Satisfy your sweet cravings with this irresistible Vegan Fudge Recipe that promises all the creamy goodness of traditional fudge without any dairy products. Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, this vegan fudge is a delectable treat that will delight vegans and non-vegans alike. The combination of rich cocoa, smooth coconut oil, and sweet maple syrup creates a melt-in-your-mouth fudge that is sure to become a favorite indulgence. Whether it’s for special occasions, holiday celebrations, or simply as a delightful pick-me-up, this vegan fudge is the perfect sweet treat that aligns perfectly with your plant-based lifestyle.
Servings: Makes approximately 16 squares of fudge
- 1 cup coconut oil (unrefined, for a coconut flavor, or refined for a neutral flavor)
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter or peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sea salt flakes
- In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat until it becomes liquid.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the unsweetened cocoa powder until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Stir in the smooth almond butter or peanut butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated and the fudge mixture is smooth.
- Line a square baking dish or a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal of the fudge later.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly using a spatula.
- If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sea salt flakes on top of the fudge for added texture and flavor.
- Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2-3 hours or until it sets completely.
- Once the fudge is firm, lift it out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang and place it on a cutting board.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into small squares.
- Serve the vegan fudge at room temperature and enjoy the rich and velvety flavors of this delightful dairy-free treat.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 square, approximate values):
- Calories: 144
- Total Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 18mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 8g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 4g
- Protein: 2g