Healthy Dessert Made Possible – A Chocolate and Date Fudge Recipe

Is treating yourself something you like to do? Sure, everyone loves a tasty chocolate dessert, but when one considers all the sugar inside a traditional dessert that won’t do much good for your body and skin, one tends to avoid treats altogether. Well, the good news is that there are healthy alternatives. Scroll down and try this tasty, easy-to-make, and, most importantly, healthy chocolate and date fudge recipe.

The Benefits of Eating Healthy Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate Desserts
With holidays coming up, people seem surrounded by tempting snacks and, of course, desserts. Undoubtedly, many tend to avoid such treats and stay mindful of waistlines and calorie counting. But things can be much easier with simple alterations to traditional dessert recipes.

As a matter of fact, desserts don’t have to be high in calories that promise to screw up a healthy diet. You can pick treats containing veggies or fruits, like pumpkin pies or mixed berry muffins. If you’re all about chocolate, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the recipe we’ve prepared for you:

Ingredients and Preparation Method

Necessary ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 oz. pitted dates (Medjool is best, but others will do as well)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 oz. 70% dark chocolate, melted
  • ⅓ c. hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky salt

Chocolate and Date Fudge

Preparation method:

  • Step 1: Spray an 8-by-8-inch pan with cooking spray. Add a baking sheet or parchment paper and leave it to overhang on both sides. Spray the paper.
  • Step 2: Soak the dates in boiling water for roughly 10 mins, making sure to keep ½ cup of the liquid. Drain them and make a puree in a food processor, adding the reserved liquid, vanilla extract, and salt. Add the chocolate and puree once again until smooth.
  • Step 3: Add the mixture to the preheated pan, and top with hazelnuts and salt. You’ll have to refrigerate them for at least two hours before cutting them to the desired shape. That’s it!