How about a rich, decadent fudge WHILE still using only healthy, whole food ingredients? Seem impossible? Well, it's not! And by using the plant based protein – you will get a whopping 10g of protein per piece of fudge!
This fudge encompasses everything you could every want in a fudge – tons of nutrients including fiber, vitamins, minerals, natural sweetness, protein, and carb-fueled energy AND that unforgettable chocolatey, hearty, dense, and delicious fudge taste and texture.
Serves: 12 Ingredients
½ cup raw almonds
2 tablespoons steel cut oats (optional)
1 cup natural vegan chocolate (or whey) protein powder
¼ cup raw cocoa powder
½ cup pitted dates
½ cup dried figs
2 tablespoons natural almond butter
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
In a food processor add the protein powder, cocoa powder, dates, figs, almond butter, and almond milk and mix. You may need to process for 10-20 seconds at a time and then scrape the mixture from the sides and process again until the mixture is sticky and wet.
Add in the almonds and oats and process again until well incorporated with the fudge mixture but chunks still remain.
You will have to adjust as you go with the processing as this will likely vary between food processors but eventually you want a sticky fudge like mixture that has chunks of nuts and oats in it.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper (I used an 8X8 pan) and fill with the fudge mixture.
Using wet hands or a spatula dipped in water, smooth the fudge in the pan and top with another piece of parchment paper and smooth over top, pressing down to make sure the fudge is pressed in an even layer in the pan.
Place the fudge in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Once set, remove with the parchment from the pan and cut on a cutting board into squares or bars.
Store in the fridge or freezer!
Recipe from Christal, Nutritionist in the Kitch at www.nutritioninthekitch.com
Nutritional Information Serving size: 1 square Calories: 150 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 15g Sugar: 8g Fiber: 5g Protein: 10g