Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: No Bake Peanut Butter Fudgie GF & Vegan

             No baking experience required!

In grade school the cafeteria lady would make a chocolate, oatmeal bar that was known as a "Fudgie". On the days we knew they were on the menu that was all we thought about! They were the best thing that ever came out of that lunch room.

So many years later we still hold fond memories of those "Fudgies" in our hearts. Our recipe today is a tribute to the grade school "Fudgie". Of course, we had to adjust the ingredients to fit our healthier lifestyle now, but we don't think it will dishonor the "Fudgie" too much.

Our peanut butter fudgies are gluten free,vegan and refined sugar free..... with great taste and texture. So if your are following a clean diet, these make for a nice sweet treat. You can always swap out the peanut butter for another nut butter or omit it entirely.

           No Bake Peanut Fudgie GF & Vegan
            Adapted from : A Step In The Journey

2 cups sugar we used Organic Unrefined Coconut Sugar
1/2 cup butter we used Earth Balance
1/4 cocoa powder unsweetened
3/4 cup milk we used rice milk
1/2 cup natural peanut butter no sugar added
3 cups GF oatmeal like Bob's Red Mill Oats
2 tablespoons pure GF vanilla extract

In a sauce pot place sugar, butter and cocoa. Bring up to a boil and cook for about a minuet. Add in the peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Stir well together.  On a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper, drop by tablespoonfuls. Leave to set up or place in fridge to quicken the process. 

Store in air tight container in the fridge up to a week.

This was our first time making these. They did not turn out as firm as we would have liked. Not sure if that is an ingredient thing because of the type of ingredients we used , or possibly a ratio or combination. Still very tasty, but want a firmer fudgie. Any suggestions?

These little fudgies are going to make you want to take a walk in the lavender field!

These fudgies would make a good children's first time recipe. Since there is no baking, no worry of burns. And they don't take too long to set up, so the end product is not too long in the making.

We can hear all the excitement now in the cafeteria knowing that fudgies will be served!

Do you have any pleasant cafeteria memories from your childhood? Maybe our children will never get a fudgie out of their school cafeteria, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't get one from home! Be inspired. Get creative!

Even a child is known by his deeds,
Whether what he does is pure and right.
                                                               Proverbs 20:11

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  1. Mouth is watering here . . . big time! These are some interesting ingredients that I'm not familiar with. I love trying new things and I've been experimenting with new recipes, etc. that are healthier, especially heart-healthy Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  2. where are you that you lavender already?! My Spanish lavender is almost there, but I know my others are at least a month out! We love no bake cookies in this house, thank you for sharing your with us this week on Allergy Free Wednesdays!

  3. Very nice. And they look wonderful surrounded with all those lovely flowers!

  4. My family has a recipe similar to this that I've made lots of times... and I adapted it for my father-in-law when he was on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. They are yummy! My hubby's family calls them haystacks. My family had another name for them, but my husband doesn't like it so I won't share it. Some things are only funny in the family that started it, I guess. :)

  5. These look delicious! I love no bake cookies!

  6. Your recipe is very similar to the one that I have used for years, I cook the sugar, butter,cocoa and milk and after it boils, continue for 2 minutes. Plus my recipe calls for 1/2 cup milk. Everything else is the same. I think these changes will firm up the cookies.

  7. yum!!! and..thank you for this recipe!

  8. No bake cookies will always be a childhood favorite!! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

  9. I love no bake cookies and these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!