This easy Vegan Fudge recipe is made by just mixing 6 simple ingredients and leaving it in the freezer. No stove or special equipment is required. It’s so delicious that your taste buds will thank you once you eat it!
I highly recommend this fudge to those who love chocolate. It’s the perfect dessert for satisfying your chocolate cravings!
The rich sweetness and the creamy texture of this decadent treat will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. And the best thing is there are only 6 ingredients!
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love vegan fudge.
- You are looking for an easy fudge recipe.
- You want to make a healthier version of fudge.
Let me walk you through the ingredients and the instructions. If you want to check the recipe, jump to the recipe. Let’s get started!
About This Recipe
- Raw vegan fudge recipe
- Easy recipe with only 6 ingredients
- Sweet and chocolaty vegan treat
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Your favorite nuts: I usually pick almonds and walnuts, but other nuts, such as peanuts, pecans, and roasted nuts, are good, too. (Use unsalted roasted nuts).
- Dates: I prefer to use whole dates with the seed, but seedless ones (pitted) are also okay. See below.
- Peanut butter: Feel free to use regular peanut butter, but if you’re mindful of your sugar intake, opt for a sugar-free, natural peanut butter. Additionally, you have the option to substitute it with almond butter, cashew butter, or hazelnut butter.
- Coconut oil: I use cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. See below.
- Cacao powder: I use organic cacao powder. See below.
- Cacao nib: I use organic cacao nibs for the finishing touch on top of the fudge. If you don’t have it, you can omit it. See below.
Are you familiar with any of these ingredients besides peanut butter? If not, I will explain in detail about each ingredient in the following section, so please continue reading.
Dates are a dried fruit that is commonly eaten in the Middle East and North Africa.
Compared to other dried fruits, it has a high nutritional value, such as dietary fiber, minerals, etc.
What is the taste like? It’s sweet and gooey. It has a natural sweetness, so you can just eat it as a snack and also use it as a substitute for regular sugar.
People in Japan say the sweetness is similar to Okinawa’s brown sugar, and the soft and creamy texture is similar to dried persimmon. Both are healthy natural foods.
How To Choose Dates
There are many types of dates available, such as Medjool, Sayer, Diglet, etc., but you may not be sure which one to choose.
I’ve tried several of them, but they are all sweet, tender, and delicious. I especially like Madjool. It has a rich sweetness and makes you want to eat it at a slow pace.
There are also options: with seeds or without seeds. I have purchased both, but I prefer to buy the ones with seeds. Here is the reason why.
- Without Seeds (pitted): This type is cracked to remove the seeds, so after some time, the inside will become dry.
- With Seeds: You have to remove the seed independently, but the quality does not change, and the inside remains soft and moist. You can savor every delicious bite until the last piece.
I’m not an expert on dates and can only talk from my experience. I hope this helps!
How To Eat Dates
Just eat as it is! When you get the munchies, eat some pieces with warm tea or black coffee, and you will feel satisfied and calm.
If you get tired of eating it as it is, you can put it in a smoothie or eat it with yogurt. I also recommend adding it to handmade granola.
Also, if you use it for sweets like this easy vegan chocolate fudge recipe, you can create the best vegan fudge.
Coconut oil has been popular for a while, so I think you may be familiar with it.
You can use it for various uses, such as everyday cooking and making sweets, hair care, and even skincare.
When it comes to making sweets, coconut oil is a great substitute for butter. I use it for baking such as muffins, cakes, granola, or bread.
If you don’t like the smell, unscented coconut oil is also available at a store.
Cacao powder is made by removing fat from roasted cacao beans and milling.
Cacao’s health benefit is well known these days. The polyphenols contained in cacao are essential for maintaining good health, such as aging, prevention of arteriosclerosis, and lower blood pressure.
It is recommended to take cacao every day.
Sometimes, cacao powder is confused with cocoa powder. Cocoa is processed at high temperatures, while cacao is processed at a low temperature and retains its nutrients. So these two are different ingredients.
Cacao powder is indispensable for my cooking. In addition to this delicious vegan fudge recipe, I also use it to make Vegan Brownies, Cacao cookies, and muffins.
Cacao nibs are small chips made from crushed cacao beans. They contain healthy fats and other compounds that can increase serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain. This is 100% dark chocolate, which is bitter and flavorful.
It’s bitter to eat as it is, so it’s good to use it as a topping or mixing in cookies. Another idea is to put it in a smoothie, and then you can have a cacao-flavored drink.
Let me show you how to make it. Click here to watch the recipe video.
- Put nuts into a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
- Put dates into the food processor, blend until smooth, and transfer to a bowl.
- Put peanut butter, melted coconut oil, and cacao powder into the bowl and mix well with a spatula (or a wooden spoon).
- Pour the dough into a prepared pan and spread the surface evenly.
- Top with cacao nibs and press lightly with the spatula.
- Leave it in the freezer for about an hour until firm.
Your creamy vegan fudge is ready to serve! After removing it from the pan, simply cut the fudge to your desired size and enjoy a sweet bite!
- If the dates are hard, make sure to hold down the food processor as it may move when you start blending.
- In case the coconut oil is solid, you can microwave or double boiler to melt it before use.
- A square pan with a removable bottom is perfect for this recipe. However, you can also use an oven dish, loaf pan, or a glass container. In that case, line it with parchment paper, pour the dough, and easily take it out when ready.
- You can add a splash of vanilla extract for enhanced flavor.
Coconut oil melts at room temperature, so be sure to put it in an airtight container and store fudge in the freezer. I recommend eating within two weeks.
Thanks For Stopping By!
You may not be familiar with some of the ingredients in this recipe, but that’s okay. They are easy to use!
So why not make the fudge and have a sweet time at home? Next time, cut a square or fudge and have some with your favorite vegan ice cream. I know you will enjoy it!
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Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.
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6 Ingredients – Easy Vegan Fudge RecipePrint Pin Save
- 1 Scale
- 1 Square Cake Pan , 15cm
- 60 g Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, etc.
- 100 g Dates, 13 pieces
- 90 g Peanut Butter
- 30 g Coconut Oil
- 30 g Cacao Powder
- Some Cacao Nibs for topping
- Put nuts in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
- Add dates to the food processor, blend until it becomes a paste, and transfer to a bowl.
- Put peanut butter, melted coconut oil, and cacao powder into the bowl, then mix well with a spatula (or a wooden spoon).
- Pour the dough into a cake pan, spread the surface evenly, and top with cacao nibs.
- Let it freeze in the freezer for about an hour until it's firm.
- If the dates are hard, soak it in the water to make it soft.
- Coconut oil is solid at cold temperatures, so please let it melt before using.
- If you don’t have cacao nibs, you can omit it.
- Be sure to store it in a freezer, as it will melt at room temperature.