A classic fudge recipe calls for condensed milk, sugar, butter and other not so healthy ingredients, but my clean fudge requires just 4 clean ingredients and that is it! If you are new to fudge, it's not as difficult as you'd think, this is a fool proof fudge recipe.
Believe me when I say this as I am no professional chef, just a girl that loves making up new recipes and peanut butter! Ha! Yes, peanut butter is definitely one of the ingredients. Make sure you use smooth peanut butter so you don't have to compromise on the fudgy texture.
If you have a nut allergy, try tahini which is basically hulled sesame seeds. Go for a mild version, Holland and Barrett sells both whole and light versions for less than £3 per jar. If you can’t have peanut butter or don’t like it try hazelnut butter or cashew butter, both work lovely!
If you’re feeling a little bit naughty dress up the fudge with a drizzle of raw chocolate, crushed or toasted nuts or cocoa nibs. I personally love it with nothing added! Don’t forget to get your kids involved. The fudge can be cut into shapes using cookie cutters, or simply sliced into squares.
Clean fudge recipe
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter (or any other nut butter or tahini)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or any other liquid healthy sweetener)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted or cacao butter, melted (I used Coconut Merchant coconut oil)
- Pinch of salt
- Raw chocolate sauce:
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder or 1tbsp raw cacao
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well together. Pop in the microwave for a few seconds if you need help to soften it up.
- Pour the mixture evenly into a small freezer friendly dish
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until set.
- Once set turn the dish over and tap to release the fudge. Slice it up and set aside.
- Make the chocolate sauce by mixing all the ingredients together and drizzle over the fudge
The fudge keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge ,but best to keep in the freezer, as it likes to melt. To avoid melting you could use cacao butter instead of coconut oil.