This ultimate vegan peanut butter fudge recipe is made naturally dairy free and gluten free. Make this for a delicious Christmas treat.
Today we’re talking fudge. Vegan peanut butter fudge to be specific.
This easy healthy dessert is made with just 6 ingredients, and is great to keep in your freezer for when a sweet tooth strikes!
I love eating healthy no bake cookies and fudge year round, and this is a great dessert to cool off with in the summer, or make in place of traditional fudge at Christmastime.
The ingredients are simple and wholesome, and you don’t need any fancy techniques to make the recipe.
No temperature thermometers required!
Just plain, simple, delicious fudge that you can make in less than 10 minutes.
ingredients to make vegan peanut butter fudge
- creamy peanut butter (only ingredients: peanuts + salt)
- coconut oil
- pure maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- coconut flour
- sea salt
How to make vegan peanut butter fudge
With only 6 ingredients, it is super simple to make and ready to freeze in less than 10 minutes.
This recipe is so easy that even your kids could make it!
First, add peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a sauce pan.
Whisk over medium heat until melted and combined. Stir in the coconut flour and whisk until mixed in.
Line an 8 X 8 dish with wax paper and pour the fudge batter into it. Flatten the top using a rubber spatula.
Transfer dish to the freezer and allow to set at least one hour.
Once fudge is set, remove from freezer, lift the wax paper with the fudge out, and cut it into pieces.
Transfer fudge to a container and put back in the freezer to enjoy chilled!
This fudge is super creamy and sweet without being full of artificial sugar and junk.
I love using pure maple syrup to sweeten recipes for a slightly healthier alternative to traditional sweeteners.
This fudge has WAY less sugar in it than a traditional recipe would but is still plenty sweet.
Just a little salt adds the perfect slight contrast for this sweet dessert.
If you have sea salt flakes, you could also use those in place of salt!
Since this vegan peanut butter fudge is sweetened with pure maple syrup, it doesn’t leave me feeling bad after I have a piece (or 3!)
This fudge is basically my perfect dessert.
I’m super sensitive to too much sugar, and get a sugar headache within minutes of eating anything that is loaded with tons of artificial sugar.
No headache after this! Just plain delicious sweets that I don’t have to pay for later.
Store this healthy peanut butter fudge in the freezer for best texture (in my opinion), but the fridge would work as well.
You just want to keep the fudge cold to avoid it melting.
It will melt pretty fast at room temperature.
I recommend keeping it in the freezer and just grabbing a piece when you want some.
If you love fudge you will LOVE this recipe.
I never ate much fudge growing up, but this healthy fudge has converted me.
I now look forward to making it every year!
Have you made fudge before? If not, I hope you will try this easy recipe!
Don’t like peanut butter? You could substitute almond butter! That would definitely work too.
Feeling crazy? Sprinkle some chopped chocolate or m & m’s for extra crunch.
I make a version of this fudge every Christmas and it’s always gone so fast.
Everyone loves it!
Are you looking for more desserts? Check out my roundup of 25 Gluten Free Dairy Free Desserts.
I used an 8 by 8 dish for medium thick fudge, but you could also use a smaller pan to make thicker fudge.
Or for really thin fudge, just use a longer dish.
Use a knife to cut the fudge after it has chilled.
I serve mine straight from the freezer but you can also store in the fridge!
Hungry for more healthy desserts?
Looking for more vegan Christmas desserts? You might also like these:
- Healthy Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Truffles
- Cranberry Blueberry Crisp
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Vegan peanut butter fudge recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (only ingredients: peanuts + salt)
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil, measured while solid
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Combine peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a medium sized sauce pan
- Whisk on low heat until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes)
- Whisk in coconut flour
- Line an 8 by 8 dish with wax paper
- Pour fudge into the lined dish and spread evenly with a rubber spatula
- Allow to set 1 hour in the freezer
- Lift wax paper up to remove the fudge, then cut into pieces
- Return to freezer to store
- Serve chilled for best texture
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 146mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 4g