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Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge – A sugar-free recipe modification

When I was invited to a Women’s Bible Study, I knew I wanted to bring a treat if it was okay with the hostess.

It was. So, I made this Slab Apple Pie. I was already making one to take to a lady who’d just had a baby, so it wasn’t a problem to make another one. I did, however, want to bring something that I, attempting a sugar-free lifestyle, would be able to eat.*

I’d been eyeballing this Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge, even though it has maple syrup in it. Also, I don’t have any chocolate chips or chocolate bars, so I’d have to add my own DIY chocolate. So, while it doesn’t look like the originally pictured fudge, it’s still very tasty – tasty enough that I knew I’d want to make it again.

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge

1 c. crunchy natural peanut butter
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. salt
3/8 tsp. maple flavoring (I use the Frontier Naturals brand.) (This is 1/4 tsp. plus another half of a 1/4 tsp.)
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 T. powdered Truvia (ground up in coffee grinder) (DON’T skip this step or it will taste grainy!)

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Pour into a freezer safe container. (The original directions state to line the bowl with foil – no doubt that would make extraction much easier. I did not do that and extraction was, ahem, challenging.) Put the bowl into the freezer until the fudge is solid.

Once frozen, extract and enjoy! 😀

 

*For what it’s worth, I didn’t throw this together in time to let it set in the freezer at all. Thus, on the curvy backroads I took to get there, a lot sloshed over the side. I didn’t bother taking it out until I got back home. Oy, what a mess. I gotta say though, there are worse things for the van to smell like than chocolate. 🙂

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