Chances are, you’ve either tried fudge or made fudge. Enjoying this delicious treat is definitely possible on a plant-based diet. Although chocolate is the most popular type of fudge, you can pretty much create whichever flavors you want. You can add other ingredients, including nut butters, fruit, and nuts are also tasty. When it comes to nuts, pecans and walnuts are the two most commonly used, you can add hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, or macadamia nuts for an extra crunch. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others (fudge included!) on our Food Monster App.
1. Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge
There’s no need to have coffee with your fudge when you can have it in your fudge. This Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge by Kathryn Geyer is moist, gooey, and delicious. The espresso makes it rich with deep flavor while the hazelnuts add a salty crunch. One bite of this fudge and you’ll be in chocolatey, nutty, coffee heaven.
2. Five-Ingredient Tahini Fudge
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If you’re Team Creamy when it comes to fudge, you’ll love this Five-Ingredient Tahini Fudge Nora Schlesinger. This rich, chocolatey fudge is made creamy, thanks to tahini, while Medjool dates add natural sweetness and a slightly gooey texture. It’s the perfect evening snack when enjoyed with a cup of your favorite tea!
4. Walnut Date Fudge
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Walnuts are an exceptionally nutritious nut. Dates are an excellent natural sweetener and full of goodness. Together, in this Walnut Date Fudge by Namita Tiwari, the two come together perfectly. You can even roast the walnuts to give this fudge a great taste. The fudge makes a guilt-free festive sweet and dessert.
5. 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!
2. Five-Ingredient Tahini Fudge
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If you’re Team Creamy when it comes to fudge, you’ll love this Five-Ingredient Tahini Fudge by Nora Schlesinger This rich, chocolatey fudge is made creamy, thanks to tahini, while Medjool dates add natural sweetness and a slightly gooey texture. It’s the perfect evening snack when enjoyed with a cup of your favorite tea!
3. Raw Peanut Butter and Carob Fudge
This Raw Peanut Butter and Carob Fudge by Rachel Smith is two layers of deliciousness: a crumbly peanut butter layer and a rich carob layer. Making traditional fudge is a heavily involved process that requires the use of candy thermometers, saucepans, and stoves, but for this fudge, all you do is melt it, stir it, and pop it in the refrigerator to set! It’s both perfectly simple and perfectly delicious.
4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
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If you’re a major peanut butter lover, this No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge by Gin Butters is everything you could want in a dessert. It’s 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 the perfect indulgence for any time.
5. Almond Butter Fudge
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This Almond Butter Fudge by Marquis Matson is like a healthier, nuttier version of fudge. It’s quick, it’s easy, and the ingredients really aren’t all that unique so if you’ve been playing with raw food or raw desserts, then you likely already have all these ingredients in your kitchen.
6. Besan Barfi (Date and Chickpea Fudge)
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Whip up a batch of Indian fudge with this Besan Barfi by Preeti Tamilarasan. The besan or chickpea flour gives the fudge a nutty flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture while the dates add natural sweetness. You can also throw in a handful of nuts such as pistachios, almonds, or cashews for an added burst of crunchy texture.
7. Pomegranate and Pistachio Chocolate Fudge
Not only is this Pomegranate and Pistachio Chocolate Fudge by Jennifer Strohmeyer is delicious, it’s also bursting with crunch and color. Pomegranate seeds, pistachios, chocolate, peanut butter, and a hint of orange make for an unbelievable flavor and texture combination. When you bite into this fudge, the juice from pomegranate seeds burst open with their natural sweetness, enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients. Seriously, prepare to have this fudge rock your world.
8. Almond Butter Cranberry Fudge Bites
These Almond Butter Cranberry Fudge Bites by Charanya Ramakrishnan are about to become your new favorite snack. You can use store-bought almond butter but making your own makes this treat extra-special. The dried cranberries add a chewy texture to this decadent dessert.
10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
You are only four ingredients away from biting into this Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge by Rhea Parsons and saying, “Yum!” It’s rich, decadent, and chewy with vegan marshmallows. Plus, there’s no baking, no mess, no fuss and hardly any clean-up. Could life get any better?
11. Coffee Hazelnut Fudge
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If you’re a fan of vanilla fudge sundaes and coffee caramel candy, hold on to your hats, because those two treats are coming together in this Coffee Hazelnut Fudge by Julie Van den Kerchove. One warning, though: if you like sweet caramel desserts, you’d better make a double batch of these because they’ll be gone before you know it!
12. Pumpkin and Pecan Fudge
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Put away your candy thermometer because you won’t need it to make this Pumpkin and Pecan Fudge by Karielyn Tillman. All you have to do is mix and stir and you’ll be eating in no time. This fudge has the smooth texture of traditional fudge but is packed with crunchy bits of pumpkin seeds and pecans. Yum!
13. Fudge Walnut Brownies
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These brownies use the same healthy base of chickpeas, but has added antioxidants from cacao powder and omega 3 fatty acids from walnuts! These Fudge Walnut Brownies by Crissy Cavanaugh make the perfect dessert!
14. 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 by Vicky Coates recipe? Its 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.
15. Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge
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Need a quick, sweet treat that’s not loaded with sugar? This Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge by Jessica Sepel is sweet, but not too sweet, soft but with a bit of crunch — the perfect snack for anytime! Made from a base of almond meal and peanut butter, it’s full of healthy fats to keep you satisfied, even with just a little square. Yum!
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