Perfect Raw Vegan Fudge

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– How about a little guilt-free raw vegan fudge? –

My doctor is always telling me to cut down on the amount of sugar in my diet. I eat healthy in almost every way, but sugar is that insidious little gremlin that always seems to get the better of me.  And I’m tired of snacking on celery sticks slathered in peanut butter. Sure, they’re good… but you can only eat so much celery. I mean, seriously.

Today, Carmella over at The Sunny Raw Kitchen posted a recipe for fudge that she found on the Raw Freedom Community. I’ve always been skeptical of raw chocolate desserts, which usually leave me underwhelmed with their chalky texture or bitter aftertaste, but I had all of the ingredients in the kitchen so I decided to give this one a go.

Wow! I was literally shocked with the finished product. The taste and texture are amazing, very similar to my grandmother’s traditional chocolate fudge. It can be chilled to create a true fudge-like texture, or it makes a great chocolate sauce if poured right from the blender. This recipe is definitely going into my mega-yum file.

Now, I must mention that while this vegan fudge does not have any refined sugar in it, it is not a sugar-free dessert fit for diabetics or a low glycemic diet. But if you are just looking for a healthier, unprocessed alternative to a chocolate fudge, this recipe will make your heart – and taste buds – sing.

Here is Carmella’s post on her raw vegan fudge recipe. And John over at FoodWishes recently made a video of this fudge recipe. Check it out for a full tutorial!


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Perfect Raw Vegan Fudge
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Raw Vegan
Prep time: 
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This raw vegan fudge is the ultimate in decadence, only there's absolutely no dairy or refined sugar in it. A guilt-free treat that you can indulge in all you want. Adapted from Sunny Raw Kitchen.
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Blend liquid ingredients and chocolate until super smooth. You can adjust the amount of sweetener and chocolate to suit your tastes. Transfer mixture to separate bowl and stir in chopped almonds. Feel free to add other goodies…coconut, berries, etc. I added dried blueberries to one batch I made, with wonderful results.
  2. Spread on a plastic wrap lined plate or dish and place in freezer to cool, then chow down.

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  1. maggie says

    awesome and ya it is soooo soooooo good i made it today twice yum yum for the tum tum the best so far.

  2. Cinde says

    I am very excited to try this! Since becoming a vegetarian I can no longer use my old fudge recipes, as they all contain marshmallows. Fudge is a favorite in my household (especially during the holidays) so this recipe is a life-saver. I am going to try it with dried cranberries and nuts.

    Cinde ~ Gluten Free Taste of Home

    • steph says

      Please report back and let me know what you think. If you like more “healthy” chocolate recipes like this, check out Heathy’s blog:

  3. Joy says

    This is a great alternative for people with dairy allergies, also! I love maple syrup and its everywhere here because I live in Eastern Canada. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yasmin says

    I made these, followed the recipe religiously, and they were horrific- didn’t resemble fudge in the slightest. Waste of ingredients.

  5. bunny says

    I have made this three times now, twice today because it was completely gone before I could get some. I did notice when I used a wisk the consistency was off and then I switched to a rubber spaatula and put the bowl over the hot water I used to melt the coconut oil it came back. Also noticed when I made it the second time I used pure vanilla and pure maple syrup it was even better. I also used brown rice crisps the third time because I didn’t have nuts and it was good too. Thanks for the recipe my daughter has been vegan since january and I found this recipe for her but its so good I make it more for me

  6. krystin says

    Amazing recipe! I haven’t frozen them yet, but the batter tastes better than a hershey’s chocolate bar. Seriously, delicious!

  7. Aisha says

    Hi! I tried this recipe today and it tasted amazing, but I couldn’t get it to set. I did melt the coconut oil before mixing it in but left it in the freezer for well over two hours so I doubt that was the problem. I’m going to try again tomorrow with less maple syrup but I measured it pretty carefully. Any tips on how I could make this fudge more solid?

    • Stephanie Stiavetti says

      Hi Aisha, so, if you put it in the freezer for two hours and it still didn’t solidify, then it sounds like you either have some wonky coconut oil, or you didn’t use enough. It’s not physically possible for coconut oil to sit in the freezer and not solidify, so this is a total mystery! Did you alter the recipe at all, in any way? What kind of cocoa powder did you use?

  8. Janne says

    This recipe is divine! It’s so quick and easy to make and it’s very rich in taste. Mine turned out quite dark but I guess it depends on the brand of the cocoa powder. Will definitely make it again, and the peppermint suggestion sounds great too.

  9. jade says

    Just had to switch to a dairy free diet as my baby is allergic to milk protein and I found this recipe. Tried to make it straight away but had no maple syrup or honey. So had to improvise and I thought I would share my results. :-)

    So I did the half cup of coconut oil and half a cup of cocoa powder. To sweeten I added half a cup of dates and as it didn’t blend super smooth I decided to add walnuts and a few sultanas to give it a real kick. The results were delicious and after two small patty pan servings my sugar and chocolate cravings are completely gone and in a super healthy way :-) I know have 5 patty pans left yay

  10. Nancy says

    My six year old daughter is on a vegan diet due to food allergies…as you can imagine, it has not been an easy change for her. This recipe made her say, “mmmmm” and smile…thank you! It was delicious.

  11. Darlenesmyname@gmail says

    Can’t wait to try this fudge recipe. Fudge is my most famous, favorite dessert in the whole world! Thanks for sharing :-)

  12. Lynei says

    How long should these be in the freezer? I have a dinner party tonight and they will be in the freezer for about 8 hours.

    • Stephanie Stiavetti says

      You can leave them in the freezer as long as you like. They can be eaten frozen, if you prefer, or you can let them thaw a little before serving.

  13. Stephanie Stiavetti says

    Yasmin, taste is subjective. They taste like fudge to me, and a lot of other people who made this recipe. Remember that you’re using non-standard ingredients when you make raw fudge. Expecting an exact replica is perhaps a little unreasonable, given you’re using an entirely different class of ingredients.


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