Secretly Healthy Cookies and Cream Fudge

IMG_8696[1]I recently asked my Instagram followers what they wanted to see me bake more of and their responses consisted mostly of simple ‘No Bakes’ and ‘Cookies and Cream’ anything.

Most of my fudge recipes use flavored coconut butter and while yes, it’s delicious; I understand that getting a hold of a flavored jar of coconut butter is not easy–unless you buy it from the internet. So I set out to make some healthy and simple fudge using ingredients already found in your kitchen.

The most difficult part will be the cookies and cream. Luckily for me, I just made Guiltless Oreos a couple of days back. You can use my recipe. Another option would be to use Glutino Cookies (you can get them at whole foods) or even real Oreos–a couple pieces won’t kill ya!

Recipe

  • 1 Can Low Sodium Cannellini Beans or Garbanzo (I used organic Simply Balanced from Target and it comes in a box instead of a can)
  • 1/2 Cup Smooth Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein or Vegan Protein of Choice (I used Quest Nutrition)
  • 2 Crushed Oreos (my recipe, Glutino or real Oreos)

Directions

Rinse beans well and remove all the skins by rubbing beans between your hands. Once all the skins are removed, place beans in food processor or blender and pulse for 10 seconds. Add peanut butter and protein powder and continue pulsing until smooth and crumbly.

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Fold in crushed cookies. You can use your hands to shape into squares and then chill in the fridge for two hours or line a 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and evenly press all the dough flat, chill for 2 hours and then cut into squares. Both ways taste just as great!

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