Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

Plain and simple:  there is never a wrong time to make a healthy dessert, especially one with peanut butter!  It just so happens that the other day was “one of those days” … you know, a day that seems to revolve around food cravings, a day spent either wandering around the kitchen or on the computer searching your craving into every search engine imaginable.

I know we’re on the same page here  😉

I was craving peanut butter.  Oh, and chocolate.  Of course.  It’s just in my nature.  For about five hours straight, the magical combination of peanut butter + chocolate popped into every racing thought going through my head, which led to an undeniable craving for a sweet treat containing such beloved ingredients.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

Ohhhh yeeeaahhhh.

Super soft, super chewy, super decadent and fudgy.  It couldn’t get any better!

(trust me, I tried to think of ways to make it better, it is impossible)

Perfectly sweet with the perfect ratio of chocolate:peanut butter

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

OH NO!  I just remembered I made these for a friend!

Do you think she’ll notice the piece of fudge with the giant bite out of it?

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

This looks natural, right?  I don’t think she’ll notice…

Okay, she definitely would notice.  I guess there is only one solution …

Finish it!     😉

Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge  Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Despite how long the ingredient list looks, there are actually only 9 ingredients in the entire recipe!  As if you needed another reason to make this though, right?

16 squares

Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients:

Chocolate Oat Fudge Layer:

 

Peanut Butter Fudge Layer:

  • 64g (2 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 84g (1/4 cup) Agave Nectar or Pure Maple Syrup
  • 64g (1/4 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)
 

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge Layer:

  • 64g (2 scoops) Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • 15g (3 tbs) Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
  • 105g (1/4 cup + 1 tbs) Agave Nectar
  • 64g (1/4 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)

Directions:

For the Chocolate Oat Fudge Layer:

  1. Line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut butter, coconut milk, agave, vanilla and salt. Whisk in the protein powder, then whisk in the cocoa powder.
  3. Fold in the oats.
  4. Flatten mixture into the brownie pan and freeze while you make the next layer (freeze for at least 30 minutes, or until completely firm).
 

For the Peanut Butter Fudge Layer:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the protein powder and top with the agave and peanut butter. Stir together until all powder has been absorbed (it should not be too dry/crumbly, it should be moist enough to roll into a ball).
  2. Scoop this into the brownie pan, spread to the edges of the pan and flatten (use a pastry roller if you have one, otherwise, put your hand in a sandwich bag and spread it manually). Refrigerate while you make the next layer.
 

For the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge Layer:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the protein powder and cocoa powder and mix. Top with the agave and peanut butter.
  2. Stir until all powder has been absorbed (it should be a little more moist than the PB layer, but not by too much).
  3. Scoop this into the brownie pan, spread to the edges and flatten (again with the pastry roller or sandwich bag). Freeze for 30 minutes, then slice. Serve chilled.

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At first glance this looked a little high calorie/fat to me, but then I searched for the nutrition facts of another chocolate peanut butter fudge… I almost cried…  1/16 of the recipe has 411 calories, 25g fat and 22g sugar!  So let’s all make this triple-decker chocolate PB fudge instead.  We will cry with joy.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

I probably should have secured these better.  Before I knew it a couple pieces were missing and my sister yelled from the other room, “That was the best thing I’ve ever tasted!”  I don’t blame her, I probably would have done the same thing…

Except I would’ve taken like, seven three pieces.

28 comments on “Healthy Triple-Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. Wow they looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

  2. These look amazing and I cannot wait to try them! I have previously tried your pistachio cake and it was delicious. Love what you are doing with your blog and I hope I can eventually build up as many posts and recipes that you have!

  3. Yes! these look awesome. They nearly jumped out at me on TS.

  4. I just love your blog!! Everything you post looks incredible (especially this)!!

  5. Beautiful, and decadent looking. I love that this one uses ingredients that I actually have in my pantry, which means I could whip them up today if I wanted to… Just added them to my Must Try List! I get the feeling that they will get moved to the “Done” section rather quickly! 😉

  6. Just curious… what type of protein powder do you use that is Vegan? I have a dairy allergy and can’t use Whey powder. Thanks!

    • I would recommend using casein or egg white protein powder. It’s the closest thing to whey when it comes to texture (it doesn’t taste good on its own, but if it’s masked with peanut butter and chocolate it’s no problem), all you have to do is omit the salt in the recipe.
      Hope this helps!

  7. Seriously, you made a triple layered treat? And this is healthy too? Wow! You are a real genius!

  8. You live in arizona! Could I please come over for these beauties?!

  9. Wow. Just found your blog. So glad I did. I will be making this fudge!

  10. nice posting. thanks for sharing

  11. Only half way through making this recipe and you are already blowing my mind! It’s turning out so good! Who knew I could just blend up some coconut and completely replace butter in a recipe!? and the peanut butter fudge layer is so delicious it may not make it to the pan :)

  12. Hey Jessica!

    I recently found your blog and I am just amazed by the creativity and elegance of each and every single one of your recipes! I really need to start stocking my kitchen with your “pantry staples” so I can continue to make all your recipes.

    I made these the other day and OH MY GOODNESS… they are freaking awesome. I was hesitant at first but have no regret now after tasting them!!
    My family loves them and no one could tell how healthy and protein loaded they were! A perfect peanut butter craving fix. :)

    Thank you, your truly amazing! Please keep up all the great work!

  13. Saw this on a facebook link and decided to make it. It is in the fridge chilling now.

    As a vegan I used nonfat soy protein. Not a drink/shake mix but just plain soy protein powder. I compensated with a little extra agave, vanilla, cocoa, and peanut butter to get the two fudge layers smoother and to counteract the fact I wasn’t using flavored powder.

    So far tasty. I can’t wait to actually cut and try them. I was amazed at how smooth and silky the base was prior to adding the oats.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.

  14. All your recipes are phenomenal!! Very inspirational too. I can’t wait to try making them all!

    Candace, Australia

  15. Is it possible to make these without the protein powder? Is there a substitute, or should I just forget about that and omit it altogether? I might be able to get protein (#smalltownproblems), but was asking just in case I couldn’t. TIA

    • Jessie K-
      I’m sorry, but I don’t think the protein powder can be replaced as it is the main ingredient in every layer :/
      I live in a small town too so I always buy protein powder (and most of my other cooking/baking ingredients) online. It’s a lot cheaper and 99% of the time I get free shipping. Protein powder at the grocery store often costs $5-15 MORE than online… crazy!!
      In this recipe I used whey protein. My favorite brands are Jay Robb and Optimum Nutrition :)
      -Jess

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