Not exactly play dough anymore…

You know how you encounter different things throughout your life that make you think, “Yeah, this is what I’m supposed to do. This is what life is going to be.”
Then, you say to yourself,”Um, I don’t think so…”

Well… I always seem to come back to recipes. When I was 6 years old, I got my first cookbook.
Of course it involved homemade play dough but I guess I was hooked.

And so the blog begins…..

Mint Chocolate Fudge

Mint Chocolate Fudge

Yield: 18 pieces or one 8 ½-inch x 4 ½ -inch loaf pan

Freeze: 1 ½ to 2 hours

¼ cup dried dates softened in hot water

1 cup chopped ripe avocado

2 tbsp. coconut nectar

1 tsp. peppermint extract

5 tbsp. natural cacao powder

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

Line an 8 ½ x 4 1/2- inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Measure dates into a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside for ½ to 1 hour, or until they are soft.

Drain water from softened dates and place in food processor. Add avocado, peppermint extract and coconut syrup.  Process until smooth.

Add cacao and salt and process until well mixed.

Add melted coconut oil and process until smooth and creamy.  You shouldn’t see any date or avocado chunks.

Spoon into prepared pan and smooth top with a spatula.

Put in freezer for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until solid. Cut into squares.

Put into container and store/hide it in the deepest, darkest part of your freezer.


  • Honey may be substituted for coconut nectar.
  • Natural or raw cacao powder is high in antioxidants including magnesium. You can find it at your local natural foods store or online. If you wish, you may use regular baking cocoa from your regular grocery store.

Mint Chocolate Fudge

This post was featured at Make Your Own Monday Gluten-Free Wednesdays , Raw Foods Thursdays

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41 thoughts on “Not exactly play dough anymore…

  1. Hi Marianne. Welcome to blogging, and thanks so much for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays. I love the idea of this fudge with the ingredients you used! To participate in the linky, you need to add a link to my post in this post. 🙂 I’m sure you’ll figure it all out soon!

    • Thank you Linda 😀 I’m so excited about this. I really love your blog and I like being able to follow the blog hop. It’s such a great way to discover new blogs. Hope I can do this..

  2. What a great recipe! I love chocolate and mint together, so I’m definitely pinning this to try soon. 😀 Good luck with blogging! You’re off to a great start!

  3. I can’t wait to make these! I’ve been looking for healthy treat recipes using coconut and date sugar. These fit the bill perfectly. I love the you used avocado and cacao to up the nutrition as well. I just found your site through Healthy Vegan Fridays on Carrie on Vegan and can’t wait to look around.

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  5. This recipe is intriguing! I might sub honey as the sweetener, but I’ll have to try coconut nectar sometime. Where do you get it? Online?

    Thanks for sharing on Wellness Wednesday!

    • Honey will work just fine. I get coconut nectar at my local natural foods store but you can get it online. I think Amazon would have it if you are in the US.
      By the way, I love the Christ centered focus of your website. Thank you for being out there 🙂

  6. Medjool dates should be fine. They are softer than the dried dates that I usually use so you may not need to soak them at all. If you do, don’t soak them more than 5 or 10 minutes.

  7. YUM, this looks amazing! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

  8. Going to try this for a snack or dessert this week! We’ve had avocado chocolate pudding, but never fudge. Visiting from Natural Living Mondays…

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