Looking for a tasty Christmas gift, but tired of sickly-sweet fudge that traditionally accompanies this season?

Your family and friends will love Ben’s Almond Butter and Chocolate Fudge. Make them as an edible gift, or as a guilt-free treat to enjoy over the festive season.

This recipe along with loads of other delicious treat recipes can be found in The Food Bible, which is available to buy here.

Serves 4 – 6

  • 2 Cups of organic almond butter
  • 1⁄2 Cup of raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raw cacao nibs
  • 1⁄2 Cup of maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil softened
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

Step 1: Spoon the almond butter into a large bowl.

Step 2: Add in the cacao powder by running through a sieve.

Step 3: Add in the softened coconut butter and maple syrup.

Step 4: Mix in the vanilla extract, cacao nibs and salt.

Step 5: Keep stirring the mixture until it’s all well combined and smooth.

Step 6: Pour the mixture into a cake tin lined with grease proof paper and pop into the fridge to set hard for 2 to 3 hours.

Step 7: When you’re ready to serve, remove the fudge from the fridge and leave to stand for 10 minutes before cutting. For the best results, leave a sharp knife standing in a jug of hot water for a couple of minutes before you slice the fudge.

You can make the fudge now, freeze, and get it back out at Christmas time. Once defrosted, the fudge will keep in the refrigerator for over a week (if it lasts that long!)