Healthy Fudge

Recently I went on a trip to Alaska.  It was an amazing trip filled with breathing sites, wonderful people and amazing food.  One of the foods that I would see for sale in almost every town was fudge.  Fudge, for some reason, seems to be very popular in Alaska.

I have always had a soft spot for fudge.  It is creamy, sweet and sinful.  I love how a simple dessert concept, with only a couple ingredients, can come in some many different flavor options.  When it comes to fudge, you would be hard pressed to find a flavor you didn’t like.

Fudge, however, is one of those desserts that while it is amazingly good, it should not really be consumed on a regular basis.  Traditional fudge is high in sugar and not so healthy fats.  So because I am huge fudge fan I wanted to create a fudge that I could feel good about eating and enjoying on a more the regular basis.

Healthy Fudge

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond butter

1/8 cup of honey

1/2 of a banana, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium sized pot, place all the ingredients and heat over low heat until everything starts to melt. Pour the heated/melted mixture into a food processor or blender and blend on medium speed to combine all the ingredients.  

Line a small 3 by 5 mini loaf pan with parchment paper.  Pour the mixture into the lined pan. Allow the mixture to cool in the freezer or fridge until it is solid. Slice into small 1 inch by 1 inch squares or slices.  Keep sliced fudge covered in the refrigerator or freezer.  

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