Sugar Free & Guilt Free: Peanut Butter Fudge

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I love peanut butter – always have. So when it comes to making a guilt free treat for the lead up to Christmas then there’s only one thing for it. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Note that the chocolate coating is actually optional but I find it takes the edge off the peanut butter a bit and makes it way more decadent. They also make pretty good christmas gifts too.

The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s only 3 ingredients and it’s STUPIDLY simple. I tend not use the sweeter in mine as I like the saltiness of the peanut butter with the contrast of the dark chocolate but if you fancy it a bit sweeter then you can add some stevia.

What you need:

2/3 cup of peanut butter (you can use any nut butter you fancy)

1/2 cup almond flour

1tbsp stevia *optional

1/2 cup of At least 80% dark chocolate (raw dark chocolate is the best)


Remember I said this was REALLY easy? Well, just combine the peanut butter, almond flour and stevia together to form a dough. It needs to be pretty stiff so if it’s not then add some more flour.

Next you need to make little balls with the peanut butter mixture, once you’ve done this then place them in the fridge for at least an hour.

When your fudge is adequately chilled, melt your chocolate and using a tooth pick dip your peanut butter balls in the chocolate. Place on some grease proof paper and place back in the fridge to set. And voila, you’re done.

Sugar free, guilt free peanut butter fudge balls…

A Weekend Sugar Free Treat…Bounty Bars

There has been so much hoo-ha over quitting sugar in the last few weeks. For people who’ve been following Sarah Wilson since 2011 the dangers of sugar will be embedded deep in to your psyche. She’s done so much work on why and how we should give up sugar and for anyone who has quit, one of the most difficult parts of quitting the white stuff is giving up chocolate and “treats”.

But, Sarah has come up with a new cookbook: I Quit Sugar: The Chocolate Cookbook which has 74 chocolatey sugar free recipes (I KNOW!!!!).

Check out these Sugar Free Bounty bars…

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Recipe: Chocolate Orange (and coconut) Truffles

#homemade gifts part 2...chocolate orange & coconut truffles - perfect to eat as they are or spread on the biscotti!

I love making truffles. They’re another easy homemade gift that can be done in a hurry.

Adding orange to these really makes them zing PLUS, they make a good spread for biscotti (think Nutella).

You Will Need:
300 ml double cream
1 knob salted butter
1tsp finely grated of an orange
300 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
Orange flavouring (I recommend Sainsbury Taste the Difference).
1 pinch sea salt
Cocopowder or Coconut Flakes to serve.

This is the first time that I’ve made my truffles this way and I have to say that its much easier than melting the chocolate and then adding it to the cream.

Place the cream in a pan and put over a medium heat. Once it starts to warm through (be careful not to let it boil) and add the butter and orange zest.

Remove from the heat once the the butter has melted and pour over the chocolate pieces, whisking whilst you go. Add a glug of brandy, a pinch of sea salt and some orange flavouring and continue to whisk until all the chocolate has melted.

Place in the fridge and leave for around 2-3 hours to set (even better if you can leave them overnight).

When you’re ready to make your truffles have a bowl of coconut flakes and some coco powder on hand because you’re going to use these as your toppings. Scoop out, mould in to a ball with your hands and then dip them in the topping.


Recipe slightly adapted version of Chocolate Truffles from Jamie Oliver Cooks Christmas.

Faux Viscount Biscuits {aka mint chocolate ritz}

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Everyone knows I love jaffa cakes, I’m the number one jaffa cake connisseour but I also do like a cheeky viscount, especially at Christmas time. Which is why I am now absolutely IN LOVE with this recipe. You don’t think that it would work {I mean ritz and chocolate hmmmm} but trust me, it really does!

How to make faux – viscount biscuits in a few simple steps!!

What you need:

A packet of ritz crackers
2 x 100g bars of chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
Peppermint essence


Line a tray with some tin foil.

Melt the chocolate.

Add a few drops of peppermint essence to the melted chocolate and mix in.

Take a packet of Ritz, dip them in the chocolate and place on the foil.

Leave to set and voila Faux Viscount Biscuits.