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April 30, 2018 / Nicole Villeneuve

The Perfect Last-Minute Dessert: Almond Butter Fudge

Almond butter fudge snack

Sometimes, late on a weeknight, I get an overwhelming urge to make dessert. There's something so satisfying about, at the end of an hour, having a physical product to show for your work (plus making the entire house smell delicious in the process). But there's a problem: Now I have 2 dozen cookies and no one else is around to eat them but me.

I needed a dessert without the guilt, and this is it. It's perfect for impulsive weeknight cooking: It only has three ingredients (so there's no last-minute runs to the store) and only 1 tsp of sugar per serving. Plus: it's fudge. Not only will you not need to share, you probably won't want to.

1 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp maple syrup

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Place almond butter n a large bowl.

  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Heat until oil is melted, stirring, then pour over almond butter slowly, stirring constantly, until smooth.

  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Freeze 1 hour.

  4. Cut fudge into 16 squares. Enjoy 2 pieces per serving. Store leftovers in the freezer for future snacking.

Nicole Villeneuve
Director of Content @ PlateJoy

Nicole Villeneuve is the Director of Content Strategy at PlateJoy and a certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. A graduate of Yale University, she previously worked in book publishing, with a focus on cookbooks and health, and ran the food blog Paper and Salt. Her writing has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and The Daily Beast. Nicole lives in San Francisco and loves cooking, reading, exploring new restaurants, and running by the ocean. You can (very occasionally) find her on Twitter.

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