I have never been a fudge lady, even when I was little.
It was always overly sweet…and no wonder since the vast majority that were made in my childhood era included marshmallow cream!
If fudge had been made like THIS however, I could have jumped on the bandwagon!
If you need a last minute something to throw together to bring to a party…this would be it..it takes under 5 minutes! It will need to set in the freezer for bit before you leave though, so be warned!
While still not necessarily slimming, this fudge is free of refined sugars, and has no nasty processed ingredients…and everyone can enjoy this treat as it is free of all major allergens.
Vegan chocolate buttercream frosting?
While I love my traditional vegan buttercream recipe, this one is yet another option for the chocolate version!
This fudge is so soft at room temp, it is just like a thick buttercream frosting….SO DELICIOUS!
Can I make this vegan fudge ahead of time?
Definitely! This paleo fudge freezes beautifully! Store in an air tight container until ready to eat!
Dairy free fudge variations:
- Mexican Cocoa: Add a 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for a Mexican spin!
- Mint Fudge: easy enough to play with the extracts here! 1-2 teaspoons of peppermint extract!
- Nut Fudge: Any preferred toasted and chopped nut! Maybe 1/2- 1 cup.
- Almond Joy: How about some shredded coconut and toasted almond slices?
- Peanut Butter Fudge: Mix in 1/4 cup peanut butter OR any nut of seed butter.
- Cookie Fudge: Take any favorite crispy cookie (like shortbread) and crumble it up and mix in!
- Candy Cane Fudge: I find natural candy canes and crush them up to top the fudge for colorful holiday treat!
More paleo chocolate treat recipes:
- These Vegan Truffles are a throw back to the Frango Mints of my youth!
- Ready in just a few minutes, these Salted Chocolate Clusters are a recipe perfect for beginners and kids!
- My raspberry truffles are homemade paleo chocolates made with cocoa butter!
- These paleo chocolate cappuccino truffles are for the coffee lovers out there!
Vegan Fudge Recipe:
If you try this quick and easy fudge, be sure to come back leave a comment below!
Easy Paleo Fudge
Quick and easy vegan fudge is rich and decadent!
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or any allowed butter In this recipe, I used 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup vegan butter cubes. Can use butter if tolerated.
- 1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder remember, this is a KEY ingredient, so don't use a cheap cocoa powder, it will effect the taste dramatically! I like Dagoba, but there are many tasty one out there
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey, or coconut nectar You could add 1 or two more tablespoons of sweetener here to taste, or a few drops liquid stevia
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or other if you want to play with the flavors
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt optional
Optional add in's:
- natural peppermint candy canes crushed, chopped toasted nuts, tart dried fruits, cocoa nibs. See additional variations in the post above.
In a food processor ( I LOVE mine!), puree all ingredients until smooth.
Taste and adjust the sweetener if you prefer.
Line a bread pan with piece of parchment or waxed paper. Pour fudge into pan, place in the freezer or fridge to harden.
Remove and cut into desired pieces.
Store under refrigeration.
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