|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Homemade dairy-free and vegan fudge is so delicious and not to mention easy to make. There's a secret that not too many people know about making homemade vegan fudge: it's actually quite a bit easier to make vegan fudge than it is to make regular fudge. There are fewer variables in making this dairy-free candy which means that there are fewer opportunities for something to go wrong. And that means that this simple vegan fudge, made from just five simple ingredients, is just about foolproof.
This chocolate fudge may be deceptively simple, but the end result is absolutely delicious. Even though it's a vegan recipe, that doesn't mean it's healthy. It is fudge after all, and the main ingredients are margarine, sugar, and chocolate. This fudge recipe is also completely gluten-free. The walnuts are optional and can be swapped for pecans or almonds.
This homemade vegan chocolate fudge recipe is reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook
- Cooking spray, for greasing
- 6 tablespoons vegan baking sticks (such as Earth Balance buttery Sticks for Baking)
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch table salt
- 1/4 cup soy milk (or another vegan non-dairy milk substitute)
- Optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts (or any kind of nuts)
Gather the ingredients.
Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment or foil, leaving about a 2-inch overhang on the long sides of the pan. Lightly spray the parchment or foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place the rest of the vegan baking sticks, the sugar, cocoa, vanilla, salt, and the soy milk in a heatproof mixing bowl or the upper part of a double boiler. Place the bowl over simmering water and stir frequently with a silicone spatula, scraping down the bowl occasionally until the vegan baking sticks are fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
Add the chopped nuts if you're using them, gently folding them into the mixture just until well combined.
Pour the mixture quickly into the prepared loaf pan.
Place your vegan fudge in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled. Be patient at this step, and plan on at least 2 hours for your fudge to fully chill and set.
Once your fudge is firm, remove from the refrigerator. Using the parchment or foil as handles, gently pull the fudge up and out of the pan. Discard the liner and cut into 1-inch bite-sized squares. For a cleaner slice, you can also place your fudge in the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes just before slicing.
- We recommend using vegan butter in stick form. Try a brand like Earth Balance for this recipe.
- The mixture can also be melted in the microwave instead of using a double boiler. Stir every 30 seconds and only microwave the mixture until everything is melted.
- Store leftover fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.