I’m in full-on holiday mode. The tree is up, Christmas music is on, and I am creating all the holiday treats! You’re going to see multiple recipes from me this week, I’ve been busy in the kitchen!
First up, is this maple caramel fudge. Fudge is on almost every holiday treat platter, and I decided I wanted an AIP fudge this year that I can enjoy as well!
Why I love this recipe:
- Maple 🍁- I love anything maple, even maple brussel sprouts and butternut squash. On a recent visit to Costco I found maple flakes. The brand I bought is Decacer but these look similar. They taste like little bits of heaven…. but of course they are sa-weet! I do not recommend eating these with a spoon, save them for special treats, like this fudge and another recipe I have coming soon!
- Coconut fibre free – I tolerate some coconut fibre, however I need to watch that I don’t go overboard. When I can find a way to make something without coconut fibre —> winning! A lot of times when I make something coconut free, it involves tigernut flour. Tigernuts are not a nut, but a tuber, making them completely AIP compliant.
- Collagen – because lately I can’t seem to make a treat recipe without it – hah! I love using collagen protein in treats because not only will it help to balance your sugar levels within your body but it also helps to keep the amount of sugar lower in the treat itself. Collagen adds bulk to the recipe without changing the flavour, and it creates a great texture! My fave collagen is by Further Food! Remember to use coupon code AIP10 for 10% off!
- Reminds me of caramel chews – My Pepère used to always keep little caramel squares in his pocket and sneakily hand them to the kids when the parents weren’t watching. Straight out of the fridge, the texture of the fudge is more like a traditional fudge, but when it’s left out at room temperature, it becomes chewy like caramel. Ermahgerd SO good! These would be fantastic dipped in a chocolate coating like these tigernut balls.
- Quick and simple to make!
Maple Caramel Fudge
- 1/3 cup maple flakes
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup tigernut flour
- 1/3 cup collagen
- Line a small pan or glass dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add maple flakes, coconut oil, water, and vanilla to a small saucepan.
- Heat over low to medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Once maple flakes dissolve, add tigernut flour and collagen and mix, mix, mix.
- Once mixture is combined and sticky like caramel, place on parchment lined pan.
- Place in fridge for one hour to set.
- Cut into small squares OR fold mixture over and mold into desired thickness/shape, cut into pieces.
- Store in fridge.