Chocolate = one of my favorite things on the planet, with peanut butter coming in at a close second. Putting the two together results in my best Uncle Jesse impersonation.
So, when the urge to make fudge came over me, I knew exactly what kind I wanted to try out first. This fudge is yum-o and better yet, only takes 5 ingredients TOTAL to make. It is also really low in sugar, which is nice considering Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s not as dense as traditional fudge either. All of the ingredients used also come included with some great health benefits!
For instance, coconut oil is a great source of saturated fat , helps increase energy and to burn fat. Cacao is rich in magnesium and fiber. Honey is a prebiotic, which helps to promote the growth of good gut bacteria. And nuts and peanuts are also rich in fiber and contain various vitamins and nutrients.
So, YES this fudge is actually good for you! Healthy treats thrill me to no end, so I was very excited to share this recipe with y’all. It’s super easy, super yummy, and I’m super sure you’re gonna just love it!
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter (or other nut butter of choice)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- a handful of chopped mixed nuts
- Put 1/2 cup of the coconut oil into a mixing bowl and whip until smooth and kind-of fluffy
- Melt the remaining 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Mix the cacao powder in with the whipped coconut oil
- Add in the melted coconut oil until a smoother consistency is reached. You don’t want it to be dry and chalky looking, but you don’t want it runny either
- Mix in the honey/maple syrup. Take a little taste and see if it’s sweet enough for ya
- Add in the peanut butter and chopped nuts and give it a mix.
- Pour into a small, shallow dish.
- Cover with foil and pop it in the chill chest (Like my nifty word for refrigerator? courtesy of Alton Brown).
- Let it sit for a couple hours until it hardens up to a more fudgey texture.
The last step is to try your darndest not to eat the entire batch in one sitting. This is also the hardest step. Also, leaving out the peanut butter and nuts will leave you with just a simple chocolate fudge. So, feel free to experiment with your favorite combinations. I hope you enjoy it mucho!
HAPPY almost THANKSGIVING!