Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge
This Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge is super soft, fluffy, flavorful, and sweet, yet it’s made without the white sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, and butter!
If you’re a tea-drinker and if you’re a dessert lover (and oh gosh, please say yes, because I really hope you are), then this recipe is for you!
I was really surprised at how many people loved that Peanut Butter Fudge and that Coconut Fudge from a few months ago. Actually, no, I take that back. I wasn’t really surprised at all. I would be shocked if fudge in general didn’t gain any sort of traction. Especially when it’s healthy 😉
Since those recipes were so popular, I tried making a few variations — vanilla bean fudge, chocolate fudge, strawberry milkshake fudge — but none of them worked. The base recipe is pretty finicky with only a few ingredients, so it’s hard to swap any of them out.
I finally thought about making a Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge. That way I could use my Coconut Fudge as a base. I added vanilla bean paste for flavor and those pretty mini black vanilla bean specks, and added organic matcha powder for both flavor and color. Oh yeah, and the antioxidants! Just kidding, I used matcha because I bought some last week 😉
If you're a tea-drinker and dessert-lover, this Healthy Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge recipe is for you! It's super soft, fluffy, flavorful, and sweet, yet it's made sugar free, low carb, and high protein, without the white sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, and butter!
Line an 8” brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
In a high-speed blender or food processor, add the cottage cheese, vanilla paste, sweetener, and matcha powder. Puree until completely smooth.
While blending, pour in the melted coconut butter.
While blending, sprinkle in the homemade metamucil. Scoop the mixture into the prepared brownie pan and spread out the surface to flatten. Place the pan in the freezer for 2 hours.
Place the shredded coconut in a large bowl.
Slice the fudge into 36 pieces (it will be a tad sticky, but that's normal... once it's coated in the coconut it won't be!). Coat the fudge squares with the shredded coconut, then place on a large serving plate.
Once all the fudge is coated with the coconut, refrigerate uncovered overnight and serve the next day (You can serve them immediately if you want to, but they'll be really soft at this point... everyone liked these best the next day).
If you REALLY like coconut flavor, feel free to add some coconut extract to the recipe!
WOW. Only 150 calories for three pieces of fudge?! Plus, 4g of filling fiber and 11g of complete protein? Yes, please. Because what’s better than a piece of fudge? Three pieces of fudge!
One bite and you’ll forget they’re healthy in an instant.
Typical fudge recipes are made with cups and cups of sugar, calorie-laden sweetened condensed milk and super sugary marshmallows… but not this one.
Some super quick and easy swaps make this Matcha Green Tea Coconut Fudge a better-for-you treat!
Am I right? Yes, I’m right. Don’t argue with me.
WARNING: May be habit-forming. Making an extra batch is highly recommended.
With love and good eats,