Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Salted Peppermint Chocolate Fudge – GF/V
Chocolate fudge is one of those desserts that most people associate with Christmas. And while I do love Holiday treats (check out these yummy but healthy sugar cookies!) I personally like chocolate fudge year round. The trick to this daily indulgence is to focus on quality before quantity and these little vegan bites are filled with nutrient dense ingredients!
Way back when, I used to LOVE going into a chocolate shop and snagging a huge block of chocolate or marble fudge. Seriously, who doesn’t have dreams about that goodness! But the now-a-days I find the fudge just slightly too sweet for my preference not to mention that I now normally follow a dairy free diet (read about how to make dairy free easier here!).
But back in the day.. well, I could put back quite a bit of chocolate. I mean I was skinny and all.. but definitely not healthy.
Now-a-days, I prefer my treats to be a little less sweet, far more nutrient dense but still just as tasty!
It’s funny how much your taste buds change when you adapt your eating habits!
Truth be told I do still enjoy some traditional desserts, it’s really not the end of the world. However, I personally enjoy trying to recreate some of my favorite Christmas treats.
And thus, this salted chocolate fudge is still delicious but also healthy, easy to make and a great alternative to a traditional dessert (or a random Wednesday night snack 😀)
Random Fact: I made these again recently (September 2018) and instead of pouring into one big pan and cutting I used a silicone mold and it made life sooo much easier! Just pour into the molds, top with the sea salt and it’s super easy to pop em out!
Both are known for being extremely nutrient dense and full of healthy benefits. But the real reason that using both nut butters is great is that it makes the fudge insanely decadent- a requirement of a good chocolate fudge!
Making your own homemade fudge is easily the better way to go. Not only is it deceptively easy and utterly yummy it eliminates a ton of processed sugar (I like to use pure maple syrup) which means that it’s a treat I don’t mind letting my little girls have every so often also! Double win 😀
This recipe requires minimal ingredients, it’s real food based and thus it’s also extremely allergy friendly (gluten free and vegan). It has a high fat content (thanks to those nut butters!) but that’s what makes it taste so good and keep you full!
And because the nut butters are so decadent, you literally cannot eat a lot of this fudge.. I know, I tried.(it’s called taste testing I swear!).
So get on it! Whip up a batch of this salted peppermint chocolate fudge as a Christmas dessert or all for yourself. No judgement here!
Ingredients In The Chocolate Fudge
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (measured solid)
- 2/3 cup cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make Nut Butter Fudge
In a small pot combine the coconut oil, cashew butter, almond butter, vanilla and syrup.
Heat over medium to low heat until everything starts to melt. Whisk to combine making sure not to bring it to a boil.
Add in the cocoa powder and peppermint extract. Remove from heat and whisk until smooth.
Line an 8×4 pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the pan.
Smooth it out with a silicone spatula and sprinkle the salt evenly over the mixture.
Place in the freezer for 90 minutes to set.
Remove from freezer, cut into squares and enjoy!
Store in the freezer.
Makes 12 squares
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Salted Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
This salted chocolate peppermint fudge is not only healthy but easy to make. It contains no processed sugars, nut butters as the base and makes a decadent dessert or treat for any occasion (Christmas or.. a Tuesday night 😉 )