This recipe inspiration comes from Emily over at Recipes to Nourish - one of my new favorite food blogs. Her recipes are amazing and I highly recommend you check them out. I put my own seasonal and local twist on this recipe with the use of Saskatoon berries - a sweet, dark purple berry that grows wild around these parts. Saskatoons are amazingly high in antioxidants - ranking highest among other common fruits - and they taste delicious. We've been picking them as fast as we can this week as their season is almost over!
If you're not able to find Saskatoons where you live, experiment with other berries - like blueberries, raspberries or blackberries - or try Emily's recipe with Elderberry syrup. Either way, I'm sure you'll find this fudge completely addicting!
Saskatoon Berry Fudge (makes ~12-15 squares)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup creamed honey
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Saskatoon berries
In a small saucepan on low heat, gently cook the Saskatoon berries with a splash of water until they are soft and tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a food processor, blend coconut oil and honey until creamed together. Add vanilla, cocoa and berries, processing until smooth. Pour the fudge onto plastic wrap placed on top of a cookie sheet.
Gently wrap it up so that it forms a loose rectangle approximately 1/2-3/4" thick. Place it in the freezer for four hours or longer. Mine solidified nicely in under two hours. Unwrap, cut into squares and try to save some for the other members in your family. Store the leftovers - if there are any - in the fridge to maintain its firmness!
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