April 19, 2014

Paleo Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge (Paleo, GAPS, Vegan, Gluten Free)

NOTE: The photographs for this recipe were updated on January 2, 2016

The boyfriend has been bugging me to post this recipe for weeks and I am finally getting around to it now. I believe his exact words to describe this recipe were "this is the best thing you have ever made!" This has also been taste tested on my mother and sister who both agree that this fudge is delicious. I hope you agree!

Have any of you ever had a Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange? Does anyone know what I am talking about? Those used to be my favourite chocolates before I changed my eating habits. Well if you like those chocolates then you will love this fudge. The taste is very similar if you ask me (and the boyfriend agrees). The combination of orange and chocolate just somehow works. Delicious. And no sketchy additives or questionable ingredients involved. You're welcome.

I realize it is Easter this weekend so I hope everyone is having a great holiday, spending it with friends, family, and of course great food! I am spending my weekend at the hospital so I will just have to live vicariously through all of you.  What is on your Easter menu this weekend? Are you trying anything new? I would love to hear your recipes!

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Until next time, happy eating everyone! 

Paleo Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge Recipe


2 cups raw cashews (preferably soaked and dehydrated first) 

1/2 cup coconut oil (this is my favourite brand)
1/3 cup honey (or use maple syrup for vegan)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (this is the brand I use)
zest from 1 navel orange (1 packed TBSP)
juice from 1 navel orange (1/4 cup)
pinch of sea salt 


1. In your food processor combine the cashews and coconut butter and process until smooth
2. Place a medium saucepan/pot on low heat on the stove
3. Add the coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract to pot and allow to melt
4. Once melted, add the orange zest and juice as well as ingredients from your food processor
5. Stir well to combine the ingredients
6. Add the cocoa powder and sea salt and stir well until combined. Remove the saucepan from the heat
7. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper (or use a silicone pan if you have one) and pour the ingredients into the pan
8. Spread well and press down with a spoon or knife to form an even layer
9. Place the pan in the freezer for about 60 minutes
10. Cut fudge into pieces of desired size and enjoy! 

Store the fudge in the fridge, or put some in the freezer for a later date (but good luck not eating it all right away) 

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  1. Yum! Terry's Chocolate Oranges are such an English thing. I remember the adds with Dawn French.
    These sound delisious

    1. Lisa I had no idea they were English! I could not get enough of them growing up but so many people have never heard of them. If you try the fudge I would love to hear what you think :)

  2. This looks so good! And actually healthy! Thank you for the fun idea!

    1. Thanks Renee! If you get a chance to make it I really hope you enjoy it :)

  3. Cashews soaked and then dehydrated? Soaked for how long? And then dehydrated? I'm confused.

    1. Hey Connie. Soaking and dehydrating nuts makes them easier to digest and also allows your body to extract the vitamins and minerals in them. You can buy nuts this way or there are many guides online for how to do it yourself.