Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

I actually can’t stop eating this right now.

So good. So so so good.

I was skeptical at first, but I have been turned into a healthy fudge believer. Like, do those words even belong together? It’s seems like some sort of food miracle. Hallelujah! 

I’ve actually never worked with coconut oil before. The last time I was at my parent’s house, I noticed an unopened jar hiding in the back of the cupboard. It was just taking up space, so I stole it my mom let me take it back to school with me. SCORE. I opened it up yesterday and took a small taste. I was totally thinking it would be, well, coconut-y tasting, but it’s actually super mild and neutral tasting. And guess what? It helps make the most amazing (healthier) fudge ever!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This is one of those recipes where you keep finding yourself taking leeeetle “taste tests” throughout the cooking process. I think I ate a solid 1/3 of the batter before it even made it into the pan to solidify and I walked around the house for 30 minutes before realizing that I had brown fudge smeared all over my forehead. And not like a little dab, either. Full blown poop-face was happening. But it’s okay, don’t stress. It’s a delicious sacrifice that I am willing to make. 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This is a one-bowl recipe that I slightly adapted from The Nourishing Gourmet to include honey as the sweetener. The one catch is that it needs to be stored in the fridge or else you’ll be dealing with a (tasty) healthy chocolate mousse instead of fudge. 

Enjoy! 

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil, softened
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or muffin tin wth cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir until smooth.
  3. Add the chocolate mixture into the loaf pan or into the cupcake pan evenly. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or the freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut into pieces.
  4. Store the fudge in the fridge. Enjoy!
Notes
*Store int he fridge

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never worked with coconut oil before either, but the blogging world makes me want to get started with it ASAP. I can’t count the number of recipes that call for it! Also, I’ve heard it can be used for hair/homemade natural products. Using it for peanut butter fudge is probably the best way to use it though :) This looks SO good. You’re making me crave fudge when I should be eating breakfast xx
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  2. says

    Cruel. So cruel. I’m sitting here with a deliciously warm cup of coffee, watching it rain outside, and I don’t have any chocolate to complete the deal — do you deliver? :D But you’d have to make mine with AB instead of PB — sorry for being so demanding :P Gorgeous recipe, love! Pinned for sure.
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  3. Autumn Wieland says

    Okay I’m not even trying to be nice here. But these. were. epic. Straight up easy street and dead ended at delicious corner. Awesome job, Christine!! and I wasn’t the only one eating them in my family, thats for sure! :)

  4. says

    This post is officially bookmarked. As soon as we finish up moving, this WILL be made. I may even write “jessie’s only” on it so Joshua can’t touch a single piece. Haha jk.. well maybe :)

  5. says

    This looks amazing!! My favourite fudge is made in a small town in the UK called Bath, but this fudge in the pictures looks as good! I’m definitely going to try this recipe!! :)
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    • says

      Sorry Elena, I haven’t had time to update that! It’ll depend on how much maple syrup you use to top it, but I’ll calculate the information for the pancake base alone sometime today :)
      • Elena says

        Okay, thank you! i downloaded the Lose It app and I just have to monitor how many calories…so if you could find out that would be wonderful! Thanks :)
    • says

      Thanks for your kind words, Kathi! I actually have that FoodGawker account under a blog name that I used when I was younger- I was just too lazy to make a new one!
  6. says

    OMG — I was skeptical when reading the recipe and even more so when I was making it but it’s REALLY good!! Reminiscent of the “ice cube” candy I loved as a kid. Thanks for the recipe which I’ve shared with my mom as well!
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  7. Allison says

    Christine, I just made this and it is by far the best fudge I have ever had! So happy I came across your blog and can’t wait to try more of your healthy recipes! :)

    • says

      Yay! So glad you like it! I also love how this fudge is on the healthier side, so you can indulge in that second piece ;) . Thanks for finding your way over here and for your sweet comment!
  8. Tina says

    This is SO delicious and easy to make! I used almond butter and it turned out great! Quick and healthy (!) sweet fix. Thank you for sharing!

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