Vanilla Protein Fudge
Primal Diet approved!
Makes 36 squares, serving size = 1 square
These addictive treats pack a punch of healthy fats and protein. One decadent square is usually enough to satisfy even the over-the-top sweet-tooth!
Calories: 72 Fat: 7 grams
Carbs: 1 gram! Protein: 2 grams
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
½ C grass-fed butter, at room temperature
½ C raw almond butter (smooth, not chunky)
2 ½ T erythritol
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 scoops Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Primal Fuel or other protein powder (see note below)
- In a small saucepan, melt together the cream cheese,butter and almond butter over low heat, stirring frequently. (you can also do this in the microwave. Combine the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds, stir, and if needed, microwave another 10 seconds until soft and smooth.)
- Scrape the cream cheese mixture into a bowl and add the erythritol, vanilla, and protein powder. Use a hand mixer or immersion blender to blend until smooth. Do not skip this step! You will see after 30 seconds or so of mixing that the consistency changes to become smoother and more fudge-like. Keep mixing until thickened and somewhat sticky.
- Line a 6 inch square baking dish with parchment papter or grease with coconut oil. Scrape the mixture into the baking dish and smooth as much as you can with a spatula. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to harden.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into even squares. Keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.
NOTE: if you do not have Primal Fuel Protein Powder, you can substitute ½ C of another whey protein and adjust the sweetness as desired. You can also substitute powdered stevia or another powdered sweetener blend in the appropriate amount for the erythritol.
Erythritol, what is it?: erythritol is a sugar alcohol that’s 60-80% as sweet as sugar, but it isn’t completely digested so it has a very limited effect on blood sugar levels. Five grams of erythritol have just 1 calorie. Some stevia-based sweeteners also contain erythritol – read your labels to know.
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