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Peanut Butter Power Fudge

POSTED ON March 13, 2013

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Delicious Peanut Butter Power Fudge! - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/853

Delicious Peanut Butter Power Fudge!

This delicious healthy fudge recipe is perfect for your kids’ after-school snacks! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and all-natural ingredients make it a wonderful go-to treat to keep their bodies full of the energy they need. Warning – these will quickly become Mom and Dad’s favorite too!!

Makes 48 servings

1 16 oz Jar Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/4 Cup Natural Honey
2 scoops 100% Natural Whey Protein Powder
3 Cups Gluten Free Oats

1. Heat peanut butter in the microwave for 90 seconds.
2. Add in honey, stir.
3. Mix in protein powder.
4. Combine oats with peanut butter mixture.
5. Spread evenly in 9×13″ pan, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
6. Cut into 1 1/2″ squares, and enjoy!

Each 1 1/2″ fudge square has: 110 calories, 5 grams of fat, 12.5 grams of carbs, and 5.5 grams of protein.

Peanut Butter Power Fudge - Heidi Powell mixing together the gluten-free, healthy ingredients! - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/853

Mixing together the gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and all-natural ingredients.

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Cassie says:

Would this be part of carb cycling or a treat day!!??!??

Bailie Saiz says:

How do these fit into carb cycling? Reward meal or cheat day only?

Mary says:

I love your show Chris. You and Heidi are very kind and loving human beings. It is so refreshing to watch your show! (of course, I cry but tears of joy) Thanks for sharing your recipes I will definitely be trying a few! Love you both, God Bless!

Alexis says:

These are fantastic! I love an easy recipe with minimal ingredients, thank you for sharing!

Charlene says:

I LOVE this fudge recipe! I have made it for family functions and it’s always a huge hit! I also make a batch for my husband to take to work and kids to take to school in their lunches. Because I use a vegan, gluten and soy free protein powder my daughter can share it with her friends with these allergies and they always ask for more! This last batch I tried almond butter instead of peanut for my Paleo friends. It was harder to mix than the peanut butter and the consistency was a little different but the taste was AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing this one!

Margo Sykes says:

I have a quick question, the whey protein does that have to be chocolate? Or does it matter what kind you use? I can’t wait to try this with my children thanks also if there are any other sugar free snacks you could recomend . My son is Autistic and him and sugar don’t mix well. Thanks
Margo Sykes

April Hamilton says:

Can I substitute cacao nibs for peanut butter?

admin says:

You’d have to experiment!

Christy Peevy says:

Can you use the Chris Powell shake instead of Whey?

Karen Hozan says:

What did I do Wrong? Mine do not look like Heidi’s one bit. They look like Peanut Butter … I used Chocolate protein powder, but it doesnt have the chocolate look like above. They are in refrig now, we will see how they taste in an hour. Thanks for recipe, but mine looks like a total diff recipe.

[...] Peanut Butter Protein Fudge Yep, even fudge can be healthy with the right recipe. This one combines oats, honey, protein [...]

Christy Peevy says:

Can you use the Chris Powell shakes as the protein powder?

Andrea says:

I just made a pan of these.. Going to be hard to not eat all these. Kids are going to love them.

Thank you for the recipe Heidi! I made mine with Shakeology (instead of whey protein) and agave (in place of honey) and they are GREAT!

Tiffany Robinson says:

This is a fabulous recipe! My husband and I have made it several times. I just bought Chris’s book “Choose to Lose”. I am wondering where this tasty treat fits in the Carb Cycling? It is a fat and a carb, as well as protein, LOL! Would it be a reward snack?

Margaret says:

So So Good! My husband is SUPER picky and even he loved them!

sheila Machtolf says:

Love these! Because I am a bit of a chocoholic I added in one scoop of Dutch cocoa! Super yummy!

Colleen Howard says:

Thanks Heidi! I love your healthy recipes! I make a awesome glutten free. Sugar free Banana Bread!

Jen says:

Just made these and put them in the fridge and THEN read the comments… I used 1 and 1/4c honey– was it supposed to only be 1/4c???

Meredith says:

I have vegan rice protein powder. Will that work as well?

Melanie Meyer says:

Is it 1 & 1/4 cup of honey or 1/4cup of honey??

Christina says:

I used 1 1/4 cups of honey and it tasted very good – put a bunch in the freezer for future use…….even my hubby liked them and he is PICKY

Jo-Ann Isnor says:

Made them – they were awesome. Only problem is I gotta get them in the freezer before I eat them all in one day. :)

Maureen says:

These look awesome…heading to the market tonight for the supplies. Just wondering where these would fit in the carb-cycling plan? Not enough protein to serve as a protein…would it fit in as a fat? Hoping someone will answer as I’ve been doing good so far (15lbs in 3 weeks) and want to keep on track but would enjoy a treat here and there….

debi graves says:

Is this chocolate whey powder?

Barb Wall says:

Looks yummy!!! I think I am going to try these!!

Jo-Ann says:

How do you not eat them all at once!! So much better than a packaged protein bar!!

Nancy says:

Looks delicious! I must try! How many grams of fiber??

Going to try. We make something very similar except with organic brown rice cereal and I use Juice Plus Chocolate Plant based protein (not a fan of Whey). But am excited to try the oats.

Lisa says:

To everyone: I would melt the peanut butter on the stove top and not the microwave. Microwaves work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature. Just an FYI.

Rick says:

So I really can’t make these, because I can’t stop at one…. But they look great

tabitha mcdowell says:

Ok so i just did the recipe exactly the way it said and it came out nothing like its supose to. Its very dry and crumbly.

Donna Cashin says:

Where would I find the powder?

Sonya says:

You guys have different metabolisms than the regular folk. This is deceiving

Sonya says:

How much sugar??

Tracy says:

These are great, I used Chocolate Pea Protein powder and almond meal instead of oats, since I am completely grain-free! I didn’t need all 3 cups, I just added it in until it looked right! Thanks for the recipe. Great idea!

Mitch says:

That must be a small plate – there’s 8 servings on there!

Jill says:

My daughter is allergic to peanuts. :( Can these be made with chocolate or something else? Something to substitute the peanut butter.

Nicolaas says:

I am guessing that the whey protein powder should be chocolate? Otherwise, where does the “fudge” come from?
Also, 1 1/4 cups of honey or is it 1/4 cup?
These directions are more difficult than they need to be.

Stacy Inscore says:

I make these all the time. I can’t speak for Heidi, but I believe it’s 1 AND 1/4 cup honey….. That’s how I make mine…. Yum yum!

Angelia says:

gonna try this today but cutting the recipe in half 48 servings is alot but this sounds yummy

diane says:

Could you toast the oats first?….Also….is there a vegan protein powder that could be used instead?…THEY LOOK DELISH…

Julie Carmichael says:

Send me this recipe!!!

christie dedman says:

This looks wonderful and a new ‘way’ for me to use my ‘whey’!

Julie Arellanes says:

What makes look brown or chocolatey? Did you use Chocolate Protein Powder? I assumed it was vanilla since you just said “Protein Powder”.

Ruth Caldwell says:

I love watching you and chris on extrem weight loss.

Angela says:

These look amazing. I love Trader Joes, Where do you find 100% all natural Whey Protein Powder? I have tried looking around with not much luck.

For those who read the ingredients and thought it was 1 1/4c of honey.. its says (1) 1/4c of hone if you look how everything is listed above and below it.

thats how i read it anyway! Cant wait to make these!

stephanie vallee says:

48 serving is a lot!!! Can they be frozen? Thanks.

Pam says:

Oh my that sounds AWESOME. I am a vegetarian Diabetic, recently diagnosed. I am struggling but people like you and Mr. Powell make it a little easier.

Margo says:

So is it One and 1/4 Cups of honey or 1/4 Cup of honey? 1 and 1/4 Cups seems like a lot of honey to me… Also if I only have vanilla protein powder, can I add some unsweetened cocoa to make it chocolately?


Tiffany says:

I just made these and I was also under the impression it was 1 1/4 cup of honey. :( I think it may need to be updated to be more clear. I haven’t tasted the fudge yet!

Jamie Johnson says:

Do you ever use a dehydrator for any of your recipes to maintain the enzymes. Thanks.

Dave says:

So I just tried making these tonight and stupid me I thought it was 1 cup and 1/4 of honey. Lol I’m like wow that’s a lot of honey. I scooped one out, but it still tasted great!!! Thanks so much Heidi!

Kiara Parks says:

so is it 2 cups or 2 scoops?

Admin1 says:

scoops :) The recipe has been fixed.

Jessi says:

Just tried to make these and I should have read through the comments first. I used two CUPS of protein powder and I should have only used two SCOOPS. A little frustrated because protein powder is expensive, as is peanut butter.

So here goes my second jar of peanut butter and two more SCOOPS of protein powder. I’m still excited to try these. I hope they are as yummy as everyone has said.

Robyn says:

These were just phenomenal. I made them for my mother who is diabetic and she just loved them. I didn’t understand the reason behind heating up the peanut butter, so I didn’t do it. I just mixed the PB with the honey. When that was smooth, I added the protein powder. I only added two scoops because two cups seemed like an awful lot. I used banana flavored protein powder and it added such a nice flavor to the mix. Then I added the oatmeal. I found that it also freezes quite nicely since it does make an awful lot. A nice treat to have with my lunch every day.

keesha says:

can I get the oats and whey protein at walmart, we have limited resources in the panhandle of Oklahoma and also I don’t own a microwave, so how would I do this in the toaster oven

Admin1 says:

You sure can. :)

Amanda Rosati says:

Hi Heidi & Chris,

Congrats on the baby! I my self just had a baby 10 weeks ago. I lots 20 pounds fast. But I have plateaued for the last 3 weeks? I’ve been circuit training approx. 3 times/ week and eating pretty healthy. I’m breastfeeding so Im not sure how many calories I need. And if I’m actually not eating enough. Could you please help.

Admin1 says:

Congratulations on your new little one. You should discuss your nutrition concerns with your doctor. We want you and the baby to be as healthy as possible. :)

Regina says:

I made these last night and they are really crumbly, wish I knew what I did wrong cause the picture of these make them look amazing!

Georgia says:

Made these today and they are very good. Heidi forgot to mention that your arm gets a workout trying to mix these!

Stefanie says:

Making them today!!!!

Tiffany Robinson says:

Made these and they were fabulous! Even created the recipe in MyFitnessPal to track it:) thank u!!

Janet says:

I forwarded this to one of the guys who does regular weight training that I knew already had the protein powder handy (I still can’t figure out what to buy) — he made it and brought it to work and it was demolished!!! No one could believe it was good for them. Great recipe! Now I just need to make it for my sweet-toothed husband who refuses both diet and exercise. :-(

Laura says:

ooh, these look amazing! thanks for sharing!

Christine Hale says:

I’m following the carb cycling plan, how do you count this since it as fat, carb and protein?

Nicole Miele says:

These look so wonderful! I’m going to make these for my little girl and myself. I’m vegan, do you think I can use agave instead of honey? Thanks so much for the great recipe <3

Sarah Abraham says:

I have made these and they are amazing!! So much better than store bought protein bars!

Michal Nejeschleba says:

This looks like a good option to take with me on a long trek to replenish my energy, thanks for the recipe! :)

Jessica Sherrow says:

My son doesn’t eat much and can be picky. His go-to breakfast are FiberOne bars. I think this will be a much healthier option and he LOVES peanut butter!

Tina says:

Oh can’t wait to try these…they looks so good!!!

Catherine Foster says:

Guess what’s on my grocery list!!!

Kathy Draper says:

MMmMM Chocolate an microwaveable! Would this work with Almond butter too???

Meeting you and Chris someday is on my Bucket list!!

Ken says:

Nothing short of easy. They look great!!! Can’t wait to make them and try them too!!! You and Chris are wonderful.

bob says:

I am on dialyss and am on a renal diet.Because of the restrictions I have on this diet,peanuts and chocolate are two of then, and the procedure takes out a lot of protien,I’m wondering if anyone has high protien anything that i could try.thanks

Lisa says:

Thank you Heidi! I made these and love them. It definitely tastes like a guilty pleasure. I need to cut them in single servings and freeze so I don’t eat them all up, that would defeat the purpose. Thank you for all of your recipes. I am working at making one new recipe a day!

SilviaSVK says:

Hi Heidi, Im wondering what is your opinion on Soya Proteins (Im a vegetarian, but I dont eat milk and eggs, I rather eat a fish for example), because I dont see you using them. I dont want to eat whey or egg protein, so can be soya protein in this case healthy? Thank you for your answer, because nobody could answer me.

admin says:

You’d have to experiment. I havent tried it with that.

Sue Bee says:

How many grams of sugar? I realize that there’s no refined sugar, but still wondering….

marniec says:

i can not wait to make these. will be great for when that sweet tooth kicks in!

April says:

2 cups or 2 scoops of the Natural Whey Protein Powder? thanks!!

Cheryl says:

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I think I will make some to take to work when I get a sweet tooth.

Lisa L says:

I really want to try this but I’m also confused if this is literally 2 cups of protein or just 2 scoops…can anyone clarify?

Kimberly says:


Susan D says:

How do you stop yourself from eating all 48????

admin says:

Invite friends over?

Tammy Jackson says:

Never mind! I looked at you recipe and went straight to the ingredients .. Just read the article I am embarrassed. Thanks Heidi your awesome!

Tammy Jackson says:

Heidi I have a question. Are these safe for kids to eat since they have the protein powder in them?

DouG Aaserude says:

Train Me! ;)

Anna says:

Those look good, what would you use instead of oats? As someone with Coeliac Disease I react to oats like gluten because the protein structure is similar.

faith says:

yum gotta try it

Geri Niess says:

where is the chocolate? I gotta have the chocolate fudge

Admin1 says:

The chocolate is in the Whey Protein Powder. :)

Linda Clover says:

Chris, This recipe looks fantastic. But In 1992 I weighted 382 pounds. In 1997 252. By 2002, was back up to 352. Now (with some 10-20 pounds upswings) am at about 245. But there is no way that I could have a pan of that fudge in my house and maintain my weight loss. It’s a struggle every day! I’m 68 years old.

Kathi says:

They’re dark in color like they have chocolate in them, but they don’t? Not even cocoa powder?

Admin1 says:

Use chocolate flavored Whey Protein Powder. :)

Eva says:

What ingredients can be substituted if someone has allergies? Do to a family members sensitivity to honey, is that an ingredient that has to be there to help this stay together, etc?

Aisha Khan says:

Since I found this recipe I have made these bars twice. My 16 year old who hates honey loves these.
Thanks for sharing.

Pavel says:

Hi Heidi, thx for sharing the recipe. I tried it, but final mix seems to me a little bit crumbly. Is that ok? Other protein bars I made were moisty before putting to the fridge. Thanks!

Karen says:

Can you make this without the protein powder and if so, what would you use instead?

TTime says:

Looks awesome :)

bonnie says:

Microwaving is no good for nutrition…it kills all the good stuff! I suggest heating the peanut butter up, stove top :)

Edarrel says:

Hi. Will it taste different if I will use almond butter instead of peanut butter? My son is allergic to peanut butter but not tree nuts. Please advice what is another alternative of peanut butter that will not affect the taste of the fudge. Thank you so much in advance.

Admin1 says:

That should work! :)

Debra Cook says:

I have a question….Can I use regular oats instead of gluten?

Lisa Pendry says:

Just want to say thank you! My sister Kathie and nephew Josh Morton are with you now in Colorado. I have no doubt this is saving their lives! What a blessing you can help them with the help of ABC! Every story is amazing, but I can assure you the reality of how much this is changing their future is awesome! Just want to say THANKS!

holly jay says:

think i could subs agave for the honey and end up close to the same? i just have and won’t need to buy/go out….thx! Also will adding some walnuts hurt?

holly jay says:

think i could subs agave for the honey and end up close to the same? i just have and won’t need to buy/go out….thx!

Stefanie says:

Just started carb cycling and these look great :) Awesome recipe ;)

Cathy says:

Look really good. Will have to definitely make!!!

Courtney says:

Is the whey flavored? I can’t tell in the picture! Also where do you guys get whey from? I’m trying to find a grassfed version that has more per container than what I use now, which is sfh. Thanks!

Terry says:

Thank you for this i will have to make this

mirian says:

Heidi do you have a cook book? my son is 11 and is 130 i am trying to help him lose weight but i am running out of ideas of what to make for him that he will like and is healthy i am going to make these bars so he can eat every day i was looking for something to use as a placebo effect to tell him it makes him know math so he can put in his brain that he can do math that he knows it and at the same time lose weight

Molly says:

My son has a dairy allergy. Any suggestions on a substitution for the whey powder?

Tiffany Chadwick says:

I just have a question I work out 6.times a week I’m just not so good at the food part. These pb protein bars u make with natural honey I make them with agreve is that bad?

Julie says:

Where do you get your whey protein? I can tell where the other items are from ( <3 TJ's!), but couldn't tell – just curious, thanks!

Marla Geary says:

@Michelle, yeah it is 2 cups of protein powder but when you cut it up into little squares, its not bad at all <3

Marla Geary says:

I made these! They are fabulous and I feel like im cheating when I eat these! hahahaha! They are extremely filling and if you have a sweet tooth! *Wink* chik (that sound you make with your mouth when ya wink lol)

Liba says:

These are for sure my all time fab recipe of your blog!!! I’m addicted to peanut butter but can hardly eat it cuz once I start I can’t stop! So this is perfect for me to grab when I’m in the pb mood. It makes me start the happy dance:) ill whip up a batch and keep it in my freezer like this I can have it ready for when I need it! LOVE EM!

Nick Hamilton says:

These look like a great treat that is actually great for you! Will definitely have to try them!!

Michelle says:

I love making my own protein bars. I freeze them individually wrapped for convenience, plus being frozen makes for an even better treat :)

Michelle says:

Is that a literal 2 cups of protein powder or is it scoops? It seems it would have more protein per serving. Also, it seemed like a lot, thanks!

Amy says:

Delicious! Made some for a 4th of July potluck and everyone loved it. It is so easy to make. I made a second batch that same weekend. I took a cookie scooper and made them into little balls before putting them in the fridge. When it was done, it was ready for me to eat.
I also made some with Almond butter and vanilla whey, calling it Vanilla Almond… Everyone said the chocolate peanut butter was MUCH better…. :-/ (and I agree…)

Pryscilla says:

Well this treat be saved for a reward day? If your carb cycling

Heidi Clare says:

I made this today with Almond Butter, vanilla whey protein and added a cup of cocoa nibs (cause everything is better with a little chocolate!) It gave it a little crunch and they are delish!

Caryn says:

I can’t wait to try these !

Dini says:

I made these the other day. The only thing I did different was I used 3/4 cup of agave instead of honey. I let them sit overnight. They are soooo yummy. I am addicted to them. Thanks so much!

Laura says:

Hey Heidi Your Pin It button is not working right :) You might want to check it out!

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admin says:

I’ll have the webteam check it out! Thanks!

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