Confession (actually 2 confessions): I have been making this easy, healthy fudge recipe entirely too much during the last few months. And I make it with peanut butter.
Yes, I know….peanut butter is not paleo. But it’s one of those foods that I digest well and I love it. So I eat it. If you don’t do peanut butter or are allergic, this recipe is super tasty with any nut or seed butter. I’ve made this fudge with almond butter, cashew butter and sunflower seed butter and they’ve all been a huge hit. But, I still love my peanut butter 😉
Most fudge recipes call for a ton of sugar and I promise that this easy, healthy fudge recipe tastes just as good with a very minimal amount of natural sweetener.
And in case you haven’t heard, coconut butter is not only incredibly tasty, but it’s a great food to incorporate in your diet. The fats in coconut butter are medium chain fatty acids that help boost metabolism and can actually help you lose weight (learn more about that HERE).
This recipe couldn’t be more simple to make (less than 5 ingredients!) and everyone I’ve served it to has raved over it and asked for the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
This recipe was inspired by the cookie dough balls in Paleo Vegan Sweets and Treats e-book (Find it HERE). Awesome little book, by the way – all the recipes are egg and grain free and every single one has been a hit with my family.
- 1 cup coconut butter, softened (Find HERE or you can make your own very easily...see THIS recipe)
- ½ cup nut or seed butter (or peanut butter, which is my favorite!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-4 tablespoons pure raw honey or sweetener of choice
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips (I use THESE dairy and soy free chips)
- Mix softened coconut butter, nut butter, vanilla and honey together in a bowl until well combined.
- Pour and spread into a parchment lined 8x8 baking pan.
- Pour the chocolate chips all over the top of the fudge. I gently press the chocolate chips down into the fudge with my hands.
- Refrigerate or freeze until hardened.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
Are you a paleo eater who still eats peanut butter like me? Or do you prefer nut and seed butters?
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Will definitely try these. I will try it with peanut butter or almond butter -cannot do the others. Looks awesome -thanks!
I still eat peanut butter on occasion (minimally processed and organic) and I do fine with it. I also do some dairy as well. Speaking of which, I don’t have coconut butter on hand, can I use regular butter or oil?
I’m wondering the same thing. I’d prefer to use grass fed butter if possible.
Coconut butter cannot be relaxed with coconut oil or butter. Coconut butter has the meat of the coconut finely ground. You can make your own by blending coconut until it forms a paste.
Thank you for this recipe! I used 50/50 tahini and PB, which worked out well. I didn’t have any chocolate chips, so made some out of your dark chocolate recipe (which is a favorite here). I put the fudge in my muffin tin, and it turned out really well! And delicious.
Nice!! I really like the muffin tin idea – I will try that next time (tomorrow lol)!
I don’t suppose one could use coconut oil instead of coconut butter? Coconut products except for pure coconut oil – coconut flakes, coconut butter, coconut flour, etc. – don’t agree with my digestion at all and make me itchy. 🙁
Mari, you could certainly try! I make a chocolate fudge that has a large amount of coconut oil in it (rather than coconut butter) and it’s amazing. You may need to play around with the sweetener because it many need a bit more sweetener with just using coconut oil. Coconut butter has a natural sweetness to it that coconut oil does not have. Let me know if you try it!
I tried using coconut oil and left a comment about it below 🙂
This looks SO good! I love, love, love coconut and peanut butter! And I’m not Paleo but I certainly eat a lot of peanut butter. 😀
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Woah! How yummy does this look!! I will be trying this as soon as I can get to a grocery store for some coconut 🙂
So I didn’t have coconut butter but I tried this using coconut oil instead like a few people mentioned here. Tet turned out delicious! I had to use a few different steps first,, I put all te ingredients in a bowl (using 3 tablespoons of honey and more like a heaping 1/2 c of peanut butter) I used the doubler boiler method and melted all the ingredients till it was smooth and liquid. Since coconut oil is chunky when hard I couldn’t just mix it as it was. I then just followed the rest of the recipe and they turned out so good! A light coconut flavor and a melt in your mouth feel. I will be making these again! Thanks for the recipe!
That is awesome!!! So good to know!! Thank you, Melinda 🙂
I made these with peanut butter last night for my after-dinner treat and they were so delicious and satisfying! Thank you for coming up with these wonderful recipes!
Oh my–super delicious! I made my own coconut butter and then made this fudge in no time. I am loving this!!!
Just made! Added chocolate chips into the dough instead of just on top. I was really wanting lots of chocolate!
Yum! And I definitely know the feeling of just wanting lots of chocolate 😀
I added 1/2 cup of cacao powder as well and made Choc Peanut Butter Fudge. Sensational!
I made these exactly the same way as Melinda, after trying some my very health conscious daughter had made. Love love love them. 🙂
I may have eaten close to the whole pan, by myself! Please don’t judge me!!!
Hahaha! No judgement here (coming from someone who pretty much eats the whole pan, too).
This is a fabulous recipe! delicious and easy and a hit! I swear it didn’t even last a day in the fridge.
haha! Thanks, Maggie! It doesn’t last long around here either 🙂
Wowzers. Even the kids liked it. I used cashew butter since we have peanut allergies, and it was fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
That’s the best compliment when even the kids like it!! Woo! 🙂