I have to apologise for the time it’s taken me to post this bloody fabulous recipe! I made and photographed this the day before I went into labour with Fin, so it’s been waiting patiently to be put into a blog post for you lovely lot. I can not tell you how glad I was to have some of this in the freezer on the day when we got home from hospital!
I’m not kidding when I say this is delicious. Vegan (if you use agave or rice syrup) and paleo friendly as well as being lower on the sugar side, it has the most incredible texture. Fudge is one of my favourite sweet treats, but something I only tend to have when I’m on holiday from one of those specialist shops. Now I can make this at home whenever I fancy!
It is pretty calorie dense, but a small square of this is extremely satisfying. It’s a great recipe to try if you are ditching the processed sugar and if you are going for low fructose then try using rice syrup for the sweetener option. It’s only a handful of whole food ingredients so can be made in a flash too.
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of almond butter
- 1/4 cup of full fat tinned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup liquid sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup etc
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup of chopped almonds
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt (depending on how you like it)
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or over a bowl of warm water. Mix in the almond butter, coconut milk and honey. Stir in the chopped almonds and sea salt. Line a lunch box or small baking tray with cling film and pour in the fudge mixture. Leave in the fridge to set before removing and slicing into pieces. Store in the fridge for a week or a few months in the freezer.
This recipe could easily have other ingredients added to it such as dried fruit (cherries would be amazing) and other nuts. Also feel free to switch up the nuts and nut butter, I’d love to try a cashew butter version of this!
Are you a fan of fudge? What flavour do you like best?
This looks amazing!
I love fudge!! I always used to love the Scottish tablet fudge as a kid. This looks so good Laura!!
Mmm, butter tablet is so good!
Wow Laura! This looks too good :D <3
This looks amazing! I’m a big fan of fudge from the fudge shops you get in holiday towns. With Christmas coming up and us trying to spend a little less this year after our wedding, I’m going to give this a go wrapped in cellophane for some presents at work.
That’s a great idea, I think home made gifts are always extra special :-)
Looks absolutely divine. And healthy! Hurrah! :-D
This looks insanely good Laura. I actually never liked traditional fudge. It’s just far too cloyingly sweet. This recipe is perfect for me! Definitely a must-make.
I know what you mean about regular fudge although sadly that never stops me! However this is so much better for sure!
when you say ‘coconut milk’ do you mean the milk substitute, like almond milk. or the actual canned coconut milk? x
Apologies, it’s full fat tinned coconut milk x
Phwoar this looks SO good Laura!
I love fudge, and this looks amazing- will be giving it a go this weekend :)
Let me know what you think of it!
I ran out of time! Next weekend though…
oh my Laura – this looks amazing! I love fudge and used to eat a lot of it so am very excited to try this out. We must have fudge on the brain – I was working on a vanilla fudge recipe this week too – not quite there yet but enjoying the process:)
Mmm vanilla fudge sounds delicious, will be watching out for that recipe!
Phwoarrr! This has my name all over it!!
Haha, let me know if you try it!
Yummers! You take such lovely food photos.
Yummy, clever and very tempting concoction, Laura:)
oh wow! Finding dairy free fudge has been tough. Must try!!
Thanks Brittany, let me know if you give it a try!
I need to make this ASAP!!
Yes Yes Yes PLEASE!!!! This looks sooooo good Laura! I will be trying this for sure!