Raw Chocolate and Cranberry Fudge Recipe

written by Lisa Guy

Raw Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge

Credit: Lisa Guy

This decadent treat is loaded with goodness. Raw cacao contains powerful antioxidants called phenols that help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Cashew nuts are an excellent source of protein and fibre to help keep blood sugar levels balanced and sugar cravings at bay. Dates are a great source of dietary fibre and provide important nutrients, including magnesium, phosphorus and calcium, which are needed for strong healthy bones.

Makes: 6–8 slices



  • 90g raw cashew nuts
  • 14 Medjool dates, seeds removed
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • Handful dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • Handful pistachios or almonds, roughly chopped
  • Rose petals (optional)
  • 150g good-quality dark chocolate, melted
  1. Place cashews, dates and cacao powder in food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Cover chopping board with baking paper and place fudge mixture in centre. Cover with another piece of baking paper and use rolling pin to flatten mixture to required thickness.
  3. Press in edges with fork so they are square then top with cranberries, pistachios and rose petals and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
  4. Put fudge in freezer until ready to eat. Cut into squares and serve.

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .