Caveman Fudge

We are all about Christmas now.   Yep, house is in the process of being decorated, some presents are wrapped (or ready to be shipped), carols are playing, tree has been picked out and is awaiting cutting……

Fa la la la la!

Now its time to start making candy, sugar plums, and treats.   I pinned this recipe quite some time ago and saved it for my holiday posts.

I am assuming that Practical Paleo called this recipe Primal Fudge because of the Paleo Diet.     I, however, call this “Caveman Fudge” because you will be shoveling these in your mouth and grunting like a Neanderthal because they are so good.     It is also “so easy a Caveman could do it”!  (Remember those Geiko ads?)

Caveman Fudge
From Practical Paleo‘s Primal Fudge

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c.  high quality cocoa powder (I used Swanson’s organic.)
1/2 c.  smooth natural peanut butter
1/4 c. local honey
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

Melt coconut oil.   (It is easier to measure when melted, too.)

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend  together until smooth.

Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill 1/2-inch full.

Chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator or freeze for 10 minutes.  When firm, remove.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator


I got 17 (oops, I remember I ate one before I counted) 18 out of this recipe.


I had a few small muffin tin liners that I used.   But, I also used my silicon Brioche pan, filling the bottoms only ½ inch full.


This Brioche pan makes the prettiest candies.


These turned out the best.


So good.    Ugh!   Snort!   Grunt!

I plan on making these with all sort of nut butters.IMAG3433

Here are my ideas for incorporating different nut butters and replacing the vanilla with booze:

  • Almond butter with 1 t. Amaretto
  • Nutella with 1 t. Frangelico
  • Cashew butter with 1 t. chocolate liquer
  • Coconut butter with 1 t. rum

I have never used coconut butter so I have no idea if this will even work or not.    ????

Oh, my.   The possibilities are endless.

This recipe could be easily doubled (depending on the size of your food processor) and makes quick and easy gifts.

But, you  might have to explain the name.  🙂

Warning:   These do need to be kept refrigerated and removed right before serving.   I stuck some in the teachers’ lounge and upon my return to retrieve my serving dish, they had melted into mud puddles.



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