In the Kitchen with Kate: 5 Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Treats

I needed a treat the other night… and I don’t keep treats on hand, because treats on hand last about as long as it takes to type this sentence and then they are gone!

As such, I’m always on the lookout for some yummy treats that are fast and easy to make, and ones that don’t make 3 dozen at a time!  Because see above!

I found Primal Fudge by Practical Paleo on Pinterest and had to prepare it.

Okay, I’m done with the alliteration.  I just couldn’t resist once I got started!

Primal Fudge, only 5 ingredients! Did That Just Happen Blog

How cute are those little guys? And while I am always looking for an excuse to use my muffin tins – she had me at 5 ingredients!

5 ingredient paleo fudge! So Yum! Did That Just Happen Blog

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

I was a little more flexible in my ingredient selection…

I’m currently obsessed with my PB2, and almond butter, peanut butter, same diff.  I’ll just mix up half a cup of my PB2 and it’s half the calories! I ended up mixing 1/2 cup dry and that shrunk as I was re-hydrating it, so I added in another 2 tablespoons.  This may or may not be important later on!

Paleo chocolate fudge at Did That Just Happen Blog

Once the peanut butter was mixed up, it was time to add the melted coconut oil.

Paleo fudge | Did That Just Happen Blog

Like how I did the whole Pioneer Woman snap-a-picture-while-you-are-pouring thing?  I was proud of myself!

Then I added in the rest of the ingredients and got to mixing.

Paleo fudge | Did That Just Happen Blog

It looks odd… but it’s starting to incorporate.  Oh, and the original blogger did mention that you could use either a blender or food processor.  I’m starting to wonder about now if my food processor would have been the better option.

Paleo Fudge and a Pinterest Fail at Did That Just Happen Blog

Once everything is mixed, you are supposed to “pour” it into the muffin tins.  POUR.  Does that look like it will pour?

No.  No it doesn’t.

So, let’s improvise and add in a touch more honey and a splash of vanilla to moisten it up and make it pour-able.

Paleo fudge Pinterest Fail | Did That Just Happen Blog

Then, just for fun, splash some vanilla on your tablet cover.  At least it’ll smell good for a bit.  Sadly, even after adding more liquids, the mixture wasn’t able to be poured.

Paleo fudge and a #PinterestFail at Did That Just Happen Blog

So I took my spoon and dropped and mushed the chocolate mixture into my silicone mini muffin pan and then popped those suckers in the freezer and set my timer for 15 minutes! Of course, once in the freezer, I saw a container of frozen blueberries…

Lightbulb moment at Did That Just Happen Blog

And I grabbed a handful and popped the frozen blueberries on half of my chocolates.  And then reset my timer.


15 minutes later


5 Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Treat at Did That Just Happen Blog

Mine look nothing like the original! They are pretty darn ugly, and you can see those white lines – where some coconut oil didn’t fully incorporate – so it’s a #PinterestFail, but you know what? They are pretty darn yummy! And at about 70 calories each, heck yeah I’m eating them!

37 thoughts on “In the Kitchen with Kate: 5 Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Treats

  1. Well done, Kate. Experimenting in the kitchen is so much more fun than following a recipe . . .

    If you and NT start a cooking showing, you could call it Two Crazy Ladies. Instead of riding around on a motorcycle and in a side car like the Two Fat Ladies did on their cooking show . . . you could use Pogo Sticks . . . or Segways . . . or a Golf Cart.

    • oh my goodness!!! I’m dying picturing us on pogo sticks!!! That is greatness! I think of the two of you frequently when I’m playing with a recipe and the peanut butter chick pea cookies that we all make… and we all make it slightly differently! I hate to get philosophical, but it’s such a great example of life! 😉

      • It is . . . there is no one right way to cook anything.

        Recipes are springboards for creating yumminess while bouncing around the kitchen on our PoGos.

        * BOING * BOING * BOING * :mrgreen:

  2. OMG I laughed soooo many times! I’m totally trying these! Minus the honey on the tablet… my poor tablet already looks like death, I’m afraid honey will solidify it.

  3. OMG – this was hilarious, Kate! You and I would be a disaster in the kitchen together. Well that, or, we’d make one hell of an entertaining TV show. 🙂

  4. For some reason when I started reading this that little voice inside my head started screaming (Bobcat Goldthwait style) Oh, Oh! I have all of the ingredients to make this! OH! OH!
    I love your alliteration and think you could have continued it further, especially into the part about pouring whilst picturing like the Pioneer woman! I can’t wait to make these for my family…who am I kidding? I want to make these for ME!

  5. I was laughing out loud at this. You had me at “I was a little more flexible in my ingredient selection”. You are a cook I just want to hug! What a great way to phrase it. Rather than a “desperate substitution”, you were just “flexible in your selection”.:)

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