New Year, New Perspective.

Happy Happy New Year y’all!
Now, I know that some of you are probably nursing hangovers or actually just rolling into bed so you are probably not reading this. However, you also may be one of the few (like myself) who rang in the new year in your pj’s watching reruns of Mob Wives on demand t.v. Heck, you may have already woke up and started the year off right with a good bit of exercise and a yummy breakfast. Totally me. 
I have absolutely no tricks for those of you with hangovers. 
Let’s talk fudge. I have always been a non-fudge believer. It is just always too rich for me. My grandmother (my mom’s mom) cannot even get me to touch her dark chocolate fudge after I overdosed on it one year at Christmas. Can you say stomach ache? O yes. This is crazy talk seeing as I will eat anything that my grandmother puts in front of me. Except that fudge. It’s kind of the way I feel about fruit cake and eggnog. I am just not having it. Until now that is. 
Here are the ingredients for making the most delicious, super healthy fudge on the planet.

I’m so freaking dead serious it’s not even funny.

This stuff is addicting.
This coconut butter and almond butter had a little baby that is packed with protein.

Oh, and it’s paleo, vegan, and all that other good stuff. 

Did I mention absolutely delicious?

Please come over and help me finish it off!
I just might have bloody Mary’s on hand as well!

Coconut Almond Butter Protein Fudge (GF/V/Paleo):

Ingredients:
4 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/4 c. almond butter (I made my own, no salt added)
1/2 c. non-dairy organic chocolate protein powder
2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/3 c. raw honey (maple syrup or agave for vegan version)
1/2 t. salt
Instructions:
1. Line an 8×8 in. square cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Place the coconut in the bowl of a food processor and make coconut butter.
3. Place the coconut butter in a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
4. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Freeze for 10 minutes or until firm.
5. Using a large serrated knife, cut the fudge into small squares. I made vertical cuts then horizontal cuts.
6. Devour!
Makes 36 pieces of fudge.
Nutrition Facts (per piece of fudge): Calories: 57.2, Total Fat: 3.5 g (sat: 2.1), Carbs: 4.4 g, Protein: 3 g, Sugars: 3 g. 
MANGIA!

Comments

  1. Love it! Call me a freak, but I love getting the Nutritional facts! Happy New Year!!

  2. Am I reading this wrong? Can’t seem to find the quantity of coconut butter needed. These look delicious and I can’t wait to make (and eat) them!

  3. Never mind 🙂 I just saw the link. I thought this used commercial coconut butter.

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