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Cocoa Peanut Butter Fudge ❤️❤️❤️
And sometimes we just *require* a small piece of the most perfect chocolate treat. And this one is fun to make because it’s no-bake and really easy!
You’re either a chocolate + PB person, or you’re REALLY not… I totally get that.
But for the people who are OBSESSED… Chocolate 🍫+ PB 🥜 is the ULTIMATE treat. Would you agree?
If Peanut Butter isn’t your thing, you can use almond butter, or cashew butter, or even sunbutter. So basically, you can try out each of these nutbutters/seedbutter until you find YOUR personal favorite. Sounds like a fun “assignment” to me. 😁
Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
➡️ Serving Size:
A 9 x 6-inch loaf pan was used to make twelve servings. You can use any size loaf pan you have, your fudge will be thicker if your pan is smaller and vice versa. One serving is one square.
Use sunbutter (sunflower seed) or tahini sesame seed butter) and omit the peanut butter.
➡️ Additional Topping Idea:
Top with coarse sea salt.
➡️ No Peanut Butter:
Use almond butter, macadamia nut butter, pistachio butter, cashew butter, or tahini (sesame seed butter) instead.
These fudge bars are a little sticky and need to chill for best results and in order to slice into squares.
Cacao vs. Cocoa
Although they are both completely interchangeable in recipes, they are each processed differently.
Cacao is the purest form of chocolate. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants and has a high amount of flavonoids. Cacao is higher in protein, fiber, magnesium, and iron than its cousin cocoa.
If all you have on hand is cocoa powder, then that’s fine to use.
When you have a choice at the grocery store, reach for the lesser processed raw cacao to take advantage of its awesome health benefits in all of your homemade treats!
Sweetness Factor is a very personal taste preference, so you may want to use more or less pure maple syrup or raw honey, depending on YOUR family’s specific taste preferences.
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
- 4 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted
- coarse sea salt if desired