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Amazing Coconut Oil Fudge (Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

 


Have I told you how much I love coconut oil?

If you haven’t started adding coconut oil into your diet, now is the time. You won’t believe the difference it makes in your energy level and metabolism! And with tasty treats like this hanging around, it won’t be hard to do. These chocolatey squares are lightly sweetened with blood-sugar-friendly raw honey, and full of the benefits of quality coconut oil – so that means that this tasty little treat is immune-boosting, energy-giving, weight-loss-aiding, and full of all sorts of other goodness!

And it’s so delicious! It tastes a lot like milk chocolate – sweet and creamy with a chocolate flavor that doesn’t overwhelm. Perfect for kids.

These are a household favorite that I love to hand out – they’re a delicious indulgence, and so very good for you!

The Process:

Combine the coconut oil and coconut milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Turn the mixer on medium-high speed and beat the milk and oil together for 5-6 minutes, until it’s glossy and thick. (Alternately, use a hand-held mixer and a mixing bowl)

Meanwhile, lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper along the inside of a loaf pan.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Mix on low until the cocoa is incorporated, then mix on high until everything is smooth and thoroughly combined.

You’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

However, hold yourself back, and pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes, until just set.

Pull the fudge out of the pan by pulling up the wax paper and lay it top down onto a cutting board.

Peel off the paper and flip the fudge over so it’s easier to cut.

Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Enjoy!

Amazing Coconut Oil Fudge (Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the coconut oil and coconut milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Turn the mixer on medium-high speed and beat the milk and oil together for 5-6 minutes, until it's glossy and thick. (Alternately, use a hand-held mixer and a mixing bowl)
  2. Meanwhile, lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper along the inside of a loaf pan.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the mixer. Mix on low until the cocoa is incorporated, then mix on high until everything is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes, until just set.
  6. Pull the fudge out of the pan by pulling up the wax paper and lay it top down onto a cutting board.
  7. Peel off the paper and flip the fudge over so it's easier to cut.
  8. Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
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  • nicolemariearts September 13, 2013, 2:26 pm

    oh! i totally want to eat this.

  • Tessa Zundel September 18, 2013, 4:49 am

    Wonderful! Shared with our FB readers at homesteadlady.com.

  • Terri September 18, 2013, 5:24 am

    Is the coconut milk the type in the can found on the shelf or the type in the half gallon found in the refrigerated section?

    • Jennifer September 18, 2013, 12:56 pm

      Any kind you have, really…just try to get the one with the least ingredients.

    • Anonymous October 18, 2013, 5:10 pm

      The best coconut milk for this recipe is the canned – Thai Kitchen or I use Native Forest organic. The stuff in the cartons is not really coconut milk, but more a coconut “drink”.

  • Anonymous September 19, 2013, 6:38 pm

    Can u add pb2 to this???

  • Becky S. September 20, 2013, 12:45 am

    Any ideas to make this sugar free? Wasn’t sure how to sub Truvia (but home made) or Xylitol because of the difference between those and the honey. Thank you!

    • Jennifer September 20, 2013, 2:11 am

      I’m not sure how much to substitute for those sweeteners… You can start out small and just add to taste.

  • Jill Franz September 20, 2013, 2:42 am

    What solid coconut oil do you use? How can I print this recipe?
    Thanks! Looks really good!!

    • Jennifer September 20, 2013, 10:54 am

      I use organic, cold pressed coconut oil – you can find it online, or Trader Joes has it for a good price in a small jar.

    • Jennifer September 20, 2013, 11:13 am

      Oops, forgot to mention – as far as printing out the recipe – I don’t have things set up for that yet, but hopefully soon I’ll be able to get that up!

    • Anonymous November 2, 2013, 2:45 am

      Where online can I purchase the cold pressed coconut oil please? I am not a fan of coconut can you taste it in the fudge? Many thanks

    • Jennifer November 4, 2013, 9:05 pm

      I like to source online ingredients through the Village Green Marketplace: http://www.villagegreennetwork.com/marketplace?AFFID=139335 (Affiliate Link).

      If you buy expeller pressed coconut oil, it won’t have a coconut taste. Just be sure to buy a good quality one that has been processed using steam, not chemicals.

    • Daryl December 20, 2013, 7:35 am

      Copy and paste works well.

  • AmyG September 20, 2013, 1:21 pm

    Oh my, this looks as good as “real” fudge and is guilt-free good for you, too! I’m going to try it!

  • Anonymous September 21, 2013, 5:44 am

    “Guilt-free”? I’ll use real milk and avoid the guilt that comes with overspending on imitation milk, thanks.

    • Anonymous September 22, 2013, 12:29 am

      Some people can’t handle dairy milk but still want the occasional treat. Thankfully there are a few brands of coconut milk that are just coconut and water, no additives. Natural Value is my favorite.

    • alikapua October 28, 2013, 10:16 pm

      Seriously? How is something made from coconut considered imitation? And how is real milk any better? Unless you are talking about raw, unpasteurized milk, from grass fed cows!

  • Farhaana September 21, 2013, 8:11 am

    How do you get coconut oil solid but not cold? I have the coconut oil from Nutiva…

    • Jennifer September 21, 2013, 12:33 pm

      It melts at 76 degrees, so if your room temperature is above that it will be liquid. Maybe stick it in the fridge for 10 minutes or so before using it?

  • amselby81 September 21, 2013, 9:40 pm

    I have all ingredients on hand, except the coconut milk. I have unsweetended almond milk though. Do you think that would work?

    • Jennifer September 21, 2013, 11:02 pm

      I’m not sure…probably, it just won’t be as creamy.

  • Anonymous September 25, 2013, 8:52 pm

    Coconut milk is not “imitation milk”. Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a coconut. -_-

  • Lydia October 6, 2013, 10:32 am

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  • Kristina October 15, 2013, 2:04 am

    So the coconut milk is that just the stuff you buy in the carton? Or the can in the Asian section? I bought it in the can, I hoping that is right. But after looking at all the ingredients I realized I don’t have enough honey :( now I have to wait a few days till I can get the chance to get to the store and try this out! But I want this now!

  • T Wil October 18, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Can you use cow milk? I dont have a dairy issue so i dont have coconut milk on hand. :)

    • Jennifer October 18, 2013, 4:28 pm

      I’m sure it would be fine, but the consistency wouldn’t be quite as creamy – whole coconut milk is so much thicker than cow’s. You can also omit it all together – it will come out harder, but still taste good. Let me know how you do it and if it turns out!

  • Anonymous October 22, 2013, 10:24 am

    What is c. and t. in the ingredients?

  • Judith November 27, 2013, 2:29 pm

    This is excellent! It is so smooth and creamy. I wanted it low carb so I increased the liquid to 1/2c and added 1/2c of confectioners Swerve instead of the honey.

  • Christina S December 8, 2013, 2:27 am

    Does this last at room temperature or does it need to be kept in the fridge or freezer? I want to make fudge for Christmas gifts and will need to make sure I know the storage that is required.

  • Angela December 20, 2013, 3:19 am

    For those asking about the coconut milk: It is the kind in a CAN. The kind in a carton is NOT coconut milk, it is coconut “beverage” and has a much different taste and consistency. If you would like to use dairy instead, you should probably use heavy whipping cream as it has a consistency that is similar to coconut milk. Thinner liquids won’t whip up with the coconut oil the same way.

  • Angela December 20, 2013, 3:23 am

    By the way, this looks delicious! I have all the ingredients on hand, too, so I may go whip some up right now! It seems that every time I eat lots of coconut oil, I notice an increase in my milk production (I’m nursing). Have you noticed that, Jennifer?

    • Jennifer Cordova December 20, 2013, 2:15 pm

      I’m not surprised, Angela! I haven’t noticed a huge difference in production – for me it’s raw milk and fermented cod liver oil that really up my production. But all those good fats are wonderful for nursing women. :)

  • Mat December 20, 2013, 7:44 am

    Looks fab. Do u think I cd make fudge without cocoa powder or do u think it needs some sort of powder to help the texture? Thanks

    • Jennifer Cordova December 20, 2013, 2:13 pm

      I haven’t tried it with melted chocolate, but I think it should be fine – maybe add in some nut butter to thicken if it’s too liquidy? It should be spreadable like frosting in the last stages. Let me know what you end up doing with it!

  • Catherine December 20, 2013, 7:50 am

    This sounds so lovely and I can’t wait to try it! However, I am not a fan of almond extract … does it really effect the flavor so it tastes “correct” or can it be omitted?

    • Jennifer Cordova December 20, 2013, 2:11 pm

      You can omit it and it still tastes great!

      • Catherine December 21, 2013, 10:32 am

        THANK YOU!!! :) Going to try it this weekend!

  • Yvonne Self December 20, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Hate to tell you this but 1 tsp of honey has 5.6 grams of carbohydrate. One tsp of sugar has 4. Honey will cause a diabetics blood sugar to rise just like any other carbohydrate. I know diabetics who think substituting fruit for sugar will make a difference. Not so. A carb is a carb.

  • Kathleen E W Bailey December 20, 2013, 2:36 pm

    Hey there! Just wanted to correct your title. Honey is not a sugar free food!

  • Kelli December 20, 2013, 3:44 pm

    This may be a dumb question…but where it says “t” for the amount of vanilla and almond extracts, is that teaspoon or tablespoon??? Thanks!

  • Jeane December 20, 2013, 7:25 pm

    Am wondering if I could use CACAO instead of cocoa. It’s better for you. But would it be too dark of a chocolate?

  • Laura December 20, 2013, 10:48 pm

    Honey is composed of simple sugars…fructose, glucose…Sugar is the complex sugar sucrose. Simple sugars have less impact on blood sugars and insulin levels, which is why honey is a desirable sugar substitute for diabetics as well as others.

    • Catherine December 21, 2013, 10:38 am

      Additionally, if you use local, raw honey there are added health benefits since this recipe does not heat the honey in any way. When honey is heated above 160 degrees all health benefits are lost.

  • Laura December 20, 2013, 10:50 pm

    Lower case t indicates a teaspoon. Capital T is a tablespoon ( equivalent to 3 teaspoons)

  • Elizabeth December 21, 2013, 3:26 am

    I made this today and I’m sorry to say, it was awful. I am a coconut oil lover, I use it for everything, so I was super excited to try the recipe. The almond extract flavor overpowered everything. I couldn’t even taste the cocoa powder and I used a half cup. It was not even edible. I’m bummed the most about wasting a whole cup of coconut oil.

  • Zed December 21, 2013, 3:52 am

    Sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder?!?!

  • Sandy December 21, 2013, 3:36 pm

    This looks so good I’d like to make it now, but no coconut milk – would almond milk work.

    • Jennifer Cordova December 21, 2013, 8:15 pm

      Not sure – it needs to be a thicker/creamier liquid. Maybe a bit of heavy cream? You could omit altogether – it just won’t be as creamy.

  • Cheryl December 21, 2013, 5:48 pm

    To die for!! I work hard to seek out sweets for my family that aren’t processed junk…this is wonderful!!

  • Maria Keown December 22, 2013, 12:45 am

    Hi, a friend posted your link to our group fb page and I just had to try it….of course I had plenty of oil but no milk, so I substituted cream of coconut for it and added some rum flavor and sprinkled some toasted coconut on top of it….the batter did come out nice and creamy. It’s sitting on the porch to chill right now…can’t wait to cut it and try it. Thanks!

  • KaritaG December 25, 2013, 1:46 am

    okay so I made this but added some dairy-free chocolate chips to the coconut oil before I blended it. total coconut oil + chocolate chips came to about a cup and 1/4, so I think around 3/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. I was worried about the fudge being basically coconut oil. It turned out perfectly textured but pretty intensely flavored so if I make it again this way I will NOT add the cocoa powder. otherwise it was delicious :)

  • Betsey December 25, 2013, 4:29 am

    Hi, I tried this tonite and it just did not do up smoothly…
    The coconut oil was not cold, cold, but not warm and soft either..
    How do you get it warm without heating it on the stove..
    It came out all rough and probably just is not right…Do you have any suggestions for me… Thanks

    • Jennifer Cordova December 27, 2013, 1:08 am

      As long as it’s out at room temperature, I don’t have a problem with it mixing up – but I noticed that a few people have commented with that issue… Maybe sit your jar in some warm water for a few minutes? Sorry I can’t be more help with that!

  • Amber January 15, 2014, 11:54 pm

    Mine came out lumpy, so I mixed in some shredded coconut to hide it LOL. My room temp was about 72, but I think the cupboard where I keep the coconut milk on the outside wall of the house was colder. Next time I’ll take the oil down sooner.

  • jenny January 23, 2014, 9:14 pm

    Oh yum! I was looking for a good recipe for coconut oil fudge and this looks perfect! I saw some others that had dates in them, which I’m sure tastes amazing but I don’t want to add fruit. Thank you!!

  • Carla Colvin January 28, 2014, 12:26 am

    I was wondering if anyone has tried to make this with Coconut Butter instead of the oil? I would hate to spoil a whole batch of fudge so thought I would seek out some opinions first!

  • sara February 13, 2014, 1:13 am

    Looks amazing….I’m going to make this for my love for valentine’s day! Thanks for posting!

  • Luna February 15, 2014, 6:53 pm

    It is important to note, when making this, that if your cocoa powder is extremely densely packed it may turn out pretty grainy if you try to use more than 1/4 cup.

    Speaking from experience here.

  • Nicole March 10, 2014, 11:50 am

    I used organic hazelnut spread instead of almond extract and almond milk instead of coconut milk, just because I had those 2 ingredients at home already. I haven’t had much luck with sweet sugar free desserts, but I couldn’t believe how amazing this tastes!

  • Kelley April 13, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I used maple syrup in place of honey and almond milk added unsweetened shredded coconut.. it is in the freezer now! Hoping it is as good as it looks!

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