This Paleo pumpkin fudge only has 5 ingredients and all you do is mix them together and freeze for a few hours. So easy and so good to have on hand for those times when you just want a little treat.
I hardly eat anything sugary. After years and years of being on a Paleo diet, I just don't even want it. I rarely get tempted at parties. A lot of it is because my body just doesn't handle sugar very well at all, so that really helps my brain not even want it.
But sometimes I just want something, just a little treat. And if I have a little treat, I want it when I'm alone. Am I weird? Anyone else like their treats alone? I just want to be able to fully enjoy and savor it and not shove it in, just for the sake of having a treat.
So that means I'm one of those moms who put their kids in bed so I can sneak a few bites of a treat and enjoy it in peace and quiet while I watch Hallmark movies and snuggle under the comfy blanket my mom made me when I was 8. Oh, those are the BEST times ever.
Luckily, this fudge fits right into this model. It is sweet enough to be a treat but satisfying enough to be an afternoon snack. It really is like the best of both worlds. Plus, it is super easy to make - calling for only 5 wholesome ingredients and requires no baking – my kind of recipe!
I can make it so I have it on hand and hide it in my downstairs freezer under a bunch of meat and sneak a little piece every once in a while. Luckily, it's so easy to make and lasts for months, since it takes me months to eat it.
The thing about this fudge is that it needs to be frozen, so, unfortunately, it doesn't work well for kid's lunches or for parties. And, I love that it doesn't have much sugar at all in it, but some of my children don't like it because it has pumpkin in it and they think it doesn't have enough sugar. Their loss.
The positive side of it being a freezer fudge is that it lasts for months, so it doesn't go bad sitting on the counter as many sweets do at my house.
I would love to know if you try my fudge recipe and what you think of it. Please comment below. I know it's not totally refined and beautiful, but that's really the beauty of it. We'll call it rustic and super easy and not try to impress anyone with it. It does feed that primal need we have a little sweet every once in a while, though.
This fudge only has 5 ingredients and all you do is mix them together and freeze for a few hours. So easy and so good to have on hand for those times when you just want a little treat.
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
- Pour into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper
- Put in the freezer and freeze 3-4 hours or until firm
- Cut into pieces and enjoy
- Store in the an airtight container in the freezer
Keywords: easy, store well, healthy, festive