In my holistic healing journey, one of the biggest stumbling blocks that I’ve encountered was my addiction to sugar. Mostly chocolate. Like freezer fudge. My great-grandmother made the best peanut-butter fudge. Sweets were a good friend of mine… or so I thought.
They were always there when I had a bad day, when I needed a little pick-me-up. But unbeknownst to me, they were silently stabbing me in the back. Wreaking havoc on my gut, my waistline, and feeding my Lyme disease. The things I wish I knew back then…
So even though I’m now completely avoiding sugar, I still consume natural sugars occasionally. I figured this would be a great opportunity to make something good, that contained good, healthy fats, and no processed sugar or dairy.
Plus, after reading this article about how we are raising a generation of kids that won’t outlive their parents (horrifying, right?!), I’m cutting down further even more for the whole family. The boys don’t eat sugar very often, but sometimes I find myself giving in to things I shouldn’t because I didn’t prepare enough for a meal.
Convenience isn’t worth our kids lives! If there is any reason that can keep you motivated to change your family’s lifestyle, I pray that it is setting your children up for a long, healthy life. It’s the easiest recipe, you just need 5 ingredients, and 10 minutes.
Paleo Freezer Fudge Bites
This freezer fudge is easy to make, healthy, and so delicious that the kids actually beg for it.
- 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter if you don't need paleo. I like sunbutter for nut free!
- 3/4 cup honey or organic pure maple syrup omit or substitute with 1/4 cup xylitol for Keto
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 6 Tbsp cacao powder
- Shredded unsweetened coconut optional
Melt the nut butter and coconut oil on the stove, and then add the honey.
Don't heat the honey too much or it'll kill all it's goodness!
Once it's all mixed up, remove from the heat and add the vanilla and cacao, and thoroughly mix.
Add optional shredded coconut to the bottom of your dish or cupcake liners.
Pour into parchment lined dish or silicone cupcake liners.
Freeze for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
Remove and slice into squares, and store in a sealed dish in the freezer.
They can be stored in the freezer or the refrigerator, but I prefer the freezer. They’re nice and fudgy, full of good stuff, and really satisfy a sweet craving without going overboard on them. One keto freezer fudge bite is the perfect snack for me (occasionally), but thankfully, I don’t crave them every day because they’re not full of the toxic sugars that just make you want more.
I’ve made them into squares, in silicone cupcake liners for pretty little cups, and even in silicone lego & dinosaur molds to make it fun for the kids. Use your imagination!
You will be SO glad you made these! Trust me.
Have you tried paleo freezer fudge before? What are your favorite combinations?