Ever since my trip to Bournemouth, I became obsessed with fudge. Of course, due to my PCOS and million allergies, I try and avoid processed food as much as I can. I love almond butter so its the one I chose to make this fudge with. Women with PCOS should be avoiding Dairy and gluten as much as possible. Dairy increases the release of IGF-1 in women with PCOS which results in weight gain. Of course, insulin sensitivity also results in sugar cravings. This recipe is perfect as it helps with those PCOS associated cravings but keeps our health under control.
But of course, you can use peanut butter, cashew butter, Sunbutter for allergy-friendly fudge, or another nut butter if you prefer.
I’ve always wanted to try with pistachio butter and only wish it weren’t so expensive. I bet it would be wonderful in this recipe.
for the bottom layer:
- 150g dark chocolate chip
- 120g almond butter (I use nut butter by munch.abunch)
- 50ml coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup or sweetener of choice (I have made this with liquid stevia before but i prefer the outcome with honey)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
for the top layer
- 120g almond butter
- 50 ml cooled coconut oil
- 3 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp fine salt
Fill a saucepan with water bring to the boil and put a bowl on top. Add the chocolate chips let them melt then add in the coconut oil mix together and add in the almond butter. (this can also be done in the microwave)
Add in the honey and vanilla and keep mixing together slowly over low heat
Line a pan with baking paper and spread the mixture. Chill in the fridge.
To make the almond butter layer, I used my thermomix but you can use any mixer you have at hand. Add the almond butter, coconut oil and honey and mix well for 2 minutes when everything is mixed add the vanilla, cinnamon and salt and mix for a further 30 seconds
- Pour over the chocolate mixture and put in the fridge for 3 hours.
This recipe is great for women who suffer from PCOS as it contains no dairy and no gluten. With some amendments, it can be used for people on Keto, paleo and who are vegan. Just substitute the honey for maple syrup.