CHOCOLATE COCONUT FUDGE WITH MIXED NUTS AND POMEGRANATES

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Holiday baking, although exciting and will fill your home with amazing aromas, can be very time consuming and stressful. Every year, my home bakes anything and everything from cookies, to cakes, to pies, and anything in between. Where I work, we receive anything from cookies to cakes, and any sweets from our appreciative clients. So what was I to make for my friends and loved ones that was not part of something they already ate. The answer was simple and in front of me. I made this delicious fudge that is filled with nuts and the most juiciest pomegranate seeds that burst with every bite. The best part of this treat is that it is vegan!!! Try yours today. This dessert will definitely leave an impression with your coworkers and friends.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cool Time: 15 Minutes

Wait Time: 3 hours to overnight in refrigerator

Ingredients:

4 4oz packs of unsweetened or semisweet chocolate baking bars, chopped or broken into chunks

Seeds from 1 Pomegranate

12 oz of coconut milk or coconut cream

2 ½ cups of sugar

2 cups of mixed nuts, chopped into small pieces

3 capfuls of vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • In a small or medium sized saucepan, fill it with 1 to 2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl over it to make a bain-marie. Make sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water, if it does, pour some water out so that it is not touching. Heat over a medium flame
  • Add the chocolate chunks and, using a silicone spatula, swirl the chocolate as it melts
  • Once the chocolate has melted, slowly add the coconut milk/cream and carefully mix using the silicone spatula
  • Add the nuts, the pomegranate, and the vanilla and again slowly and carefully mix
  • Line a metal baking tray with parchment paper
  • Pour the chocolate mixture onto the tray and, using the spatula, flatten out and form a long block about 1-1.5 inches thick

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  • Put in fridge and cool
  • Once it has cooled and solidified, cut it and serve

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  • Enjoy!