“And it happened that both of them came to a place
Where they bumped. There they stood.
Foot to foot. Face to face…”
“I’m a Blue Seeing Zax, and I always see blue, get out of my way now and let me go through!”
“Who’s is whose way? Snapped the Gold Seeing Zax. I see gold I see white, and I always see right!”
People see things differently. That’s okay. I think we can all agree, the dress is ugly! Now onto more important things… like food. Another fudge recipe. This one is delicious, golden (or is it blue, you crazies?) peanut butter fudge.
I did it! I tricked him him! He ate the healthy fudge! And he liked it! Until I told him it was healthy. Then he said he knew there was something wrong with it. The chocolate one, although delicious, is very dark and maybe a teeny-tiny bit “healthy tasting”. But then I made this peanut butter one. It’s creamy, it’s melty, it’s peanut buttery… and whether you see black and blue or gold and white, I think you’ll agree this is too good to be healthy! But it’s not because it is! Shhhhh don’t tell. It is also super easy to make.
White Bean (shhhh) Peanut Butter Fudge
1 Can White Beans, well rinsed and drained
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (hint: re-use the measuring cup from the oil and it will slide right out instead of sticking like crazy)
1/4 Cup Honey (strict vegans can substitute pure maple syrup)
2 Dashes Cinnamon
1 Dash Salt
Put all the ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until super creamy, scraping the sides to make sure everything is completely mixed. Pour into a wax paper lined pan and chill in the for at least 3 hours. (The fudge, not you… well you can chill too if you want). Enjoy! Share!
This is also delicious layered with the chocolate black bean fudge! Just pour half of the peanut butter one into the pan, cover with a layer of the chocolate fudge, and top with the other half of the peanut butter fudge.
And here the trick to the trickery of tricking someone into eating secretly healthy fudge. Don’t offer it. Put it in the fridge, cover it with plastic wrap, and don’t mention it. I came home from school, and found some of the peanut butter fudge missing. I asked, and he said he and the girls ate it. I asked if he liked it and he said YES! Full disclosure; he also said it wasn’t as good as the peanut butter chocolate candy I made. That candy was about 90% butter 50% sugar 20% peanut butter (yeah, yeah I know) with some extra fat and sugar mixed in, then dipped in chocolate. And yes, it was delicious! But he liked the healthy stuff too! Now for those of you who are reading this and wondering if “he” is one of my children I’ve neglected to mention… nope, it’s the boyfriend. The kids love when I tell them food is healthy. Scott is the one I tricked. However if you do have to trick your little ones into eating the healthy stuff, you should definitely try this recipe. Happy trickery and please let me know how they like it!
This fudge, although full of protein and fiber and the good fats, is still full of fat and definitely not a low calorie food… Meaning it is a great fuel food! So now, I need to go run this stuff off because I may or may not have polished off the rest of it for breakfast. (okay I did. And I don’t even feel bad). Make some to fuel your run… or to give you the energy to get back to the dress fight. It’s gold and white, people!
Black and Blue or Gold and White?
Do you ever hide the healthy stuff in your kids’ (or boyfriend’s) food?