I don’t love fudge, but I really want to. The concept is great and it is so incredibly easy, I have always wanted to love fudge. It has just always been so overwhelmingly sweet and rich, that I can really only take a tiny nibble. Fudge always reminds me of being in mountainous tourist towns, where they have a million different fudge shops and will give you samples of their sickeningly sweet fudge that comes in hundreds of different flavors. I wanted my fudge to be different, a little less sweet, a little healthier, and something super easy you can make for the holidays.
I wanted to make this recipe sweet, but not too sweet, so the only added sweetener is maple syrup. The cream base is coconut cream, which makes it lighter and not so rich. The extra salt really cuts through the richness as well. The crunch of the nuts gives it an amazing texture contrast. All and all, I must say, I finally love fudge. I would be totally proud to give this away to my friends and family.
This recipe is pretty fool proof, and takes about 5-10 minutes of actual work. It needs to be chilled for a few hours before cutting and serving, but you can make this with almost no effort(which is my cup of tea). You need a double boiler, which I have a double pot, that is specifically designed for that, but if you don’t have one, you just need a sauce pan with a bit o’ water and a heat proof bowl to put on top. Once everything is melted together and the nuts are added, you just pour into a pan and chill. That is it. No way to mess this up!
Thanksgiving is in a week, holy crap. I will do my best to get you all some super tasty plant based holiday recipes so you don’t feel left out of all the food festivities and you can impress your omnivore friends! Let me know as always if you have any requests. Things you have been craving for the holidays, or things that will make your holiday season better! I am going to be giving friends and family cookie tins, and only really buying stuff for my kid this year. So follow along on my totally cool cookie journey! I hope you enjoy!
Vegan Salted Nut Fudge
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 3h
- Total Time: 3h 10m
- Serves: 8
- Yield: 2 dozen small squares
- Category: Dessert
- 1 14oz. Can coconut cream
- 3 c Semi-sweet Chocolate (make sure it is vegan)
- 1/4 c Maple syrup
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 3 tsp. Salt
- 1 1/2 c Nuts, I used pecans and walnuts (chopped)
- Using a double boiler, add the coconut cream, chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla and 1 tsp. salt to the top bowl. Simmer the water in the bottom of the double boiler on medium low. Stir frequently until the chocolate is completely melted and everything is incorporated and the fudge sauce looks smooth.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped nuts.
- Pour into a pan prepared with non stick spray and parchment paper. I would use an 8×8 or maybe a little larger so you get nice thick fudge. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 2 tsp. of salt.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. When the fudge has set completely, cut into squares and serve. I would recommend keeping the fridge for storage. Enjoy!