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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
- 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:
- 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.
Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg