Healthy Fudge Recipe:
When I first got pregnant with our daughter, our eating habits changed. I definitely ate healthy throughout my pregnancy… but I was hungry A LOT, and eating just fruits, veggies, and chicken wasn’t doing it for me (especially in the 3rd trimester… I was a starving whale).
I’ve lost most of my pregnancy weight (they say the last 5-10 pounds is hard while breastfeeding), but theres this lovely jelly roll on my stomach, and it seems no matter how hard I try… I can’t get rid of it!
So we are making some dietary changes around here over the last month. Steven (my husband) is back on the paleo diet, and I’m avoiding as much dairy, wheat, and refined sugar foods as possible.
We don’t eat desert unless it’s a special occasion, but after dinner I always crave something a little sweet. We usually go with fruit, but it’s fun to switch it up too… especially with this dieting… another reason why I love this fudge so much.
This recipe is an excellent find. I was inspired from The Clever Housewife; I however added walnuts to give the fudge some crunch.
This fudge is made with clean ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, walnuts, vanilla extract, and raw honey. It makes the perfect clean eating treat. I like to grab one or two squares of it before a workout to give me some energy.
Once the fudge is prepared, you should store it in the refrigerator… personally I prefer the freezer. This recipe includes a fair amount of coconut oil, so I wouldn’t recommend eating it all in one sitting. It’s better when you can make a treat that lasts anyhow 🙂 and it’ll last forever in the freezer.
We love it, and I know you will too! Enjoy 🙂
- ½ cup Almond Butter
- ½ cup Coconut Oil
- ⅛-1/4 cup Raw Honey
- ½ Banana
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼-1/2 cup Walnuts
- Place all the ingredients (except for walnuts) in a small pot and heat, until ingredients are melted and combined (stir while heating)
- Blend melted mixture in a food processor until mixture is smooth.
- Add walnuts and pulse food processor until walnuts are finely chopped
- Pour into a small loaf pan lined with parchment paper or pour into silicone molds. The parchment will aid in easy pan removal.
- Cool fudge in freezer until it hardens (about 45 minutes - 1 hour).
- slice into one in squares and enjoy!
- store in freezer or fridge