Easy vegan cardamom cacao freezer fudge. Naturally sweetened with dates and oil-free, this is the perfect treat to keep on hand for chocolate cravings.
2 cups of pitted dates, lightly packed
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup softened coconut butter
3/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp almond extract
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
optional: more salt + cacao nibs or chocolate chips sprinkled on top
Pour hot water over the dates in a large bowl and let them soak for 10 minutes to soften. If your coconut butter is really hard, stick the jar into the bowl with the dates and hot water to soften the butter.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside
Drain the dates, reserving the water.
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the reserved water. Process until a dough ball forms, drizzling in the water 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary to get things moving. Stop to scrape down the sides if necesssary.
Press the dough into the lined loaf pan and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Cut into squares and store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.