Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Do you ever get that sudden urge for something sweet? I know I do all the time, but we can’t always indulge every craving, right? 😉 So, I thought I would mix up something sweet and healthy that would solve our little dilemma! Cue my peanut butter protein fudge.

As usual, I needed a recipe that would be quick to prepare and require no baking. It’s been SOOO dang hot this week in California (hello, summer!), so the last thing I wanted to do was turn the oven! On top of that, we just got a 10-week old puppy last weekend!! Those of you who’ve had puppies, know just how much time & supervision they require! Taking my sweet time in the kitchen, while he peed on my carpets and gnawed on the table legs, wasn’t really what I was going for! 😉

 

golden retriever puppy
Meet our little monster, Jackson!

And that was my true motivation for making in making this so easy to prepare. If that doesn’t motivate you, maybe the fact that these taste identical to a peanut butter cookie dough will! I mean who doesn’t like fudge and peanut butter (and a healthy version at that)?? What’s even better, is the fact that you can store these in the freezer and they’ll be ready to go when your sweets craving hits! Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and you’re set.

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Fudge. It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie! Click for recipe!

 

This fudge was a sort of spin-off from one of my most popular recipes on the blog, Cookie Dough Protein Fudge. And I have to say, they give the cookie dough version a good run for their money. I’ll take a piece of both thanks 😉

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Fudge. It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie! Click for recipe!

Ok enough yapping here’s the recipe.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Yield: 18 squares

Serving Size: 1 square

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Trutein) (120g)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (30g)
  • 1/4 creamy peanut butter (64g)
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on the type of protein powder used, you may need to add a bit more/less liquid. When adding more, do not increase by more than 1 tbsp at a time. You do NOT want the dough to be soupy! Aim for a thick, brownie batter like consistency)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey (42g)
  • 24 drops liquid stevia (I used Hazelnut flavored but anything would work here. You could also omit these completely and use a bit more honey instead)

Instructions

  1. Line either a loaf pan or small brownie pan with wax paper
  2. Mix all ingredients well, until a dough is formed
  3. Press dough evenly into pan
  4. Freeze for at least 45m-1 hr, until fudge has hardened
  5. Once hardened, remove fudge from freezer and cut into 18 squares
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Note: store covered in freezer

Notes

Nutritional Info (per square): 73 calories, 4g fat, 5g carb, 6g protein

http://proshapefitness.com/2014/05/05/healthy-peanut-butter-protein-fudge/

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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  • kimmetz

    do you think you could use coconut milk (with no gums or thickeners) in place of the almond milk?

    • Definitely! Coconut milk would work just fine 🙂 Let me know if you try it.