Fudge is a perfect dessert for when you want something not only sweet but also dense and delicious. The actual process of making fudge is complicated. It involves measuring, cartelizing and cooling. Not to mention, fudge often contains dairy, but it can be enjoyed as a plant-based dessert without having to give up any of its dense, delicious traits. These fudge recipes are ones you can make on your own with the ease of your kitchen. Feel free to enjoy these on your own on a night in, or share with friends. Either way, you’ll be excited to welcome fudge back into your diet. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Swirled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate and peanut butter … a tried and true favorite. In this Swirled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge by Bianca Slade, the two are softened with coconut oil, swirled together, and placed into the freezer to set. Add a touch of maple syrup and you’ve got a truly decadent and addicting dessert.
2. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
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Major peanut butter lover? This dessert has everything you could want in a fudge. These No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge by Gin Butters are smooth, velvety, and requires no cooking! Made with chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, a dash of salt, a wink of vanilla, and just enough coconut oil to hold it all together, this dessert is healthy so, indulge away!
3. Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
This Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge by Pauline Hanuise is not only delicious and decadent but it’s also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients!
4. Pumpkin Fudge
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This Pumpkin Fudge by Daniela Modesto is easy to make but addicting. Cashew butter, pumpkin spice, and chocolate chips collide to create an irresistible bite that you’ll want for dessert all the time! You can enjoy this beautifully sweet and spicy chocolate with your favorite glass of plant-based milk.
5. Walnut Date Fudge
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Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They’re rich in antioxidants and are good for the brain and support healthy aging. Walnuts are an exceptionally nutritious nut and this Walnut Date Fudge by Namita Tiwari is the perfect way to enjoy them. Dates act as an excellent natural sweetener and are full of goodness. The fudge makes a guilt-free festive sweet and dessert.
6. Easy Mint Fudge
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7. 5-Ingredient Quinoa Fudge
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This 5-Ingredient Quinoa Fudge by Alyssa Rimmer requires no complicated measuring or ingredients. This fudge comes together so easily, and there’s an added crunch from the toasted quinoa. Be prepared for a delicious dessert that doesn’t include much effort.
8. Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge
This fudge is amazing! Coffee, chocolate, and hazelnuts all together in one delicious, gooey bite? Yes, please! And it couldn’t be easier to make. This Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge by Kathryn Geyer is everything you need: crunchy, satisfying, and appetizing.
9. Persimmon Raspberry Fudge With Turmeric
Everyone needs a fuss-free, no-bake dessert up their sleeve, and if raspberries are involved well all the better right? With thesePersimmon Raspberry Fudge With Turmeric by Lena Ksanti, all you need is 10 minutes of blending time and the refrigerator takes care of the rest. It’s the kind of dessert that’s made for busy days and last-minute sweet cravings. Here’s the real victory: even though it’s, it’s full of wholesome ingredients like sunflower seeds, dates, persimmons, raspberry, and spices.
10. Maple Pumpkin Fudge
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Packed with pumpkin and maple flavor, this Vegan Maple Pumpkin Fudge is dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo! These Maple Pumpkin Fudge by Kat Condon are perfect if you want fudge, but want a change from the signature chocolate flavor. Although maple and pumpkin are fall flavors, don’t be afraid to enjoy this dessert all year long.
11. Raw Chocolate Macadamia Nut Fudge Brownie
If you are going to eat a dessert the best desserts are the ones you make yourself so you know exactly what you are eating. It’s also really important to be mindful of the ingredients in your food to limit the number of chemicals and processed food in our diet. This Raw Chocolate Macadamia Nut Fudge Brownie by Tiana Haines is made from all-natural ingredients and is delicious! It is defiantly a treat to satisfy any sweet tooth.
12. High-Protein Peanut Butter Pistachio Fudge
Nuts about pistachio and partial to a bit of fudge? Why not try your hand at this High-Protein Peanut Butter Pistachio Fudge recipe by Vicky Coates? It’s low in sugar, Vegan, and Gluten-Free. It’s a phenomenal go-to for a pre-workout energy boost and it’s even better as an after-dinner dessert munch. At only 75 calories per square, you can savor it and not have to think twice when you reach out to grab it. Plus the added benefit of 8g of protein per bite. Go on..check the recipe out!
13. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
It’s edible cookie dough in a rich, fudge-y form that is easy to make with your kids! This dairy-free and egg-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge by Larice Feuerstein is made with 7 simple ingredients, that you can find pretty much everywhere. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bowl, and a spoon. Best of all there is no cooking or baking required, just mix and set for a bit in the freezer.
14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge Bites
Peanut butter and jelly — a magical combo that reminds most people of their childhood. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge Bites by Mitra Shirmohammadi are a twist on the classic sandwich, made with a handful of wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar. You can substitute the peanut butter with almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other nut/seed butter of your choice.
15. Brazil Nut Fudge
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This Brazil Nut Fudge by Raw and Radiant is an excellent snack to have when you’re trying to be healthy, and still get your sweet tooth fix. This fudgy treat will beat out any chocolate craving you have, so you can keep on being the best version of yourself.
Fudge is an easy dessert to make, and in some cases, all you need are a few ingredients and a freezer! If you’re looking for more delicious recipes like these, check out these 15 Decadent Vegan Brownie Recipes!
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