This rich and decadent freezer fudge is perfect for when you want a sweet treat. The swirls of chocolate combined with the intense flavour of peanut butter is a classic for a reason. And it's sweetened with one of my favourite all natural sweeteners- honey. Keep this healthy fudge in your freezer for the next time you want a little something sweet.
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I'm not kidding when I say this is the EASIEST fudge ever. Seeing as the ingredient list is so short and you don't need to even turn the oven on, I'd say anyone can make and enjoy this. The only thing this will require is some patience as you wait for it to harden in the freezer.
Because this peanut butter honey fudge is made with coconut oil, it does need to be served straight from the freezer. It will melt if you leave it out too long.
This is not a traditional fudge recipe by any means! Traditional fudge is made with heavy cream, butter and sugar. To be honest, traditional fudge has never really been my thing, so creating this healthier fudge recipe was a no brainer. I don't have a big sweet tooth, so this is the perfect treat for me and my tastebuds. It's still plenty rich though, so a little square goes a long way!
The ingredient list is short and sweet, here's everything you'll need to make this healthy fudge.
This recipes uses peanut butter and a lot of it. I use a natural peanut butter for this healthy fudge recipe as it works the best. Ideally, you want to look for one that is made with just peanuts (and maybe salt).
I like this brand of peanut butter.
I love using honey in recipes and it pairs perfectly with peanut butter too. Did you grow up eating a peanut butter and honey sandwich too?!
The type of honey you use is also important. I love using a quality honey product like Elias. Elias has been around in Canada since the 1970s and it's one of the best high quality honeys on the market! They also have certified organic honey as well, which you can read more about here.
I especially love the taste of their honey and that many are bottled in glass containers as well.
For this recipe, I use Elias Blackberry Blossom Honey, which is mellow tasting with hints of vanilla and berries. It's the perfect everyday honey!
You'll also need some cocoa powder to create the chocolate swirls for this healthy fudge recipe. You can use eiher raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder. Personally, I use Dutch processed cocoa powder as it is a little less bitter than raw cacao.
I like this brand of cocoa powder.
Rather than using butter for a traditional fudge (which is delicious by the way!), I'm using coconut oil. This does make it harder to handle if you leave it sitting out too long. But just keep this stored in the freezer and you're good!
I like this brand of coconut oil.
This healthy peanut butter fudge couldn't be easier to make! Here's exactly how you'll make it.
Line a loaf pan or baking sheet with parchment paper. I use an 8½ by 4½-inch loaf pan for this, a 9 x 5" pan will also work just fine.
In a medium sized bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and salt and mix well to combine.
Reserve about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of this and then pour the remaining fudge into your prepared pan.
With the reserved mix, add the cocoa powder, more coconut oil and honey and mix well.
Now comes the fun part- make your swirls! The easiest way to do this is to take the chocolate peanut butter mix and pour it in a plastic bag and snip some of the tip off. Then drizzle this into the peanut butter fudge in lines going up and down in one smooth motion.
Using the tip of a sharp knife, go up and down in the opposite direction. This will create those beautiful swirls you want. Have fun with it, I promise it's not hard to do this at all!
Place this in your freezer on a flat surface to set for about 1 to 2 hours. Then remove, and slice into squares.
You'll want to be sure to keep this healthy fudge stored in your freezer. When you want a slice just take one out and let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes (or don't wait at all) and enjoy! You can sprinkle with some flaky salt on top if you wish. I like using Maldon flaky salt on top before I eat it.
I was majorly inspired by Cookie & Kate for this recipe which has only slightly been adapted in terms of the amounts of ingredients used. As much as I wanted to change it more, there are only so many ways to make a healthy fudge recipe!
You can use almond butter, or perhaps another type of nut or seed butter (such as hazelnut or Sun Butter). I haven't tested this yet, but I don't see why this wouldn't work.
Or substitute the coconut oil for butter or ghee if you want a slightly richer tasting fudge. The coconut flavour isn't prominent in this recipe at all. The peanut butter flavour is very strong!
If you love easy, no bake style desserts (who doesn't?!) then be sure to check out these ones too:
Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Bars with Chocolate Chunks
Easy No Bake, Gluten Free Birthday Cake Cookies
Vegan Peanut Butter Pie
Double Chocolate Protein Energy Balls
Vegan Matcha Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl
I hope you enjoy this easy, no-bake healthy peanut butter fudge as much as I do. If you make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram, or leave a rating/comment below. It means SO much when I hear from you!
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