Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge – No Fail

March 8, 2018

Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge – No Fail

Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge – No Fail

No fail Vegan Chocolate Fudge that’s only 3 ingredients and no candy thermometer required! This homemade chocolate fudge is everything fudge should be: Chocolatey, smooth, rich & creamy!

 

NO gluten, dairy, corn, soy or nuts!!

Not only is this fudge easy to make and delicious, but it’s also gluten, dairy, corn, soy and nut free, making it the perfect dessert to bring to a birthday, holiday or office party! No need to worry about someone feeling left out because they can’t eat your yummy dessert.

The best thing about this recipe is how unbelievably easy it is to make. Seriously, you can do this even if you feel you have no prior candy making experience! Simply melt everything together either in the microwave at 30 second intervals (or using a double boiler if you’re a little more advanced), place it in the freezer to set, cut into squares and enjoy!

 

 

easy vegan chocolate fudge

Secret Ingredient:

The secret ingredient that makes this fudge recipe vegan is sweetened condensed coconut milk by a company called Nature’s Charm. Condensed milk is just that, condensed – meaning that most of the liquid has been eliminated. This makes it great for desserts where you want a low water content so it stays rich and thick. Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk can be purchased at Sprouts, Whole Foods or Amazon.

 

Can’t find sweetened condensed coconut milk near you?

If you can’t find sweetened condensed coconut milk in a store near you, here’s a recipe to make your own:
Homemade Vegan Sweetened condensed Coconut Milk. My favorite part about making it from scratch is it’s refined sugar free.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk - Refined Sugar-Free

 

Also great for making ice cream!

Sweetened Condensed Coconut milk is also excellent for making ice cream, and I have a couple delicious, creamy vegan ice cream recipes hat you might enjoy:

Vegan Espresso Chip Ice Cream
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

 

 

An Important tip when melting chocolate:

When melting chocolate: Make sure not to let any water get into the bowl, not even one drop. This will clump it up and make it unusable. I like to take a paper towel and wipe the inside of the bowl that I’m using to make sure it is completely dry.

Lastly, I should also mention that this is the exact recipe I make for the movie studios here in Los Angeles. What can I say…it’s just that good!! Okay, let’s make some fudge πŸ™‚

Specialty ingredients for this recipe:

Easy, No-Fail Vegan Chocolate Fudge Recipe

easy vegan chocolate fudge

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Easy, No-Fail Vegan Chocolate Fudge

Vegan | Gluten-Free | Paleo

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 (11.25 ounce) can (about 1 cup) sweetened condensed coconut milk Nature's Charm brand*
  • 2 cups Vegan dark chocolate chips Enjoy Life Brand**
  • 3 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil spray to prevent sticking.***

  2. Create a double boiler on your stove by filing a small saucepan half way with water and place a large, heat safe bowl on top.****

  3. Place your condensed coconut milk, chocolate chips, coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt in your large bowl and over low heat stir constantly until all the ingredients are melted together.
  4. Using an oven mitt, pour batter into prepared loaf pan, using a spatula to scrape down the bowl.

  5. Place in the freezer to set. Let this set for at least 1 hour before cutting.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 - 3 weeks (if it lasts that long!) or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

*I use Nature's Charm Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk. If you can’t find sweetened condensed coconut milk in a store near you, here’s a recipe to make your own: Homemade Vegan Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk.
**I like Enjoy Life Brand Vegan Chocolate Chips.
***for smaller pieces use an 8x8 baking dish.
****Option to melt in a microwave by placing all ingredients into a large, microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, until melted.

Thinking Of Going Vegan But Not Sure Where To Start? Check Out Our One Week Vegan Meal Plan, Complete With Grocery Lists And Recipes!

One Week Vegan Meal Plan

 

 

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Molly
Molly
June 22, 2018 9:47 am

Would it ruin the texture of this recipe if I added a vegan dark chocolate bar to add to the richness?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Molly
June 22, 2018 1:38 pm

No, you could sub a vegan chocolate bar in place of the chocolate chips, no problem!

Molly
Molly
June 22, 2018 10:03 am

Another thing is it necessary to use coconut oil, or could it be replaced with vegan butter?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Molly
June 22, 2018 1:38 pm

Vegan Butter in place of coconut oil, equal swap, should be totally fine! If you try this, let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

Molly
Molly
June 23, 2018 12:09 am

I made this recipe tonight, replacing 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips with dark chocolate, and using Pink Himalayan salt instead of sea salt because I was out. Plus I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Turned out rich and delicious, but I would probably allow it to freeze in my freezer for another half hour. Thank you for this recipe.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Molly
June 23, 2018 8:30 am

Yum! Sounds divine!! Glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ My friend also adds walnuts occasionally!

Raegan
Raegan
Reply to  Molly
December 31, 2019 5:21 pm

Good to know thanks

Erin
Erin
October 4, 2018 7:32 am

Added a splash of vanilla extract and caramel syrup. So delicious!

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Erin
October 7, 2018 10:24 pm

Mmm…sounds delish! So glad you liked them πŸ™‚

Ami Prevec
Ami Prevec
October 12, 2018 1:24 pm

This looks great and I am interested in making for a vegan bake sale.Once set in the freezer would does it hold up at room temperature?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Ami Prevec
October 12, 2018 7:33 pm

These are best when stored in the fridge or freezer, but depending on where you’re located they may be okay. If the outside temp is 60’s or 70’s, i believe they’ll be okay. They wont melt or spread, they just wont be as firm.

Justine
Justine
December 3, 2018 7:51 pm

5 stars
Condensed coconut milk is not available in my area only pure condensed milk. Can obtain the coconut milk separately. How much should I use .

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Justine
December 4, 2018 11:01 am

Okay, so as long as you’re using condensed milk of some sort (regular milk will contain too much water) the amount would be 320 grams or 11.25 ounces. Just shy of 1 and 1/2 cups!

Cindy
Cindy
Reply to  Justine
December 15, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi, if you were wanting to sub coconut milk for sweetened condensed coconut milk, it won’t work. You could try: https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/how-to-make-dairy-free-condensed-milk/ to make your own substitute. I’m not vegan, but was looking at this so I could make for my sil.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Cindy
December 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks Cindy, You’re right Coconut milk is not a substitute for condensed coconut milk! I’ve actually been testing recipes all week for homemade condensed coconut milk using different sweeteners like agave and liquid stevia! I’ll post once finalized. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
December 4, 2018 12:52 pm

Could I use sweetened condensed SOY milk instead of condensed coconut milk? That’s what my local stores have.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Elizabeth
December 4, 2018 1:22 pm

Yes! Definitely πŸ™‚

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Reply to  Alison Charbonneau
December 4, 2018 4:26 pm

Thanks ?

Badounis
Badounis
January 8, 2019 2:09 am

Looks sooo good! How much is 2 cups in grams? I am really looking forward to trying this recipe, I just dont want to mess it up.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Badounis
January 8, 2019 9:25 pm

looks like about 350 grams. I hope you love it!

Luna Krause
Luna Krause
Reply to  Alison Charbonneau
January 8, 2019 11:50 pm

Great! Thank you. πŸ™‚

Joyce
Joyce
March 22, 2019 11:24 am

5 stars
Absolutely delectable dessert. Loved by everyone who has tried it. I may have even converted some non-believers about special recipes that taste good, thanks to you! Thanks for sharing what you do with the rest of us πŸ™‚

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Joyce
March 23, 2019 12:09 pm

Aww, thank you so much for the incredibly sweet comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed them. And I love converting non-believers!! πŸ™‚

S hilbert
S hilbert
September 1, 2019 2:22 pm

1 star
This recipe did not work for me.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  S hilbert
September 1, 2019 9:36 pm

Hmm, what a bummer. Did you use sweetened condensed coconut? Sweetened evaporated coconut milk and/or coconut milk or cream will not work as a replacement since they contain too much liquid.

Theresa
Theresa
Reply to  Alison Charbonneau
December 5, 2019 12:34 pm

You can’t use coconut cream?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Theresa
December 5, 2019 8:55 pm

No, coconut cream won’t replace sweetened condensed coconut milk. There will still be too much liquid. If you can’t find sweetened condensed coconut milk near you, here is a recipe for how to make your own:
https://naturaltastychef.com/homemade-vegan-sweetened-condensed-coconut-milk-refined-sugar-free/

Mariah Biggs
Mariah Biggs
December 11, 2019 9:08 pm

5 stars
I did your recipe (swapped out the brand of chocolate chips for another vegan brand I was able to find and I couldn’t find sweetened condensed coconut milk so I used the recipe you linked and made my own) and it turned out so good! I never made fudge before going vegan but was always a fan when I ate it and knowing I have an easy recipe in my book to make some is great! Thank you!

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Mariah Biggs
December 12, 2019 7:55 pm

I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! And making your own sweetened condensed coconut milk…very impressive!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Andria H.
Andria H.
December 15, 2019 8:22 pm

5 stars
This is fabulous1. My family couldn’t believe it was vegan! Thank you, what a treat …and so easy!!

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Andria H.
December 16, 2019 5:29 pm

I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed them! They are silly easy πŸ™‚

Nikki
Nikki
February 7, 2020 12:24 pm

Can i shorten the firming time? I need to make this faster than 1.5 hour

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Nikki
February 7, 2020 2:04 pm

Stick it in the freezer to firm. after about 30 minutes, it will probably be firm enough. If you have trouble cutting it because it’s still too sticky, just use a damp knife. Enjoy!

Anne Kaufer
Anne Kaufer
February 11, 2020 6:20 pm

5 stars
Help! I made this the first time and it came out so perfect and easy! Everyone loved it! Now I’ve tried to other times and it won’t set or be fudge. It’s more like gooey choolcolet sauce. So sad! I can’t figure out what’s going wrong.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Anne Kaufer
February 12, 2020 12:33 pm

Oh no! Hmm…are you using the same sweetened condensed coconut milk? (NOT to be confused with evaporated coconut milk). That’s the first thing that comes to mind because it seems like you have too much moisture.

Anne Kaufer
Anne Kaufer
Reply to  Alison Charbonneau
February 12, 2020 1:51 pm

Yes same brand that you used. It’s so strange. The first time was so easy. Do you think over cooking could be an issue? Not sure of it’s what is happening but should I take it away from the heat as soon as it melts or should I cook it for a couple minutes?

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Anne Kaufer
February 12, 2020 2:50 pm

That is very strange. Are you making a double boiler or microwaving it? once it is melted there is no need to keep cooking. In fact, sometimes i remove it from the heat right before it is all melted and then continue to stir until it finishes. What type of chocolate are you using?

Ronni
Ronni
Reply to  Anne Kaufer
February 8, 2021 12:31 pm

What a shame! Gooey chocolate sauce! How sad!
Do let me know what you are doing wrong so I can do that on purpose and have gooey chocolate sauce for other desserts. πŸ˜‰

Lindy
Lindy
June 8, 2020 10:05 am

5 stars
I made these a while ago and have been enjoying them from my freezer ever since. Delicious and very easy to make, once you find the sweetened condensed milk, which I bought from Amazon. Thanks for such an easy and good recipe.

Alison Charbonneau
Alison Charbonneau
Reply to  Lindy
June 8, 2020 7:29 pm

I’m so happy you’re enjoying these! They’re always in the freezer at my house πŸ™‚

Theresa and Maxen
Theresa and Maxen
December 18, 2021 3:56 am

5 stars
My 4.5 year old approves of your recipe! He has never had fudge before due to food allergies. Thank you so much!

Candice
Candice
December 22, 2021 12:38 am

I’ve been getting sweetened condensed coconut milk from Walmart for almost a year now. I am so making this tomorrow!