Do you like chocolate, bananas and a sugar free diet? GOOD NEWS. I do too, and so went on a search for recipes for chocolate banana-y type things with no (or very minimal) sugar to snack on while playing my Eurovision Drinking Game.
Great mix all round, really.
So if you're a love of this type of thing, and want to try this ridiculously easy recipe yourself so you too, can feast on chocolatey goodness, then keep reading :D
The original recipe was one I found on pinterest, courtesy of chocolatecoveredkatie.com, for her healthy/sugar free chocolate fudge. It sounded like it was exactly what I was looking for, but I had to doctor the recipe just a tad because I was lacking coconut butter.
I'm definitely going to make this again in the future since it is so, so easy, and tastes amazing. The fudge is a little bit on the messy side though, so I really wouldn't recommend wearing white anywhere near this.
- 120g butter
- 1 large overripe banana
- 40g cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp powdered (icing) sugar
- 1-2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2-1 tbsp of flour if you feel that your mix is too runny
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
melt your butter
mash the banana to a puree
in a large bowl, put the dry ingredients together
add the butter, banana and vanilla
alternatively, you can bang the whole lot in a food processor/blender but make sure that you're working with melted butter!
smooth your fudge into a container and whack it in the freezer 'till it's set.
And there you have it. Super duper easy fudge that is considerably healthier than a lot of what you'd buy in shops! I don't have a food processor in my flat so I had small chunks of frozen banana dotted throughout, but I thought that was quite a nice effect, really. The whole thing is sickeningly easy, it only took me around 15 minutes from the start of preparation to banging it in the freezer. It also went down a treat.
I hope everyone's had a pretty swish weekend, and that perhaps you may give this a try tomorrow? It is a bank holiday after all and indulgence is allowed ;) What's your favourite no-bake snack or dessert? I personally love a cheesecake.