Coconut Orange “White Fudge”
These little “white fudge” pieces are full of orange and coconut flavor and sweetened with a mild honey. They aren’t overly sweet and are a great treat.
The other great thing about them is that they are a wonderful treat for kids (or adults!) on special diets. And that’s what the Cooking to Heal DVD set it all about it.
Julie Mathews, who blogs at Nourishing Hope, is a autism diet and nutrition specialist and Defeat Autism Now! practitioner. She’s put together a DVD and workbook set for those interested in learning how to cook to heal. Topics included: Explanation of different healing diets (SCD, Body Ecology, Low Oxalate Diet etc) Nutrient Dense Foods, Soaking and Fermenting Seeds, Desserts, Fermented Foods, plus tips on everything from how to hide liver into ground beef, and what to feed a vegetable adverse child.
I think that this set would be of great help to someone who needed an intro to healing food as it gives a great overview. She also wrote a book discussing the different healing diets, for those who need to get a picture of what the different diets are like without having to buy all of the books.
Special diet or not, we all enjoyed this white fudge!
Coconut Orange White Fudge
1 cup coconut butter (I used Wilderness Family Natural’s Coconut Spread)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons honey
If desired, baking extract such as orange extract vanilla extract or citrus oils. Orange or lemon rind (for fruit extracts). (I used a tablespoon of orange zest).
Add coconut butter to food processor and chop up into fine chunks. Melt coconut oil (not too hot) and add to food processor while spinning. Slowly add honey and extract/rind. Taste as you go to achieve desired sweetness.
Place waxed paper on cookie sheet. Scoop mixture onto paper and spread thinly )1/3 -1/2 inch) and put pan in refrigerator to chill. Take out and cut into small 1/2 inch squares. Peel off paper and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.