Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge
This Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge is just like regular fudge — super rich, uber decadent and tooth-achingly sweet — but it’s secretly healthy and guilt-free! Yup, that means no three sticks of butter, no four cups of sugar and no heavy splashes of corn syrup or heavy cream… just pure, fudgy peanut buttery goodness!
This Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge is dense and thick and packed with that cuddly cozy peanut butter richness. Each piece of fudge is just as comforting as a spoonful of PB right out of the jar.
We’ve alllll been there. You know what I’m talking about
Another good thing about this fudge is that it doesn’t have that annoying stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth kind of texture. Some people like that but I hate it!
Oh goodness, this fudge is heaven!
But it’s not as sinful as it looks and tastes.
Not to mention, it’s SO. DARN. EASY.
All thanks to the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series 5-Speed Cordless Hand Blender!
BIG taste, mini package.
The first time I made this recipe I used a basic food processor, but the second
and third and fourth time around I used KitchenAid’s Cordless Hand Blender. Lemme tell ya, thank heavens this machine is cordless. I despise cords (probably because I’m clumsy beyond comprehension…)
I’ve had a hand blender on my wishlist for forever now and I’m so glad I finally got one. Compared to my food processor, the hand blender is faster, easier and far more efficient. In a way, it’s kind of like a food processor but it blends your batter where YOU decide where to blend it.
Let’s say you’re pureeing strawberries in a food processor but a chunk gets stuck to the wall of the bowl (this happens to me ALL. THE. TIME.) and you have to stop blending and mush it down manually. With the hand blender, you just swoop ‘n swirl and BAM… it’s all smooth and even.
I think it’s time for a nutrition label showdown, yes?
Be prepared for a particularly shocking nutrition label comparison. Below I compare Alton Brown’s Peanut Butter Fudge nutrition label (on the left) with the Desserts with Benefits Peanut Butter Fudge nutrition label (on the right):
Now those are two very different nutrition labels. I am still amazed at how they are complete opposites when they are so similar in taste — both are rich and satisfying and oh so sweet, yet my recipe has 340 less calories, 23g less fat and no added sugar (while Alton Brown’s recipe has 39g of sugar, which is nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar in 3 pieces of fudge…)
One BIG shocker here is that I was actually perfectly satisfied with just a few pieces of fudge.
*jaw hits the floor*
I didn’t feel like eating the entire pan, despite how freaking delicious this is!
Am I in heaven? Sure feels like I’m in heaven.
Join me, will ya?? And make this recipe ASAP.
You’ll soon witness these little cubes of fudge disappear just as fast as you made them
Disclaimer: While I was provided with a KitchenAid Hand Blender, ALL opinions expressed are honest and my own!