{Easy Almond Chocolate Fudge for busy mums}

choc fudge

Ok, so its not strictly for mums only. You can share it with dads too. Or girlfriends.Even better. I love a bit of girlfriend love.

But definitely keep this one to yourself as your very own special treat or when you really need something treaty and the cupboards are bare, because you are so on the ball and have cleaned out anything resembling a packaged biscuit or chocolate. Right….of course you did.

I did. I am not saying that to sound smug (well, maybe just a wee bit).  Do you ever just wander into the kitchen looking for something yummy to nibble on. This usually happens for me after I  have put the kids to bed and its time to put the kettle on or make myself a last glass of G&T. Well, I am off the gin for a few months, so a nice glass of something fizzy is nice. But then I find myself aimlessly open up the pantry doors in the hope to find something snacky.  Then I head to the fridge, open, stare and close the door again. There is literally nothing in my kitchen I can just grab and indulge. I mean, this is the time of day when a piece of fruit or a carrot stick just wont cut it.

So tonight I am feeling a bit fragile. It is hot, full moon and that time of the month. Everything inside me is screaming ‘chocolate’!!!! It doesn’t happen very often, but it does. So up and down the kitchen I wander like a tiger in a cage, and then it just hit me! I will just make myself some chocolate. I will give in to my craving, I really want to indulge in something and if I was 20 years younger and in the city, I would have walked to the nearest 7/11 in my pj and grabbed a tub of ice cream.

But I am not 20 and I am miles from a 7/11. So there. Out comes the nut butter, the coconut oil and the maple syrup. Out come the chocolate coated buckwheat from the other day. And out comes the pot.

Almond and chocolate fudge for mum (GF/VG)

Put the almond butter in a small bowl. 

Melt the syrup and coconut oil in  a pot. You could also add some vanilla essence and a pinch of salt.  

Pour the melted mix over the almond butter and mix vigorously until all is shiny and well amalgamated. You can add the buckinis into the mix or add it at the end.

Pour the gooey mix into a small container, smooth the top and sprinkle the buckinis over it. Pop it in the freezer for about 40min, or until the mix has set and is nice and firm.

Cut into little squares and enjoy. 

 

Chances are that by the time its ready to eat your cravings have either gone or you are ready for bed. But not to worry, it keeps very well in the freezer and you’ll have  secret stash for a few days. And with all the metabolism boosting properties of  the coconut oil, antioxidants in the raw cacao and the protein in the nuts, this is virtually a health food. To be used sparingly and with absolute reverence I say!

Here are some other healthy fudges you can whip up in no time and with only a few ingredients….

Creamy Almond Butter Fudge

Pumpkin Almond Butter Fudge

Carob Almond Fudge

 

After a day of running around and being the go to person for every emergency, you sure need a bit of a pick me up.

I know I do!

Alex

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