Out of all the chocolatey dessert options out there, this rich and creamy fudge is surely a top choice. The only real issue some have with fudge is the overwhelming sweetness, which is often the case with many recipes. That's what is so great about plant-based options when it comes to sweets, the sugar content is not only usually way lower, but also way less processed.
Getting enough fat on a low carb vegan diet can actually take some effort since vegan protein sources are quite lean, so there's a great excuse to indulge in some nutritious calories there in itself! Definitely keep moderation in mind if you are in the process of losing weight. Still, if you are participating in a plant-based diet for reasons other than weight loss, a few of these delectable healthy fat bombs a day are excellent sources of protein and energy!
Does fudge have gluten or dairy?
This vegan fudge is naturally gluten-free and is a great dessert for those dealing with Celiac disease or other food sensitivities and intolerances. Most gluten sources come from wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale. The main thing to keep an eye out for are gluten-free products that are made in a facility with the products that contain gluten. Another place where gluten may be hiding is in bulk bins at grocery stores where cross-contamination is also highly possible.
As for being dairy-free, traditional fudge can use a whole stick of butter and chocolate chips! When it comes to this plant-based option, it calls for coconut cream and oil along with almond butter and raw chocolate chunks instead to get that smooth and creamy texture with a pure and rich chocolate flavor.
What Other Types of Sweets Can Vegans Eat?
If you're looking for other chocolatey vegan dessert ideas, try one of the following recipes! They are some of our favorites, and will totally satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Healthy Green 5 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Parfait (GF)
- Coconut Bliss Bars
- Amazing Chocolate Milkshake
- Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
- Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Coconut Truffles Recipe
- Vegan Chocolate Cake
- Store in the refrigerator for a creamy texture and the freezer for a firm chocolate treat. They can melt quickly, so be sure to cut smaller squares as well!
- If you'd prefer not to use a nut-based butter, try using tahini or sunflower seed butter instead.
- You can use the thick part in a can of full-fat organic coconut milk after it's been refrigerated and separates if you don't have coconut cream on hand. Just be sure to whisk well to remove lumps before using them.
- While melting the chocolate mixing, keep the heat very low to avoid burning and stir gently and consistently to guarantee a smooth texture.
Please be sure to leave a comment below if you try something new or would like to share any tips or recommendations, we can all benefit from each other's experiences! What great vegan dessert recipes are your favorite?