Just for Mom, or You…..
Most often when Mother’s day rolls around the gifts are narrowed down to flowers, chocolate, jewelry, and breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. 😉 While I LOVE flowers I would prefer to have a couple of potted flowers that will last rather than die in a few days. Don’t buy me chocolate, that is just a disaster that will leave me feeling horrible. But I am all about going out and getting a hamburger, or something like that for lunch. I’m not big on eating out for many reasons, mostly health, and money, but twice a year I give myself permission to be ok with it, my birthday, and mother’s day. 🙂
If you aren’t a mom yet, and you are tempted to buy your mom a box of chocolates, actually surprise her. Bring her something homemade, and healthier than the boxed stuff. If you are already a mom this treat is SO easy there isn’t any reason that you can’t make a quick batch, and still enjoy your day. And because it is your day, you don’t even have to share. You can keep this a secret just for you. Be careful though, I will warn you that it is absolutely addictive!
When you read the recipe you will be thinking that this sounds surprisingly similar to a few other recipes I’ve posted, but you would be surprised at how the recipe changes when you change the measurements, add, or delete, even the smallest ingredient. I have to say this tastes just like old fashioned fudge. It is seriously amazing. And the topping is more of a Dulce de Leche than a caramel, but it still has the sea salt undertones that just bring the whole combo into a creamy, peanut filled, coconut tinged, Dulce de Leche covered dream. The chilling time actually takes longer than the entire mixing process. You can have the entire pan done in about 40 minutes, and 30 minutes of that is chilling! Once again, these are not counter stable, so serve them on an iced tray if you are going to leave them out for a short time.
So, now that you have a fool proof recipe that is going to make any woman lose her chocolate addicted mind, you can breathe easy. While we should show appreciation every day for those we love there isn’t any reason we can’t use an excuse to give them a treat that shows that how special they are to us. Your mom will think that you became an instant culinary wizard, and spent hours in the kitchen making this. She doesn’t have to know how easy it was to make. It will be our little secret. 😉 Just make sure she shares, and you can both sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is your favorite gift on Mother’s day?
What is your favorite type of fudge?
Salted Dulche de Leche Fudge
By Angie Gouchenour
¼ cup good quality unrefined coconut oil
¼ cup natural crunchy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
¼ cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder (Sifted after measuring)
Dulche de Leche
1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
4 teaspoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium bowl combine all 5 fudge ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds to soften
Stir until well combined
Pour into a parchment paper lined dish (mine was 8 x 5 ½) and pop in the freezer
While the fudge is chilling place the coconut milk and brown sugar in a small pan
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes
Stir in coconut oil and vanilla
Allow to cool before spreading on the fudge
Sprinkle with Sea salt if you like
124 calories per square
Slightly modified from Super Healthy Kids