Keto Chocolate Fudge Recipe (dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegan)
Incredibly creamy and indulgent this keto chocolate fudge recipe is made with only eight ingredients! This vegan fudge recipe can be whipped up as a dessert or used to curb a chocolate craving. A paleo chocolate fudge made with cashew butter for optimal flavor.
A keto chocolate fudge recipe that's simple to whip and perfectly decadent! This vegan fudge recipe was created to curb cravings and it's been a staple ever since (as has this dairy-free, white chocolate variation!)
However, more often than not I make this keto chocolate fudge recipe around the Holidays. Add a teeny bit of peppermint extract to it and it's the perfect addition to a cozy cup of dairy-free hot chocolate (there's no such thing as chocolate overload right?!).
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How To Make It
This vegan fudge recipe uses cashew butter as the base. This gives the fudge it's creamy texture and indulgent taste. However, you can also sub in sunbutter if you're hoping to keep the keto chocolate fudge recipe nut-free (you can even make your own!).
The recipe itself is simple to make. That said, you do have to make sure not to burn the nut butter!
All you need to do is melt, mix, and pour and you'll have yourself a creamy, decadent chocolate fudge as soon as it hardens.
Does It Contain Dairy?
With only eight ingredients this keto chocolate fudge recipe doesn't contain dairy. Since going dairy-free (read more about how to still enjoy food without dairy!) I've done my best to make replicas of everything dairy-based. Mixed in with the cashew butter is coconut oil to give it a creamy texture.
Many fudge recipes will use chocolate pieces or chocolate chips for flavor, however, this paleo fudge uses cacao powder instead. Not only does this keep the chocolate fudge recipe dairy-free but it also adds some nutritional benefits to it as well.
How To Store The Fudge
The fudge is best stored in the freezer. The healthy fudge recipe will keep in the fridge however it will still melt slightly.
One of the ingredients in chocolate fudge is coconut oil. Therefore, coconut oil begins to soften at room temperature, and so will the fudge.
The benefits of it being frozen though is that you can make big batches and keep it in the freezer and simply pop out a piece when you want some.
The vegan fudge recipe doesn't take long to thaw. Consequently, this means that if you leave it on the counter for two to three minutes it will be perfect to eat.
Can I Use Chocolate Chips Instead Of Cacao Powder
I have personally never tried this substation but my gut says yes! I would use Enjoy Life Chocolate chips as they're allergy-friendly.
That said, it will change the texture as well as the nutritional breakdown of the vegan fudge recipe. If using chocolate chips I would omit the cacao butter..
The texture I imagine will be a bit more firm (so still totally delicious) and hold together a bit better at room temperature.
On the other side, adding in chocolate chips may make the recipe higher in carbohydrates. If you're using this keto chocolate fudge recipe for low carb reasons, double-check that.
When To Use This Fudge
Use this vegan fudge recipe any time and during any season! It helps curb chocolate cravings and is the perfect dessert to have a stash of.
That said, this healthy chocolate fudge recipe is especially decadent at Christmas time. Lightly salting the fudge makes it even indulgent and adding a hint of peppermint extract fits in beautifully with the season.
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Other Tasty Desserts For The Holiday Season
- Paleo cookies with chocolate frosting
- Healthy caramel corn (this makes a cute homemade gift too!)
- Almond flour sugar cookies
This salted, vegan fudge recipe is not only healthy but easy to make. With only eight ingredients it's allergy-friendly and comes together quickly. The healthy fudge recipe is the perfect addition to your craving-busting repertoire or Holiday treat list.