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 fudge...so 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?
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?