Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge (dairy free, grain/gluten free, soy free, gaps legal)

Technically I haven’t taste tested this fudge yet, since it’s for an event tomorrow evening, but I licked out the bowl, and it is *amazing*.

It’s based on the recipe for marshmallow fluff filling here: http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/04/grain-free-oatmeal-creme-pie-cookies.html

and the chocolate truffle recipe here:

https://www.healthhomehappy.com/2011/02/homemade-gaps-friendly-chocolate-truffles.html

Part 1: The Fudge

1 1/2 cups coconut butter (aka coconut manna)

2 cups cocoa powder

1 cup honey

Blend ingredients thoroughly.

 

Part 2: The Marshmallow

1/2 cup water

1 package unflavored gelatin

 

1 cup honey

1/2 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

 

In mixer bowl, combine gelatin and 1/2 cup water.

Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. (I used a small saucepan. It worked, but I’d highly recommend a medium one, especially if you don’t like repeatedly take a pan of the stove to keep it from boiling over.) Continue boiling until it reaches 240 degrees (softball stage). (Uh, I don’t really have to tell you to stir it during that time do I? Because that’s pretty obvious, right? I should probably not write cookbooks…)

Turn the mixer on low, slowly pour in the honey mixture. Turn the mixer up to high and let it work its mystic power for about ten minutes. You can use those ten minutes to clean up all the sticky spatters on your stove or you can stand and stare at the mixer working like I usually end up doing…

Part 3: Marshmallow Fudge

My plan was to put half the chocolate mixture in the bottom of a pan (roughly equivalent to an 8×8, mine just happens to be rectangular), put the marshmallow mixture in the middle, and put the rest of the chocolate on top.

But… because of the various consistencies involved (the marshmallow being to soft to spread stiff chocolate on top of, and the chocolate being too crumbly to move after patting it out into the right size rectangle) I ended up with  a bottom layer of chocolate and a top layer of marshmallow with chocolate chunks in it. I think that will work very nicely, though perhaps next time I would mix all the chocolate into the marshmallow instead of trying to layer.

I only used 2/3 to 3/4 of the marshmallow mixture in the fudge. The rest is being saved for other undetermined amazingness….

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