I promise I have a good reason for this.
Please excuse me for shoving fudge on you all the time. I’m really just looking for reasons to make it again. And again. And again^1000.
But I have a great reason this time. It’s National Peanut Butter Month, so I’ve teamed up with the lovely folks at Thrive Market to score you all free Justin’s peanut butter!!
If you are yet to try Justin’s, you’re in for a real treat. It’s the creme de la creme of peanut butter, and it was a joy to use it in this recipe.
You’ll just need to pay $1.95 for shipping, but I’d say that’s a pretty good deal for a $15 jar of peanut butter. Click this link to claim your free PB!
Now let’s talk fudge. After the failure of any half-hearted attempts at self restraint, I’ll probably end up making another batch of this stuff tomorrow. Send help.
And if that’s not enough, I caved into the pumpkin mass hysteria (which I prided myself on not doing) just so I could feed my fudge addiction. I mean this pumpkin fudge turned out to be spectacularly delicious, so I’ll take that as a valid justification. It’s for the greater good, really. I’m just taking one for the team.
And on that note, feel free to refer me to a combined pumpkin/peanut butter/fudge addicts anonymous program™ because I’ll happily enroll. That is, of course, as long as I don’t actually have to stop or even limit my consumption of any of those things.
So yeah. I really don’t intend to cut back. This is actually me just looking for a place to offload my many batches of fudge and/or pumpkin related goodies. But an addict’s program is probably not the way to go. So never mind.
Honestly if you’re going to be addicted to something, you could do a lot worse than something that’s low carb/high protein/low calorie and filled with fruit. (Yes pumpkin is a fruit and yes that justifies eating as much as you want. Right? Right.)
So it’s time for you to decide what recipe you’ll make to fulfill your seasonal pumpkin obligation.
And now that you have an insanely delicious fudge recipe that’s 29 calories, 1g net carbs, and 3g protein per piece, deciding which pumpkin recipe to make becomes very easy.
1/3 cup peanut butter (477) + 1 cup protein powder (300) + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (40) + 6 tablespoons erythritol (0) + 6 t / 32 = 29 calories per piece
1/3 cup peanut butter (16g) + 1/4 cup coconut flour (9g) + 1 cup protein powder (9g) + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (4g) + 6 tablespoons erythritol (0g) / 32 = 1g net carbs per piece
1/3 cup peanut butter (32g) + 1/4 cup coconut flour (6g) + 1 cup protein powder (66g) + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (2g) + 6 tablespoons erythritol (0g) / 32 = 3g protein per piece
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 6 tablespoons erythritol
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- splash almond extract (optional, but almond extract makes the world go around)
- 6 tablespoons coconut flour
- Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine almond butter, protein powder, pumpkin puree, erythritol, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and almond extract and process until completely combined.
- Add in coconut flour and process. If the mixture is crumbly, add in almond milk in one tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a ball. Press the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Cut into 32 pieces (using a pizza cutter for clean cuts) and devour.
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