Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge

October 7, 2013
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A new sweet treat has entered into the ranks of my top three

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge - My new go-to snack .. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge .. without all the guilt.

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This past weekend, fall's first round of rain/cold/blustery weather

“Hummm … Where ARE my warmer sweaters?”

We stayed close to home and relaxed, without a thing on the have-to list

Of course, if you know us, at home and relaxed always includes cooking, along with a few glasses of wine, and Pandora stations that serve up variations of mellow.

Terribly, terribly nice

My husband tried a few recipes on the grill (coming soon) I made others from the chocolate/snack category

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge - My new go-to snack .. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge .. without all the guilt.

Always looking for interesting ways to add healthy fats, my latest experiments have mostly included coconut oil.  I've been pleasantly surprised.  No overpowering coconut taste, and it's held up well in baking

Peanut butter and cocoa in hand, I went forth

Absolutely fantastic!  We couldn't believe it.  The flavor is intense, a beautiful creamy texture, and I love them

But, just because we can, let's experiment a bit with protein powder

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge - My new go-to snack .. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge .. without all the guilt.

Although I've read chocolate protein powder can be substituted one-for-one if a recipe calls for cocoa powder, I've discovered the hard way that the results often can be dramatically different.

Lessons learned, first make the recipe as described and slowly experiment from there.

I started by replacing half of the cocoa and upped the liquids each by the slightest of amounts and didn't notice one bit of a difference in the final product.

(I've found protein powder substitutions are similar to substituting wheat flour for white.  The total liquid in the recipe will need to be adjusted up some)

In fact, just because it was a Saturday night, I took the suggestion of one of the original recipe's commentators.  Adding chopped almonds with a sprinkle or two of sea salt on the top.

Oh my

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge - My new go-to snack .. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge .. without all the guilt.

My new-found treasures lived in the fridge, then in the freezer

“Show restraint; you can do this.”

When my ever-faithful sweet tooth kicked in around 11 pm.  A couple of hours of work still to go, I melted one as an addition to my greek yogurt

Late-night chocolate fix, under control

Enjoy!

xoxo

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Fudge

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil melted, but not hot
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (or ¼ cup cocoa powder and ¼ cup chocolate protein powder)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Prepare your muffin pan.
  • Add all of the ingredients to your food processor. Pulse a few times until everything is smooth (don’t over-mix)
  • If using mini-muffins liners, pour 1 Tbsp into each and 2 Tbsp/per muffin liner if making a regular size
  • Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until the fudge has hardened.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer
Serves: 12
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 195
Total Fat 14.7g
Saturated Fat 8.7g
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 13.1g
Protein 2.7g
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