Everyone loves fudge. But typically, fudge is a concoction made from corn syrup, artificial ingredients, and way too much white sugar. Fortunately, some of the healthiest paleo sweet ingredients, like coconut oil, nut butters, and cacao, have the perfect properties necessary to make chewy and melty delicious fudge that satisfies your sweet tooth.
I think I want this fudge to be my birthday cake. I mean my entire cake—just this cookie dough fudge. It’s made with butter or ghee, cashew cream, coconut oil, coconut flour, raw honey, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and a bit of sea salt, and it’s a really lovely treat.
These little balls of fudge are made with hazelnuts, dates, cacao butter, cacao powder, vanilla, chopped dark chocolate, and maple syrup—the maple is optional, so check if they’re sweet enough before you add it. These are a great dessert you can just pop into your mouth.
This simple chocolate fudge is made with coconut oil, cashew butter, cacao butter, and maple syrup. With simple ingredients and an easy recipe, you’re just an hour of freezing time away from a delicious, melt in your mouth, healthy fudgy treat. Make them in mini muffin cups!
While not exactly the same as halva, this fudge is reminiscent of the creamy Israeli sesame fudge and also of old-fashioned cream caramels. And it only has three ingredients! This fudge is made with a base of equal parts tahini and honey, with add-ins of your choice.
For a fudge that tastes like fall in a sweet little square, make this pumpkin fudge with unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, pumpkin puree (not pie filling!), pumpkin pie spice, and a ripe banana. The banana replaces sweeteners for a healthier treat.
6. Healthy Fudge Nut Truffles
These truffles are made with pecans and soaked cashews for a creamy treat that’s flavored with dates, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, and coconut sugar, and also contains fiber-rich shredded coconut and coconut flour.
This super easy fudge has only three ingredients, and a chewy delicious texture from almond flour, cashew butter, and pure maple syrup. This fudge has a lovely maple flavor, but you could add vanilla extract or even almond extract, which would be extra awesome.
This fudge has a lovely green color and an earthy, mint flavor from matcha powder and peppermint extract. It’s made with a base of tahini and cacao butter, and is sweetened with pure maple syrup for a subtle sweetness and a flavor that adds complexity without overpowering the mint and matcha.
Everyone loves Nutella, but everyone also knows that the store-bought version is full of sugar, stabilizers, and other ingredients we try to avoid. This homemade chocolate hazelnut fudge is made with nothing but hazelnuts, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and honey.
These minty truffles would be perfect for Christmas, and have a simple ingredient list with raw cashews, cocoa powder, honey, salt, and peppermint extract. As an optional garnish, you could rolls them in cacao powder or paleo-friendly sprinkles.
This fudge is made with coconut oil, cocoa powder, honey or maple, vanilla, and delicious smooth and creamy almond butter. You can use the chocolate fudge as a base and add toppings like shredded coconut, dried fruit, or nuts before the fudge sets.
These fudge bars are baked in the oven and covered with an optional but highly recommended honey-sweetened chocolate drizzle with crushed hazelnuts. Half brownie and half fudge, you won’t be sorry if you pick this recipe.
These freezer fudge cups are made with coconut sugar, creamy almond butter (you could also use cashew for a heavenly variation), butter, and vanilla extract. Top them off with a sauce of dark chocolate chips and butter. So yummy.
14. Beet Fudge Chocolate Protein Hearts
These cute little pink hearts are made with beet fudge (recipe included), a protein “cookie” base, and a carob glaze sweetened with maple syrup or stevia—your choice. These would make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat or birthday party food!
Looking for a nut-free fudge cup? Try this one, which doubles as a keto fat bomb. You’ll use homemade toasted sunflower and coconut butter (recipe included), coconut oil, raw honey, coconut butter, coconut milk, coconut extract, ghee, and cacao butter.
Here’s another take on a nut-free fudge using sunflower seed butter. This one is sweetened with honey or maple syrup, stevia, vanilla, and a sugar free but delicious chocolate sauce (recipe included—make extra because you’ll want to eat it off the spoon!).
It’s easy to find paleo recipes for chocolate fudge or almond butter fudge, but what if you like your fudge on the fruity side? This chocolate raspberry fudge is made with cashews, walnuts, dates, frozen raspberries, vanilla, salt, and vanilla extract. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day!
This is a fun recipe for kids and adults alike, and leaves you with a beautiful, yummy fudge cup with a banana and chocolate topping. The recipe calls for peanut butter, but since peanuts aren’t legal on the paleo diet, try it with almond butter, cashew butter, or any favorite nut or seed butter.
Would you believe me if I said that these fudge truffles have only 4 ingredients? Well it’s true! You’ll just need roasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate, coconut cream, and raw honey. These fudge bites are soft, chewy, and melt-in-your mouth creamy, just like all good fudge should be.
Here’s a lovely double layer fudge with a mocha bottom layer made from almond butter, coconut sugar, cacao powder, instant coffee, and vanilla. The top layer of coconut fudge is made from coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut flakes!
These fudge truffles are sweetened with dates and can be made with carob powder if you avoid chocolate. Milled flax and sesame seeds give them an added nutritional boost, while pecan halves and a snowfall-style dusting of shredded coconut adds flavor and visual appeal.
Here’s a decadent fudge that would make an amazing holiday dessert, with those jewel-like pomegranate arils and the fudge chocolate hazelnut flavor. To make this, you’ll need dark chocolate, honey, coconut oil, almond butter, pomegranate, hazelnuts, and dried cranberries.
This fudge gets its lovely golden color and extra-good flavor from toasted coconut blended into homemade coconut butter. Remember, you can toast you own coconut flakes in less than two minutes if you find it cheaper and easier than buying it toasted.
Love your cinnamon and maple pumpkin flavors in the fall and winter? Don’t we all! Instead of a pie, try these pumpkin fudge bites, which happen to be healthy! You’ll need pumpkin puree, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin and chocolate are lovely together, and this fudge is no exception. Make it double-layered with coconut milk, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, almond butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, ground cinnamon, and pecan pieces.
This fudge is made with just raw honey, coconut oil, your favorite nut butter, and vanilla extract. In the freezer while it sets, it settles into two delicious layers, with a sweet and slightly crunchy honey layer on the bottom, and a coconut nut butter layer on top.
I bet I know what you’re thinking. You’re looking at that picture and thinking there’s no way that fudge is actually healthy. But this fudge has a secret—hidden among the cocoa powder, chocolate chips, maple syrup, vanilla, and almond flour are two whole cups of cooked and pureed sweet potatoes!
No corn syrup, sugar, white chocolate morsels, and white sugar here! This clean fudge recipe uses cashew butter, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, maple syrup, raw cacao powder, pumpkin seeds, and pecan pieces. It’s a creamy and nutty fudge with protein and squash!
Love coconut and chocolate? You’ll love this freezer fudge made from shredded coconut, coconut oil, cashews, pure maple syrup, raw cacao powder, and vanilla powder or extract. Add a pinch of sea salt for a salted chocolate flavor, and enjoy this fudge!
For an easy fudge full of nuts (as some of us prefer our fudge!), try this walnut fudge made with festive-looking red walnuts, degletnoor dates, coconut butter, coconut cream, and the richest, darkest cocoa powder you can get your hands on.
This freezer fudge has a great flavor and pretty color from sunflower seeds, coconut oil, coconut butter, and soft, caramelyMedjool dates. You’ll need a food processor to blend everything up, and some baking cups to freezer your fudge in. Try adding toppings!
Vanilla and maple are two of my very favorite flavors, and I’m extra excited that they’re happening at the same time in these little fudgy bites. The trick here is to cook your maple syrup down nearly into maple candy and add vanilla paste. I love making this with my dad, the maple syrup king in my life.
I’d like some of these in my mouth right now, please and thank you. Seriously. These pure white fudge bites are impressively tasty without any added sweetener at all. Not even a “healthy” sweetener! You’ll just need coconut oil, coconut butter, lemon juice and zest, and a vanilla bean.
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