When I first came up with this freezer fudge idea, I knew that I wanted to make it nut free. I had plenty of tahini left after making several batches and flavors of my Paleo hummus and that got me thinking that the sesame seed paste might stand in really well for freezer fudge making purposes.
What I didn’t bank on was just how nutty tasting the freezer fudge would turn out. To the point that when I asked Mr Meatified to taste test my first batch, he asked, “but I thought we weren’t supposed to have peanut butter?!”
Well, once I realized that, then I figured it was time to go all out. What’s the usual classic flavor paired with peanut butter? Well, jelly of course! I didn’t want to use actual jelly, but I did happen to have plenty of fresh strawberries on hand. So those had to go into the mini food processor as well. As did a hint of chocolate flavor from some raw organic cacao powder. With a little sweetness from some raw honey and a little additional body from some unsweetened shredded coconut, all the flavors balanced perfectly: Chocolate “PB&J” Freezer Fudge was born! Well, almost. Just had the freezing part to do!
I divided the freezer fudge mixture between 6 cupcake liners. This makes quite a large individual serving, but I found it’s therefore impossible to eat two. Which, for me, worked out perfectly. I’m pretty sure if I’d made them smaller, I would just have ended up eating three instead! This freezer fudge seriously does remind me of all the delicious creamy, nutty and sweet flavors of a PB&J, while satisfying my sweet-treat cravings. The other great thing about them? You can eat them straight from the freezer, even if they have been in there a while. They somehow manage to stay soft and creamy without reaching that rock hard stage that plenty of freezer candies end up in – I’m guessing that’s the magic of the coconut oil!Print
Paleo “PB&J” Freezer Fudge
This Paleo and nut free freezer fudge has all the flavor of a PB&J thanks to the nuttiness of tahini and fresh strawberries.Stash some in the freezer for a sweet & savory treat!
- Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tbl cacao powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 1 – 2 strawberries to garnish, sliced thinly
- In a mini food processor, add the tahini, coconut oil and raw honey. Process until combined.
- Add the cacao, shredded coconut and chopped strawberries. Process until combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Divide mixture evenly between 6 cupcake liners, about a third full. Garnish each one with a strawberry slice, pressing it into the fudge gently.
- Place the filled cupcake liners onto a freezer safe tray or pan and freeze for at least 1 hour. Once they are frozen, the filled liners can be put into an airtight container or bag. They will be soft enough to eat straight from the freezer!
Definite Winner! Was lucky to have enough left to make cups with, kids couldn’t stay out of it! Thanks much again!! 🙂
Yay! Thank you for letting me know! Isn’t it crazy how rich tasting they are? 🙂
They are rich! I know they are good when the hubby says ” better hide those! Because they aren’t safe!” 😉 Way to go!
Good thing I didn’t make more of them – Mr Meatified had pretty much the same reaction!
I am so happy that this recipe exists. Tahini for the win!
I am essentially obsessed with tahini right now!
For good reason! I can’t wait to give your recipe a try. 😀
I used raw tahini as it’s all I had….and homemade raspberry honey jam instead of strawberries…again all I had lol. The batter tastes great, can’t wait till they are frozen!
Raw tahini might be even better – more “nutty” tasting! Sounds like you’ve got pb&j covered, your jam sounds yummy! Hope you enjoy them 🙂
How long do you believe they will last in the freezer?
Several weeks if you make sure to put them in something airtight. They’d probably last longer, but I’ve never tested that theory in my house – they get eaten before then.
The batter tastes amazing! I just started paleo and knew I
was gonna need something for when the chocolate cravings hit. My
food processor wasn’t combining it right, but it does work in my
mixer. Thank you!
Do you think I could do frozen strawberries with the same result? These sound amazing!!
I don’t see why not – you just may end up with a few strawberry chunks, which would still be tasty 🙂
You might thaw the strawberries first, it does cause it to become extremely hard, and is tough for my food processor to mix…
Good point! Thank you 🙂
Yeah, it was chunky like she said, and think I will thaw them for next time. They were still tasty, though, and I used almond butter at the suggestion of my 3yo 😉
You could try processing the frozen strawberries first so that they broke down a little better?
That’s a good idea…I was just impatient to get them made 😉