Chocolate fudge or peanut butter fudge – which one is your favorite? If you can’t decide like me, layer them together to make delicious creamy fudge.
The Recipe ReDux is challenging members this month to take a trip down memory lane with recreating a fun vacation memory recipe.
A Vacation-Inspired Recipe:
Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from a native ingredient you saw or tasted on your travels.
When I was younger, my family used to go down to Wildwood, NJ every summer. I was recently reminiscing about our Wildwood vacations with my mom and the one place that we HAD to stop by was Fudge Kitchen. They make the silkiest fudge that just melts in your mouth. Plus, they had so many flavors to choose from, it was so hard to decide which one to get.
We used to get combo boxes of fudge because everyone in my family wanted different flavors. My two favorite were the classic chocolate and peanut butter fudge. So why not get the best of both flavors and layer them! Now, I know fudge is a treat, but hey when you’re on vacation it’s okay to indulge a little.
To lighten up this fudge I swapped out the sugar and sweetened it with a little maple syrup and a banana. The only problem with this fudge is you have to be patient. Since there are two layers you have a waiting time in the middle for the chocolate layer to harden before you can add the peanut butter layer.
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¾ cup natural peanut butter
- 1 medium banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- In a small pot over low heat, combine ¼ peanut butter, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and ¼ cup dark chocolate chips; until melted. Let cool slightly.
- In a food processor or blender combine ½ banana and chocolate mixture and blend until smooth.
- Pour into an 8x8 pan lined with wax paper; spread evenly.
- Place in the freezer for 1 hour to harden.
- In a small pot over low heat, combine remaining ½ cup peanut butter, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup; until melted. Let cool slightly.
- In a food processor or blender combine ½ banana and peanut butter mixture and blend until smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer; spread evenly. Return back to the freezer for an hour or until fudge hardens.
- (Store in the freezer)