Sunday, July 14, 2013

No-Cook Peanut Butter-Coconut Fudge

I know this is going to sound crazy, but making this fudge is even easier than it sounds.  You can indulge yourself with this Peanut Butter-Coconut Fudge during the year, without feeling too terribly guilty for having it.  Granted, it is not the same fudge that you look forward to receiving in a little gift box from your___(friend, aunt, sister, mom, co-worker, neighbor) during the holidays.  At the same time, it's not loaded with all the sugar and calories either, and still tastes like a treat.
I stumbled upon this recipe by way of TheWimpyVegetarian.  I made it my way, which means: nuts belong in everything.

A few simple ingredients:
1 C almond butter
1 C coconut oil
1/2 C unsweetened chocolate powder
3 Tb agave
3 tsp vanilla
1/2 C chopped walnuts

Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until completely smooth.  Line a baking pan with parchment paper, folding the paper into the corners.  Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth with a spatula.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until completely hardened.  I let it sit overnight.
Cut into bite sized bars and enjoy.  The only drawback, if there is one, is that this needs to remain refrigerated until it's served.  Due to the coconut oil, it softens quickly in warm temperatures.  This is a dish best served in close proximity to your refrigerator.  You can interpret that as 'there is no guilt in not sharing.'

No comments:

Post a Comment