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Vegan Fudge

This Vegan Fudge is rich, creamy and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients! The perfect dairy-free chocolate dessert or gift idea! If you want to make a festive and healthy treat to spread some Christmas cheer, this stove-top or microwave fudge is the recipe you've been searching for. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo with low carb and keto sweetener options.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas dessert ideas, christmas dessert recipes, christmas fudge, easy holiday desserts, holiday desserts, homemade fudge, how to make fudge
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 161 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate , good quality (we used 70%), use paleo or low carb friendly brand as needed
  • ¼ cup organic refined coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup , can also sub with Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup or yacon syrup for low carb, keto
  • 1 cup creamy unsalted cashew butter , can also sub any nut or seed butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt

Optional topping

  • 1/3 cup roasted chopped cashews , or other chopped nuts


  1. Line an 8x4” loaf pan with parchment paper.

    Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments (stirring well in between) OR over a double-boiler over medium heat.

    Top view of melted chocolate in a double-boiler
  2. Whisk in the cashew butter and maple syrup until smooth. Add vanilla and salt, and whisk again until smooth and combined.

    Top view of melted chocolate in a double-boiler
  3. Transfer the mixture into the lined pan and spread it in a smooth and even layer. Sprinkle the chopped nuts evenly over the top, if using and place the pan in the freezer for at least an hour or until set.

    Top view of uncut keto chocolate fudge in a loaf pan
  4. Once set, remove your fudge from the pan and use the parchment paper to lift the fudge out. Use a sharp knife to cut it into even squares.

    Top view of easy chocolate fudge strips on a parchment paper
  5. To store, keep in the fridge or the freezer in an airtight container.
    Top view of 12 vegan fudge squares on a white background
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.