Easy Healthy Coconut Oil Fudge Recipe

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This easy healthy fudge recipe is delicious and indulgent with all clean ingredients so you can enjoy a treat while still eating healthy. It takes only 5 simple ingredients you probably already have in pantry and just 1 bowl.

Make this healthy fudge for a holiday treat, family gathering, baby shower or as just a healthy freezer snack to keep you going during the week.

Traditional fudge, while yummy is generally made with condensed milk, refined sugar and butter.

This healthy fudge is instead loaded with healthy fats and protein, plus is low in sugar and dairy free.

Read on for how to make healthy fudge for yourself.

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Ingredients for Healthy Chocolate Fudge

You’ll need just a few basic ingredients to whip up a nice batch of this fudge:

While traditional fudge uses butter, this recipe uses coconut oil as the base. Coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats like omega 3s and can help with weight loss, reduce inflammation, boosts immune system, and improve memory and brain function.

To make this recipe healthier we use cacao powder which is chocolate powder that is processed at a lower heat and maintains more if it’s nutritional value than regular cocoa powder. If you have cocoa powder on hand it can be used as a substitute

Cacao powder like this one is rich in the minerals magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese. It can help lowers blood pressure, boost mood, plus increase energy levels, alertness, and concentration.

The peanut butter in this recipe gives this fudge a dose of protein and also contains magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin b-6. Just make sure to choose a clean peanut butter that is free of hydrogenated oils and contains just peanuts and salt.

To keep this recipe healthy, we avoided refined sugar and condensed milk and replaced it with maple syrup and mashed banana. Use a overly ripe banana for added natural sweetness. Maple syrup is high in nutrients and also have a lower glycemic index than sugar making for a good choice for healthy sweetener.

How to Make Healthy Fudge

It’s so easy to make healthy fudge once you know how to swap out the ingredients for healthy ones. All you need is a medium sized bowl, a spatula, parchment paper and a small dish or pan that can go in the freezer.

First mix together the coconut oil, peanut butter and mashed banana. We used semi soft room temperature coconut oil, but melted coconut oil would also work well.

Use a spatula to mix until well combined working out any lumps.

Next add the cacao powder and the maple syrup.

The cacao will be dry and powdery at first, so go slow to avoid it going everywhere. Mix until well combined.

Line a 8x6x2 (6 cup) pryex dish like these here with parchment paper. The parchment paper helps the fudge pop out easily after freezing and also makes clean up easier.

Fill the dish with the fudge mixture.

Freeze for 30 minutes, or until fudge is set.

Then cut into squares and enjoy!

What Else Can I Add?

You can easily customize this recipe by adding additional ingreients.

.Here are some tasty additions to this healthy fudge:

  • Chocolate chips (semisweet or dark chocolate chips work best)
  • Coconut flakes 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Dried fruit (cherries or dates)
  • Raisins
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts and pecans go great)
  • Peppermint extract
  • Fresh Berries (raspberries, sliced strawberries etc)

If you are breastfeeding, consider adding Brewer’s yeast, or lactation protein powder to this fudge for an added milk supply boost.

Tips to Make Healthy Fudge

Ready to give this recipe a try. You might want to keep these little tricks in mind to get the recipe to hit perfection! 

  • Use an overly ripe banana for easy mashing and added sweetness.
  • Use soft or melted coconut oil to help avoid lumps.
  • Don’t feel like mixing, run all the ingredients through the food processor and save your arm strength.
  • For sweetener, you can substitute honey in place maple syrup.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper, generously grease your pan with coconut oil before adding the batter.

Whip up this easy recipe whenever you need a healthy treat!

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Easy Healthy Fudge Recipe

Easy Healthy Fudge Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Simple 5 ingredient healthy vegan fudge that can be made in one bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Mashed banana
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup

Instructions

    1. First mix together the coconut oil, peanut butter and mashed banana. We used semi soft room temperature coconut oil, but melted coconut oil would also work well.
    2. Use a spatula to mix until well combined working out any lumps.
    3. Add the cacao powder and the maple syrup and mix well.
    4. Line a 8x4 pryex dish with parchment paper. The parchment paper helps the fudge pop out easily after freezing and also makes clean up easier.
    5. Fill the pyrex dish with the fudge mixture.
    6. Freeze for 30 minutes, or until fudge is set.
    7. Cut into squares and enjoy!
    8. Place remaining squares into a storage container and put in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

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How Do I Store These For Later?

Store this healthy fudge in a storage container in the freezer until ready to serve. It’s great right out the freezer, but if you like a softer fudge leave at room temperature for 5 -10 minutes before enjoying.

It keeps in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If serving at a gathering, leave in the freezer until ready to eat, then transfer to a serving platter.

A batch of this fudge would be great to make for postpartum freezer meal prep, too.

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