Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (Vegan, Gluten Free)



Warning: This fudge is not for the faint of heart.
 Do not let the simplicity of this recipe trick you into believing that the richness suffers due to the fact it takes all of ten minutes to make this. Yes, you heard correctly.
TEN MINUTES TO DELICIOUS, RICH FUDGE.
That also happens to be vegan and gluten-free.

No, it's not too good to be true. Allow me to explain:
You simply take some coconut oil and mix it with peanut butter, vanilla extract and agave. Once it's thoroughly mixed, spoon it into a loaf pan lined with wax paper. 


Next, do the same thing again, but this time add some cocoa powder (in the pictures, the peanut butters were made in opposite orders, chocolate first, then peanut butter, but I think making the plain peanut butter first is best because you can reuse the same bowl). Or if you want to keep it really simple, you can use this brand of peanut butter which we happened to have lying around the house:


If you do use Peanut Butter & Co. I suggest not adding the agave, or very little as this brand is already sweetened. Next, layer the second kind of peanut butter on top of the first and smooth it out. You can leave it at that or use a butter knife or toothpick to create a swirl effect by dragging it through the two layers.


Lastly, place it in the freezer to set for at least five minutes. Once it's set or once you are ready to serve it, slice it up into squares and enjoy!


Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge:
Inspired by: Detoxinista 
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave (or other sweetener such as pure maple syrup or honey for non-vegans), divided
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, softened, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (more or less depending on how rich you want it)
In a bowl, combine half the amount of the first four ingredients. Mix until fully combined and spoon into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Repeat combining the rest of the first four ingredients and all of the cocoa. Once, fully mixed spoon on top of the first layer of peanut butter. Smooth and swirl, if desired. Place fudge in the freezer for at least five minutes or until it has hardened. Slice into squares, serve and enjoy.


What are some of your favorite easy dessert recipes?

Peace & Love,
Joy


2 comments:

  1. This looks unbelievably delicious! Will be pinning this recipe to try out soon! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Your blog is super cute!

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