These clean and healthy dairy-free Sunflower seed Butter Fudge slices are so decadent and filling. I’ll be honest these slices taste like a dream! And they happen to be loaded with healthy fats and protein so they are intensely satisfying and a super dessert for any healthy foodie!
If you are nut-free and gluten-free beyond like me then you know what a drag it is to find free-from treats that are healthy and store-bought! It’s hard! No doubt about that. It’s like the product will be almost suitable and then alas! It’s not. I’m so over that, aren’t you? I didn’t want to feel that way all the time, that there was nothing out there for me. So I decided to make a choice. I wasn’t going to feel this way anymore. I chose to create my own, get creative in the kitchen and also experiment and make recipes from my favorite bloggers! You will always have a choice. Chose wisely.
So I went to all the blogs I follow in search of the perfect treat that would be filling and delicious. Beth from the Tasty Yummies blog is definitely a blog on my radar for paleo and gluten-free eats and she should be on yours too. She’s pretty keto as well.
It’s a blog I trust that actually has delicious recipes and she’s been around the health and wellness scene for a long time as a gluten-free blogger.
I was even able to sub in my allergy-free substitutes and it was still beyond amazing.
Whenever I see tahini in a recipe I sub it for a seed butter I can have. And that’s what you can do too! Don’t think you cant change an ingredient. Especially an ingredient like a nut or seed butter. This one originally called for Tahini as you’ll see in her recipe. I subbed in Sunflower seed butter.
Still so beyond delicious and filling! It is the PERFECT diet treat because healthy fats and protein make you full. But healthy fats make you fuller fast. What’s healthy fat? Coconut oil, coconut butter, and yes sunflower seed butter. Sunflower seed butter is a plant-based protein made from a seed found in Sunflowers, but it also falls into the healthy fat category. Then add in the collagen and you are literally eating dessert that can help your skin! Say what?
Can I tell you how fudgy this fudge is? It’s super dense, yet melts in your mouth. The creaminess of this treat is so decadent that you really will not believe it’s healthy or dairy-free and it totally is. It’s like the perfect piece of fudge minus that horrible sugar crash and stomach ache.
At the start of any diet transition, I make a batch of these because this dessert will help you get on track and make the switch. By having foods that are at your disposal, foods that won’t make you feel deprived it will be easier to transition into the next diet transition your body needs.
I adapted this recipe to fit my dietary needs. The original recipe is by Beth at Tasty Yummies.
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Sunflower Seed Butter Fudge
- 1 cup sunflower seed butter unsweetened
- 1/2 cup coconut oil solid
- 1 tsp coconut butter packed
- 1 tbsp honey organic
- 1 tbsp maple syrup pure
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips sugar-free
- 1 scoop collagen vital proteins, unflavored
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 drop liquid stevia nu naturals brand
- 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt or sea salt also used for garnish
- Line a bread loaf tin with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil, coconut butter, honey, maple syrup, sunflower seed butter, and stir. Slowly melt, mixing often until the mixture is creamy and blended.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, collagen powder mixing until well blended. Reduce heat to low.
- Just before you take it off heat, add the vanilla extract, a pinch or two of sea salt, and liquid stevia. Do another quick stir, then remove from heat.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan, shake on the counter to make the mixture look even, and top with remaining sea salt sprinkle.
- Put into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Once solid, remove from freezer and let it defrost or soften for a few minutes
- Then lift the parchment paper onto the counter and cut into slices.
- Always serve frozen. Storing in the freezer is best. Keep for up to 6 months.
- I use unsweetened Sunbutter
- Unflavored collagen powder (or flavor of choice) (omit if vegan) I use Vital Proteins
- For the candida version, omit all sugar, or just use a few drops of liquid stevia
Trust me, you guys will only want two chunks max! It’s that decadent, which is a good thing ; )