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4 ingredient chocolate and peanut butter fudge

4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge - this is SO EASY to make! And you'll never guess what the 4 ingredients are - no butter, sugar or condensed milk in sight!

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Yes, you read that right: this chocolate and peanut butter fudge contains only four ingredients. And despite what you may be thinking, those ingredients don’t include sugar, butter, condensed milk, or anything else you might expect to find in fudge.

This fudge is made from peanut butter, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and maple syrup. That’s it. I know, it’s magical, I was pretty amazed myself. I based the recipe off this one from Texanerin Baking, but I added chocolate because what’s not improved by chocolate?

…tumbleweed…

4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge - this is SO EASY to make! And you'll never guess what the 4 ingredients are - no butter, sugar or condensed milk in sight!

I was recently challenged by Clarks to make a recipe using one of their natural sweeteners, which include maple syrup, honey, carob syrup, agave syrup, and a newly launched date syrup. I thought this peanut butter fudge was just the thing! Compared to refined sugar, maple syrup has more than 30% less sugar per 100g, and more than 30% fewer calories – so you’d be forgiven for calling this a (slightly!) healthier version of fudge. Maybe. If you squint hard enough.

I used dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, to again cut down on the sugar content while still giving a really rich and creamy fudge. The flavour of the chocolate alongside the slightly salty peanut butter is seriously good.

4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge - this is SO EASY to make! And you'll never guess what the 4 ingredients are - no butter, sugar or condensed milk in sight!

I should warn you, this chocolate and peanut butter fudge isn’t the (for lack of a better word) fudgiest of fudges. It’s quite soft and sticky, and seriously melts in your mouth. It’s absolutely amazing – but it’s best kept refrigerated to keep it as firm as possible.

4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge - this is SO EASY to make! And you'll never guess what the 4 ingredients are - no butter, sugar or condensed milk in sight!

Do you often use natural sweeteners, or are you more of a refined sugar kind of person? I definitely use normal sugar some of the time (mostly for baking, or making a cup of tea for the plumber once a year when he comes to service our boiler), but you can’t beat a good drizzle of maple syrup or honey on porridge or yogurt.

If you’re into natural syrups, don’t miss Clarks at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 24th – 27th November – they’ll be giving away plenty of samples, recipes, and information about natural sweeteners. To celebrate their appearance at the Good Food Show, Clarks are giving away a luxury spa break for two at Champneys – check out their Twitter and Facebook pages for more details, and good luck!

4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge - this is SO EASY to make! And you'll never guess what the 4 ingredients are - no butter, sugar or condensed milk in sight!

4 ingredient chocolate and peanut butter fudge

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 250 ml pure maple syrup (~ 1 cup)
  • 240 g peanut butter (~ 2/3 cup)
  • 100 g coconut oil (~ 1/2 cup)
  • 100 g dark chocolate (~ 3 1/2 oz)

Instructions

  • Add all four ingredients to a saucepan, and place over a medium heat. Stir thoroughly until the mixture melts together. Bring to a simmer, and cook for a couple more minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Transfer the chocolate mixture to a lined, greased dish. When cooled, place in the fridge, and leave to set overnight.
  • When fully set, turn the fudge out from the dish, and cut into chunks. You may find it easier to cut if you dip the knife in hot water first, since it's quite sticky. Store the fudge in the fridge.

 

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Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose.

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Katie Bryson

Monday 5th of December 2016

Cor blimey this looks more than a little bit lovely!!!! I'm going to make this with the boys to give to their teachers at the end of term and put it in pretty tins - such a gem of a recipe!!!!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 5th of December 2016

(just remember it needs to be refrigerated to keep it firm!)

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 5th of December 2016

Haha! I appreciate your enthusiasm :D Hope you enjoy!

Jacqueline Meldrum

Friday 2nd of December 2016

I love this and have all the ingredients, including the Clarks maple syrup. Bring it on!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 5th of December 2016

I can see some fudge in your future! :D

Alan Read

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I thought this will going to be a no cheat day for me since I started to eat right, which means no carbs, no sugar. However, upon reading the ingredients, I was totally blown away since my love for chocolate will never fade and adding natural sugar for his is fabulous. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Thanks Alan!

Bee

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

This fudge sounds great, would make a really nice Christmas present too!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Thursday 24th of November 2016

Definitely, especially if you package it up in a nice little box :)

Ola Timpson

Monday 21st of November 2016

Does this need 100% peanut butter or 'standard' peanut butter?

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 21st of November 2016

I think any old kind should work - I just used whatever I had in the cupboard, nothing fancy :)

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