Then, one fateful Mothers Day changed my future.
My family took me to a new restaurant I had been anxious to try. I ordered a delicious quinoa burger and dug in. As I raved on about how delicious it tasted and began to list all of the subtle notes, something seemed vaguely, wonderfully familiar. Several bites in, horror, I realized it was a creamy avocado sauce that I was savoring. My jaw dropped — what now? Well, I had nothing to do but wait for the incredible pain and list of discomforts to follow. Alas, they never came! Could it be?! I was no longer allergic to avocado? By this point, I had eliminated gluten and consumed a mostly plant-based diet. I wondered if eliminating all of these inflammatory substances that tax the immune system had somehow healed my body to the point that it could now tolerate avocado again. Over the course of several months I have very slowly tested my theory and reintroduced avocado into my diet. Starting with just a taste on my finger tip and incrementally working my way up to eating an entire avocado — I am free! Reunited and it feels so good . . . .. I know it sounds crazy but this is truly one of the best things that’s ever happened. No one eating a plant-based diet should be without the creamy, tasty, fatty goodness that avocado can offer so many dishes.
As a celebration of my reunion with my sweet avocado I wanted to make a very special dish. What better way than joining it with another food no one should ever have to live without: chocolate. Vegan fudge has been on my “to do” list for quite some time, so this recipe is fate. I make no secret of my love for the avocado but let’s face it, who wants to taste it with chocolate? Taste is not all an avocado has to offer. This recipe showcases the other great feature of the avocado-texture. It’s creamy, smooth and well . . . fatty texture make it an excellent replacement for oils or fats. This fudge is so delicious and incredibly easy to make. While it is dramatically different in ingredients from traditional fudge, the taste is identical!! I-dent-i-cal. An added benefit of my healthier fudge recipe is that it only requires about 15 minutes of prep time. Let your refrigerator do the rest!
I am totally and completely loving this Creamy Avocado Fudge. It’s amazing how the avocado knows when it’s time to step back and let the chocolate take center stage. It does such a great job of making the fudge a soft, velvety, smooth texture without disrupting the traditional chocolaty deliciousness!! I can’t believe I’m saying this but this recipe may actually be too easy. I’ve already made it several times. Enjoy!!
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