I’m always trying to come up with ways to get little treats into my diet. My motto is never deny yourself. I strongly believe in this and this is why I do not class my weight loss journey as a diet. I do not want to restrict myself from anything, I just want to learn how to be a little more self controlled and make healthier choices.
So I decided to make some fudge.
Using the ingredients below I almost achieved fudge! But I just don’t think it has a chewy enough consistency to be classed as fudge, but I will continue to experiment to see if I can crack it.
However, even better I realised this actually makes a pretty awesome spread to go on Protein Pancakes and much healthier than shop bought chocolate spreads too!
So you need
- 125g Peanut Butter (I used The Protein Works Super Crunchy)
- 60g Coconut Oil (I used KTC but once run out will probably try other brands)
- 4tbsp Cocoa Powder (I may consider using chocolate protein powder in future)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients together and put into a container lined with grease proof paper. Alternatively you can put into tiny individual cake cases if you want a posh little treat.
Sprinkle with a little dessicated coconut if desired, then pop in the freezer until it hardens. It is likely that you will need to continue to keep the fudge / spread in the fridge.
I have been enjoying these as a little individual treat (90 calories per serving) when I have fancied something sweet. But having made some up in a pot with the aim of cutting into squares, I have established it is much nicer as a spread on protein pancakes!
Altogether this mixture made approx 18 little sweets (see my choc peanut butter cups for sizing).
Don’t forget that if you are a new customer of The Protein Works you can use Referral Code KC18322 in the Registration page (not checkout) to be gifted with a free pouch of protein powder! Perfect for trying out new flavours!
Nutritional Information (per sweet)
- 90 calories
- 7.1g fat
- 4.3g saturates
- 1g polyunsaturated
- 1.5g monounsaturated
- 4.1g carbs
- 0.5g fibre
- 2.3g protein
- Protein Pancakes Recipe (katrinacomingclean.wordpress.com)
- Peanut butter chocolate protein ball recipe (strengthandgraceblog.wordpress.com)
- Peanut Butter Protein Fudge Cups (fitminny.wordpress.com)