Nutrition

A Vegan Freezer Fudge Recipe That's Actually Healthy

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You'll want to try this antioxidant-packed freezer fudge recipe that just happens to be vegan.
You'll want to try this antioxidant-packed freezer fudge recipe that just happens to be vegan.

Essential Takeaways

  • A healthy, chocolatey recipe you can whip up in a matter of minutes—need we say more?
  • The addition of sunflower butter gives this snack an extra dose of nutrition.

Nutritious, convenient, and dietary restriction-friendly—isn’t that the trifecta in the realm of homemade desserts? Leave it to integrative chef Blaine Arin Tacker to whip up a vegan fudge recipe that ticks all those boxes.

Consider the addition of sunflower butter, for example: It’s not just a winning ingredient because of its nutty, mild flavor, but its nutritional profile to boot. Sunflower butter is a good source of vitamin E—an antioxidant that lends support against oxidative stress. It’s also a good source of magnesium (an important helper in bone support) and zinc, a jack-of-all-trades that helps support normal immune function, vision, and bone health.* (1,2)

All that, and this delicious treat is ready for snacking in 25 minutes or less.

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Chocolate & Sunbutter Freezer Fudge Recipe

Gluten free, nut free, vegan

Sunflower butter layer:
  • 1 cup sunflower butter
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Chocolate layer:
  • 1 cup sunflower butter
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For topping: flaky sea salt (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 8” x 4” loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add sunflower butter layer ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Combine chocolate layer ingredients in a separate bowl; whisk until smooth then set aside for later.
  4. Pour sunflower butter mixture into prepared pan and use a spatula to spread it out. Tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles. Freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Take pan out of freezer and pour chocolate mixture over sunflower butter layer, using a spatula to spread evenly. Tap the bubbles out again. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until the fudge hardens.
  6. Remove from pan, cut and serve.

References:

  1. Thomas, R., & Gebhardt, S. (n.d.). Sunflower Seed Butter and Almond Butter as Nutrient-Rich Alternatives to Peanut Butter. Retrieved from USDA
  2. Are Sunflower Seeds Good for You? Nutrition, Benefits and More. (n.d.). Retrieved from Healthline

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