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Make 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge in the Freezer

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When I think of fudge, my mouth immediately waters.

Unfortunately, those little symmetrical squares of happiness are often laden with sugar and other processed ingredients. What if I told you that you can make your own fudge, in your apartment or dorm, with only 5 ingredients and none of that nasty junk?

The secret ingredient to these magical squares of sweetness is coconut oil. Full of healthy fats, coconut oil not only supports the healthy functioning of your liver and kidneys, but also helps to boost your immune system. Who knew eating fudge could help you evade the flu? Thanks to its healthy and beneficial properties, coconut oil can be found today in most grocery stores.

Since this fudge is stored in your freezer, it has a long shelf life. Try having a square as a small afternoon or post-dinner snack, especially when you're craving something sweet.

Long story short, this fudge is delicious, easy to make, and good for you. At this point, you should have already left your computer screen and started running to the grocery store to get the necessary ingredients.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 30-40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup natural nut butter (we used peanut butter, but feel free to use almond, cashew, or even sunflower seed butter)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened or melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Directions:

1. Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl, and stir until well-combined. If you find your fudge is hard to mix, try microwaving the bowl for about 15 seconds - this will make everything smoother.

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Original post by Caitlin Shoemaker for Spoon University - Pitt.