Spicy fudgey hearts
I love the cacao/spices combination. I use spices not only for their lovely taste, but also for their medicinal properties: turmeric and black pepper help prevent cancer, ginger warms you up and gives you energy, cinnamon is antibacterial, cumin helps digestion...
For these lollypops, I used my regular raw fudge recipe, I don't remember where it comes from exactly, it was inspired by many other recipies and modified over the time. Any raw fudge would be great. I had lots of fun making these Valentine's day hearts with the kids. They enjoyed choosing their favorite spices. The most liked flavours: Espelette pepper, turmeric-coconut powder, cinnamon-cacao, cinnamon-cacao-ginger.
1 cup walnuts soaked 2-3 hours, rinced and drained
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3 tablespoon coconut oil (gently melted)
2-3 tablespoon raw cacao
4 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
Simply chop everything in food processor (I tried the vita-mix and it worked ok too) until fudgey consistency.
Spread the fudge on a lightly oiled plate and cut in small pieces using a knife or cookie cutter (heart shaped is cute). You can add a lollypop stick if you want.
Keep in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
Eat as is, or dusted with the spices of your choice.