Rich, creamy, melt in your mouth fudge which uses just three healthy ingredients- None of which are butter, oil, flour or sugar! This quick and easy recipe uses one bowl, takes less than ten minutes and requires no baking or cooking! It’s also naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo and refined sugar free!
To everyone who told me the maple/almond combination was a winner and I scoffed them off- I am sorry and I have fudge to make up for it.
However, hear a brother out.
I’ve tried my fair share of flavored nut butter and 9 times out of 10, I’ve been disappointed. Call me a basic bro (lol) or just non-fancy but I like my salted, crunchy peanut butter and basic salted nut butter. Not to mention that these flavored peanut butter or insert nut butter of choice costs twice or three times as much as their unflavored counterpart- You can understand the lack of appeal there.
Four weeks ago, I was at the local health food store and gave the “b*tch please” sign to the nut butter aisle because I had my jif’s waiting for me at home to faceplant. It was as though the nut butters were spiting me- At the front counter, were single serve sachets of flavored nut butters, one of which was an almond butter flavored with maple. I mentally rolled my eyes (I couldn’t physically do it in front of the store owner) and picked up one randomly and added it to my grocery pile- As a sample pack and 1/8th of the cost of a standard jar- It couldn’t be helped.
I got home, ripped open the package and spread the maple flavored almond butter over some toast. To be completely honest, I wasn’t obsessed with the texture- However, the flavor combination of the almond butter paired with maple syrup was AMAZING. I’d had peanut butter with maple syrup (on pancakes, made into bars, no bake bites etc)before but never this combination. While peanut butter was good, the almond butter took it up and notch and I was besotted (ignore my circa English class 2006 wording right there).
I wanted to try the combination in my go to three ingredient fudge recipe, subbing the cashew butter for almond and friends- I am officially the biggest goose. I should have gone with this from the start- Almond meal and almond butter > Almond meal and cashew butter. Enter- Healthy No Bake Three Ingredient Maple Almond Fudge.
This healthy three ingredient maple almond fudge is a replica of my original three ingredient paleo fudge, but using almond butter to amp up the flavor. This soft, rich and melt in your mouth fudge is your quick and easy fix for something sweet or a healthy snack/dessert to have on hand- It also requires no need to turn on the oven- It’s no bake! It’s also tailored to fit most dietary lifestyles- It’s naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free!
HACK! While it IS technically three ingredients, do me a favor- Amp up the flavor by adding a dash of vanilla extract- Trust me on this one.
Make this delicious (And healthy!) three ingredient no bake maple almond fudge and for those I scoffed at-You’re welcome to tell me to Fudge off.
- 2 cups smooth/drippy almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Line a 12 count muffin tin with muffin liners and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your almond butter with coconut oil. Stir through your pure maple syrup and mix until fully incorporated.
- Divide mixture evenly amongst the lined muffin cups and place in the fridge or freezer to firm up.
How ‘basic’ are you when it comes to nut butters?
What is your favorite sweet/savory combination?