This maple sea salt vegan fudge is a melt-in-your-mouth DREAM. The best part about these little bites of heaven is how easy they are! You only need 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make them (and then lots of patience as they set up in the fridge!) They’re a healthier option to typical fudge, are refined sugar-free, and can be made vegan (or not, if that’s your jam!). I hope they become a staple in your house, too!
Point of view – it’s after dinner and you are CRAVING something sweet. You go to your freezer and completely spaced that you had made a batch of this Maple sea salt fudge over the weekend. Now, while you’re enjoying this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, you’re thanking your past self. HEAVEN.
why you’ll love this recipe
It’s THE EASIEST fudge, ever.
Your family and friends will love it and never know it’s “healthier”.
It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
You only need 5 ingredients to make it.
It tastes just like normal fudge!
It’s versatile! You can spice it up with different spices/extracts!
Healthy Vegan Fudge Ingredients
Nut or Seed Butter: I typically use peanut or almond butter. If you’re nut free, tahini or sunflower seed butter would work great! You can use “dani15” for a discount on my faves, here!
Maple syrup: This adds the maple flavor to the recipe, while also being the sweetener. Pure maple syrup actually contains some vitamins and minerals, too!
Coconut oil: Lot’s of substitution options here! You can opt to use avocado oil, ghee or grass-fed butter for that real authentic fudge flavor, or even vegan butter.
Vanilla + Sea salt
Chocolate chips: I choose refined sugar-free chocolate chips, like Hu Kitchen (you can use my code “danishealthyeats” for a discount!)
What you’ll need to make this fudge
This recipe is so dang simple, which is why I love it even more. You’ll just need a small saucepan, a spatula, and then a mini cupcake tin or silicone mold. I highly recommend using a small silicone mold, as these can be pretty rich and it helps make them the perfect size, and removing them is a breeze!
Le’t make some healthy vegan fudge!
There are only a few steps to making this recipe!
First, you’ll want to add the oil/butter and maple syrup to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. You will bring it to a boil and let it bubble for a minute. Then, you’ll remove it from the heat & stir in the nut butter, vanilla, & sea salt.
Next, you’ll grab your mini muffin tin or mold and divide the fudge mixture amongst it. Next, you’ll pop the mold in the freezer to allow the fudge to set up.
Lastly, you’ll simply melt the chocolate chips and add a little to the top of each fudge bite. I like to add a little extra sea salt here. Then you place them back in the freezer for a few hours to completely firm up.
Store extras in an air-tight container in the freezer!
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Healthy Vegan Fudge
- 1/3 cup almond or peanut butter *
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil **
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup Chocolate chips
- pinch of sea salt
- Add the oil/butter & maple syrup to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk well, bringing it to a boil. Allow it to bubble for a minute or so, then remove the pan from the heat.
- Stir in the nut butter, vanilla, & sea salt.
- Grab your mold or pan and divide the fudge mixture amongst it.
- Place the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, until the fudge is firm enough to add the melted chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate until smooth, then add a little to the top of each fudge bite. I like to add extra sea salt at this point.
- Place the pan back in the freezer for a few hours to allow it to completely firm up. Enjoy!
- Any nut or seed butter will work
- You can substitute avocado oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, or vegan butter
For the fudge is is 1/3 cup of solid coconut oil melted or is the measurement 1/3 c coconut oil melted?
Hi Wanda! So sorry for the confusion. 1/3 cup solid/softened coconut oil!
Do we store the leftovers in the freezer, or refrigerate?
Hi Heather! You’ll want to store them in the freezer!