This Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge is going to save me this holiday season. They taste like something naughty and decadent out of that little candy shop that you passed on vacation. But these little treats are full of nourishing (think bulletproof!) fats, and protein, making them a perfect little pick me up treat. And they’re JUST as delicious as they look!
Here in the south, our fall temperatures are still (as of November) spiking up into the mid 80’s. So I keep these little beauties in the fridge or they’ll get melty fast. A flat glass 6×8 storage dish with a snap on lid is perfect for keeping a batch on hand…I just rotate out flavors from week to week.
I like peanut butter fudge to be super smooth and velvety, so I opt for the smoothest grind of nut butter I can find. Or choose chunky if you want some nut pieces. But for this recipe, I would not use a natural grind with any grit to it.
And speaking of keeping it smooth, I recommend using Gentle Sweet as a sugar free, natural alternative, or you can sub any type of granulated stevia/erythritol sweetener or a healthy sugar free sweetener of your choice (see sugar free conversion chart here). If you’d like to keep these all natural and more Paleo than Trim Healthy Mama, and use the power of raw honey to sweeten these (which is what I’d do for my kids), I posted that version of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge as a guest blogger over here at Mommypotamus.
Since I want to boost my healthy fat intake, I use my favorite brands of grassfed butter, and refined organic coconut oil for these, but you really can use what you have on hand. As written, this is SUCH an easy fudge recipe, but if you wanted to get creative or gourmet, you could always stir in some add-ins, or top with flaked sea salt or peanut pieces.
So that’s it! Just a few simple ingredients stirred together can make an amazing pan of healthy chocolate peanut butter fudge in just a few minutes! Let’s make it together.
Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge Pin & Printable Recipe
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup organic coconut oil, liquid; I like refined, but you can use either
- ½-2/3 cup gentle sweet, or equivalent of your favorite sweetener-see chart here- if you're using granules, I'd recommend grinding them into a powder first using a small blender.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- salt to taste
- Stir together peanut butter and coconut oil in a small bowl.
- Remove one cup of peanut butter mixture, and set aside.
- To remaining mixture in bowl, add softened butter, sweetener, and cocoa.
- Stir well. Taste and adjust sweet and salty to your liking.
- Pour chocolate mixture into a 6x8 or similar glass dish, and spread smooth.
- Pour reserved peanut butter mixture over chocolate and use a knife to make swirls, by 'cutting' stripes in opposite directions. I love this part!
- Chill fudge for about an hour, or until firm enough to slice and enjoy.
If you enjoyed this recipe, check out the coldstone peppermint fudge recipe here!
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