Peanut Butter Power Fudge

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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 Chocolate 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, 1.1 grams of fiber, and 5.5 grams of protein.

Peanut Butter Power Fudge - Heidi Powell mixing together the gluten-free, healthy ingredients! - Learn more at
Mixing together the gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and all-natural ingredients.

211 Responses

  1. I used Almond Butter, Chocolate Truffle Whey Protein.
    The Almond Butter is pretty over powering… couldn’t taste the chocolate protein at all… so I dipped them half in chocolate.

    I think I use Peanut Butter next time, and maybe some tiny chocolate chips.

    Maybe a batch of half oats and half nuts…

  2. Hey Heidi,

    I was wondering if there is a subtitute to the chocolate powder. Can I just use regular chocolate instead?

  3. I make a similar recipe for my kids and I regularly. I just scoop a bunch of peanut butter in a bowl and add about half of that amount of honey and stir. I then shredded coconut, hemp hearts and stir until it looks and tastes good. I sometimes add a tsp of molasses and then some raisins. I will sometimes add half a scoop of my vega protein powder but my kids don’t like that as much as I do. I stir it all together and scoop it into balls and we eat it immediately. Great snack, though a little messy πŸ™‚

  4. I love this recipe! I incorporated it to my health and fitness lifestyle change last year. It did wonders ?

  5. This peanut butter protein fudge is by far my favourite recipe. I have passed this recipe on to clients, friends and family. I have memorized it and I make a pan a week and between my husband and my kids they all go. Amazing amazing recipe. I love your recipes. Please continue to post them on your blog.
    Thanks Heidi

  6. Any idea how to convert this recipe to Stevia? That much honey is just WAY too much sugar and calories for me. I’d be fine cutting it in half and replacing half with a different sweetener… any ideas?

    1. Hi Kelly: I’m not sure how to replace the honey with stevia. You might be able to find the answer through a browser search. πŸ™‚

  7. Hi,

    As I am not american, I would like to know, 1 1/4 cup means 1+1/4 or 1x 1/4 of a cup? And thus, what does mean 1 1/2″ fudge square? Thanks a lot!!

    1. And I also forgot to ask you, what corresponds a scoop regarding to a cup? Or, what is the weight of a scoop in gramms? Gramms are easier to reproduce for me. I am totally lost…

    2. Hi Aurelie: Scoop sizes can be a bit different, so just go with the scoop size that comes with your protein powder. The difference is not really enough to worry about.

    3. Hi Aurlie: 1 1/4 cup is 1 cup + 1/4 cup. And 1 1/2″ means a square that is 1 ” + 1/2″. ?

    4. Thanks a lot. And for – 1 16oz – of peanut butter, it is 1+16oz ? I converted everything in grams and it looks huge, can you confirm me it is normal ? (I mean normal = big size for lots of portions (48) for lots of people)

    5. Hi Aurelie: This means one 16 oz jar of peanut butter, or 2 cups works also. And I’ve made these many times, and this recipe works as it’s outlined. ?

    6. Hi Team Powell!! Thanks a lot for your reply! I definitelly adopted this receip, sooooo good and totally adictive… I just shared my adapted receip with pea protein on my blog πŸ˜‰ It seems to be quite similar regarding to the nutritionnal aspect. Hope you will like it ! Cheers πŸ˜€

  8. I make this recipe in a 9×13 pan and let it chill for an hour in the fridge. Then, I roll the peanut butter fudge into a ball shape (about 1/2 Tablespoon). Makes about 36. Great for eating in the morning or on the go! I love this recipe!

    1. Hi Melissa: Each square has 1.1 g of fiber. I’ve added this info to the post. Thank you for pointing out that it’s missing!

  9. Can I half the recipe? Just seems like a lot to make in case I don’t like it, the hubby or the kids don’t like it.

    1. OMG! These are the best! Perfect for a sweet fix. Peanut Butter Power Fudge here I come on Sunday. It’s already made & frozen. Actually it is quite good when eaten frozen too.

  10. Hi. If following the Choose More Lose More plan, how would these be calculated? Carb, protein, or fat? Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. These would be a great option for a reward day/meal since they have both fat and carbs. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Rain: I’m sure there are, but I’m not familiar with any. I’m so sorry! Some people have commented on this post about other options, so that might help.

  11. Am I reading those portions right? 1+1/4 cup honey and 3 cups oats? I just made this and it’s not really “fudgy”…. more “oaty” ?

  12. Hi Heidi!!! What is the brand you used for the whey protein? I have Premiere protein powder but wondering what brand you recommend. You are an inspiration to women every where. You are an amazing Mom, Wife, and fitness coach!!!!

    1. Hi Amber: Chris and Heidi love their Vemma Bode protein powder. You can learn more about it here: In general, choose a whey-based powder with between 15-20 grams of protein and less than 5 grams of carbs per serving.

  13. I made something similar to this with vegan chocolate shakeology, and it works great! I will try Heidi’s recipe with it next… No whey in the vegan shakeology…

    1. I have found a whey product at Costco called Gold Standard whey protein. I purchased the vanilla that contains only 2g carbohydrate and 24 G protein per serving. It comes in Choco, too, but not sure what the Choco carb and protein measures. I imagine it’s similar.

    1. Hi Sarah: It’s always best to discuss any dietary supplements with your healthcare team while pregnant. And congratulations! πŸ™‚

  14. These sound great! I’ve been wondering – is it okay to give kids whey protein? Not sure why I’m unsure. Maybe bc it’s a supplement? I’ve hesitated sharing my smoothie with protein with my daughter because I didn’t know if there were any drawbacks…

    1. Hi Heather: It?s always best to discuss any dietary supplements for kids with their healthcare teams first. Heidi?s doctor okayed a whey based protein powder for her kids.

    1. Hi Bea: It’s always best to chat with your kids’ healthcare team about any dietary supplements and then follow their recommendations.

    1. Hi Bea: It’s always best to discuss any dietary supplements for kids with their healthcare teams first. Heidi’s doctor okayed a whey based protein powder for her kids.

    1. Hi Teresa: I’m so sorry, but I don’t have any vegetable or rice based protein powders to recommend.

    2. Orgain Organic Protein ? Powder is a revolutionary new product that is being hailed as the “best tasting and smoothest” protein powder on the market. With 21 grams of USDA certified organic plant based protein derived from organic brown rice, chia, hemp and pea protein, 5 grams of organic fiber and only 3g of net carbs ? Orgain has set a new gold standard in powdered nutrition.

    1. Hi Ginny: I’ve only used whey based protein powders, but you could give casein protein powder a try (maybe make a smaller recipe to see).

  15. These look delicious!

    Could the Whey protein be replaced with a plant based protein like Orgain?

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Alicia: I’ve only used whey-based protein, but you could give a plant based protein a try (maybe make a smaller recipe to see).

  16. how do these fit in with the carb cycling – are these a snack, high carb, low carb or cheat day snack??

  17. Hi, I want to make these today, but i was wondering about the protein powder? Does it have to be a flavoured one or can be plain? Also how much is 2 scoops, is that the scoops that come with the powder????

    1. I’ve accidentally made these bars with vanilla powder, and they were still really good. As for an unflavored powder, I don’t think they would be as good, but give it a try! And yes, the scoop size that comes with the powder. πŸ™‚

    2. If you want it to be Peanut Butter Power FUDGE you should definitely use chocolate whey protein powder. I happen to LOVE chocolate so I even added an additional 2 TBSP of raw cacao powder and it was very yummy. It adds an extra 120 calories total divided by 48 servings to equal 2.5 calories per serving. Next time I make them I am going to decrease the oats by 1/2 cup then add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.

      These remind me of no bake oatmeal cookies which are so delicious. Thank you for this healthier recipe Heidi!

  18. Hey Heidi,
    I just wanted you to know I saw this recipe and tried it with PB2 instead of peanut butter and they turned out AMAZING!!! I have a son that is a body builder and I am a Zumba instructor and these are FANTASTIC for after workouts!! YEAH! Thank you for sharing this!

  19. Ohhhhhmygosh… I just made these and they are DELICIOUS!!! Super easy too!!! wow…. happy sweet-toothed camper here!

  20. Delicious and easy! Just shared it with my clean eating group. They are all ready to make it for their families! Thanks for another great recipe and inspiration for a healthy and happy life!

  21. So I’m pretty sure kids under 16 should not be consuming whey protein powder as it is not recommended. Other than that not a bad idea, people have to get this sensation out of their heads that carbs are bad. Unless you’re a bodybuilder prepping for a show. Carbs are an important staple to ones diet. The important thing here is that if you are trying to lose weight, you have to eat right and exercise. Your body needs fuel and not just from protein rich diets.

    1. Mike – that’s interesting. I’m curious about the reasoning behind that. Do you have more information? Thanks!

    2. If the child’s allergic to milk then it’s probably a really bad idea to give them something made with whey. Or if they have an allergy/sensitivity to any of the other ingredients. But that’s no different than an adult.
      You can get plenty of good carbs from fruits and vegetables, so no one’s advocating completely removing all carbs from your diet. Your body will get fuel from whatever you put in it, but what it really needs is fuel that doesn’t suck.

  22. I have made this 3 times now. Used different nut butters and protein powders and each time it turns out amazing!!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

    1. Did you use a plant based protein for your substitution to get the vegan, dairy free, soy free version? Just curious as to if the plant based protein would taste ok in these. These sound like a great option for a good way to help kids get protein in their school lunches!

  25. 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

  26. 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.

    1. Mine do too! They are very flat but delicious! Also. No idea how she got 48 servings LOL

  27. 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?

  28. 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???

    1. OMG!!! I thought it was 1 1/4 as well. ugh! I thought that sounded like too much!!!!

  29. 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

  30. Made them – they were awesome. Only problem is I gotta get them in the freezer before I eat them all in one day. πŸ™‚

  31. 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….

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

    1. See, these are the kinds of comments that drive me insane as a scientist. Guess what – ALL HEAT denatures proteins. Friction isn’t what does it, it’s heat. It’s breaking the bonds of the tertiary and secondary structures of the proteins. If you’re going to use a scientific term to sound smart, at least use it correctly!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. My daughter is allergic to peanuts. πŸ™ Can these be made with chocolate or something else? Something to substitute the peanut butter.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

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

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

  41. 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!

  42. 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.

  43. 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?


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

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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.

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

  50. 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!

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

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

  53. 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. πŸ™

  54. 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

  55. This looks like a good option to take with me on a long trek to replenish my energy, thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  56. 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!

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

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

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

  59. 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

  60. 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!

  61. 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.

  62. 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?

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

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

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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?

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

  69. 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!

  70. Microwaving is no good for nutrition…it kills all the good stuff! I suggest heating the peanut butter up, stove top πŸ™‚

  71. 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.

  72. 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!

  73. 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?

  74. 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!

  75. 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!

  76. 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

  77. 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?

  78. 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!

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

  80. 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)

  81. 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!

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

  83. I love making my own protein bars. I freeze them individually wrapped for convenience, plus being frozen makes for an even better treat πŸ™‚

  84. 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!

  85. 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…)

  86. 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!

  87. 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!

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