Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge
This recipe didn’t turn out perfect, but that is okay because it has taught me so much.
Everyday somebody new would bring treats for the office – chocolates, homemade fudge, cookies, and more and more. It was disastrous for me, last year I was strong and only had one piece of fudge, this year I wasn’t as strong. One ounce of fudge is over 100 calories.
Any Alternative Sweets?
I started digging and looking for an alternative to traditional homemade fudge. There had to be a way to make fudge at least a little healthier with a little less calories. But I couldn’t find a perfect solution.
What I did find is that you could make fudge with coconut oil. Which is a healthy fat and some researchers think may help you lose weight.
But I looked at this oil, which is 120 calories for one tablespoon and wondered how can this be healthier for you when they calories are even higher than butter.
I read a few articles and what I found is that researchers are thinking that Coconut oil will boost your metabolism and help you burn calories. Also when you eat healthy oils you will find yourself more satisfied after eating only a little bit.
So I made my “fudge” but what I found was that fudge wasn’t the exact texture of fudge, but that was alright because it was amazingly tasty! So even though I call this fudge I would say it is a cross between fudge and a chocolate bar. What I love is even after having a small piece of this chocolate I was happy. I didn’t feel a desire to run back, it fulfilled my desire for chocolate and for sweets. So I do believe that coconut oil does make this sweet more satisfying.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sweetner
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- Microwave 1/4 cup of coconut oil for 30 seconds
- Mix in cocoa, sweetner, peanut butter, and the rest of the coconut oil
- Pour into a small pan and chill
- Pull from fridge and wait 5-10 minutes before cutting
- Keep in fridge or you may find it melted again