Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge has invaded my cookie jar dorm room!

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

They have also invaded my fridge, but I welcome such invasions  😉

Remember how I had some crust leftover from my Key Lime Pie?  Well, that was one delicious crust and it made for some great snacking — so moist and packed with flavor — too bad it only lasted me a couple days.  I knew I had to make the crust again, but I didn’t have time to make a whole pie.  I needed something fast and easy, I needed something that I could take on-the-go.

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

These Graham Cracker Fudge Bites fit the bill.  I slightly tweaked the crust recipe and pressed the dough into a nonstick mini brownie mold and was awarded with twenty-eight cute baby bites for sweet snacking!  I crossed my fingers and hoped that they would last for more than two days.

They kind of look like square buckeye balls, but I swear, these are graham crackery, not peanut buttery.  I didn’t get the hit of cinnamon that I was looking for so next time I’ll add an additional 1/4 tsp.  Other than that, these adorable fudge cubes are perfect, they are simple and they are delicious.  And the fact that they are nutritionally balanced (have fats, carbs, fiber and protein), unlike regular graham crackers, makes me more than glad to eat them…

Which I did, four cubes one cube at a time…  yeah, they didn’t last as long as I’d hoped…

28 pieces

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge



  1. In a large blender, blend the oats and sucanat until flour-like and pour into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the protein powder, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Microwave the coconut butter, honey and molasses in a microwave-safe bowl at 15 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the coconut butter is melted. Add the extracts and stir.
  3. Pour the microwave mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together until mixture is even (I used a rubber spatula, but you can definitely get in there with your hands).
  4. Press the mixture into a brownie mold with 1 inch molds, or line a standard brownie pan with parchment paper and flatten the mixture into it. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Microwave the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one until chocolate is melted, let cool slightly.
  6. Take your beloved fudge bites out of the freezer and pop each one out of the mold onto some parchment paper taped to a cookie sheet or large, flat plate. If using the standard brownie pan, slice the fudge into little squares with a sharp knife.
  7. Dip each square into chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Return the bites to the fridge (or freezer if you want the express route) until chocolate is completely hardened.

Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge - Desserts with Benefits


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Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge - Desserts with Benefits

72 comments on “Healthy Graham Cracker Fudge

  1. These are so cute and look absolutely delish! I would probably cover them completely in chocolate, but overall they sound fabulous!

  2. mmmm I would love to have four, erm one, right now! I would also love to try this extract especially for baking!!

    ngallo58 at gmail dot com

  3. These look positively delicious! I am most definitely making them as soon as I have the chance, what a great idea :)

  4. Those look amazing. I gotta say I love how neat and tidy they look, especially with the chocolate dipped edge. For some reason I can never get anything dipped in chocolate to look that nice, haha. And they look delicious! I love being able to see the texture from the bitten one. I already use a liquid stevia like that, but I believe it’s NuNaturals. I love it so I’m curious to try SweetLeaf. I really can’t live without my liquid stevia, it’s awesome stuff.

    fooddoodles at gmail dot com

  5. Yummmm, those look heavenly! I need to try these babies out :)

  6. I’d love to try this product! I bake a lot during the holidays.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  7. I have never tried stevia but I am intrigued.

  8. this recipe looks ace! bookmarked it.
    I’ve always wanted to try using stevia.

  9. This recipe, on this newly found favorite blog of mine, is precisely the reason why I love baking/cooking… and why my fiance is now fat.

  10. oh wow, these look wonderful! i’ve just recently found out how great coconut butter is, and i use liquid stevia in my smoothies every morning but have never used it any other way. i’m definitely trying this recipe!

  11. Cheesecake base in a fudge square!!!

  12. My first time on your blog-wonderful post! I’m looking to cut processed sugar out of my diet as well. My family has a history of diabetes and cancer. Thanks!

  13. These look awesome! Stevia is sold in a powder form by the name of “trulia” in a lot of stores now, woo!

  14. Oh my goodness, you wouldn’t believe how big a role model you’ve become to me. I’ll be college bound next fall and I’m a health-conscious vegan with a dream of pursuing pastry or nutrition.

    I don’t know it you’ll see this, but if you do, do you have any books (cookbooks or not) to recommend for a nutrition-obsessed baker? Or pastry arts at all. ♥

    • Hey Abby!
      I know you commented like, literally THREE years ago, but I was looking through my comments for people who asked about cookbook recommendations or cookbook requests. I just thought Id let you know that I just published my very first cookbook, DIY Protein Bars!
      I hope you like the book — it’s filled with mostly vegan recipes :)
      PS: I hope college is treating you well, as well as your interest in nutrition! 😀

  15. stevia! love it! those graham cracker fudge bars look tasty!

  16. I cant wait to try this! Gotta find coconut buttter..yum!

  17. I love how you always can come up with delicious recipes that are extremely healthy at the same time. I love using stevia, never tried sweet leaf but i’m sure it’s awesome. I’ve just subscribed to your site and want to try everything, it is so unfair =). I am so obsessed with trying to make new recipes from healthy and whole food items.
    I’ve just created my own blog about nutrition and health, as I would like to study dietetics, similar to nutritional sciences! , it’s still in the process of completion but your blog really helps motivate me since it’s nice to know there are others out there with a crazy passion about food like me. Your blog is great, never stop!

  18. omg.. the fudge squares look so prettty.. and so clean.. and lovely pictures too! thanks for sharing the recipe.. i need to make these sooooon!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

  19. Love your blog! I’m a college student myself and your recipes inspire me. I’ve never tried baking with stevia and I hope to try it soon!

  20. Kaleigh

    I use stevia a lot, and I share my bottle with my roommate who is making my supply run out twice as fast! I’m going to need a new bottle pretty soon here so it would be AWESOME to win this!
    Very creative way to use your leftovers by the way. I’m in favor of coming up with new ideas for stuff you’ve got lying around :)

  21. Your recipes always look so impressive and perfectly delicious!

  22. Hello,
    commenting for the giveaway :3 but totally had a question, when you bake protein powder or heat it does it loose its protein or nutritional value? I know you don’t bake the protein powder in this recipes, but I saw that you are a nutritional scientist major :)

  23. Looks so delicious! I am going to make these in the very near future!

  24. I just made these, and they are delicious! Thank you!

  25. These look fantastic! I’m impressed that you do all of this at your dorm. Kudos to you!

  26. I am a huge fan of all your desserts! Somehow everything just looks so much cuter and more delicious in mini form :)

  27. Loving these recipes [stumbled upon here from the mint krispy post via tastespotting :)]!

    Can’t wait for more!

  28. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

    Alexa R-
    High heat denatures proteins, but minerals like calcium are not destroyed by heat. I wish I knew more about the protein denaturing, but I haven’t learned much about it yet… hope this helped at least a little!

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