Peanut butter and chocolate fudge – Gluten free
These peanut butter and chocolate fudge – Gluten free is just to die for. I have been waiting for a long time to make something like this that was healthy and feeling.
I really didn’t know what to call this dessert. The bottom part is kind of soft, just like fudge, and the top part, well hard since it is melted chocolate that has been added for the top layer to harden. Either way I though these little square things to be just great.
I must worned you, theis fudge contains chickpeas, however, you will not be able to tell or taste them at all. I used them for added protein and fiber and I think they make the fudge even better.
For my first time around making these I made a slight mistake. My chocolate top layer was so think that I couldn’t chop the darn fudge easily at all. Make no mistake, they were a bit messy to cut through, but worth every bite. I have adjusted the recipe accordingly so that you don’t come to the same mistake I made, so you are safe!
I added a few hazelnuts and shredded coconut over the top for the sake of taking pictures. They looked much more attractive that way however you can omit that step if you like.
My European holidays are coming to an end. We will be going back to the US on Wednesday. I am sad and happy at the same time, mostly because I have a few great things waiting for me. Goodies that I have ordered, new floors that were replaced while I was away, but most importantly, to get back to my kitchen.
I have a long list of goodies to make so stay tuned for the next weeks to come :-)
Here you can see the bottom layer. Just make sure you press it down before placing the melted chocolate over it. Also make sure you use foil paper for easy release when its time to cutting the fudge.
I used a 6×6 square baking pan. You may also noticed hat my chocolate layer was rather thick. Mine was literally a mistake. I should have used a lot less because when I took the fudge out of the fridge it was really hard to cut through. The recipe has been adjusted so that you don’t encounter this problem though :-)
Peanut butter and chocolate fudge - Gluten free
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 12-14 pieces
Total Time: 20 minutes max!
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- 20 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free
- 1 cup drained cooked chick peas
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1-2 Tbsp unrefined sugar, optional
- 6 oz dark chocolate chips
Line a 6x6 square pan with foil paper and set aside.
In your food processor add the dates and pulse until they are paste like and smooth. Place them in a bowl or a plate and set aside. Add the chick peas with the milk and pulse until smooth. Add the peanut butter and dates to the food processor and pulse for another 10 seconds or so. You will have a paste like consistency batter. Add the oats and pulse until they are well incorporated and they have reduced in size some what.
Place this mixture in the prepared pan. Flatten with a spatula. On a double boiler, or microwave, melt the chocolate. Spread melted chocolate over the fudge mixture. At this point you can leave it as is or add some chopped nuts, shredded coconut or any other topping of your choice.
Refrigerate until mixture has harden. Remove fudge from pan and unpeeled the foil paper. Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 12 pieces
These fudge bars look divine! I love particularly the chickpea crust bottom.
So…if these are kind of healthy it means i can eat the whole pan myself, right?? :P Seriously though…peanut butter and chocolate = love.
These look great Miryam!
FOR REAL I need to try this!! Love that there’s chickpeas in this!
My wife is gluten free and although she makes desserts for the family she doesn’t get to eat many of them.
I am going to show her this recipe and get a few brownie points. Or should I say Peanut butter and chocolate fudge points?
That is so sweet. I have a few more gluten free recipes in the blog so do check them out. She may like a few :-) Thanks for visiting.
Amazing! My good friend is GF and she loves peanut butter. Totally sending her this way. Looks so good! Lovin’ the chickpeas.
this is amazing… no oil, no butter, i’m bookmarking this.
i love your recipes miryam!
Your fudge looks amazing. I bet it tastes fantastic.
Girl, these look awesome!! Love the chick peas in this!
Ooh, this looks great! Love how fudgy it is. And chocolate and peanut butter is never wrong. :)
Is the calorie count in 1 piece?
Yes however you will get more than 12 pieces. I got 12 but where quite large :-)
Stupid question…the recipe says 1 cup drained cooked chick peas. If I buy canned are they cooked? Obviously they aren’t dried, but I’ve never seen that in a recipe before.
Yes the canned chickpeas are already cooked :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.
Can I leave out the chickpeas or substitute for something else? I don’t care for those.
You could but I just don’t know what you could sub it with it. You can’t really taste them at all though. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Thanks for visiting my blog.
I have a question on your nutrition facts, is that based on all 12 or just 1 of the 12? Sorry, I know this is a dumb question, but I have to ask. I am competing in a NPC competition, and I just want to know the break down of everything. Thanks so much!
It is for just one, it would probably be a bit less bc you get more pieces than 12. I normally get 14-16 :-) Thanks for stopping by.