Making these delicious sweet treats are a delightful snack for your family and can be as healthy as you want them to be. While we used commercially-made Nutella in this recipe, you can easily make your own homemade sugar-free hazelnut spread with some roasted hazelnuts, chopped dark chocolate, vanilla extract and a little salt. You can also make your own peanut butter if you wish, or buy a more natural, sugar-free alternative.
This recipe is so easy to make your little ones will love to help. We started off mixing some peanut butter with some coconut oil and honey. We used a wooden spoon to then beat it all into a creamy mixture but you could use an electric beater to save some muscles!
If you wish the mixture to be be extra creamy, use smooth peanut butter instead of crunchy. Once we had the right ‘fudge’ consistency, we spooned the mixture into a small greased six-cup muffin tray, to about three quarters full. You could use patty pans if you wanted, the choice is entirely yours. The smaller muffin tray was chosen as we knew the treat would be very sweet and did not want them to be too big.
We then sprinked some sultanas and choc chips into each cup and pressed them down into the mixture. You only want a few in each or else the fudge will not hold together so well.
In a clean bowl we then mixed some Nutella and coconut oil until we had a lovely smooth mixture to add to the muffin tray. Do not add too much coconut oil, just enough to make it easy to use. If you wished you could just use straight Nutella but we find it makes for a smoother and easier to use spread by adding a little coconut oil. You might want to keep the added Nutella topping quite thin – too thick and it can be sickly-sweet!
Spoon the Nutella mix into each cup on top of the peanut butter fudge. Do not overfill the cups or the excess will run off and make for a gooey mess when handling them. Then place the muffin tray in the fridge or freezer to set the mixture. If put in the fridge, we tend to leave them for 2 hours, whereas the freezer can do the job in 30 minutes.
Once the time is up you can remove the muffin tray from the fridge or freezer and remove the treats by simply turning the pan upside down and slightly twisting the pan to pop the treats out onto a piece of baking paper.
We then had some small paper patty pan cups to put each treat into and then put them in an airtight container back in the fridge. Give it a try and let us know what you think? For little ones you may find that you will want to use a sharp knife and cut each treat in half. They are very filling and half may be more than enough for small ones.
These Nutella Fudge Treats really are delicious, and if using your own hazelnut spread and peanut butter, they can be completely healthy too.
- 1 cup of peanut butter - smooth is creamier than crunchy
- 2 tbsp of honey
- One quarter cup of unmelted coconut oil
- Half cup of sultanas/choc chips
- Hazelnut Topping:
- Half cup of Nutella
- 1 tbsp of unmelted coconut oil.
- Prepare a 6-cup muffin tray (we used a smaller one of the two we have)
- Place small paper patty pans in each cup if you wish to use them
- Mix the peanut butter, coconut oil and honey in a small bowl. Whip or beat the mixture into a fudge-like consistency
- Spoon this mixture into the muffin tray cups to about three quarters full
- Sprinkle the sultanas and choc chips into each cup and lightly press down into the fudge
- In a clean bowl mix the Nutella and coconut oil until a smooth consistency is obtained
- Spoon the Nutella into each cup on top of the fudge - do not make the topping layer too thick
- Place the muffin tray into the fridge or freezer and leave to set (2 hours in fridge/30 minutes in freezer)
- Remove muffin tray and pop out the treats. Place treats into small patty pans if not already in one and place in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Christine and Trevor Barre
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Disclaimer: this recipe is not suitable for anyone with any food or nut allergy which might be brought on by any of these ingredients.
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