Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe (Vegan & Paleo)-10
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Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe (Vegan & Paleo)

This easy chocolate fudge recipe is vegan, Paleo and takes just 10 minutes to make. It's the best dessert for any occasion whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a casual family get-together.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 141kcal
Author Blondelish


  • 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


  • Line a 9x5” (23cm x 12.5cm) loaf pan* with parchment paper*. Alternatively, you can use a square baking pan* for thinner square pieces of fudge.
  • Melt coconut oil* in a saucepan* over medium-low heat, for a minute or so.
  • 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.



Please read the Tips & Tricks in the article before making this vegan chocolate fudge recipe with cocoa powder. Below is just a summary:
  1. 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.
  2. See how to make this Paleo chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk* at Tip #2.
  3. If you want to replace any of the ingredients, see Tip #3.
  4. Check out Tip #4 to see what you can serve with this Paleo chocolate fudge.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg