Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Fudge Glorious Fudge

I'm starting to feel better although still not quite up to full strength, but at least I can cook and bake again for my family. Their appetites are starting to return too so the timing is good. This also means that I'm ready to get back 100% to my Trim Healthy Mama diet. One of the things that makes this diet so enjoyable is the chocolate I can make for myself. It is absolutely delicious, glorious, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth fudge.

I'm going to share the recipe for you today with my tweaks. First of all the ingredients : cream cheese, coconut oil, butter, peanut butter, xylitol, stevia, vanilla and cocoa.

I dump everything into the pot which I have set to low.

Then here's what I've learned that has made this recipe go from okay to awesome. I use a stick blender to mix it. I used to mix it with a spoon and try to smash the cream cheese up and make it blend in, but I always ended up with little pockets of cream cheese in my fudge. I put up with it for the sake of having chocolate. Then one day I decided to see what my stick blender would do - instant 100% improvement. I now have thick, creamy delicious and feel good in your mouth.

It also took me a lot of trial and error to come up with a mold for the chocolate. I tried mini-muffin cups but they just weren't right. This was the solution I came up with that has worked for many countless batches now...a plastic lid lined with wax paper. (Note: I no longer use the wax paper and the fudge comes out of the mold just fine.)


And here we have the finished product. I keep it in the freezer. My husband likes it hard. I like it a little softer so I like to take it out and set it on a plate. Okay, let's not kid ourselves...I eat most of mine straight from the freezer. But if I can exercise the self-control it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes for it to soften up.

Waiting to be eaten...need I say more?

Glorious Fudge

1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 rounded tbsp. stevia
7 packets (tsp) xylitol
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. cocoa

Put it in a pot on low and mix. Once blended move to a shallow container so it can set. The freezer is best but it can go in the fridge. Allow to harden, eat and enjoy.
This recipe is an "S" according to Trim Healthy Mama plan. I try to limit myself to approximately a 3" square for a serving. It is so good I could probably eat half a batch without giving it a thought. It's also a good way to get more coconut oil into your diet...just saying. I have absolutely no guilt eating this and that's another wonderful feeling.
What is your treat to yourself when you're watching your weight?

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  1. hahaha! I loved the comment, "Okay, let's not kid ourselves." Made me laugh! of course I'd be the same way! :D Looks amazing...I'll have to try it.

    1. I'm glad I made you laugh. It is just that little tch better if I wait but most of the time when I want my chocolate I want my chocolate. :)

  2. Thank you for the recipe Jennifer - this looks yummy & amazingly I'm not allergic to any of the ingredients :D Hope you're all feeling better!!

    1. I hope you enjoy it. We are starting to feel better. Thank you.

  3. Love this fudge, Jennifer! Awesome that you use xylitol as a sweetener!

    1. I love it. Guilt-free chocolate. I make at least two batches of this every week. :)

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