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Pumpkin Sticky Bun Fudge {Paleo + Vegan!}

October 21, 2015
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Easy-to-make and healthy Pumpkin Sticky Bun Fudge that is a combination of your favorite seasonal desserts in one!

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One dessert that i rarely make is fudge and to be honest, I don’t know why. I guess I just never thought about making it for some odd reason! Well anyway, this weekend I decided it was time to make fudge for my older Sister’s baby shower because she requested that i make something seasonal and I’ve already made pumpkin in the form of every other dessert (not every pumpkin recipe has been posted yet!) known to man except fudge. Since the Recipe Redux theme this month is Nut’s Galore, I knew that adding two types (almond butter and pecans) of nuts in this recipes was a perfect idea!

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I know there are a lot of pumpkin fudge recipes out there and I didn’t wanna just make another pumpkin fudge recipe, so I combinedย two of my favorite fall-inspired desserts into this fudge to make it original, sticky buns and pumpkin pie, so technically this recipe is 3 desserts in one and nothing short of amazing.

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My older Sister and everyone at the baby shower was raving about it and they didn’t even know that it was healthy! You should have seen the look on their face when I told them that there was no refined sugar, butter or condensed milk in it. This is just proof desserts can be made with whole ingredients and still be just as, if not more delicious than unhealthy recipes!

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I didn’t even tell them that it was paleo and vegan too, mostly because they don’t know what that means! Whether you are vegan, paleo, a conscious eater or neither, you will love this Pumpkin Sticky Bun Fudge!

 

adapted from This Recipe from Be Whole Be You

Paleo Pumpkin Sticky Bun Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients( except topping) in a large glass bowl and add to a 9x9 pan and place in freezer for about 2 hours or until firm
  2. Mix topping ingredients together and serve on top of fudge
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47 Comments

  • Reply Lorie @ Be Whole. Be You. October 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Oh my goodness! This is BRILLIANT!!!! You took this to the next level and I can’t wait to try this!!!!

  • Reply Giselle October 21, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Yum!!!! These sound amazing! Definitely pinning for later ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen October 21, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I love sticky buns but haven’t had one in sooo long! This fudge looks perfect! I like how it’s a healthier way to indulge. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dietitian Jess October 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Who doesn’t love some fudge!? This sounds delicious and perfect for the season!!
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  • Reply Jenny D October 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Yum! So simple and easy – love it!
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  • Reply Allie October 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Love the ingredients used to make this delicious looking treat. I’m going to have to give this one a try
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  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I think I should start making my own fudge ๐Ÿ˜‰ Think it’d be a good idea?
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  • Reply Serena October 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Fun you fooled everyone at the baby shower! Talk about a ringing endorsement of the yumminess of this recipe….

  • Reply Susie @ SuzLyfe October 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I know exactly why I don’t make fudge.
    You know I can’t be trusted. This looks amazing!
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  • Reply Elizabeth Shaw October 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Holy FUDGE… this looks delicious! I seriously need this in my life right now. I would like to order some…holiday gifts?! Heck yes! Way to knock this out the park!
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  • Reply Anna @ Sunny Side Ups October 22, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Holy yum, these fudge pieces look like tiny bites of heaven!! So much goodness packed into this recipe! Pinning to try soon!!
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  • Reply Amee Livingston October 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Now this is fudge that I can eat! YUM!
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  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 22, 2015 at 2:48 am

    I must make this as soon as I get home. Brilliant!
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  • Reply Emily @ Sinful Nutrition October 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This could not be trusted in my home. Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks amazing!
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  • Reply Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut October 23, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! I’m including this recipe in my favorites for the pumpkin week link-up! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Audrey @ Unconventional Baker October 23, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Oh, these sound insanely delicious <3 Sticky bun + pumpkin is like the best combo ever! What a great recipe.

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  • Reply lindsay October 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    whoa nelly! now this is a combo. How do you come up with this? DELISH!
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel October 23, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      thank you, it’s an awesome combo! I just combined three of my fav things pretty much and hoped for the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Marla October 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Wow this sounds delicious -pumpkin fudge – what a great idea and such healthy ingredients. Hope you had fun at the shower. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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  • Reply Leslie @ flora foodie October 23, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Yesssss this looks so good! I’ve been looking for a healthier dairy-free pumpkin fudge recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Farrah October 24, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Ah, sticky buns! I haven’t had those in ages, but I love the idea of this and the fact that it’s healthy!! <3
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  • Reply Sarah October 24, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    These look amazing!! I love the ingredient list!
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  • Reply Meg @ With Salt and Wit October 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    So many flavors here that are insanely delicious! This is definitely going on my holiday treat list!

  • Reply Annmarie October 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This really does sound amazing!
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