I’ve got 2 versions of fudge for you today!~
Vegan and gluten-free, full of healthy fats from peanuts and coconut, bursting with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and sweetened with maple syrup and dates.
4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup coconut butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- sea salt as desired
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until well incorporated. Pour into a glass container and chill in fridge until set. Cut into squares.
The beauty of this fudge recipe is that because all the ingredients are in equal amounts, you can easily adjust them up or down to make various size batches. Want just a small serving? Use one tablespoon of each ingredient (only not the salt please!) Having friends over? Use a cup of each (again, of course not of the salt!)
This next fudge recipe reminds me of Snickers bars. The secret ingredient is chestnuts! These are not something I normally purchase but I saw them on the reduced-produce rack at Stop and Shop for a bargain and decided to roast them. They were delicious with a subtle sweetness. You can also use jarred or canned chestnuts if you don’t have fresh ones to roast.
***Chestnuts are low-calorie, full of fiber and vitamin C***
- 1/2 cup chestnuts
- 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut butter, softened
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- sea salt, as desired
Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender. I found that the chestnuts do not completely break down, leaving little chewy bits in the fudge– but I think this is what makes them reminiscent of Snickers.
A little square (or two!… or five?) makes a perfectly sweet ending to any meal. I’ve been enjoying them as a stir-in for my morning oats. There is something about the happy boost chocolate provides in the morning that sets a great mood for the day.
Am I the only one who has chocolate in the morning? Is this weird? Do you think it can be healthfully incorporated into breakfast? Let me know what you think…