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If you are craving something sweet, but healthy, then you must try this easy Vegan Fudge!
With a rich, dense chocolatey taste, this Vegan Fudge is healthy, low-calorie, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, with a pinch of salted caramel kick.
You will need 5 ingredients and less than 20 minutes to make it. Let’s jump right in!
Ingredients for the Healthy Vegan Fudge:
- Coconut milk (from a can) – You don’t need the full-fat one. Just the coconut milk from a can that’s a bit thicker than regular plant-based milk. You can buy it in bulk from Amazon, for a great price.
- Date syrup – To sweeten it naturally and to reach the perfect consistency. You can find date syrup in glass jars on Amazon.
- Protein powder – The key ingredient for the recipe. It will make the fudge nutritious and super delicious. I use Form Nutrition for most of my protein sweets. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, 20g of plant protein, and 7g of fiber per serving. For this recipe, you can use their Chocolate Salted Caramel flavor. If you are based in the US, you can order it from here, or get it within the UK & Europe here.
- Peanut flour – Peanut flour isn’t blended peanuts. It is when peanuts are crushed, defatted, and made into flour. It is another key ingredient that will thicken the fudge, and increase the protein content while keeping it low calorie. You can find plastic-free peanut flour from Bulk.com, in bulk from Nuts.com, or look locally in bulk stores.
- Cocoa butter – It is excellent since it is solid, and it will keep the fudge firm, too. Buy plastic-free from Zerowastebulk.com (US), or Realplasticfree.com (UK).
Storing and freezing tips:
I have a similar Caramel fudge recipe, which is incredible, but it melts fast once outside the freezer.
I love this Healthy Vegan Fudge recipe since it doesn’t melt at room temperature, and you can store it in the fridge for a week or so.
For more extended storage, you can freeze the Vegan Fudge for up to a month. In that way, you will always have a healthy treat waiting for you. Just take it out of the freezer 20 or so minutes before eating.
- 200ml coconut milk (from a can)
- 100ml date syrup
- ½ cup (64g) Form nutrition protein powder (chocolate salted caramel)
- ½ cup (64g) peanut flour
- 12ml melted cocoa butter
- Add 200ml coconut milk from a can, 50ml date syrup, and 12ml melted cocoa butter to a blender. Blend it for a few seconds.
- Next, add 64 grams of Form nutrition protein powder.
- Then, add 64g of peanut flour and 50 ml of date syrup. Blend until you get a smooth mixture.
- After that, transfer to a smaller container ( used 15x20 cm tray).
- Put it in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours, then cut it into small squares. I ended up with 35 pieces.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 35 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 1,3gSaturated Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 2,7gFiber: 0,1gSugar: 2,1gProtein: 2,3g
Can I omit the protein powder?
Unfortunately, no. The protein powder is a crucial ingredient, and you can substitute it with other ingredients.
Can I use a different protein powder?
You can, but the result will be different, and I can’t say if it will be as good as with Form Nutrition protein powder.
The Salted Caramel Flavor from Form Nutrition is extremely creamy, delicious, not overly sweet like other protein powders, and does not contain ANY artificial flavors or sweeteners.
It brings the vegan fudge to a new level, not just by flavor but also by nutrition.
Can I use something other than date syrup?
I haven’t tried it with a different sweetener, but agave or maple syrup should work fine, too.
I hope you will like this Healthy Vegan Fudge as much as I did. Let me know in the comments below if you liked it or if you have any questions!