Quick & Easy Dairy Free Fudge {Paleo, Honey Sweetened}

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I wanted to call this recipe Quick & Easy Paleo Fudge, but since we aren’t strict Paleo around here, I didn’t know if chocolate chips were allowed??

Some of you may remember that I already have a dairy free fudge recipe on my site but it takes FOREVER to make. Several times this month I’ve wanted to make it but didn’t because of the time involved.

That’s why I made a revised version that’s quick and easy! It’s pretty much the same recipe except crazy condensed. First, I eliminated the need to spend an hour or more boiling down a coconut milk/honey mixture by using just the coconut cream and half of the honey. Then, I melted all the ingredients over low heat in one pot which eliminated the need for a double boiler – I’m just knocking off steps left and right!

But even though I cut out steps and am saving on time, don’t think that means that I cut back on flavor! It’s still super rich, creamy, and decadent – every thing you’d expect from a good fudge!

Here are the steps:

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Start by toasting the nuts for 5 – 8 minutes at 350 degrees then set them aside to cool.

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For the coconut cream, you’ll need to scoop out the coagulated cream from the top of a can of full fat coconut milk. For the cream to separate, place the can in the fridge 24 hours. Thai Kitchen brand works best for this!

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Then, in a large pot combine the coconut cream, honey, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. Heat over very low heat stirring until completely melted.

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Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, pinch of salt, and nuts.

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Pour into a greased and foil lined pan then place in freezer 1 hour to set up. That’s it!!! I told you it was quick and easy 🙂

Here’s the printable:

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Easy, Simple Dairy Free Fudge
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ C Coconut Cream From a Can Of Full Fat Coconut Milk Refrigerated 24 hours (Thai Kitchen Works Best)
  • ¼ C Honey
  • 16 Oz. Semi-Sweet Dairy Free Chocolate (1¾ Bags of Enjoy Life Brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (I use refined so there is no coconut taste)
  • 2 Tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1½ C Chopped Nuts of Choice, I usually use walnuts or hazelnuts 🙂 (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a large baking sheet and bake 5 - 8 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside.
  3. Prepare an 8 x 8 inch baking dish by lining with foil (cover 2 edges of pan with enough foil to use as handles and remove fudge from pan) and spraying with cooking oil or melted coconut oil. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot, melt the chocolate chips, coconut cream, honey, and coconut oil over VERY LOW heat, stirring until completely smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, pinch of salt, and nuts.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and place uncovered in freezer for 1 hour or until set.
  7. Remove fudge from pan by using the foil as handles and cut with a very sharp knife into 1 inch squares. Store in the refrigerator.

this post is part of Gluten Free Fridays, Whole Food Fridays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, and Healing With Food Fridays

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19 responses to “Quick & Easy Dairy Free Fudge {Paleo, Honey Sweetened}

  1. Another amazing recipe, Cassidy! I see a lot of people using the mini Enjoy Life chocolate chips – they do contain cane-sugar, but people seem to still call the recipe Paleo. So I think you’re good.

    Stopping by tonight to wish you and your family and very happy holiday and a wondering new year.

    Big Hugs,
    –Amber

  2. YUM, this fudge looks awesome! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  3. This fudge looks absolutely divine, Cassidy! I just used my last can of coconut milk from the fridge so I better some more in so I’ll be ready to make this recipe for Son and his girlfriend next week. 🙂 So glad you share it on Gluten-Free Wednesday this week!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas! xo,
    Shirley

    • Thanks so much Shirley, I hope you like it! I’m making this fudge again tomorrow, it’s one of our favorites! Have a great time with your family next week 🙂

      XO,
      Cassidy

  4. Jamie

    I just made this and omitted the nuts and replaced them with marshmallows and sprinkled with GF graham cracker crumbs. My son (with a long list of food allergies) is in heaven. It’s a perfect holiday treat! Thank you!

    • Thanks Jaime! I made some more yesterday, but I should have waited and tried it with marshmallows and GF graham crackers, that sounds DE-LISH!!!!

      -Cassidy

  5. Kelley

    Hi Cassidy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Thanks to you my youngest (who has multiple allergies) is getting ready to try fudge for the first time! Should the fudge set in the fridge or freezer? The tutorial says freezer but the recipe says fridge, can you please clarify? Thank you so much! 😀

    • Hi Kelley, sorry about that! It’s suppose to be freezer – I will fix it right away! I hope you and your son like it as much as we do!!!

      XO,
      Cassidy

      • Kelley

        Yes, we LOVE it!! A smashing hit, I will definitely make it again! I’m going to increase the coconut milk next time to see if I can make it a wee bit more voluminous (haha)! Thank you for answering my question and again for sharing, so greatly appreciated! 😀

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