These really are quite deceiving...and somewhat upsetting. I could have been making this amazing fudge all this time and it's healthy!? I feel somewhat betrayed by the universe. So don't wait like I did, they're easy to make, vegan, and gluten-free!

Healthy Peanut Butter Maple Banana Fudge [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

16

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Ingredients

Crust:
  • 11 large medjool dates, pitted (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. whole flax seeds (or ground)
  • pinch of kosher salt
Filling:
  • 2 ripe bananas (one of them frozen, if you want)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • tiny pinch of kosher salt
  • finishing salt (for topping)
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Preparation

  1. In a food processor, add all the crust ingredients and process for about 3 minutes, or until the crust is well blended.
  2. Transfer to a 8 x 8 inch baking dish and press it with the back of a spoon until it is firm and even.
  3. Wash out the processor and add in all the filling ingredients except for the finishing salt. Process until smooth and silky, then pour over the crust.
  4. Smooth it out evenly with a spatula.
  5. Cover and place in the freezer for about 5 hours, or until firm. It does take a while to firm up. Once firm, garnish with the finishing salt and cut into 16 squares.
  6. Serve straight from the freezer or allow to thaw for a few minutes before serving. Keep the leftovers in the freezer.

Notes

Feel free to substitute any mixture of nuts you'd like.

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