Easy Dairy-Free and Vegan Fudge Recipe (2024)

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Jolinda Hackett

Jolinda Hackett

Jolinda Hackett has written five books about plant-based cooking and has developed hundreds of vegan and vegetarian recipes.

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Updated on 08/27/21

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Diana Andrews

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Tested byDiana Andrews

Diana has served as head recipe developer and editor for the Emmy-nominated PBS series Moveable Feast, food editor and test kitchen manager at Fine Cooking Magazine, and recipe developer and product tester at Food Network.

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Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Chill Time: 2 hrs

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Servings: 24 servings

Yield: 24 pieces

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Homemade dairy-free andvegan fudge is so delicious, 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. This is because 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 bedeceptively simple, but the 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."

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"You won't miss the dairy in these delicious bite-sized pieces of vegan fudge. Extremely easy to make and tastes great! Freeze them for more extended storage, but more than likely, once you taste them, they won't be around for long." —Diana Andrews

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A Note From Our Recipe Tester

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, for greasing

  • 6 tablespoons vegan baking sticks, such as Earth Vegan Balance Buttery Sticks for baking

  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch table salt

  • 1/4 cup soy milk, or another vegan non-dairy milk substitute

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, or any nuts, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Place the veganbaking sticks, the sugar, cocoa, vanilla, salt, and 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.

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  4. Add the chopped nuts if you're using them, gently folding them into the mixture just until well combined.

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  5. Pour the mixture quickly into the prepared loaf pan.

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  6. Place your vegan fudge in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled. Be patient at this step, and plan at least 2 hours for your fudge to fully chill and set.

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  7. 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 10minutes just before slicing.

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Tips

  • 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.

Recipe Variation

  • Omit or change up the walnuts to another type of chopped nut such as pecan, almond, or whatever nut you desire.
  • Add vegan chocolate chips for an even more decadent fudge.

How to Store

  • Store leftover fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
71Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg3%
Potassium 4mg0%
*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.

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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  • vegan fudge
  • dairy free fudge
  • dessert

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