This easy no bake vegan chocolate fudge needs just 7 ingredients! Completely Top 8 Free and you will love how incredibly simple it is to make.
Fudge on the boardwalk is a classic if you grew up near a beach. However, if you have gone vegan since then, you’ll know that it’s nearly impossible to find vegan fudge. So now you can whip it together and take it with you and have almost the same experience. Today, we’re showing you how to make this easy no bake vegan chocolate fudge.
You’ll love this recipe for multiple reasons. To start, it’s absolutely delicious and you know we wouldn’t be posting it if it wasn’t!
Second it’s super allergy friendly! We made this Top 8 Allergen Free so everyone can enjoy!
And lastly it’s so easy to make. In fact you will be shocked at how quickly this recipe comes together.
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EASY VEGAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE INGREDIENTS:
Below are notes about the ingredients before we get into the full recipe located lower in this post on how to make these vegan fudge:
- Powdered Sugar – We are using powdered sugar not only for sweetness but also to help thicken our mixture and give it that amazing soft texture
- Cocoa Powder – We use cocoa powder to help start building our cocoa profile. The powder mixes in for a delicious base layer of chocolate
- Dairy Free Butter – We want richness and smoothness and we need vegan butter to give us that in this recipe.
- Brown Sugar – Definitely for sweetness, but we are using brown sugar in order to help soften the texture as well. The molasses inside brown sugar helps with that.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips – With the sweetness from the powdered and brown sugars, we prefer using a vegan dark chocolate here so it’s not overly sweet.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS:
While we always try to give some variations and/or substitutions for our recipes, we don’t recommend playing around with this recipe that much. You could sub the dark chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips, but otherwise, we recommend following the recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What chocolate chips do you recommend for this recipe?
We do love Enjoy Life chocolate chips since they are both soy free and semi-sweet. Alternatively, Wal-mart now also carries semi-sweet Top 8 Free chocolate chips that are vegan friendly. They are also cheaper than the Enjoy Life brand and they are indistinguishable from the others.
What ingredients are you using to make this Top 8 Free?
Again, for the chocolate chips, we recommend the Enjoy Life or the Wal-mart Organic Top 8 Free line.
For the dairy free milk – use any that is safe for your allergens. Top 8 Free options like oat, flax or hemp would work perfectly.
Then as far as the butter goes, most vegan butter does contain soy; however, you just need a soy free version. We used Flora unsalted for this recipe.
How long is no bake vegan chocolate fudge good for?
If stored in a air tight container, it will last 1 week at room temperature or up to 3 weeks if stored in the fridge. That is of course if you don’t eat it before there.
Can easy vegan fudge be frozen?
Yes! You can also store this recipe in an air tight freezer safe container or bag up to 3 months. Just leave out at room temperature to thaw.
Can I add chopped nuts inside?
Absolutely! We would recommend chopped walnuts and folded in right as the chocolate chips were melted. However, you could also add peanuts, pecans, macadamia nuts and more.
What other additions could I add?
There are endless possibilities of what you can add to your fudge. The best thing to do is to quickly, but carefully fold these ingredients in to a spatula right as the chocolate chips are melting.
Alternatively, you could push these down into the top of the fudge once poured and pressed out.
- vegan marshmallows
- flavored extracts like mint, raspberry, or orange
- peppermint pieces (crushed candy canes)
- crushed oreos
- and more
What other vegan no bake dessert ideas could I make?
We also have a no bake vegan peanut butter fudge that is absolutely amazing and even easier than this recipe (can sub sunbutter for peanut allergens). Here’s a few more ideas:
- No Bake Vegan Brownies
- No Bake Vegan Smores with Dark Chocolate Mousse
- No Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- No Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake
- No Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheese
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No Bake Vegan Chocolate Fudge
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup dairy free butter (soy free for Top 8 Free if needed)
- ⅓ cup dairy free milk
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (Top 8 Free variety if needed)
- Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and set aside. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to a large bowl and set it aside.
- Add the dairy free butter, dairy free milk, brown sugar, and vanilla to a medium saucepan with high sides. Stir over low heat until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
- Turn the heat up to medium and stir on and off until boiling.When boiling, continue to stir and let the mixture boil for 4 -5 minutes until thicken.
- Turn the burner off and add the chocolate chips into the sauce pan. Stir until completely smooth.
- Pour the hot chocolate chip mixture over the cocoa and powdered sugar mixture. Use a mixer and beat for 3-4 minutes until well combined and the fudge is beginning to cool and become thick. (It might become paste like.)
- Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and let sit at room temperature for about 2 hours, until set.
- Remove the fudge from the pan and slice into 1-inch squares.
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Can this stay out in room temperature for a few hours? Like, for a bake sale?
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