Creamy Chocolate Protein Fudge - A surprisingly delicious and healthy fudge recipe made without tons of sugar that is also high in natural protein!
This recipe is secretly healthy with a secret high protein ingredient that you'll secretly pee your pants over.
Though I'm poking fun at the 'secret' labels, I understand the need for them in certain cases, as I have a close family member who cringes at anything with 'healthy' in the title.
Isn't it a good thing if something is healthy?
I truly believe that now more than ever, people are seeking delicious AND healthy recipes to combat the array of health problems plaguing them.
Obesity, allergies, cancer, diabetes...these problems seem to be pervasive. It's a wonderful thing to have alternative, wholesome foods to replace the dastardly versions.
Take this fudge for example.
Yes, this recipe has beans in it.
Before you click 'close' on this post, let me share with you my family's experience with bean desserts.
Not only do my husband and I feel like we tolerate them really well, we also don't get the sugar highs and lows indicative of so many other treats. We correlate this with the protein component.
Beans also add fiber and a creamy texture that you might otherwise need nuts or extra fat for.
They are an awesome replacement for flour and are a well-tolerated food for allergic individuals like my daughter and myself.
This fudge is so deliciously creamy and luxurious, it rivals anything you'd find at your local candy shop.
If you're not a huge chocolate fan, this Detox Fudge may be more your style. Just omit the chocolate chips!
My entire family tolerates and enjoys this delicious, creamy treat, and I wholeheartedly hope yours will too!
Creamy Chocolate Protein Fudge (Nut-Free)
- 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
- 6 Tbsp coconut oil melted
- 6 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- ⅛ +1/16 tsp powdered stevia extract
- Process all of the ingredients until very smooth and well combined (about 1-2 minutes).
- Pour the batter into a lightly oiled 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish.
- Refrigerate until firm (2-4 hours).
- Cut and serve!
If you're a chocolate mint lover like me, add about 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract for a scrumptious, refreshing treat!