Creamy, indulgent, and made with only eight ingredients. This easy peppermint fudge recipe requires no tempering and uses cashew butter to keep it smooth. Use it as a keto dessert or to curb a chocolate craving midday.
Curb cravings with this chocolate fudge recipe! It’s smooth, creamy and will easily become a house staple (just like this dairy-free, white chocolate variation!)
The fudge recipe uses a base of cashew butter to make it as creamy as possible. Since there’s no baking or tempering with this recipe, this helps give it a traditional fudge texture.
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!).
And though the recipe does contain coconut oil, it’s minimal. This is so that the fudge doesn’t melt excessively when at room temperature.
Maple syrup is used to sweeten the fudge but also to give it its texture. So, if you find you need a bit more sweetness, use powdered stevia or swerve in place of adding more syrup.
Lastly, the fudge uses cacao powder for its chocolate flavor. Though you can use cocoa powder, using cacao offers more nutritional and immune-boosting benefits. Learn more about the differences between cacao and cocoa powder.
How To Make Peppermint Fudge From Scratch
All you need to do is measure, melt & pour!
Making keto fudge means that you don’t need to temper the chocolate. So no fancy stove work.
Instead, make sure to heat the ingredients over low heat to ensure that the nut butter doesn’t burn. Otherwise, it’s easy peasy.
How To Store Peppermint Fudge
The fudge is best stored in the freezer. It 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 peppermint fudge 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.
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
- White chocolate protein truffles
- Candy cane Christmas fudge
- dairy-free hot chocolate
- Healthy chocolate frosting
- Hot chocolate bombs (with video)
- Dairy-free cake balls
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
Traditional fudge is made using sugar and milk. However, you can make healthier fudge by melting chocolate chips and adding in some coconut oils and flavor.
Most fudge needs to be tempered so that part of the liquid is evaporated and it reaches a soft, creamy texture. However, you can make “no-bake” fudge that only requires you to melt and then cool the ingredients.
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Healthy Peppermint Fudge (Keto, Vegan)
- In a small pot, place all ingredients except the cacao powder and sea alt.
- Heat over low to medium until mostly melted. Begin stirring in the cacao powder.
- Remove from heat once cacao butter is melted or the nut butter will burn. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour into individual molds or a silicone baking pan and top by sprinkling the sea salt overtop.
- Freeze for two hours.
- Remove from the freezer and pop out of molds.
- Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before consuming. Keep in the freezer or a chilly fridge.
- You can check out all the ingredients you need in my Pantry Staples
- The fudge is best stored in the freezer. It will keep in the fridge however it will still melt slightly.
- You can sub in sunbutter if you're hoping to keep the keto chocolate fudge recipe nut-free
This peppermint 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.