An easy 2-ingredient vegan fudge recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free and ready in under an hour. A clean eating candy that boosts your mood and adds fiber to your day.
2-Ingredient Vegan Fudge
This 2-ingredient vegan fudge doesn't involve heavy cream or condensed milk or any other dairy. No cooking is needed either, not even the stove. And the fudge is creamy, dreamy, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free.
How to Make 2-Ingredient Homemade Fudge
It really is beyond simple. Just get yourself a quality chocolate, some nut butter (or seed butter for nut free) and melt together. Pour into a container or candy molds, freeze and you have HEALTHY FUDGE!
Step 1. Add the chocolate chips and nut butter to a pyrex measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Microwave in increments of 15 seconds if you need further heating to remove lumps.
Step 2. Pour fudge into either a loaf pan lined with parchment or a mold. Tap to remove bubbles and level surface. At this point, sprinkle top if you want with sprinkles or cacao nibs or more chocolate chips or crushed nuts.
Step 3. Either chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm, or speed set in freezer for about 10 minutes depending on your mold or container.
How Healthy is 2-Ingredient Vegan Fudge?
It's very healthy, much healthier than the traditional fudge made with heavy cream and sugar. That's because 2-ingredient fudge is full of wholefood protein and healthy fats. This is primarily from nut or seed butter.
For nut butters that have only nuts and no additives, I recommend Whole Foods 365 brand or Barney Butter. For seed butter, try Sunbutter's organic version.
Tips To Choosing Healthy Ingredients for 2-Ingredient Fudge
I use any 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.
And don't forget seed butters. I love Sunbutter, the organic version (green label), has only sunflower seeds in the ingredients.
Of course the other (and only other) important ingredient in this recipe is the dark chocolate.
So I recommend using only quality brands like HU, Theo, Enjoylife or Green & Black or your favorite. Enjoylife semi-sweet chips work perfectly, melt fast and are allergen free.
Fudge Questions People Ask
When searching for a fudge recipe, people want answers to these questions:
1. How do you make fudge?
Easy, just melted together nut butter and dark chocolate.
2. Can I use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk for fudge?
Not in my recipe. It's vegan and dairy-free. Use just nut butter and dark chocolate
3. Does fudge have flour or heavy cream or refined sugar?
Not my recipe!
4. Can you remelt fudge?
Sure! Just put in a pyrex measuring cup and microwave for about 30 seconds and stir. Use melted fudge for cake or ice cream, or pour in a different mold to make shapes. Refrigerate until solid again.
How Healthy is Fudge Made With 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.
Use This Fudge To Make Other Treats
I use this fudge as a filler for many other recipes, including this nonpareil lollipop. Just make the fudge, pour into lollipop silicon molds, freeze, and dip into melted chocolate.
Try My Other Vegan Chocolate Treats
Homemade Fudge Cups
Healthy Fudge Frosting
Chocolate Bark Recipe with Nutella
Homemade Protein Bars
Chocolate Protein Bars
Vegan White Chocolate
Chocolate Quinoa Scotcheroos
Chocolate Covered Chickpea Snack
Butternut Squash Fudge Recipe
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2-Ingredient Vegan Fudge
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or a chocolate bar chopped finely)
- ¾ cup nut or seed butter Use cashew, almond, peanut or sunflower seed butters
- Put the nut butter and chocolate chips in a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup, and microwave for 60 seconds, stirring until all chips are melted. Microwave another 10 seconds if need be to melt all the chips, but be sure to stir to melt.
- When fully melted pour into either the loaf pan (first line it with parchment) OR pour into silicon mold.
- At this point, sprinkle top if you want with sprinkles or cacao nibs or more chocolate chips or crushed nuts.
- 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 and another immunity-boosting smoothie shot book, 4-Ingredient Smoothies + Juices , due out in January 2021. 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 sciences and journalism, editor at The Feedfeed and a nutritional expert at WikiHow. More about Dee Dine here.