I enjoy desserts. I don’t have one every day, but I do like to have a sweet treat once or twice a week, especially if I’ve been exercising hard! I don’t tend to buy desserts but, instead, make them myself. That way I can make sure I don’t end up eating a bunch of junk food. I’m also able to control the amount of sugar I eat too. Sugar, as you know, can be very addictive and food manufacturers use a lot of it to increase their profits.
This recipe is unusual in that it is actually quite good for you. Not only is it low in sugar, it’s high in healthy fats. That makes it very filling, and a little goes a very long way. Just a couple of squares are all you need to satisfy your craving for something sweet to eat.
While this recipe does contain sugar in the form of maple syrup, there isn’t much and most of the wonderful flavour comes from the other natural ingredients.
If you are looking for a mostly guilt-free dessert, this recipe for healthy peanut butter fudge is a very good choice.
Preparation time – 30 minutes
Cooking time – N/A
Number of servings – 21
- 2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 1 cup smooth natural peanut butter – no added sugar
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 3-5 tablespoons pure maple syrup or Stevia
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Line a 9×5 inch baking tray with parchment
2. Put the desiccated coconut in a food processor and blitz until it turns creamy – usually about 4-5 minutes
3. Add the peanut butter and coconut oil. Process again. Slowly add the maple syrup until you reach the desired level of sweetness
4. Add the sea salt and the vanilla extract and mix again
5. Pour the mixture into your lined tray and then freeze until firm – about 20-30 minutes. Use a hot knife to cut into 21 squares
Recipe source – minimalistbaker.com
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