Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Almonds

by | Updated: November 20th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

While the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) has become a super-tasty autumn staple, it doesn’t offer much in the nutrition department. Even if you make your own with natural sweetener and spices, it’s not a particularly good-for-you indulgence. Luckily, we have the perfect guilt-free sweet treat to pair with your PSL habit to help boost your nutrient intake. This pumpkin pie fudge is made with protein powder and no added sugar, but it still delivers a rich flavor profile of chocolate, almond and — of course — pumpkin spice. Enjoy it with coffee or make it for your PSL-addicted friends for the holidays!

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Ingredients

1/2 cup Vega Sport vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cacao nibs
3/4 cup almond butter
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. In high-speed blender, process powders, almonds and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Stir in cacao nibs and almond butter, mixing well.
  3. Spread mixture into lightly greased glass dish and refrigerate at least 4 hours. For best results, refrigerate overnight.
  4. Cut into pieces and serve.

(Note: Fudge will keep in freezer up to 2 months.)

Mo, the Morselist

Maura M. Knowles (Mo, the Morselist), a certified health coach and recipe developer, is the CEO-founder of Mac-n-Mo’s, a health and wellness company offering virtual coaching, courses, services and products. She created her paleo- and keto-friendly, no-sugar, low-sodium, gluten-free, grain free Morselicious Baking & Cooking Mix as a healthy alternative for her dad Mac (a diabetic) after he survived a quadruple bypass surgery. Maura is a professional actor-singer-filmmaker and educator. She writes a monthly blog and recently launched a YouTube channel.