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.
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.