real food. real life.
Hannah's napping. Must eat sweets.
Anyone else like this? I can't eat it when she's around or she just wants it. All of it. If I want to savour something, I've got to save it till nap time. Plus, it makes nap time even more sweeter. Yum.
Well, this time I had forgotten to have something made up. I know. What's a parent to do! Tragic city over here. It was quiet in the house and there wasn't a scrap of something sweet to eat! Panic.
Just whip something up, you say?
Problem is, Hannah's room is right off the kitchen in our little home, which has made baking and cooking a tricky endeavour when you're trying to keep that toddler sleeping! I swear she can even hear me walking around the house. She's the queen, alright...
Well, here's a solution. Chocolate Nut Freezer Fudge. No loud noises required. Ready (hopefully) before nap time is over. (eek - bite my tongue... I mean, stop thinking it! That child can read minds I tell you!! :)
Here is a simple treat that pulls together easily and just require a bit of melting, stirring, smoothing, and placing in the freezer. Relatively quiet, if you can move swiftly around the kitchen. Which I can fully appreciate now. Never realized how loud I was in the kitchen before, I tell ya!
Oh, it's versatile, too. Use whatever nut or seed butter you have on hand. And the toppings are optional/variable. As long as you have the butter, the sweetener, the cocoa powder, and the oil, you're good to go.
Give it a try, folks! Enjoy!
Chocolate Nut Freezer Fudge
Total Time : 5 minutes + Freezing 30 min - 24 hours
2 heaping tablespoons natural nut butter of choice (peanut butter here!)
2 tablespoons sweetener of choice (maple syrup here!)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of sea salt
Handful of unsalted raw nuts & unsweetened shredded coconut to sprinkle on top
What to do:
1) In a small saucepan over medium-low, melt together all ingredients except nuts/coconut toppings. Stir together until evenly combined and smooth.
2) In a parchment lined brownie pan, pour/spatula in the chocolate mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts.
3) Pop in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Cut into square and enjoy or leave in the freezer until ready to enjoy. Or do what we do - leave in the freezer and sneak a square every now and then when you're craving something sweet. Usually once Hannah goes to nap!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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