What a great way to start this month with a post full of easy, quick, and healthy recipes!
I was not really sure what to call this post or recipes. So being as clever as I am (not really but go with me here), and before heading out of town, I re-made our pumpkin pie fudge again but did it a lazy way.
Meaning, I just stirred it instead of blending it nice and creamy in my Vita-mix.
I really just wanted to see if I could make our vegan pumpkin pie fudge with my own homemade coconut butter. And if I could just stir it as sometimes I do not always have my vitamix with me, and in case some of you do not have a blender to blend it in too.
So did my hand stirring work? Yes it does, but to be honest it did not get quite as smooth as blending does. But to me it still tasted the same! Plus coated them in chocolate, which chocolate makes everything better. Right?
How to make individual chocolate covered pumpkin fudge cups
First up in making your lazy man fudge I decided to get around to making my own coconut butter. Guess I was inspired by Lori’s homemade tahini. Plus remembered Heather making it and thought how simple it looked to make.
Both, Lori and I, are planning on making our coconut butter homemade from now on, especially after realizing how simple it is to do. We know we are not the only ones to have made coconut butter before, so that is why I am not calling this a recipe . As I am not the first one to do it, nor is it really a recipe.
Just more along the lines of this is how I did it.
Pretty much you take shredded coconut flakes and grind into butter.
How to make homemade coconut butter.
I just placed 3 cups of regular raw dried coconut flakes into a food processor (or could use a Vita-mix would work well too). And just keep mixing (blending) till it starts coming together like butter (like a nut butter consistency).
Mine was not quite the exact same as the store bought brands, as they have higher powered tools to make theirs. But I was really impressed with how well my homemade coconut butter turned out!
Just like Lori with her tahini, you have to be patient while the magic happens. It will eventually all come together to be smooth and creamy.
Second up in making my lazy man fudge (what I am referring it as because I did not want to make more dirty dishes). Or you could call it how to make individual pumpkin pie fudge.
All you really need is a large bowl to stir everything in. Plus hand stirring makes a great arm workout!
Like I mentioned my coconut butter was not like store bought, it was more on the soft side. So my individual fudge pieces were a little soft, having them sit out in warm Florida weather for a long time did not help either.
Even though the fudge was hand stirred I was happy with the results. And they do look cute as minis.
Finally onto the last quick recipe for you to enjoy!
Chocolate covered pumpkin pie fudge that are gluten, grain, dairy, and egg free
Think peanut butter chocolate cups but with pumpkin pie fudge underneath! Do I have you sold yet?
Lori and I just love pumpkin with chocolate! Almost as much as our chocolate and mint. Almost.
These chocolate pumpkin pie fudge bites are super easy to make too, just 6 steps!
1. You just need to get a bar of chocolate, your favorite kind.
2. Melt it.(I placed mine in dehydrator, you could also double boil it)
3. Once chocolate bar is melted you put some melted chocolate at bottom of cupcake liner.
4. Put a scoop of pumpkin pie fudge mix.
5. Than top with more melted chocolate.
6. Set in freezer for fast setting, or in refrigerator for a little bit slow setting time.
And this recipe is super quick to make. Perfect for a holiday gathering or gift for a loved one!
Now time to taste test – chocolate pumpkin fudge pieces
And we are so happy to see so many of you enjoying our pumpkin fudge! We feel so honored and blessed you all support us and like our recipes! xoxo
Well off to go work! Have a wonderful day everyone!