I Have Just Discovered My Superpower…
…And It Comes In The Form Of Fudge!
Yes, I try to eat healthy. Yes, I try to exercise regularly. Yes, I’ll even be known to do a detox cleanse once in a while, but let’s face it, everyone has their arch nemesis and mine is sugar.
Chocolate, sweets, cake and ice cream, it doesn’t matter what you do to disguise it, sugar is my kryptonite and purveyor of all evil – at least it is what keeps me from having that dream insta-worthy body.
But kapow, splat and double upper cut to you sugar, for I have finally found my superpower and this girl is ready to fight back. Yes, I am kicking sugar to its’ thigh-enlarging curb with this incredibly rich, chocolatey and super healthy Fudge Recipe!
You can be forgiven for thinking that I have gone completely cray cray – healthy fudge? Perhaps all that sugar has finally rotten my brain! – but no, I am completely and happily sane. This fudge recipe contains only natural sugars, requires only 4 ingredients, involves absolutely no cooking or baking, and takes just 30 minutes to prepare – see I am Superwoman!
All you have to do to make this super snack is incrementally blend the ingredients in a food processor, spread into a parchment lined pan, freeze until it becomes firm and you’re done – see being a super hero is super easy!
Although I gave in to the search engine gods and called this recipe Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge I actually used Almond Butter. Not only because I have a huge bucket of the stuff thanks to a recent Costco expedition, but because it tastes amazing and contains nothing but almonds.
In fact, you can use whichever nut butter you fancy, just make sure that it only contains nuts (and salt, if so desired) as other additives and sweeteners can make this fudge a little too thick and gummy.
Equipment I Used To Create This Recipe:
- Blendtec® Blender
- Blendtec® Food Processor Attachment
- Tovolo Elements Silicone Spatula
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Super Fudge
- 1 Packed Cup Dates, Pitted (approx. 20 Medjool Dates)
- 1 Cup Smooth & Salted Peanut Butter (or alternative Nut Butter)
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Cacao Powder (or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder)
- ¼ – ½ Cup Coconut Oil, Melted
Place the pitted dates into a food processor and blend to a fine paste.
Add the peanut butter and blend to combine.
Add ¼ cup of the melted coconut oil, adding small increments, until a fudgy paste is formed.
Transfer to a parchment-lined pan (approx. 8 inch x 8 inch) and spread out with the back of a spoon until smooth and even.
Place in the freezer until the fudge is firm to the touch (at least 20 minutes).
Remove from freezer and slice into squares. NOTE: if it is too hard to slice, let it thaw for a few minutes or run your knife under hot water.
Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Recipe Courtesy of Minimalist Baker