Well hello, Day after Christmas.
The last thing you probably want to see is a recipe for something rich and desserty.
But here I am.
And once you throw together six simple ingredients.
You too will be here.
‘Here’ being somewhere filled with chewy, peanut buttery, chocolaty protein powder fudge.
I’ve never really understood my relationship with fudge. Let us now take a moment to DTR* between me and fudge.
I think fudge is pretty to look at. It’s good every once and awhile. However, it’s not something I really want for every dessert. You see, no long term relationship potential.
It’s just something that’s fun to looks at. Like shirtless Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Uhh yeah, just like that.
But this fudge is just like different. Mainly because it’s chewy and delicious and peanut buttery. You know, everything wonderful in life…kinda.
So enjoy the wonder.
I think this recipe would be just fabulous for any New Years Eve partying you are planning on partaking in.
*determine the relationship.
Chewy Chocolate Protein & Peanut Butter Fudge
makes 16-20 squares
[adapted from the fabulous Averie]
3/4 cup peanut butter (no salt or sugar added)
3/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/3 cup dates, pitted
Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Roughly chop the dates and roll each of the date pieces into individual small balls.
In a sauce pan over medium-high heat combine the honey, peanut butter and vanilla. Whisk mixture together until smooth and thin, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the chocolate protein powder. Add in pecans and dates and mix until incorporated. Pour the mixture into the prepared 8×8 inch pan. Cover and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Allow to slightly thaw at room temperature before cutting into 16 squares.
Store fudge squares in the freezer and thaw for 5 minutes before eating.