Five ingredients for this Paleo Chocolate Avocado Freezer Fudge! Plus we’re throwing in some collagen peptides for some added health benefits! Just 65 calories per square with only 3 grams of sugar, this freezer fudge is easy to make and a healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
I’ve told you how much I love avocados, yes? Well in case I haven’t, I LOVE AVOCADOS. So so much. This freezer fudge is just another one of the reasons I could eat avocados every day. I swear they can do no wrong. Not only are they my favorite food to add to almost any meal (seriously though, pretty much anything…) they make for a GREAT healthy chocolate dessert. Avocados provide a creamy, rich consistency and they’re so good for you!
I’ve already used avocados in muffins (which you all LOVE, btw) but I wanted to share with you an easy way to use them in a no-bake dessert as well.
Paleo Chocolate Avocado Freezer Fudge
Oh and we’re also adding in the benefits of collagen, kicking the health factor of this freezer fudge up a notch.
If you’re not familiar with collagen, it is the most abundant form of protein in the human body. It provides strength and structure to our bones, muscles, tendons, and skin. Our collagen production naturally decreases with age, so the ability to supplement our diet with collagen, such as the peptides from Vital Proteins, can make a huge difference in our overall health.
What I love about the collagen peptides is it can easily be added to healthy snacks and treats like this freezer fudge, and it is completely tasteless. Not to mention it is dairy-free for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy.
And this freezer fudge is easy to make and it only requires five ingredients!
What you need
nut or seed butter
cacao or cocoa powder
I used my NutriBullet* to mix together the avocado, nut butter, and maple syrup but you could easily stir everything together by hand as well.
Then you gently stir in the cacao powder and collagen peptides until you get this delicious fudgy batter.
It was after I started licking the spatula clean (no shame) I realized that even though my intentions for this recipe was freezer fudge… this stuff could very well make an amazing frosting for brownies, cake, pie or just be enjoyed straight from a little dessert bowl.
But because you know me and chocolate, I like to have little healthy treats like this on hand. So I stuck with the freezer fudge concept. And now I can pull out these squares whenever I feel like I need a little somethin’ somethin’… which is always, let’s be honest.
- 1 small-medium avocado, mashed (about ⅓ cup)
- ⅓ cup natural nut or seed butter (I used homemade creamy cashew)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa)
- 3 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides*
- extract flavor options: mint, vanilla, almond, coconut, etc. (I used mint and it tastes amazing!)
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper allowing extra to hang over sides, set aside.
- In a small blender or food processor, mix together mashed avocado, nut/seed butter, maple syrup, and flavor extract until well combined. Transfer mix to medium bowl and add cacao powder and collagen peptides. Using spatula or large spoon, gently stir until combined. Batter will be thick and fudgy.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly into corners. Note: batter is very thick. To get into the corners it helps to use lightly wet fingertips and push the batter with fingers into corners.
- Place pan in freezer for at least one hour to set, or overnight. Lift parchment paper from pan and set on cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut fudge into 18 squares. Store in airtight container in freezer. Note that fudge can be enjoyed straight from the freezer, and will "melt" the more it sits at room temperature.
Note: If subbing with another form of protein powder, i.e. whey or plant-based, you may need to adjust the ratio of your ingredients. However, you can likely leave out the collagen peptides entirely and the end result of the freezer fudge should remain the same.
- do you love avocados?
- have you made chocolate avocado desserts yet?
- have you tried collagen yet? If you have any questions regarding it, feel free to reach out!
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