Recipe for Homemade Fudge – This recipe for Homemade Fudge is the EASIEST fudge you are ever going to make. Plus, it’s healthy — so, have a few pieces guilt-free. Oh, and it’s loaded with healthy nutrients that your body already craves.
How to Make the EASIEST Recipe for Homemade Fudge
My favorite thing about making this recipe for homemade fudge is how fast and easy it is to make. Which means, I sometimes make it weekly. Yes, it’s true. Once I tell you more about the amazing nutrients and packed health benefits in each little bite, you will want more of this fudge too.
This recipe for homemade fudge is quick and easy because of 2 easy kitchen tools that you likely already have.
#1: You’re Definitely Going to Need a High Speed Blender or Food Processcor
Around here, we use this high speed blender for over 50% of our recipes. With this one tool, you’ll be able to create our own nut butters, nut milks, blender alternative natural sweeteners (like dates and monkfruit) into a batter. Blend supplements (like flaxseeds and hemp seeds) into a creamy liquid.
You can also use a food processor to make the creamiest, fudgiest and more satisfying recipe for homemade fudge.
#2: A Ceramic Non-Toxic Teapot
I avoid the microwave like the plague — and in my opinion, the health implications far outweigh the convenience. So, I was thrilled to learn that Xtema, our favorite 100% ceramic brand is now selling an amazing 2.5 Quart Retro-Style Teapot at a very reasonable price. Especially considering, you will never need to replace it for the lifetime of the product.
The best part – there is NO annoying whistle. Yes, I am serious. But the sleek, black design looks classic on the stovetop while heating up water to the perfect boiling temperature in record time.
What Makes this Recipe for Homemade Fudge So Healthy?
Well, let me tell you. I have made this recipe over and over and over again. I have made multiple batches to arrive at this amazing combination that is going to leave you very happy and satisfied.
But first, let me tell you a little bit about the ingredients I chose for this recipe for homemade fudge and why. I believe that when we know why we eat something, we can make healthier decisions.
#1: Health Benefits of Dates
If you’re not already using dates or date sugar as a refined sugar replacement in cooking and baking, now is the time to start. Our recipes here at Clean Cuisine only use clean sweeteners and this recipe for homemade fudge is no different.
Dates are loading with healthy nutrients that greatly benefit your body. From helpful minerals such as potassium, magnesium to antioxidants that support healthy blood pressure while reducing cholesterol. Dates are a superfood and a necessity to balancing your health.
#2: Use Coconut Butter/Manna
As much as we love using organic coconut oil in our recipes, this recipe for Homemade Fudge is upleveled by using the whole food coconut butter. Coconut butter is also known as coconut manna.
Organic coconut butter is unprocessed and made from pureed coconuts. It has zero trans fats and truly is the perfect consistency for making healthy, dairy free frosting.
#3: Cashew Butter is the Creamiest
In my many trials of making this recipe for Homemade Fudge, I used every possible nut butter I could find. This organic cashew butter makes this chocolate morsel the perfect creamiest. Plus, there are some incredible health benefits that you will gain in choosing cashew butter.
#4: Nutritional Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder
Throughout our Clean Cuisine site you’re going find countless recipes using cacao powder and even a few with cacao butter. It’s our preference to use raw cacao powder because we are all about getting the most from the most natural form of food.
Not only is it full of delicious nutrients, cacao powder is loaded with health benefits.
Cacao Powder is a Prebiotic
Raw cacao powder is an antioxidant-rich, packed with prebiotic goodness and makes a delightful addition to your smoothies or healthy baked goods. We love adding cacao to this power-packed Chocolate Banana Smoothie; the perfect addition to your morning.
Why Should I use Cacao Powder instead of Cocoa Powder?
There is a HUGE difference between the two. They are spelled slightly differently but the difference between cacao powder versus cocoa powder is worth noting.
Choosing a High Speed Blender
Having a high quality blender is one of the most important investments that you will make when eating clean. Yes, there is a BIG difference between a classic Ninja Blender that I used for years and years, and a blender system like one of these.
The blades are stronger, the power is better and you will be much more satisfied with your smoothies, soups, pureed vegetables. You can even make your own nut butters, your own nut milks and so much more.
Here are the three we recommend — this recipe is written with the “nut” mode from the Luvele blender.
If you like this Recipe for Homemade Fudge – Here’s a Few More Ways to Enjoy Cacao Powder
These are some of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of raw cacao powder in clean eating recipes.
- Fudgey Grain Free/Gluten Free Brownies – Made with cassava flour, these brownies are loading with healthy nutrients while tasting just like a box of brownies.
- No Bake Cookie Oatmeal – Perfect for breakfast or an evening snack. If you love no bake cookies, this bowl of delicious and creamy oatmeal is for you.
- Chocolate Mousse – Looking for a lighter dessert option? Check out this smooth and creamy chocolate mousse recipe.
- Chocolate Muffins with Ganache Frosting – Not just another muffin recipe, this can be used for breakfast or for a birthday celebration cupcakes. Covered in homemade ganache, it’s decadently sweet and still healthy.
Recipe for Homemade Fudge
Recipe for homemade fudge is super EASY to make. Plus, it’s loaded with creamy, fudgy flavor. Nutrient-dense and loaded with health benefits.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8–12 1x
- 2 cups organic pitted dates
- 2/3 cup filtered water, boiling
- 1/2 cup coconut butter/manna
- 1/2 cup organic cashew butter
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sea salt, to taste
- For thick fudge, line a 9×5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper. For thinner fudge, line a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with unbleached parchment paper.
- Boil water on the stovetop. I am loving this new Ceramic Xtrema Teapot.
- In a high speed blender using a stainless steel or heat safe pitcher, add the dates followed by the boiling water. You can also use a food processor.
- Then, add the coconut butter, cashew butter, cacao powder, coconut flakes and vanilla.
- Secure the lid on top of the pitcher and insert the tamper into the lid.
- Choose the “nut” mode on the Luvele blender or high speed on similar. Using the tamper, push the ingredients down into the blades while blending at high speed for about 1 minute.
- Check the mixture to ensure it’s completely combined. If not, blend for another 20 seconds, as needed.
- Next, scrape the fudge out of the pitcher and into the parchment lined pan. Press the fudge mixture into the pan using a soft spatula. Sprinkle with pink Himalayan sea salt, to taste.
- Place the fudge into the freezer for approximately 1-2 hours until firm.
- Remove from the freezer and place on a cutting board, chopping into bite-sized pieces. Store in a container in the freezer and take out a few pieces at a time as the fudge softens in room temperature.
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This recipe is derived from this 1 Minute Healthy Blender Fudge Recipe.
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Friday 1st of April 2022
Loved this recipe. I changed up the recipe to use similar ingredients that I had on hand, example natural peanut butter instead of cashew. I also cut them up in small pieces and took one as a small treat before my workout.