4-Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge Is the Legit-Healthy Answer to Your Basic-Fall-Treat Prayers

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With fall in the air, whipping up at least one seasonal treat is kind of required in order to get into peak autumn mode. (There's no law to mandate the baking sesh, but, y'know what? There totally should be.) Don't rush off to your go-to organic grocer just yet, though: Instead of filling your cart with a long list of ingredients, why not try out a pumpkin-fudge recipe that only requires four items that you probably already have in your pantry? And the recipe's simplicity isn't even its best feature: It's also legitimately healthy.

Amanda Meixner, the healthy food blogger behind the popular Instagram account @MeowMeix, recently shared a recipe for healthy pumpkin fudge that's so easy to make, you should prepare yourself to re-create it all season long. The only things you need in order to whip up the satisfying dessert—which just so happens to be both Paleo-compliant and vegan—is 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (AKA you can finally put those leftovers to good use!), 1/2 cup creamy almond butter, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 1/4 cup maple syrup for some natural sweetness.


After compiling your nutrient-rich ingredients, simply pour them into a pan and stir all those cozy flavors together on medium heat on the stove. And if you really want to get fancy, add in some walnuts or pieces of dark chocolate. "Once it's completely mixed, pour it into a glass dish with parchment paper, or into a silicone ice cube holder, then freeze for at least 2 hours and enjoy," Meixner writes.

What you'll end up with is a festive delight that doesn't just taste amazing, but also packs in 3 grams of protein. Not too shabby for a melt-in-your-mouth fall dessert, huh?

Want more baked-good options for autumn? Try this gluten-free crumble. Or, head into By Chloe for some CBD-infused treats you can totally chill out with.

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