Quick, Easy (& healthy?) Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Have you ever spent the better part of 2 days traveling in a car with a 2 year old who hates to be in his carseat?  What is more terrifying than being trapped in a tiny, enclosed space with a ferocious little person who wants the ENTIRE state to know he is being tortured slowly by being forced to sit still WHILE STRAPPED DOWN in his seat?

Beckett has never been a fan of his carseat and I keep hoping he'll outgrow it, but it doesn't look that way.  We get a good 45 min to an hour of happy Beckett before 'holy-crap-he's-a-devil-child' Beckett shows up to the scene.  I don't know what we're going to do at the end of the month when we head to the beach for our family vacation.  Any tips?

In any case, after I got home today and realized that pregnancy + wine don't really mix, I decided the next best thing would be chocolate.  Even better would be chocolate and peanut butter.  And even better than THAT would be a healthy dessert involving chocolate and peanut butter.

Enter the best healthy dessert blog around, Chocolate Covered Katie.  I have yet to be let down by any of her desserts which are vegan and refined sugar free.

I added a peanut butter topping to mine for a little splurge (think Buckeye filling!) but if you omit that, this is a totally clean eating approved recipe!  Score and score!

This recipe has one semi unique ingredient: coconut butter.  I have just started experimenting with it, and I found it at my local health food store - think Whole Foods or something similar.  You can even make it yourself if you feel so inclined.  Basically the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil is that the coconut butter includes the meat of the coconut, while the oil does not.

Other than that, I bet you'll have all of the ingredients on hand to make this delicious little treat.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Printable Recipe

- 2 Tblsp coconut butter
- 2 Tblsp peanut butter
- 2 Tblsp cocoa powder (I used cacao powder for an added superfood boost!)
- 1/2 medium VERY ripe banana
- eensy weensy pinch of salt (optional)

Blend up all ingredients in a small blender or food processor. I used the mini bowl for my Ninja to make this. Spread into small container, freeze or refrigerate to firm.

As an optional topping I mixed a large scoop of peanut butter, powdered sugar to taste, and a little almond milk for consistency.  YUM.  Makes a quick and easy type of frosting.

This was really, really good - texture was exactly like regular fudge and it was deliciously chocolatey and rich.  I'm not going to say it's as good as your grandma's old fashioned fudge BUT it's pretty darn close for being so healthy.  I also think the banana flavor comes through juuuust a tad, but it totally works with the chocolate and peanut butter so it didn't bother me one bit.

I'm imagining omitting the peanut butter and adding a drop or two of peppermint extract in the winter for a healthy peppermint chocolate fudge alternative!  So many ideas...

And best of all, this only makes about 6-8 small squares of fudge so you won't make yourself sick grazing on it for 5 days straight.  What, like that's just me??

What's your favorite kind of fudge?