When butter is melted, add softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. Turn off the heat (but keep pan on the stove) and use a fork to mash the cream cheese and vanilla extract into the butter.
To a large bowl, add cocoa powder and Swerve Confectioners. Mix to combine.
Add cream cheese/butter mixture to the large bowl. Using a hand mixer on low, mix everything until you get a well-combined, fluffy mixture. (Note: The mixture will be very thick.)
Spread mixture evenly into a pan, making the top as smooth as possible. (I used an 8x6x2" glass pan.) For easier removal, you can: 1) lightly grease the pan with refined (flavorless) coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray; 2) use wax or parchment paper at the bottom of the pan, or 3) use a silicone pan.
Freeze for 30 minutes. A few minutes before getting it out of the freezer, make the chocolate topping.
How to Make the Chocolate Topping
Mix all ingredients. (Note that the coconut oil should be melted, and the topping should be made right before adding it to the base; otherwise, it will begin to firm up.)
How to Make the Final Dessert
Remove chocolate base from freezer. If there are any ridges on the top, smooth them a bit with the back of a spoon.
Pour chocolate topping on top, as evenly as possible, tilting the pan if necessary. Some of the base may melt slightly and give the top a fun chocolate swirl.
Cut into 30 pieces and enjoy!
Peppermint Version: For a peppermint version, add 1/2 tsp peppermint extract to the Chocolate Base ingredients.Tips:
Store covered in the fridge or freezer. A little secret: when you store it in the freezer and you let your piece thaw for a few minutes before eating, I swear it tastes like a Double Chocolate Klondike Bar!
Use MELTED coconut oil as listed in the recipe for best results. If you use liquid coconut oil (coconut oil that does not solidify, even in cool temperatures), you will need to heat it in order to properly combine it with the dry ingredients.
Use unsalted or salted butter depending on your personal preferences.
Traditional cocoa powder can taste a bit bitter to some people; for a smoother, less bitter flavor, use Dutch Process Cocoa Powder.