This fudge can't get any easier, less than 6 ingredients, takes less than 10 minutes to throw together and it's rich in chocolate, a tad salty, a little sweet, crunchy, and melts in your mouth. It is super delicious and actually healthy! Made with creamy almond butter, maple syrup, walnuts, and cacao powder! That's it. The second time I made these, I subbed the cacao powder for my favorite chocolate protein powder, so basically you could eat them for breakfast or a snack. right?
My mom used to always make fudge around the holidays and I seriously could not get enough of it. It might have been my favorite dessert that she made, crunchy, chocolate, sweet, and salty. Nothing better! She would spend hours making it for Christmas dessert and give it away as little gifts. She stopped making it because it always seemed a little time consuming and we kind of stopped eating it once we had some dietary changes in our household. I know I missed my mark making this recipe for the holidays, but I had been craving it the other day! Most fudge recipes call for butter, milk, condensed milk, or confectionary sugar, but this one has none of that and it still results in a smooth, creamy consistency! One bite and you will be addicted! I like to keep them in the freezer and pop one in my mouth every single time I pass by...
I'll stop talking, so you can start making these....
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours in the freezer or fridge to harden
1 cup almond butter
1 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup cacao powder (sub favorite chocolate protein powder)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp. vanilla
few dashes of sea salt
1. Line an 8X8 or 8x6 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Over medium-low heat in a sauce pan, melt the almond butter, maple syrup, cacao powder, sea salt, and vanilla until well incorporated.
3. Gently stir in the chopped walnuts.
4. Remove from heat and pour into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with sea salt.
5. Place in freezer to harden for 1-2 hours.
6. Keep in an air container in fridge/freezer, it will last a long time!
You can use your favorite chocolate protein powder for the cacao powder! I've tested it out with The Philosophie cacao magic and it works the same! Extra protein!
I keep mine in the freezer as it melts when it is left out, the fridge would work too it will just be a little softer.
Sub any of the following:
Honey instead of maple syrup
Any nut instead of walnuts
Feel free to add anything else: chia seeds, cacao nibs, cayenne pepper for some heat, shredded coconut etc!