I don’t know whats better than fudge or cookie dough…so why not combine both? Let’s throw in some delicious SunButter while we’re at it! This SunButter chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is so soft and it’s a super simple fudge recipe. You definitely have to try these!
First of all, what is SunButter?
SunButter is sunflower seed butter which is sometimes mixed with a little bit of sugar or left on it’s own as a delicious nut butter alternative. It’s made with roasted sunflower seeds so it’s jam packed with vitamins and minerals.
I absolutely love baking with it because it allows me to cater to my nut allergy readers and it also provides a unique flavor.
What does SunButter taste like?
It does not taste like any type of nut butter but it does have the same exact texture. Imagine sunflower seeds…just in peanut butter form!
What I love about SunButter is that they keep their ingredients very minimal. They stick to just sunflower seeds, sugar, and salt. No unhealthy oils or preservatives!
How to bake with SunButter
Another reason why I love to make recipes using SunButter is because it’s an easy 1-to-1 replacement with any nut butter. Peanut butter cookies can easily become SunButter cookies with a simple swap!
SunButter also has a variety of spreads. My personal favorite is their natural sunflower seed butter because it’s extra creamy.
I like to stick in the fridge to thicken it up which is why it works perfect for this chocolate chip cookie dough fudge. It makes it super smooth and soft.
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Here’s some more of my favorite SunButter recipes:
- SunButter Stuffed Chocolate Fudge Cookies
- Mini SunButter Cheesecakes
- No Bake SunButter Cookies with Honey
How to make super easy homemade fudge
So easy that all you have to do is mix, spread, and refrigerate! Traditional fudge is made by heating sugar and milk together, among other things, to the perfect temperature. But when all you want is some easy homemade fudge, we just don’t have time for all that.
This fudge recipe is made using sweetened condensed milk. It’s somewhat of a shortcut but it’s so effective. This, along with the SunButter, acts as the glue to hold this delicious fudge together.
All you need for this recipe is:
- White and Brown Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Natural SunButter
- Vanilla and Salt
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Chocolate Chips
You just mix everything together, spread it even in an 8×8 baking pan, and pop it in the fridge to set. This takes about an hour.
This recipe also has a chocolate SunButter layer on top which consists of just chocolate chips and SunButter. Yep, that simple!
Once the base has set, melt together the chocolate and SunButter and spread it on top. As the chocolate hits the chilled fudge, it begins to cool and thicken. This allows you to make some pretty swirls on top.
Place it back in the fridge to set once again, but only for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle on some sea salt right before you’re ready to serve for a perfectly balanced bite.
How to heat treat flour for cookie dough
Did you know consuming raw flour can make you sick? Typically, flour is baked into a dessert at a high temperature. This kills off any harmful bacteria that could have been in it. But why is there in the first place?
Animal waste can sometimes find its way into the grain. When milled, the flour could be contaminated. It’s a very very very small amount but it’s enough to make us want to heat treat our flour!
This isn’t something that happens to every single flour bag out there. This is just a precaution in case you end up with a bad bag without even knowing it.
Luckily, it’s easy to take care of. Preheat your oven to 350F and spread your flour in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes then let it cool before adding to your cookie dough fudge.
And yes, your mom was right after all those years of telling you not to eat raw cookie dough…although it’s more so for the flour than the eggs!
Easily make the swap for gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough fudge
SunButter is already gluten free so no worries there! The issue here is the flour and sweetened condensed milk.
For the sweetened condensed milk, just make sure you’re using a brand that is certified gluten free, like Eagle Brand.
Some brands just aren’t as careful with making and packaging their product, thus leaving behind the tiny chance that it is not completely gluten free.
The main swap here is with the flour. Use a 1-to-1 gluten free baking flour for a direct swap.
Just make sure you toast it! If you think the fudge might be too wet, just add 1/4 cup more. It should resemble a soft cookie dough-like consistency.
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This SunButter chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is so easy to make. The texture is super creamy and doughy – just like a big bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Cookie Dough Fudge
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup natural SunButter*
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, heat treated
- Pinch of salt
- 1 (14 0z) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups semi sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup natural SunButter*
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Flaked sea salt for sprinkling
- Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. About 3-4 minutes.
- Mix in the vanilla and SunButter.
- Mix in the flour and salt until combined.
- Pour in the sweetened condensed milk in a steady stream while the mixer is running.
- Once smooth, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread into an 8×8 pan greased and lined with parchment paper. Make sure the paper hangs over the sides so it’s easy to lift out.
- Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Once chilled, melt together the chocolate and SunButter in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.
- Pour over the fudge and spread it even. Place it back in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes until the top layer is set.
- Sprinkle some sea salt on top, slice, and enjoy!
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