When I was a kid, fudge was something that so rich and decadent it came around maybe once a year. I remember going to the candy shop and selecting a slice of my choice, that would be nibbled on for the week to follow. That stuff was like gold. But…as most “treats” are, full of sugar, fats, and carbs our bodies didn’t need.

In the era of “treat yo’ self” it’s a balance to find the limits when as a grown adult, I can get fudge whenever I want to! I can have it for breakfast. My body, my choice. As I’ve learned, those choices can add up, and your body will get angry. However, there’s always a healthier option.

Making this fudge, I was a little skeptical. The fact that it’s dairy free, refined sugar free – I wasn’t sure it was going to work.

Well, happy to report back that it did. It was well enjoyed after sharing with friends (who agreed, it’s delicious) and storing it in my freezer for days to come.

It’s softer than classic fudge, but I’m not complaining…it was too delicious!

Hope you try this “healthy” fudge and get your Fall treat fix!

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (we used canned)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Butter
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup (the real stuff!)
  • 1.5 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Equipment

  • 8x8 square baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk

Method

  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper, for easy lifting and set aside.
  • Over a medium high heat, combine your pumpkin puree, coconut oil, cashew butter, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt into your saucepan. Mix well, and whisk continuously until everything is well combined (you will see some fat separation, and that's ok).
  • Pour out the mixture into your lined square baking pan, and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until it sets.
  • Slice and enjoy! Can be stored in the fridge or freezer afterwards.
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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