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How to Make Protein Fudge {my favorite healthy treat}

Ever struggle with nighttime snacking or after dinner ‘treats’? You just want ‘something sweet’ and then somehow it gets out of control?  I came up with this because after dinner I struggle with the same thing. When you are craving a treat, reach for this protein fudge! The best part is, it is ready in minutes!

Unlike traditional fudge that is full of sugar, this protein fudge has less than 1g of sugar, 20 grams of protein, healthy fats and can also be made dairy free! 

Healthy Protein FudgeIMG_1465

Here is what you need:

2T coconut oil 
1 scoop (or packet) of protein powder

I used the newest flavor of Quest protein powder, Cookies and Cream. It has little cookie chunks in the powder + it’s gluten free! This means you get actual cookie chunks in this fudge. It is SO good! (insert heart eyed emoji) 

  1. Place 2T of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave the oil in 30 second increments until melted.
  3. Carefully remove bowl from microwave. 
  4. Stir protein powder into the coconut oil. The consistency should be thick but spreadable*IMG_1462

5. Pour protein-coconut oil mixture into small baking dish or into molds. I used a small 2×4 glass dish. 
**Recommended: line dish with parchment paper! Makes it much easier to remove fudge**IMG_1463

6. Place in freezer for 10 minutes**
7. Remove, break into small pieces & enjoy!IMG_1466

*If needed, add 1/2T more of coconut oil – consistency will vary depending on protein powder used
**You can also chill in fridge. This is only necessary to get coconut oil solid again. 

You can use any kind of protein in this recipe. I did not list this recipe as dairy free because the Quest protein powder is a mixture of whey protein and casein protein. While whey protein is technically not diary free, Quest uses very high quality protein so the amount of lactose in it is very small. Dairy doesn’t make my body happy, but I can eat Quest protein and I do not get a reaction. 🙂


One of My Favorite Healthy Holiday Desserts

Who doesn’t love dessert?! The only downside to dessert is it’s usually full of addiciting sugar and unhealthy calories. Guess what, it doesn’t have to be! The dessert recipe I am sharing with you today is one of my favorite healthy holiday desserts. These baked apples not only taste like comfort food, but they also fills the house with a wonderful aroma. 

A baked apple may sound basic, but let me tell you, it is far from that. It is super delicious, feels like a treat and is very easy to make! In the video below, I explain and demo how to make these baked apples. Below the video I have the recipe. Let’s get cooking! 

p.s. I use honey crystals in this recipe, stay tuned for a chance to win a bottle of Nektar Naturals honey crystals later this week!!! 

Baked Apple

serves 1
(can easily be multiplied to make however many apples you want)

prep time: 15 mins
bake time: 60 mins 

1 apple, cored
1/2 T Nektar Naturals honey crystals
1/2 T cinnamon
1 T walnuts, chopped
1 T raisins
optional: 1 tsp ghee (clarified butter) – can sub grass-fed butter or coconut oil

1. preheat oven to 375F
2. core out center of apple. mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. 
3. spoon dry ingredients into the apple. optional: top with 1 tsp of ghee or coconut oil
4. place in baking dish with 1/4 cup of water in the bottom
5. bake for 1 hour
6. remove from oven and let it cool. serve warm.

left: before cooking. right: after cooking.
left: before cooking.
right: after cooking.


While I like to eat this as a dessert, you could easily have it as a snack. You could also play around with the filling and substitute whatever you like. While I have not tried this, you could potentially make this recipe in a slow cooker on low for a few hours instead of in the oven. 


Let’s chat: have you tried honey crystals? what is your favorite healthy holiday dessert?

Stay Sweet!!

I was given a bottle of honey crystals by Nektar Naturals thru Sweat Pink to sample & try. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.