This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is filled with protein, low carb and sugar free!
Who loves fudge??? Of course eating fudge on a daily basis is totally unrealistic when trying to watch, maintain or lose weight right? Not when it's protein fudge like in this recipe!! You can enjoy a couple of pieces of fudge each day for a snack because it's low carb, sugar free and high in protein in one little piece!
This fudge just happened. I had no plans on making a fudge for you or me. It was a complete accident. Or one might call it a failed recipe that actually turned even better than expected. This recipe has been made twice and both times I changed it somewhat to make a protein bar. I wanted something filled with protein, without sugar, homemade, better than you could buy in the health food stores, and easy to grab and go for busy afternoons with my kids. Well after two attempts I gave up the bar idea and it's now the fudge you see here. The texture is completely like typical fudge so why try to change an already good thing right? I will try again with a protein bar, but this is a good start!
Do you see that yummy swirl chunk of peanut butter in there?! That is something that needs to happen and you just can't get that from powdered peanut butter. But of course I know some of you might try it in order to reduce the calories and fat and that is your prerogative. 🙂
How could anyone not like chocolate and peanut butter is beyond my comprehension, just sayin'. If you do have a peanut allergy, this could easily be changed to almond butter and almonds on top instead or even a sunbutter spread and topped with sunflower seeds!
Notes on Recipe:
- Nutrition info not including optional peanut topping.
- I have not tried using powdered peanut butter here and I don't think I would suggest it as the real peanut butter gives the fudge the creamiest texture. I'd be hesitant to use powdered as it's dry and might completely change the texture.
- If you can not find a whey protein powder that is made with stevia, try to find one without added sugars. If you do have a protein powder with some sort of sugar in it, you may not need any stevia drops at all.
- You can always just taste and adjust sweetness before spreading into loaf pan.
- For a nut free version use a sunbutter spread made from sunflower seeds and sunflower seeds sprinkled over the top.
- Keep refrigerated!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge
- Melt ¼ cup peanut butter with coconut oil.
- Stir in vanilla extract and stevia. Taste and adjust sweetener.
- In another bowl whisk together protein powder, flax and milk until incorporated.
- Stir protein powder mixture into wet ingredients.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour mixture into loaf pan.
- Spread to even out and sprinkle optional chopped peanuts in top.
- Refrigerate until hardened, about an hour.
- Lift parchment out onto a cutting board and cut fudge into 24 squares.
- Keep refrigerated.