This ONE recipe will help 3:30itis: Chocolate Fudge
So you have seen how I can make breakfasts breezy, lunch is a cinch and smoothies - well, let’s be honest, I am stoked to have one for morning tea but when I look at the clock at somewhere between 3:05pm and 3:54 a green smoothie is the furtherest thing from my mind - this may potentially be because I am in that flux state of too late for coffee / too early for wine.
Please tell me I am not the only one!?
So it is clear that I am hydrated - I can’t consume more coffee, and herbal tea isn’t wine, and that no matter how hard I try a bliss ball isn’t Green + Blacks organic chocolate with a hint of Madagascan vanilla. I love bliss balls but more on hike rather than a snack, you know? Gee I sound way more fussy than I think I am (!).
What’s a girl to do?
Create something that is sweet. Hello Maple.
That is full of protein. Hello Peanut Butter.
That tasted naughty. Hello Cacao.
That will keep me satisfied. Hello Coconut Oil.
…and that isn’t rolled into a ball. Hello Loaf Tin.
The combination of sweet, savoury, protein fat and a pinch of himalayan salt is kind of the best bet for the afternoon - and it is finger licking good, which likely means that you will have to stop tap-tap-tapping on your key board and STOP+ SAVOUR the amazingness.
This is basically a real food Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge - and it is basically the best healthy thing that will touch your tastebuds this week.
3:30-itis Salted Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1/4 cup cacao
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (softened of liquified)
- 2 Tbs peanut butter
- 2 Tbs maple
- pinch of pink salt
Ready for the ‘how to’?
Whisk in a bowl, pour in the tin/bowl/other, put in the freezer. Done.
To make it fructose free it is a simple swap out of the maple for rice bran syrup. If you are wanting to use xylitol - I don't use it but I understand why some people do - still use 2 Tbs but bring it together over a double boiler until dissolved and well combined! Then pop it in mould and freezer.
You can change this up - it is a template recipe, so you can change the peanut butter for chopped nuts or coconut, maybe a few drops of food grade essential oil - right now I am thinking roasted hazelnuts and a few drops of orange oil, or some zest! Yes please!
1. Rich in magnesium, essential fats and a good whack of protein this is a balance snack. The coconut oil is great to keep us feeling full, and also helping support our metabolism too!
2. Cacao can add to the stress on our bodies if we are already stressed - around 1 tsp a day will make you feel more relaxed, a little uplifted and a touch of a buzz....more than that are you may get a racing heart.
Want to know more about my approach to clean sweeting? Take a look at my clean treats eBook 'Sweet + Delicious', might be exactly what you are looking for!
I'd love to hear what you think of this recipe!