Treat yourself to delicious, old-fashioned chocolate fudge and feel good about it! This no cook fudge is quick and easy to make from ingredients your body will like. And it takes even better than hard to make, sugary fudges! Vegan, clean eating and gluten free.
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When was the last time you treated yourself to a thick, sweet chunk of old-fashioned chocolate fudge?
Here’s an amazing chocolate fudge you can treat yourself to and feel good about it. And you’ll feel good afterwards, too! And the best part is this fudge is even more delicious than fudge made with butter and sugar.
I’ve been in the mood for a decadent treat lately, so I decided to try this chocolate variation on my Healthy No-Cook Peanut Butter Fudge. Peeps, this is just as good. And it tastes just like old-fashioned chocolate fudge! Only better, because it has more intense chocolate flavor and eating a piece won’t give you instant sugar rush sweats. Bonus!
Here’s why you need this Healthy No Cook Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge is your life. Spoiler alert – most of the reasons are right in the name.
- No cooking. You don’t need to turn on the stove, or know how to turn on the stove. You don’t need a stove. If you have a powerful food processor and you know how to put stuff in it and turn it on you’re all set.
- Healthy ingredients. Traditional fudge gets its awesome, velvety texture from cooking butter and sugar together in a way that almost never works for anyone except your great grandma, and maybe not even her. In my fudge, the awesome, velvety texture comes from beans and coconut oil. I swear on my beloved Cuisinart food processor that you can’t taste the beans. For seriously serious!
- More healthy ingredients. I use coconut palm syrup to make it lovely and sweet, and a little goes a long way. I buy my coconut palm syrup at Big Lots to save a few bucks, but you can get it on Amazon and almost everywhere else. There’s no refined sugar in this fudge!
- It’s vegan. Vegan chocolate fudge isn’t impossible to make, but finding the right ingredients can get costly. This is the cheap, easy, healthy and dee-licious way to make vegan chocolate fudge.
- Quick and easy. Go from urgent chocolate cravings to 32 pieces of scandalously satisfying fudge in five ingredients (ok 6 if you count the dash of salt, but don’t) and less than 10 minutes of active kitchen time. There’s about 45 minutes of relaxing freezer time before you can eat it.
- Around 70 calories a piece. In fudge world, that’s low. In snack world, that’s totally reasonable.
Are you as super psyched as I am to get fudgy? Let’s charge into the kitchen, not turn on the stove, grab your sugar (if you have any) and throw it out the window into the street and make some fudge!!! Don’t actually do the sugar thing, but if you do be prepared to deal with lots of confused people and happy ants.
Yields 32 pieces
Treat yourself to my Healthy No Cook Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge. Quick, easy and delicious, and made from ingredients you can feel good about.
10 minPrep Time
55 minTotal Time
- 3 c cooked black beans (or two 15 oz. cans, rinsed and drained)
- 1/2 c + 2 Tbs very soft or melted coconut oil
- 1/2 c + 2 Tbs coconut palm syrup
- 1 c cocoa
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- dash salt
- Line an 8"x8" pan with waxed paper, plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
- Combine all the ingredients in a powerful food processor and process until very smooth, at least 5 minutes.
- Spread the fudge in the pan and freeze about half an hour.
- Take the fudge out of the freezer and use a knife to mark it into 32 squares. Return it to the freezer for at least 15 more minutes to let it set completely.
- You can store it in the fridge or freezer.
I like to use coconut palm syrup for this recipe because it’s very sweet and has a slightly caramel-y taste that gives the fudge old-fashioned chocolate flavor. You could also use agave nectar or maple syrup.
I use black beans in this fudge to amplify the dark, chocolatey color, but any kind of beans will work since you can’t taste them.
You can leave the fudge out at room temperature for about an hour, but store it in the fridge or freezer.
I like to use a dark chocolate cocoa, but regular cocoa works too.
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If you love peanut butter fudge (who doesn’t!) check out my Healthy No Cook Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. Same idea, but with triumphant peanut butter goodness.
If you try this, show me! Hit me up on Instagram #eathealthyeathappy and show me your fudgy creations!