I have been making my Almond Butter Freezer Fudge recipe for awhile now because it’s so easy to always have a well balanced snack ready in the freezer. Often times when we are hungry, we reach for the treats that contain simple carbohydrates in order to get our blood sugar to rise up quickly but really that is the perfect opportunity to have a snack with a different macronutrient like fat and/or protein. Ideally you should be eating before your blood sugar is so low that it needs to be picked up quickly by something sugary but you do what you can! I certainly haven’t mastered the art of blood sugar control and I’m a Holistic Nutritionist!
With the holidays here, I wanted to come up with a more festive recipe than my original almond butter freezer fudge. In this version, I added sliced almonds and a bit of cacao to make the flavours that much richer and deeper. Plus chocolate makes everything better so not going to lie, this new version is just as good, if not better than the original!
This recipe requires 0 baking time and can be whipped up SO fast. I love that it is:
- Keto friendly (by omitting or limiting the sweetener)
- Whole 30 friendly (by omitting the sweetener but note it’s not Whole 30 approved because it can be considered a “treat” but in my opinion, if you eat a clean diet and are coming from a healthy mindset then it’s fine to be eating this as a quick snack or treat while on Whole 30.) Side note: I’m actually thinking of doing my first Whole 30 soon but I will be tweaking some rules to make them work for me!
- NO Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Refined Sugar
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Chocolate Almond Freezer Fudge
Let the almond butter mixture cool slightly before pouring it into the loaf pan as it is lined with plastic wrap. Alternatively, use parchment paper & then you can skip cooling time.
Adjust sweetness as required. This recipe is not meant to be sweet like fudge but more so a healthy treat.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond butter (I used crunchy Trade Joe's brand)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 heaping tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)
- 1.5 tbsp maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup almonds, sliced
- Sprinkle of sea salt
- Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.
- In a pot, melt coconut oil on the stove and remove from heat. Transfer coconut oil to a bowl.
- Add remaining fudge ingredients and mix well. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, chop almonds.
- Once almond butter has cooled a bit (to avoid pouring super hot liquid onto plastic wrap), pour into prepared loaf pan. Top with chia seeds, almonds and sea salt. Transfer to freezer for about 3 hours or until completely solid.
- Remove from freezer, chop into pieces. I like small pieces so they are easy to pop into my mouth and go. Store remaining fudge pieces in an airtight container or ziploc bag.