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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy chocolate peanut butter fudge? Is that possible?

Yes, my friends. It’s not only possible, it’s super easy and melt-in-your-mouth decadent.

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Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate and Peanut Butter?

Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combination.  I don’t know too many folks who don’t like it.

That’s kinda the problem, huh?

I mean, there are a lot of great organic, healthier-than-that-popular-brand chocolate peanut butter candies out there. I personally love Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

The problem is that most of them contain cane sugar that’s had the molasses (and thus the nutrients) stripped from it. I prefer to use coconut sugar, maple syrup, and honey for sweetening treats.

So, I came up with an easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe that uses maple syrup as the sweetener.

Wait. Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Well, kinda. But maybe not as much as we think. Here’s a great article that answers the question “Is peanut butter healthy?”

When I first made this recipe and snapped the photos I used peanut butter. So, I’m going to share this recipe with peanut butter in the ingredients.

These days, though, I prefer using almond butter. Bonus points if it’s raw sprouted almond butter!

You can sub any kind of nut butter for the peanut butter in equal amounts.

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipe

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Ingredients

For the maple chocolate fudge layers
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup coconut oil (You may omit the coconut oil and double the butter instead)
3/8-1/2 cup of Grade B maple syrup
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla
a pinch of salt

For the peanut butter layer
1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

1.  In a food processor, combine the ingredients for the maple chocolate fudge layers.
2.  Butter an 8X8 glass dish and spread half of the maple chocolate fudge mixture in the pan. Reserve the other half, leaving it at room temperature.
3.  Freeze the first layer for 30 minutes or until firm.
4.  Combine the ingredients for the peanut butter layer and spread the mixture on top of the first chocolate layer.
5.  Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
6.  Spread the last layer of chocolate maple fudge on top of the peanut butter layer and freeze for several hours.
7.  Cut into small, 1 inch pieces and enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • For the maple chocolate fudge layers
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (You may omit the coconut oil and double the butter instead)
  • 3/8-1/2 cup of Grade B maple syrup
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • For the peanut butter layer
  • 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine the ingredients for the maple chocolate fudge layers.
  2. Butter an 8X8 glass dish and spread half of the maple chocolate fudge mixture in the pan. Reserve the other half, leaving it at room temperature.
  3. Freeze the first layer for 30 minutes or until firm.
  4. Combine the ingredients for the peanut butter layer and spread the mixture on top of the first chocolate layer.
  5. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  6. Spread the last layer of chocolate maple fudge on top of the peanut butter layer and freeze for several hours.
  7. Cut into small, 1 inch pieces and enjoy!
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