If you’re absolutely craving a bedtime snack, these Coconut Chocolate Fudge Squares might be your best bet. Most sweet treats cause insulin to spike, even when they contain healthy sweeteners, like the honey in this recipe. The difference here is the coconut butter, which counteracts the effects of the honey and helps balance your hormones for a deeper, sweeter sleep.
Yields 18 small squares
Heat a medium saucepan over low heat. Add coconut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, and sea salt.
Mix well as the coconut butter melts. Slowly add the raw honey and mix until combined.
Pour the warm fudge into greased eight-inch (20-centimeter) square pan. Cover and refrigerate.
Let the fudge refrigerate for four hours or until completely set. Cut into squares and serve at room temperature.
For a lower sugar version, use 1/4 cup honey and add two tablespoons coconut oil.
Photography: Moishe Wulliger
Food Styling: Renee Muller