Guilt-free “Fudge”

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Mmm, doesn’t this look rich and delicious? It is! Even better, it only takes about five minutes to prepare and has hardly any sugar!

I actually discovered this recipe out of laziness. My girls wanted me to make homemade peanut butter cups, which requires an extra step of preparing the peanut butter base first, refrigerating it, then adding the chocolate covering. For this faux fudge recipe, I simply mixed all of the ingredients together at once, refrigerated, and enjoyed!

Ingredients:

  • Natural peanut butter (any nut butter would do)
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Dark chocolate

I don’t include quantities because I never actually measure any of these ingredients out–I simply approximate 3 parts peanut butter to 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part dark chocolate. Simply melt all ingredients on low heat in a saucepan, stir until well blended, then pour into a glass container and refrigerate. Depending on how much you make, it will take between 2-4 hours to firm up. You can speed up the process by freezing instead of refrigerating, but then you’ll have to break off chunks with a knife rather than cut smoothly like fudge. The “fudge” will need to stay refrigerated to stay firm since the main ingredients become soft at room temperature.

Feel free to embellish by adding chopped nuts or another favorite fudge ingredient. I hope you enjoy this simple, healthy alternative to a favorite treat!

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