Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Oats Fudge

20 May 2017

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Oats Fudge

Vegan peanut butter, chocolate and oats fudge. Gluten free, and made with cranberries and super easy to make.

Peanut Butter, Oats and Cranberry Fudge Recipe


Long weekend!!

Whenever there is any type of holiday, you just know that I head straight to my kitchen and bake. Not that I'm not always baking anyways. I just stock up on the goodies when I can find the time.

Something I haven't made in a while is fudge. Why? Who knows. But now that it's starting to heat up here in Toronto, I needed something that won't heat up my kitchen. And fudge is perfect for that.



Peanut Butter, Oats and Cranberry Fudge Recipe


Okay, technically this isn't fudge in the traditional sense. This doesn't have the sweetened condensed milk that your typical fudge has. Depending on what chocolate chips you use, you can make this vegan and gluten free.

And plus the chocolate and peanut butter combo? You know that is my favourite combo, right? Almost every time you see a recipe involving chocolate, there will most likely be peanut butter in it. I seriously can't get enough.

In fact if you look at my breakfast this morning, you would see toast with chocolate reeses spread. Aka: the best spread ever. Nutella really needs to partner with a peanut butter company and mix their spread with peanut butter. I would buy it in a second.


Peanut Butter, Oats and Cranberry Fudge Recipe


This fudge is seriously addicting. Rich without being overly sweet (because of the peanut butter) and it makes quite a lot. I cut it into 25 fudge squares, but feel free to cut it into smaller squares if you are like my mom and can't have a lot of a rich sweet at once.

This pairs perfectly with coffee or tea. And it is so easy to make! I can't stress this enough. The prep work barely even takes a minute. You can make it in less than 5 minutes easy. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool in the fridge.

But as soon as this is hardened, they will be gone in no time.

I am trading off having a bikini body for making devilishly good no bake treats this summer. I think I made the right decision!


Peanut Butter, Oats and Cranberry Fudge Recipe

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Oats Fudge Recipe

Peanut butter, Oats and Cranberry Fudge
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What you'll need:
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cups dried cranberries

Directions:
  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes, removing every 30 seconds to stir.
  3. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips and cranberries until the chocolate is melted. Pour into the prepared baking pan and place in the refrigerator to harden, around 2 hours. 

Adapted from Amy New Nostalgia

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6 comments:

  1. Yum, I love fudge, but whenever I make it, it takes forever and stirring it makes it feel as if my arm is going to fall off😲. This is such a great recipe without all the hard work...and peanut butter and chocolate... soooo perfect😋

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  2. Oh I adore this! Yes pb and chocolate is the best, add oats and the zesty cranberry touch, perfect fudge like treat.

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  3. Wow! These are indeed so easy to make. I would probably spoon some into my mouth before the batter makes it into the pan :)

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  4. Haha...we were both channeling the chocolate + PB combination, Cathleen! It's just so good when it hits your lips! :-) I love the fudge idea, and I'm really loving the oats in these bars. I've never tried oats in fudge, but I can see why it would work. I bet it has a great texture. I hope you're enjoying your long weekend, my friend!

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  5. Oh, boy, this looks fabulous! I don't like my oats for breakfast, but instead in cookies and sweets!!

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  6. So yummilicious! I know these bars are very addictive! But I kinda enjoy it with a glass of cold chocolate milk!

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