Yes, they taste as good as they look. This recipe just jumped to one of my favorites for fast, easy, delicious, healthy (yup, I said it) treats. DELICIOUS. Did you ever eat those icy cubes as a kid? Am I the only person who remembers those? I hated them at the time. If they were offered I would eat one, but I didn't really like them that much. I always thought they were a little strange. This "fudge" reminds me of those, but in a really good way. If you are "off" sugar, or are trying to eat better but NEED a treat, look no further. I have had this recipe in my post file for a while and have since had several people ask me if I've ever heard of it. I finally decided it was time to post so that those of you who haven't already been introduced to these chocolatey treats don't get mad at me for not sharing earlier!
Paleo Fudge Cups
1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 c raw cacao powder (yes, you can just use cocoa if you must)
1/2 c peanut or almond butter
1/4 c raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut oil and honey. Add other ingredients and whisk to combine until you get a thin, smooth mixture. You can also add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend that way. I haven't tried it because it's just so much easier and less mess to clean up to do it by hand (I don't have a dishwasher).
Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Fill each liner about 1/2 inch full. Lick the spoon. Place the muffin tin in the fridge for 30 minutes or the freezer for 10 minutes or until fudge is set. Remove from liners. Take a bite. Try not to eat them all . . . makes 12.
Place fudge cups in a container and store in the fridge for as long as they last for a quick and delicious treat whenever the craving hits!
I only have a couple of thoughts about this . . . make them, and eat them. It's that simple. I made my first batch with peanut butter but felt bad because my 5 year old is allergic and couldn't try one . . . or did I do it on purpose so that she couldn't have any? I have so many varieties I want to try. I am sure that adding some coconut, chopped almonds, or peppermint oil would be divine. I haven't tried the maple syrup yet, but have heard that it's harder to "combine" with the other ingredients, mostly the coconut oil. If you do try it and have success, let me know!
I had to keep snapping pictures to keep myself from eating them all. I'm serious, they are that good! And completely guilt free.