This easy chocolate fudge recipe is vegan, Paleo and… wait for it… takes just 10 minutes to make. How great does that sound? This is a super easy dessert, perfect for any occasion whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a simple family get-together.
Holidays are just around the corner so I’m guessing you’re probably looking for easy delicious desserts, right?
If that’s the case, then I’ve got some amazing news for you.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a super easy vegan chocolate fudge recipe with cocoa powder and without condensed milk.
This is one of the best homemade chocolate fudge recipes because it takes just 10 minutes to make, it’s vegan, Paleo and also low carb. So it’s fair to say it’s healthy too.
More Chocolate Desserts:
Furthermore, I made it with a very healthy ingredient, organic virgin coconut oil*, which happens to be my newly launched product. I am super excited about this and I can’t help to tell you a few words about it.
As you probably know, I love making easy recipes with super healthy non-processed ingredients. And one of the ingredients I love most is unrefined virgin coconut oil.
The reason why I love it so much and use it so often is for its many health benefits and because it goes great in so many dishes regardless of diet.
It is a staple ingredient in many popular diets such as Keto, Paleo or Whole30.
And that’s not all…
I also use it for skin and haircare and the results have always been amazing.
But not all are the same. The best coconut oils are the ones unrefined, certified Organic and non-GMO.
Oh yeah, it should also be obtained by cold-pressing the coconuts and not some other process that would make them lose many of their healthy features.
And because it’s such a ubiquitous product in my house, I decided to create my own brand. If you love and use coconut oil as much as I do, it’s definitely worth trying it. Check it out on my e-store or on Amazon.
Now, I’m sure you’re not here for my overexcitement about my new coconut oil brand, so let’s carry on to my usual Tips & Tricks followed by the recipe video.
So in the next part, I’m gonna tell you how to make this easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk, which ingredients can be replaced and what to serve with it.
So stick around ’cause it gets fudgy and chocolatey.
How to make the best homemade chocolate fudge – Best Tips & Tricks
1. How to make this easy chocolate fudge recipe with cocoa powder
Cocoa powder is the most important ingredient in this recipe because it simply transforms everything into a rich smooth melt-in-your-mouth fudge.
I recommend using Dutch-processed cocoa powder* as it has a mellow flavor, low acidity and melts easily in liquids.
This will make your vegan chocolate fudge darker and chocolatey in flavor.
On the other hand, natural cocoa powder* has a lighter color, a strong chocolate flavor and it’s more acid and bitter.
So if you make the Paleo chocolate fudge with natural cocoa powder it will get a bitter tangy flavor, similar to dark chocolate.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad thing. I like homemade chocolate fudge mellow and that’s why I used and recommend Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
But there are many foodies who prefer the slightly bitter flavor and if you are one of them just replace Dutch-processed with natural cocoa powder.
2. How to make this easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk
I know that many homemade chocolate fudge recipes include condensed milk because it gives a nice texture and flavor.
And believe me when I say I absolutely love it. Even though it’s not that healthy it’s just sooo gooood!
Now you are probably wondering why on Earth would you remove it?!
But what if we can get the same texture and flavor (even better some would argue), using clean and healthy ingredients. Wouldn’t that be better?
And best of all, it’s super easy. Just replace condensed milk with maple syrup*, some creamy nut butter, vanilla extract, and coconut oil*, and you’ll get the most delicious and fudgiest fudge in Fudgeland.
But don’t just take my word for it, try it yourselves! I’m sure you’ll see that making this easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk is a no-brainer.
3. Which ingredients can be replaced
This part is for those of you who want to bring their own touch to the recipe or just don’t have all ingredients handy.
You can use any of your favorite nut butter such as almond, cashew or peanut butter*.
Furthermore, you can use raw honey instead of maple syrup but note that it won’t be vegan anymore.
As mentioned at Tip #1, you can use natural cocoa powder instead of Dutch-processed if you prefer the slightly-bitter dark chocolate flavor.
Next, you can also add extra toppings such as sprinkles, roasted chopped nuts or dried fruits. After pouring the fudge mixture into the pan, allow it to set for about 10 minutes into the freezer, then sprinkle the toppings and freeze again.
Now let me give you some recommendations on what to serve with this vegan chocolate fudge with cocoa powder.
4. What to serve with vegan chocolate fudge
If you’re a chocoholic, I’m pretty sure you can serve it with mostly everything. I know I can 🙂
But here are some recommendations that will truly make this the best chocolate fudge recipe ever.
– Sprinkle toasted nuts or crumbled cookies on it to get more texture.
– Cut the Paleo chocolate fudge into small bits and stir it into plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream.
– It goes great with healthy meals such as:
And that’s a wrap for the day, my dear foodies. I’ve armed you with the best tips and tricks so you’re more than ready to make this vegan chocolate fudge recipe with cocoa powder.
And remember! If you like this Paleo chocolate fudge recipe video and want to see more like it, please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe (Vegan & Paleo)
- 1 cup coconut oil - extra virgin, unrefined
- 1 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup creamy almond or cashew butter - or any nut butter of choice
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional: Maldon sea salt flakes - to sprinkle
- Whisk in the cocoa powder* until well incorporated and smooth. Make sure there are no lumps left.
- Next, turn the heat off and pour in the nut butter, maple syrup*, and vanilla extract, and continue to whisk until well combined.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if desired.
- Refrigerate until chilled and firm, about 2 hours, or freeze for about 1 hour.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into squares.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Use Dutch-processed cocoa powder* for a mellow flavor and natural cocoa powder* for a bitter tangy flavor similar to dark chocolate. More on this at Tip #1.
- See how to make this Paleo chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk* at Tip #2.
- If you want to replace any of the ingredients, see Tip #3.
- Check out Tip #4 to see what you can serve with this Paleo chocolate fudge.
*This post may contain affiliate links