What do you mean it’s not Christmastime yet?
I think every radio station ever would disagree with you there — especially considering they’ve all already begun to play Christmas music 24/7.
I’ve gotta be honest: I’m not a fan of listening to Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving. Believe me, the day after Thanksgiving my stocking has been hung, my tree is up, and Jingle Bells can be heard echoing around my house. But I refuse to listen to anything even remotely resembling Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas Canon before the Turkey has been carved and the cranberry sauce passed around.
However, that doesn’t mean I’m not fully open to enjoying Christmas-themed food long before December 25th.
Case in point: this Mint Chocolate Fudge!
To me, mint just screams Christmastime. Especially peppermint, in the form of a candy cane sticking out of your Hot Cocoa on a long winter night.
This fudge combines the two the best flavors of Christmas: chocolate and mint. It also contributes the decadence of classic Christmas fudge, without any butter, condensed milk, or powdered sugar.
Instead, this chocolate fudge contains just four simple ingredients: cocoa powder, coconut oil, agave, and peppermint extract. Just stir them all together, pour into a mold, freeze for a few minutes, and you have yourself some yummy Christmas fudge perfect for the winter season.
Or for mid-November.
Because, honestly, it’s always a good time for fudge!
4 Ingredient Mint Chocolate Fudge
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 1/4 c cocoa powder
- 3 tbs agave (or honey)
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Melt coconut oil in a small bowl. Add cocoa powder, honey, and agave and stir until completely combined. Microwave for 20 seconds, then stir again. Line a small rectangular container with parchment paper. Pour in fudge. Place in freezer for 30 minutes, or until frozen. Remove and let sit for 2-3 minutes to soften, then enjoy!
Note: if not enjoying right away, store in the freezer.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 16 servings)