Almond Butter Fudge!

Yea finally a healthier way to enjoy fudge around the holidays – or really any time! I love me some fudge and used to make it every year and allow myself to indulge and gain 5-10 pounds because well….’it was the holidays!’ Now I still let myself indulge just a little bit more responsibly. 
 
Gluten free & vegan too! For the coconut milk look for the full fat kind in a can.  I like Thai organic coconut milk.  I had on hand Hershey Cacao Powder from my daughters baking supplies (sshh..don’t tell her lol!) and this time I used Nut Butter from Trader Joes – everything but peanuts in it and it is sooo creamy and easy to pour in the pan so it worked beautifully! I mean look at those layers! Yum! 
 
 
The sprinkle of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt really adds the tastiest touch at the end.  I cut them into squares after they froze and wrapped them individually to stash in my freezer as a special treat!  Of course you can make these and bring to your holiday party to share with friends and family – maybe cut them smaller so they are little indulgent treats! As you can see mine are a bit larger.  
 
Tip: Use a bread pan to make them a little thicker and parchment paper lined on the bottom for easy lift off and clean up. 
 
Either way they are good! Would love to hear if you give them a try and how you liked them! 
 

Almond Butter Fudge

Ingredients
  

  • Chocolate:
  • 3/4 C coconut oil
  • 1 C cacao powder
  • 2 TBS full fat coconut milk
  • Almond Butter Layer:
  • 1 C creamy almond butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1/3 C coconut oil
  • 2 TBS full fat coconut milk
  • Sea Salt to sprinkle

Instructions
 

  • Put parchment paper in the bottom of the bread pan.
  • Mix coconut oil and cacao powder in a small pan over low heat and stir until melted.
  • Pour the chocolate into the bottom on the parchment lined pan and distribute evenly. Add to freezer
  • Next, mix together almond butter, melted coconut oil and coconut milk until well blended.
  • Take pan out of freezer and top with almond butter mixture - distribute evenly.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and freeze for an hour or longer.
  • Lift up parchment paper and slice into desired pieces.
  • Wrap individually and freeze for later use or keep in freezer until ready to serve.
 
*recipe adapted from rachlmansfield.com

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