Tomorrow is my kid’s Halloween parties at school, so guess what I just got done doing…yep, I just finished my little boy’s costume (it is well past midnight). I procrastinated until the last minute, and my sleep is definitely suffering because of it. Thankfully it turned out super cute, and besides melting some felt onto my iron (who knew you couldn’t iron felt – – I obviously don’t sew much) it went pretty smooth. The costume was actually more for my little girl than my little boy (he could care less), but my 5 year old was adamant that she is Elsa and Dexter is Olaf (both from Frozen). She would have it no other way, so she will be super excited to see the finished product when she wakes up in the morning…And if I am being honest, her excitement will make it all worth it – even though right now I am kicking myself for not insisting that he be one of the ten dollar costumes available at Walmart :).
Anyways, onto this Healthy Pumpkin Fudge; it’s no secret that I like treats, but I try to limit my treat consumption to only every once in a while (see my A Healthy Treat is Still a Treat post). Luckily for me, I came up with this pumpkin fudge recipe that is sweet enough to be a treat, but satisfying enough to be an afternoon snack. It really is like the best of both worlds, and it’s a great alternative to all of that Halloween candy we are all constantly bombarded with. Plus it is super easy to make calling for only 5 wholesome ingredients and requires no baking – my kind of recipe!
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
- Pour into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper
- Put in the freezer and freeze 3-4 hours or until firm
- Cut into pieces and enjoy
- Store in the an airtight container in the freezer
- Calories: 86 Fat: 8 grams Carbs: 4 grams Protein: 1 gram