Coconut Chocolate Fudge

NOM OF THE WEEK: COCONUT CHOCOLATE FUDGE! I keep promising you all chocolate, so here's one more and you'll see why! Have you been try to bat away cravings for chocolate because you're worried it's not good for the baby? Stop! In fact, indulge! Researchers in Finland found that mamas who regularly ate chocolate during pregnancy had happier, livelier infants. Perhaps that's because chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins? Or perhaps it's just that mamas who are whacked out in chocolate bliss perceive their babies as being happier? Either way, you now have scientific proof that a bit of the sweet stuff is a good thing. (You're welcome by the way.)
For an antioxidant boost, make sure you're selecting chocolate with a high cacao content (over 70% preferably)- You're not going to get much benefit from eating, say, a Snickers bar. Or try this delicious Coconut Fudge- it's made with antioxidant rich dark chocolate & coconut oil, which is rich in nourishing fats. Just, you know, try not to eat the whole pan in one sitting ;)
INGREDIENTS: (Makes 16-24 Servings)
1 14 oz can whole fat coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 Tbls coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flakes
In a medium-sized saucepan, empty the entire can of coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in honey and mix well. Let the mixture reduce by half, stirring occasionally (this will take about 20-30 min.) Over low heat, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Once completely melted, add in coconut flakes and mix well. Pour the fudge into a medium sized glass pan, cover, and store in fridge until completely hardened. Cut into small squares & enjoy!