A clean and simple way to indulge your peanut butter craving!
Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth fudge is one of those sweets that’s worth fantasizing about. The beloved dessert can add some major excitement to your life, especially once the holidays roll around. Our 5-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge is no exception! This impressive and decadent fudge recipe delivers peanut buttery goodness that simply melts on your tongue as you eat it. As a bonus, these small squares of fudgy goodness will satisfy your sugar fix without compromising your waistline!
A Simple Indulgence That Takes Just 5 Minutes!
If you need an easy, last-minute dessert, look no further than this recipe. Our 5-minute peanut butter fudge is a must-have for any peanut butter lover! It only contains five ingredients, and it takes just five minutes to make. With clean-eating ingredients like coconut oil and raw honey, this healthy fudge will satisfy your taste buds without spoiling your commitment to healthy eating.
Why Desserts Aren’t All Bad
Carbohydrates are required by your body. Desserts are not the healthiest way to prepare carbohydrates, but they do boost the nutrient content. It provides a lot of fuel to your mind and body. Furthermore, several sweets supply your body with necessary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Sweet cravings are regarded as the diet’s worst enemy. If you believe that eating sweets will ruin your diet, you are correct. But not always! When adults stop consuming sweets as part of their diet, they notice a short-term but significant improvement.
However, it has been established that eating a nutritious diet in addition to desserts improves your chances of losing weight. It is a long-term weight loss success. Because your body will respond to those small portions of dessert to satisfy the craving.
Our Version Uses Clean Ingredients
The fudge you’ll find at shops or fudge factories tastes incredible, and they look like little bite-sized pieces of art. Unfortunately, this fudge typically doesn’t do any favors for the waistline. Our cleaned-up version won’t sabotage your healthy-eating plan, and certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor!
These tasty treats call for 100% feel-good ingredients. It’s made with peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, sea salt, sugar, and vanilla. Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to the vegetable oil or butter that you’ll find in traditional recipes. A mere tablespoon of this superfood packs in antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties!
With just 94 calories a serving, this 5-minute peanut butter fudge will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank! Not to mention that each fudge square carries only 2 grams of sugar, a fraction of the sugar content in conventional fudge.
How To Make Peanut Butter Fudge
Anyone can throw this fantastic fudge together at a moment’s notice. All you need is five minutes and a few simple ingredients! First, combine peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, salt, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Pour this mixture into a lightly oiled 5×7 pan, cover it with plastic wrap, and freeze for approximately 1 hour. Afterward, remove the pan from the freezer and cut the fudge into one-inch squares. Continue to store your fudge in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.
This rich, peanut butter fudge makes the perfect holiday season dessert. It’s so indulgent, and it looks and tastes as impressive as unhealthy versions! Whip up a batch for friends and families while keeping excess calories at bay!
5-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup peanut butter natural, creamy or crunchy will work
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil optional butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar optional (see below)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. The optional confectioners' sugar should be used if you plan to take out of the freezer for more than 5 minutes before eating. This will help to bind the fudge and prevent it from softening up too quickly. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled 5" x 7" pan. Cover and freeze until set, approximately 1 hour. Cut into 24 1-inch squares and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on December 2, 2014.