Did you know fudge can be healthy?
This freezer fudge is full of healthy fats making it the perfect fat bomb!
So grab yourself these 5 simple, wholesome, real food ingredients and make your own homemade fudge that tastes similar to the Butterfinger® candy bar.
Easy Nourishing Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge
Easy Nourishing Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge
This easy nourishing Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge is naturally sweetened, simple to make, full of real food ingredients and tastes like homemade Butterfinger® in fudge form!
- 1 cup sprouted raw sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pasture butter
- ½ cup light colored raw honey (I use local raw creamed clover)
- ¼ cup raw organic cacao powder (<-- this is the fair-trade cocoa I use)
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free organic vanilla extract
- In food processor (or coffee/spice grinder), add sprouted sunflower seeds and pulse until they become seed-butter consistency, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
- Fit standing mixer with the flat beater (if you don’t have a standing mixer, you could use a food processor or hand mixer w/ bowl).
- Add pasture butter, raw honey and vanilla to standing mixer bowl and mix on a low speed until the butter starts to soften. Increase speed and whip until creamed and it begins to have a lighter white color, about 1 minute. Add sunflower seed-butter and mix on low just to combine, about 30 seconds. Add cacao powder, turn mixer on low until the cacao powder starts to incorporate. Increase speed to whip until creamy and it begins to turn a lighter brown color, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides as needed with a spatula to make sure ingredients are combined well.
- Place a large piece (about 12-15 inches long) of plastic wrap or parchment paper on a flat surface. Scrape the fudge mixture into the middle of the plastic wrap. Fold the plastic wrap over the top of the fudge. Gently press down with you hands to smooth out the fudge, making it about ½ inch thick. Fold the edges of the plastic wrap over.
- Very carefully pick up the fudge and place on flat surface in the freezer. I place mine on a flat ice cube tray lid and it fits perfectly.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight, the longer it freezes, the firmer it becomes.
- Cut into small squares, strips or chunks.
Equipment Needed: Standing Mixer and Bowl or Hand Mixer, Food Processor, Spatula, Plastic Wrap or Unbleached Parchment Paper, Small Mixing Bowl
Note: This fudge is best served right out of the freezer and not left out at room temperature, as it will start to become soft and melt.
Tip: If you are using unsalted sunflower seeds, try adding ⅛ teaspoon Celtic sea salt to the fudge mixture so you still get the saltiness in the fudge.
*You could also use ghee or coconut oil if you prefer. To make dairy-free, use coconut oil.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
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Looks great Em! I need to get those sunflower seed.
Just made these. Oh my, yum! I just wanted to lick the bowl! I didnt have raw cacao, and just used my Equal Exchange cocoa powder.
Thanks love! Their sunflower seeds are SO good!
Aren't they so good?! I know what you mean about wanting to lick the bowl 🙂 So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe!
This looks really great. Raw honey is more solid than regular honey, but much more expensive. Do you think I could try this with regular honey?
I used regular honey and it turned out fine.
Hmmm, not sure, maybe you could use a creamed honey, but I'm guessing it would be fine because it's a freezer fudge, so it's going to harden up no matter what. I have made fudge with maple syrup before too and it worked fine. I wonder if you might have a local farmers market near you with a honey vendor. I buy raw honey at our local farmers market and it's less expensive than honey in the natural foods store. The larger the jar you buy (bulk) it's even cheaper too in the long run.
Oh good! Great to know 🙂
Hi Emily, thanks for sharing this recipe! I was wonder how can I sprout the sunflower seeds myself, how long the should be in the water for this recipe?
Here's a great post about how to sprout ... hope this helps http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-soak-and-dehydrate-nuts-the-nourishing-traditions-way/
THank you so much!
No problem 🙂 Take care.
Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com
Thanks for sharing this recipe on Living Well Blog Hop! They look so good. I've started collecting treat recipes for the holidays and I will give this a try.
Thank you for hosting 🙂 I hope you get to enjoy them during the holidays.
Hmmm, I might just have to dry this recipe!
My sunflower kiddos (AKA Kansans) love both sunflower seeds and chocolate.
Thanks for sharing!
🙂 I hope you get a chance to make them for your kiddos!
This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Loved the recipe. So simple and yet looking soo god!
That fudge does look yummy!:) Check out my page..you won an award:)
Thanks Kelly 🙂 hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Donika! Just saw that, thank you so much.
I just wanted to point out (in response to Penniless Parenting, above) that raw honey isn't always more solid. It can be raw and liquid, it just tends to crystallize on standing after a few months. Common misconception.
My sons are beekeepers, so raw honey is one of the few real foods I almost always have plenty of. At the moment it's free flowing, but by January it will mostly be crystallized.
The fudge looks very yummy, btw!
Thanks for sharing Kira, very true. Raw honey can be liquid for sure. How wonderful that your sons have bees, that's so great!
What a fun recipe. I love the use of all those healthy fats and nourishing ingredients.
This fudge looks so delicious, I just can't wait to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!
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Thanks for hosting Jill.
Thanks Miz Helen, you're so sweet. And thanks for hosting 🙂
I would never have tried this but it actually looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
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Delicious, thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.
Oh my goodness, I am drooling!
🙂 I hope you get to try it.
Thanks for stopping by.
You had me at Butterfinger! YUM!
That looks so creamy and delicious!
Thanks so much Raia! 🙂 It's pretty awesome stuff.
These look yummy!!! I also like the short and simple ingredient list!
Thank you Julia! 🙂
Love no bake desserts like this one! Looks so decadent and delicious. I'm drooling at the photos.
Thanks so much for the kind words! 🙂
Love salt on sweet things and this fudge looks perfect for summer. I'll have to make a batch of this recipe soon. Thanks!
Salty + sweet is always so yummy 🙂
Man oh man, fudgey perfection! I love how such simple recipes can create such delectable results!
Yes! Simple ingredients can be all that's needed sometimes 🙂
Chocolate is absolutely my favorite dessert. I love how simple and healthy this recipe is. Thanks for sharing !
Chocolate is everything 🙂
I LOVE those giant chunks of salt on top! I think salt + chocolate is such a lovely combination!
That salty bite is so yummy 🙂
Melissa @Real Nutritious Living
This looks amazing per your usual Emily!
Aww thanks Melissa! 🙂
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
This looks positively decadent! I love that you made it with with sunflower butter instead of nut butter!
It's so yummy this way! 🙂