An easy homemade vegan fudge recipe that is involves no cooking, and is ready in under an hour. Creamy, delicious protein snack that boosts your mood and adds fiber to your day. This recipe uses only 2-ingredients, and you probably have them in your kitchen right now.
Homemade Vegan Fudge (2-ingredients – GF, dairy-free, paleo)
Are you interested in making a homemade vegan fudge that is healthy? How about a homemade recipe that doesn’t involve cooking, is only 2 ingredients. And how about a homemade recipe that is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free?
Did I just make your day? I made my family’s day when I made this. You should have seen the smiles. Maybe you’ll get your own smiles.
How Healthy is Nut Butter?
The cashew butter in this recipe of course adds protein and healthy fats. I recommend Whole Foods 365 brand if you have access to that store.
Obviously feel free to sub in any other nut butter – almond, hazelnut, pecan, walnut. Just be sure the nut butter ingredient list is only nuts and does not contain sugar or unpronounceable additives.
Again, the Whole Foods 365 brand is perfect for this recipe in terms of wholesomeness and the right amount of nut oil to make this fudge creamy. Other good nut butter brands abound however, pick your favorite.
Of course the most important ingredient in this recipe is the dark chocolate.
So I recommend using only quality brands like Green & Black, Pascha, or Eating Evolved or your favorite. Please try to use an organic brand and a fair-trade brand..
The Importance of Buying Products with the Fair-Trade Seal on Packaging
I want to digress a moment here to note the importance of buying products with the fair trade seal. Not all products have the potential to be purchased fair trade. I usually buy chocolate, coconut butter, cashews fair trade when I can. You do so by looking for the official fair trade seal provided by the Fair trade nonprofit.
The Fair trade nonprofit works within 30 international offices. They basically help farmers get a fair deal when being paid for products and to help workers have better and more fair conditions. They also work to protect the environment and communities.
For instance, regarding chocolate, the fair trade system puts in place ways to protect cocoa trees from being damaged by climate change. The fair trade system also works to protect children from being exploited as laborers on cocoa farms.
When you choose a chocolate brand that sports the fair trade seal, they earned that seal. How? By being found in compliance with Fair Trade standards. Read more about being Fair Trade Certified here. And here is a guide to help you find products that are Fair Trade Certified.
Endangered Species Chocolate, Green & Black, Trader Joe’s are a few chocolate brands that have earned the Fair Trade seal.
Besides choosing a fair-trade certified brand, be sure your quality chocolate choice contains minimal ingredients. Cacao or cocoa should be listed first. The chocolate should have at least 70% cacao or more, and including cocoa butter. You don’t want to see sugar or alkali processing.
How Healthy is Dark Chocolate?
Quality dark chocolate brings to this recipe tons of nutrition. I love the idea of handing out chocolate treats to my family and friends that are good for them. The chocolate in this recipe contributes fiber, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, zinc, theobromine and more.
How do these nutrients this benefit you? Well all this improves your blood flow, asks your muscles to relax, protects your skin from sun, boosts your cognitive abilities and more. There. So, you are welcome.
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Homemade Vegan Fudge (2-ingredients - vegan, GF, dairy-free, paleo)
- Put the nut butter and chocolate chips in a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup, and then put that cup with hot-to-boiling water.
- Melt both, swirl together with a spoon. Don't let any water splash into your fudge!When fully blended, pour into either the loaf pan (first line it with parchment)
ORPour into silicon mold.Either way, I sprinkled mine with salt and cacao nibs.
- Refrigerate the pan or mold until chocolate is set - probably 30 minutes or more.You can also speed set in the freezer. You can keep it refrigerated for a week in an air-tight container.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in immunological nutritional studies and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.