Vegan Fudge (paleo) – Tastes Just Like Traditional Fudge!

This vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

There are a few 2-ingredient vegan fudge recipes out there and I’ve tried them. They’re yummy but not what I would call fudge. While this recipe has more than two ingredients, it’s still incredibly easy.

You probably even already have the ingredients in your pantry. You just need chocolate, coconut milk, nut or seed butter, a tiny bit of maple syrup, vanilla and salt.

This vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

So far I’ve made this recipe with hazelnut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version. Peanut butter also works for non-paleo! Here’s how to make homemade almond butter and how to make peanut butter should you want to make you own.

A lot of paleo and vegan candy recipes, like my peanut butter chocolate fudge or peanut butter and jelly fudge, melt at room temperature. It can be a little annoying if you want to bring them on-the-go with you. But today’s recipe stays firm!

That’s because this fudge recipe is coconut oil-free. It’s firm just like traditional fudge is at room temperature.

This amazing vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

You should still keep it refrigerated because of the nut butter and coconut milk, though. It’s totally fine to keep out at a party or bring on a road trip but it’s safer to refrigerate after maybe no more than 12 hours.

I have another paleo vegan chocolate fudge recipe but the one below is much easier. You just melt everything together and pour it into a pan.

If you try out this chocolate fudge, I’d love to hear how you like it!

This amazingly delicious vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

Substitution questions about this vegan fudge recipe?

  • Can I use a different type of chocolate?

    Dark chocolate would work (if you prefer your chocolate fudge on the dark side). Milk chocolate would also be fine (if you have a sweet tooth and don’t need it paleo / dairy-free). I haven’t tried white chocolate but think it might taste odd with the nut butter. I might be wrong about that, though!

  • Can I use something instead of almond butter?

    Any natural nut or seed butter should work! It just can’t have any added fat or sugar.

  • Can I use something other than coconut milk?

    I haven’t tried it but I’m guessing so. The result might not be as creamy since coconut milk is so much thicker and has more fat than other types of milk.

  • This vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes just like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

  • Can I use something other than maple syrup?

    Any liquid sweetener that you would use as a 1:1 sub for maple syrup or honey would probably work.

  • Can I omit the maple syrup?

    I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s not super important to the taste (although for me, it wasn’t sweet enough without it) but it won’t be as fudgy without it. I originally tried it that way. I don’t think you can use water in its place but if you want to booze it up, that would probably be amazing. ;)

  • Can I use a different extract?

    You can use whatever extract you think goes well with your nut butter and chocolate! Peanut butter + chocolate + lemon extract? No. Almond butter + chocolate + peppermint or almond extract? Definitely!

This amazingly delicious vegan fudge is super creamy, easy to make and stays solid at room temperature! It really tastes just like traditional fudge and can also be made paleo.

Paleo Vegan Fudge

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Vegan Fudge (paleo) – Tastes Just Like Traditional Fudge!
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  • Yield: 16 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (340 grams) finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips (make sure to use paleo / vegan chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup (80 milliliters) full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (64 grams) natural almond butter (or another nut / seed butter with no added fat or sugar)
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Add everything, except the extract, to a medium saucepan or pot. Melt over low heat while frequently stirring. Meanwhile, prepare a 9"x5" loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Once the fudge is totally combined, remove from the heat and stir in the extract.
  3. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  4. You can cut this when cold but it's easier when at room temperature. Store at room temperature for up to 12 hours and then refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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30 comments on “Vegan Fudge (paleo) – Tastes Just Like Traditional Fudge!” — Add one!

  • Sarah says
    September 26, 2019 @ 3:20 am

    I saw a picture of this fudge and came running to check out the recipe!
    My mom always makes the fudge for the holidays but this year I’m going to bring this to the dessert table! Of course I have to test it before the holidays. ;)

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    • Erin replies to Sarah
      September 30, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

      Haha. That’s a very good idea! :)

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  • Nicole Dawson says
    September 18, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

    These photos are beautiful! And wow to the recipe. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into these.

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  • JulieD says
    August 16, 2019 @ 1:00 am

    This looks so good, Erin!!

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  • Kimberly says
    August 14, 2019 @ 3:27 am

    I have a lot of lite canned coconut milk. Would it work in this recipe?

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    • Erin replies to Kimberly
      September 16, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

      I’m sooo sorry for just now seeing your comment! Hopefully you found the answer in the post, under the subs section. :) Yes, it should work!

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  • Jen
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    August 2, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

    THANK YOU for another great recipe!!! Turned out exactly as you stated.

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    • Erin replies to Jen
      August 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m super glad to hear that. :)

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  • Jen
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    August 2, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

    Very easy to make and my children loved it! Smooth and creamy and not too sweet! A little peppermint oil might be really good if you like a chocolate/mint combination!

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    • Erin replies to Jen
      August 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! I love it with peppermint extract. It’s so perfect and Christmasy. :D Thanks for your feedback and sorry for my slow reply!

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  • Jean
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    August 2, 2019 @ 4:12 am

    Oh wow, YUM. I didn’t know fudge is so easy to make at home. I’m saving this to try soon!

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    • Erin replies to Jean
      August 8, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

      I’d love to hear how you like it!

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  • Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
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    August 1, 2019 @ 10:45 pm

    Oh my word this looks so delectable and perfect for my mid-afternoon chocolate cravings!

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  • paleoglutenfreeguy
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    August 1, 2019 @ 9:52 pm

    I LOVE dark chocolate with sea salt so these little fudge bombs are perfect! Thanks so much!

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  • ChihYu
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    August 1, 2019 @ 1:57 am

    Fudge that’s healthy! This is a win-win! So good for guilt-free dessert!

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  • Joni Gomes
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    July 31, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

    I’m a huge fan of fudge and loved this version with coconut milk and almond butter! So rich and creamy!

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    • Erin replies to Joni Gomes
      August 8, 2019 @ 7:12 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for your feedback. :)

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  • Raia
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    July 31, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing right now than eating this fudge. It looks PERFECT.

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    • Erin replies to Raia
      August 8, 2019 @ 7:07 pm

      Haha. Thanks! :)

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  • Susan Dubose
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    July 31, 2019 @ 3:45 am

    Wow! Just made this, and just want to mention that it was my first ever attempt at using a food processor as well. Turned out great! These have such good flavor, and they melt in your mouth… Yummy! Thanks for coming up with this great recipe.

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    • Erin replies to Susan Dubose
      August 8, 2019 @ 6:45 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m really glad that you liked it. :) But why did you use a food processor? You don’t need one. Thanks for your feedback and sorry for my slow reply!

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  • Natalie
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    July 30, 2019 @ 5:59 am

    I love homemade fudge and never attempted making it vegan. Looks and sounds delicious – can’t wait to try this recipe ♥

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    • Erin replies to Natalie
      August 8, 2019 @ 6:40 pm

      Definitely try this one! It’s super easy.

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  • Megan Stevens
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    July 29, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

    The texture of this fudge looks perfect! I can’t wait to make!

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