Just look at that little candy-like frozen goodie...oh and don't think I can just indulge in one... maybe two, or three :)
They are a perfect combo of all the comforts you are asking for on a hot summer day. The fudge is so simple too. Just a few pure ingredients to make a gooey goodness that you could use warm on a coconut ice cream sundae, or to frost a cookie or even cake, or to dip some frozen fruit. I have used it for all of the above, and remembered this week to try this when I was looking for a treat. It is also nice because if you are like me, you have most of these ingredients on hand anyways, so if you are looking for a frugal pantry summer treat, this is it. Hopefully, you wouldn't have to run to the store, but if you do... get enough of these staples to have them around awhile.
Hot Fudge Recipe
1/2 cup of honey (or agave nectar or maple syrup) all work pretty much the same
1/2 cup of unrefined coconut oil
1/3 cup of cocoa powder (I use extra 70% dark cocoa powder)
1/3 cup of natural creamy peanut butter or Sunbutter
In a small saucepan, warm all of the above ingredients until warm and fully blended all together. This could take anywhere from 1-2 minutes...don't over cook it, you just want it to get warm to mix it well. If you start to over heat it, then it will be more liquidy and it will take a bit longer to freeze up with your banana chunks. Cut up 3-4 bananas and put them in the freezer while you are making the fudge to help start to get them cold enough. If you don't that is fine too. Then dip each banana chunk in the fudge and put on a parchment paper to cool and get cold in the freezer, or if you have small baking paper tins (what I used) that works too. The fudge will make enough for 3-4 bananas, but if you want to use other fruit or save some fudge for later, then pour the rest in a glass bowl and cover and refrigerate, you can also warm it a bit to get it to the glazy texture you may want or need it to be for an ice cream sundae. Freeze the banana bites for anywhere from 1 hour to days, they will last up to a week in the freezer ( or maybe longer, but I think you might eat them all before then :)
This is a great, easy way to have a simple summer treat. I hope you enjoy and let yourself really indulge in this fudge, because it's good for you! It really is! Enjoy, friends! Have a great summer day, and stay cool!