Maca powder is one of those health food ingredients that I used to think I didn’t like, but I’m so glad I gave it a second chance. Its earthy taste can be a bit overpowering if you use too much, but when mixed with the right ingredients it provides a delicious caramel-like flavour.
With its high nutrient and mineral content, it gives this easy fudge recipe a healthy boost. I developed the recipe for Bare Blends using their Organic Raw Peruvian Maca Powder. It’s high quality and one of the best tasting ones I’ve tried.
Instead of setting the fudge in a container and cutting it up, with this recipe all you have to do is spread it out onto a plate and then break it up into chunks once set. I topped it with shredded coconut, but you could leave it plain or top it with raw cacao nibs for a bit of chocolatey crunch.
Easy Peanut Maca Caramel Fudge
Makes 10 pieces
- 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 x 20ml tablespoon maca powder (I used Bare Blends Raw Peruvian Maca Powder)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Handful of shredded coconut
- Mix the peanut butter, melted coconut oil, rice malt syrup, maca powder and sea salt together in a bowl until well combined.
- Place a sheet of baking paper on a large dinner plate. Pour the mixture onto the plate to form a disc. Sprinkle the shredded coconut on top. Place in the fridge or freezer until set.
- Once set, break into pieces.
- Store in the fridge or freezer.
I use an Australian 20ml tablespoon. 1 x 20ml tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.
Look for a natural peanut butter than only contains peanuts. You don’t want any added sugar or vegetable oils.
You might also like my Raw Maca Caramel Slice.