My grandma makes delicious homemade fudge. She would always put nuts in it, so when I was a kid, I would try my darnedest to eat the chocolate around the nuts without accidentally tasting one. Because I’m special, of course, Grandma started making me a nut-free batch every year, once she realized what I was doing. When I was in college, she would fill a special tin with the nutless fudge, write my name on it, and pop it in the freezer, because that’s how I eat it, until it was time to head back to school. But since grandma’s fudge isn’t vegan, I wanted to come up with my own vegan fudge recipe to share! I really love what I’ve come up with, and if you try it, I hope you love it too. This fudge is best kept in the freezer, but as I hope you can see from the photos, it has a nice set either way. It’s chocolaty, smooth, and sweet with a great texture and bite. My idea of fudge perfection!
- 1 10 ounce container vegan marshmallow fluff
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Oil an 8 x 8 inch pan and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar, coconut milk, vegan butter, and sea salt, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil mixture for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla extract until chips are completely melted and smooth. Pour fudge mixture into your prepared pan. If you would like to add any additional toppings such as nuts, sprinkles, peanut butter chips, etc, sprinkle evenly over the top now. Place fudge in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours. If it isn’t your desired firmness, store in the freezer. The marshmallow will keep the fudge from becoming too hard to chew, and it has a great texture to eat or serve straight from the freezer.
As always, be careful when cutting your fudge! My grandma actually had a bad fudge-related accident when I was a kid, so I’m sure to keep it in mind. She was cut so badly that she still can’t use her pinky finger, as it’s stuck in a permanent “L” of sorts.
What’s your favorite flavor of fudge? What mix-ins would you chose or are you a plain-fudge-lover like me?