Hey all! Hope you are having a fabulous week 🙂 Its a lucky day today! Not only is it What I Ate Wednesday but I also have something extra because I just could not resist. A new recipe for the easiest Chocolate Peanut Buttery Fudge you will ever make. You will lick the spatula. Um how could you not!? It takes 15 minutes to make and you can add whatever toppings your little heart desires. Or no toppings at all. I topped my fudge with crushed pistachios and gogi berries, for a sweet and salty taste. You could top it with chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, anything! Then you pop the fudge in the freezer until hardened for a couple hours. Recipe is below, after What I Ate Wednesday 🙂
As usual, I started my day with warm water and the fresh juice from half a lemon. I added a little cayenne pepper too! I was planning to work out so I had one banana and some coffee and did a Fitness Blender workout followed by a Tone It Up Bikini Booty workout, all on YouTube. Then I whipped up a quick fruit smoothie with banana, mango, orange, coconut oil, almond milk and ice. And a large glass of water on the side too.
For lunch I had a salad that I am OBSESSED with. I posted it last week on Friday. My Spring Weekend Power Salad. I made this salad again over the weekend, it holds up so well in the refrigerator for a quick lunch. Marty loved it as well! I added some tempeh on top too. For the dressing, I ran out of my tahini dressing that goes with the recipe so I made my own really fast with hummus and apple cider vinegar.
Then in the afternoon, I was experimenting with my fudge recipe and ate wayyy too much of it… But I had to taste-test! Haha.
For dinner, we had roasted asparagus and a yummy veggie sauté with mushrooms, red onion, chickpeas and kale. And some potatoes with rosemary on the side. It was definitely a comforting meal! Sorry it’s not the best picture!
And now onto the melt-in-your-mouth easy Chocolate Fudge. Its delectable and versatile. You could add almond butter instead of peanut butter too. You really can’t go wrong here! Also, any white spots are from the coconut butter. If you use coconut oil instead this will not happen. Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate.
Melt-in-your-mouth Vegan Fudge
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or any sugar of choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coconut butter or coconut oil
- 1 large banana, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- A couple pinches of salt
- Add all ingredients to a food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Get a 9×9 in. square pan (or smaller size if you want the fudge to be thicker)
- Pour fudge mixture in pan, scraping sides of food processor with a spatula.
- Add your favorite toppings : nuts, dried fruit, chocolate tips, gogi berries etc.
- Place in freezer until hardened, about 2-4 hours.