Kids love treats! But, as parents we want to have healthy, easy options.
Ever have a kid begging for dessert or to go to the corner ice cream shop? Yeah, me too. It’s expensive, and those are loaded with tons of sugars and artificial ingredients that leave them low on nutrients and craving for more junk.
There are many bloggers out there with healthy recipe options for treats, but some are time consuming and the ingredients are expensive. Plus, there is no guarantee your kids will like them. And, that’s the whole point, right!?!? Get them asking for the homemade, healthier stuff instead of the junk.
Well, I am here to tell you I can totally empathize, and I am here to help you find solutions to the struggle. This recipe is a crowd pleaser with natural ingredients, healthy fats, and vegan.
How I Came to Make This Fudge
With my step-daughter Brynn, we have been doing movie parties with her every time she finishes a Harry Potter book. She is 6 by the way. So, it’s pretty impressive she is reading those. For one of the parties, she wanted a “fudge” treat for Cornelius Fudge (hahaha, clever, right?). We love to theme our food. Anyway, I didn’t want to make a sugary, junk filled fudge. So, I searched on own on my favorite sites, Pinterest, and I found this recipe.
Next, I modified it to ingredients I had on hand and own’s that I knew Brynn would like. You can do the same by using the nut butter you have or sweetener of choice (maple syrup, raw honey, dates, agave). I am just going to list what I did. Whatever nut butter you choose, make sure you READ THE LABEL. Aim for NO hydrogenated oils, sugar, corn syrup, or preservatives.
- 1/2 cup all-natural almond butter
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 TBSP raw honey
- 1 TBSP cocoa powder
- Melt coconut oil.
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
- Pour the fudge “batter” into the baking cups. It should make 6-8.
- If you would like, up the wow factor of your fudge by topping it with toasted coconut (unsweetened), chopped nuts, or chocolate chips (preferably Lily’s chocolate chips sweetened with stevia).
- Place the cupcake pan in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until the fudge hardens up.
- Serve and enjoy serving your kids a healthy treat.