Peanut Butter Love Fudge

The other night I was having a major sweet attack. I wanted cake and sprinkles and rainbow frosting. But I knew that just wouldn’t do. So I looked through my kitchen and decided to experiment. I have officially created a monster – if you can make it through this post without wanting to make these then more power to you!

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I love fudge and for most of my life I’ve made it every Christmas but there’s always SO MUCH sugar that by the time I’m done licking my fingers I feel sick to my stomach with a tummy ache that lasts for hours. That’s not how fun food should be! Nothing should make you feel that sick. And while this recipe does use chocolate chips and honey, I can tell you that even after devouring the entire recipe upon realizing how amazing it is, I didn’t ever get that same painful sick feeling I have with refined sugar.

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One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it only has 4 ingredients. It’s so incredibly easy and delectable, you’ll want to make it all the time – and in bigger batches! Sidenote: I’m seriously leaving my computer right now to grab a spoon of peanut butter – I CAN’T HANDLE all these pictures!

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Here what you’ll need:

  • 3 well rounded TBSPs of peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour – I used Nutiva’s Organic Coconut flour – it smells amazing and 1 TBSP of it has 4g of fiber, crazy right?!
  • 1 TBSP Pure Honey
  • 1 TBSP chocolate chips

Directions:

In a bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut flour, and honey. Pour into a small dish lined with wax paper. The smaller the dish, the thicker the fudge will be. Put in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Next melt the chocolate chips in 15-20 second intervals in the microwave and then pour over the fudge. Put back into the freezer for at least 45 minutes (if you can wait that long).

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I took mine out and let it sit in the fridge for 10 minutes or so before I cut it into 4 pieces. It made it a little gooey and slightly soft. The creamy texture and sweet taste are a perfect combo.

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Nutrition info below. Let me know how you like the fudge!

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Healthy Fudge: Yeah You Heard Me

I don’t know about you but I’m in the post holiday sugar withdrawal zone. I am craving sweets hard and wanting to eat non-stop. I hear so many people saying things like “In 2014, I’m not going to eat any more sweets, sugars, or bake anymore cookies!” While that’s admirable, I don’t want to give up all of that stuff. Fun food is an amazing part of life. It’s why this year I’m going to be devoting so much more time to finding clean and healthy alternatives and recipes.

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A while back, I created my own version of clean fudge. It’s so easy, so delicious (did I mention SO DELICIOUS) that you’ll be asking yourself why you aren’t eating this right now and always.  Banana Coconut Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge!!!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium-large banana
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon shredded coconut
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Mash up the banana and 1 tbsp of peanut butter in a bowl
  2. Line a small baking sheet with wax paper
  3. Spread peanut butter banana mixture over wax paper into a square (or into a cookie cutter of your choice)
  4. Set in freezer for about 15 minutes
  5. While freezing, in a small bowl, add 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa at a time and small drops of water until you get a chocolate mixture. This will be poured over the fudge.
  6. Pour chocolate sauce mixture over the banana fudge and then lightly sprinkle with shredded coconut
  7. Freeze once more to your liking

Fudge needs to be eaten within about 10 minutes of taking out of the freezer, otherwise it melts pretty fast. But it can be taken out and cut into smaller pieces, put into a ziplock container and put back in for easy snacking. This is a great treat substitute for when you really want to go out for ice cream or are craving chocolate. Plus, it’s super healthy and you can eat the entire thing and it’s only 149 calories!! I usually cut it into 4 pieces so they’re only around 37 calories each!

Try it out and let me know what you think! I’m looking for ideas for other varieties, too, much with other kinds of fruit or nutella or almond butter.

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