Cocoa Fudge Bites

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If you're a chocoholic like me, you may have come to realise (like I did recently) that eating sugar every day is probably not good for you! 

But what about those cravings? Oh how they are adamant, conniving pests that always plague your thoughts at the most inconvenient times... like right after you pledge never again to have sugar! 

A sugar-free life, while it sounds admirable, is quite hard to maintain. But what about cutting out just the refined kind – the worst kind? And in its place, you eat natural sugars like, fruit, honey and even maple syrup... That sounds doable! In fact, life gets a whole lot more interesting when you take out that underlying sweet, processed flavour that our tastebuds have become so accustomed to.

You may have seen my Easter post, where I set myself the challenge to go sugar-free over the long weekend. On this quest I realised something... There is life beyond the addiction, and a tasty one at that – I have only just began to discover the array of naturally sweet flavours waiting to tantalise my tastebuds.

And of course I want to share this discovery with you! So I bring you my favourite sugar-free recipe... A delectable fudge bite, made with real ingredients, no cooking required and absolutely no refined sugar!


Ingredients

1 Cup Fresh Pitted Dates
1 Cup Walnuts (or Pecans/ Cashew Nuts/ Pistachios)
3/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
2 Tbs Natural Maple Syrup

Method

Blend all the dry ingredients together in a food processor.
While blending, slowly add the maple syrup until mixture just starts to combine/ stick together (use less or more depending on the mixture).
Press into ice cub trays, or roll into balls and place in freezer to set.

Serve on its own, or with a strawberry.

Enjoy!
Heids Xx

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Heidi Lakin

Heidi Lakin is a new mum to the beautiful Emera (born June 2012) and wife to best friend, Chad Lakin. Her story is not uncommon, having struggled for over 10 years with self-image issues that developed into eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviour and anxiety. Her success in overcoming such perplexing battles is less common, which is why she founded Blussh - an online initiative that focuses on equipping women to find their sense of worth and committing to a life of freedom. Heidi has a vision to help women through such issues, but more importantly to help prevent poor body-image, self-doubt and everything that follows, in our young girls.