5 Minute Vanilla Chia Seed Fudge

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ian has been begging me to make a holiday "treat." Since fudge is always a holiday staple around here once the Christmas season begins, fudge it was!

I am a huge fan of chia seeds (see chia seed coconut pudding recipe here) and all the amazing health benefits...plus they expand in your tummy and make you feel full faster (great for when eating dessert). I used a basic fudge recipe but added my own little twist.

What you will need:
  • 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and butter in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave for about a minute and then stir. Microwave an additional 2 minutes or until mixture is all melted together.
  2. Stir in chia seeds.
  3. Pour into a greased glass baking dish.
  4. Refrigerate until it is firm and set.

Such a quick and delicious dessert to make if you don't have a bunch of time. The prep time literally only took me 5 minutes.

My husband said, "this was some of the best fudge he ever had..and the chia seeds were subtle and not overwhelming." Such a great food critic he is :)

On a side note: I decided to extend this giveaway (because its AWESOME) a few more days. Don't miss out on a chance to win $150 to Jewelmint!

34 comments:

sherri lynn said...

mm I've been wanting to make fudge! Now I'm craving it at 9 AM!

Yummy Mummy said...

I've been meaning to try chia seeds! Now I'll definitely grab a bag the next time I'm at whole foods. Thanks, Lindasy!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

Looks delish!! My sister is OBSESSED with chia seeds. I definitely need to try them!

theolivetree said...

yummmmm! I need something to make me feel full...this baby is hungry 24/7 ... lol ... the hungery never goes away :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

yuuuummmm this looks delicious!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I tried making fudge a few holidays ago & it didn't end so well. Maybe I should give it another go around!

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Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I've been wanting to try chia seeds but haven't yet. This sounds like a great way to make fudge a bit healthier!

Mandee said...

oh my gosh, you don't even know how excited I am to see this recipe! I love chia seeds and put them in my smoothies to get full and get the heath benefits. Not only that but I have two cans of sweetened condensed milk that I wasn't sure what I was going to do with! thank you for this!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

mmmmmm. heck yes!!! need this in mah belly :)

Jennifurla said...

Well these look delightful

Sarah Roads said...

Clever girl. I haven't triad chia seeds yet, this just might be the thing that gets me there!

Ruthy said...

I am gonna have to try that because fudge is my favorite thing to eat during the holidays.

Alexa said...

Oooh. Fudge is such a must during the holidays. Going to have to try this recipe Lindsay! :)

Amanda said...

Okay yes - I am SOOO trying this!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Yum! This looks amazing.

Carlie said...

It looks like a Crunch Bar to me, and I love Crunch bars!

Veronica said...

love this. what a great recipe. xo

Melissa said...

This looks like something I am going to have to try! I've never had chia seeds but I've been requesting them at my local market forever!
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Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Mmm, I love fudge and these look might tasty. Never had them like these before.

Jackie

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love fudge! and chia seeds i have heard great things about those! look at you making fudge all healthy :-)

Melissa Blake said...

OH!!! Those look so delicious!!! xoxo

C3 said...

I have chia seeds left over from the coconut pudding so I will have to give this a try!!! I love fudge!!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Mm! Sounds really good!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

oh, YUM!!! this sounds so delicious!!! i want fudge, stat! :) xoxoxo brynn

Erin said...

Well dang...that looks super good! :)

Lindsay said...

So tasty! I love this recipe! Love when you can throw in something healthy.

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

It seems delicious and I might try it when I'll go back home for x-mas.
Thanks for sharing :)
x

caralyn said...

okay. yes. My mom is currently obsessed with chia seeds...so this is the perfect compromise between the two of us...and the perfect thing to bring over to dinner this weekend! Thank You!!!

lindsathy loves said...

YUM! this is pinned and ready for my next potluck :)

The Sick-Leaves said...

Wow! I am trying this! I have been searching and searching for a basic chia recipe with Chia. I made up Chia gel but didn't know how to add it to a basic fudge recipe. This will be brilliant. I'm trying it tonight.

I don't have any chocolate chips at the moment but really want to try it out, do you think it would work without choc chips? Should I add sugar or syrup or anything else instead?

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful as is but could you substitute out the butter for another option? Possibly applesauce? What do you think Lindsay??

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sorry I really don't know if you could substitute something else but I am actually going to post a healthier Paleo fudge recipe soon that will contain no butter. Be on the lookout for that one :)

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering what I could use the LC Foods low carb condensed milk for, now I know! :) http://www.netrition.com/lc_foods_sweetened_condensed_milk.html if you haven't seen it.

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