Yes, that title said “Healthy” and “Fudge” together. And this is NOT one of those recipes you find on pinterest that someone labeled as healthy but you open it to discover a bunch of processed ingredients or fat-free foods.
We don’t roll fat-free around here. For the sake of your health you want to avoid things where fat has been removed. It is replaced with a load of chemicals you do not want to eat. Trust me.
But enough with this fat lesson. We’re talking fudge here!
I was trying really hard to get my household duties done. I tend to get sidetracked. I was doing really well until I saw the peanut butter. I suddenly started brainstorming food ideas. I was really disciplined, though, and I made myself finish my to-do list before creating something yummy.
Today I whipped up some truly healthy fudge. Now I have to admit that as I made it I sort of eyeballed the ingredients so these measurements are based on my super awesome expertise in guesstimating.
Seriously, though. I think it’s fairly accurate. I’m actually quite good at this.
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp Honey (raw and local if you’ve got it!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
Grease your pan. The size of the pan will determine how thick your fudge is. You can do 8×8, 9×9, I think mine was about 5×9.
In a medium bowl add coconut oil, peanut butter, and honey. Microwave for around thirty seconds or until the oil and PB start to melt and can easily be blended. If you are one of those awesome people who doesn’t own a microwave (good on ya! I can’t do it.) do this step on the stove in a saucepan.
Once warmed and melty, mix well. Stir in vanilla. Add cocoa powder and mix well, making sure you get rid of any dry clumps. Lastly, stir in the shredded coconut.
Pour into your prepared dish and spread evenly. You may need to nudge the shredded coconut around to make it even.
Put in the fridge (or freezer if you are impatient) to cool and set. Once it is set you can cut as you please. Store in the fridge.
Note: This melts at merely the touch of your hands. You’ll want to eat it quickly once you grab it. I doubt you are upset about that. 😉