This Easy Vegan No Bake Fudge Recipe is a five-star simple chocolate fudge recipe that’s luscious, and silky smooth. You may think a vegetarian fudge recipe is more time-consuming, but it’s not! Make this dairy free fudge today and share it with family, friends, and coworkers! This microwave fudge is perfect for holiday baking or a sweet treat any time of the year!
I thought my fudge-making days were over when we went vegan. Because fudge, it’s made with cream. right? Well, that’s how I grew up making it.
And let me tell you something else. This easy Fudge recipe is something you need to make when you’ve got people around to share it with. Or a husband with a metabolism of a horse. 🐴
Actually, I think horses eat hay, which I can’t imagine is very caloric. So, maybe I’ve been saying that all these years and it’s not entirely accurate. But you get my point.
What I’m trying to say is I don’t trust myself around this easy vegan fudge. It’s too delicious. Just look at that chocolate fudge oozing into the dish. OMG!
Can vegans eat fudge?
Most fudge recipes are made with dairy and are therefore not vegan. However, if you find a good vegan fudge recipe you can make your own. Or you can find specific brands that make their fudge without dairy. Otherwise, vegans should avoid most fudge.
It’s easy to make fudge without milk, especially these days when there are so many more dairy-free products in the world! This dairy-free fudge recipe includes vegan sweetened condensed milk.
You can either buy that at the store (I can find it at Sprouts) or make your own!
Vegan Fudge Ingredients
Here’s all you need for this simple fudge recipe. Are you ready? Do you have your pen handy?
- Dairy-free chocolate chips
- Vegan sweetened condensed milk
- Chopped Nuts
That’s it! Only four ingredients.
How do you Make Vegan Fudge?
The way I look at it, there are a couple of ways to make vegan chocolate fudge recipes. I can follow the instructions from my mom’s cookbook which requires a candy thermometer (ugh), or I can use this simple, easy recipe for fudge that uses sweetened condensed milk.
Both make a delicious non dairy fudge, but I just happen to prefer to make fudge easier, so I use sweetened condensed milk.
Step One: Prepare the Pan
Line a square baking dish with waxed paper.
Step Two: Melt the Chocolate
This is basically microwave fudge, which is why this recipe is so easy to make! To make it, add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and pour the coconut sweetened condensed milk over the top.
Stir these together to make sure the chocolate chips are coated. Then heat for one minute. Remove from the microwave and cover with a plate to trap in the heat.
Allow the chocolate to sit covered for 1 – 2 two minutes, then remove the plate and stir. The chocolate chips should be melted, but if not, return to the microwave for 30 seconds.
Add the nuts and vanilla and stir to distribute it equally throughout the fudge.
Step Three: Pour, Set, and Slice
Pour the fudge batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to spread it evenly across the plan, leaving swirls of chocolate on the top. Cover and place in the fridge until set, about 2 hours. Remove from the fridge and cut into squares.
Use these tips and tricks to make this chocolate fudge perfect every time:
- The trick is using dairy-free sweetened condensed milk.
- This fudge will last longer if stored properly, by keeping it covered.
- For taller chocolate fudge, use a smaller pan and allow more time for the chocolate to set.
- You can used waxed paper or a greased pan for this fudge recipe.
Is There Dairy In Fudge?
The simple answer is yes. Most fudge recipes call for dairy. But my super easy Vegan Fudge recipe is made with dairy-free sweetened condensed milk and dairy-free dark chocolate chips.
Now, I found coconut milk condensed milk at Sprouts, but if you don’t have that handy, you can always make your own. I have a recipe for Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk that I go to regularly!
This means you can make your coconut milk fudge in the microwave by combining the Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk with the chocolate chips. Heat them up together for a bit minutes and then cover it, to allow the heat to melt all the chocolate. Once the happens, then add the chopped nuts and vanilla and stir everything together.
I place sheets of waxed paper to the dish I’m going to pour the fudge into. Why? Because I want to be able to easily remove the fudge after it sets. In fact, I place the dish in the fridge to speed up the setting time for my easy vegan fudge and it may be the hardest part of the entire process… waiting! 😁
Is this gluten free fudge?
Yes, this is mostly a gluten-free fudge recipe. I say mostly because some products may not be certified gluten free. For people with severe allergies, they should always buy products that are certified gluten free.
Finally, we hope you love this recipe for Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge! If you make a batch of your own, be sure to snap a photo and share it with #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your creations!
Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge
- Line an 8: square or rectangle baking dish with waxed paper, allowing the paper to extend beyond two opposite ends.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Add the vegan sweetened condensed milk. Stir to make sure the chocolate chips are coated. Heat for one minute in the microwave. Remove from the microwave and place a lid over the bowl for one minute, to allow the chocolate to melt. Stir until creamy.
- Add the chopped nuts and vanilla and stir to combine.
- Pour the fudge batter into the prepared baking dish. Cover and chill for 1 – 2 hours until the chocolate is set.
- Once set, lift the fudge by the waxed paper out of the dish. Remove the waxed paper from the chocolate and cut into square pieces.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Check out more of my delicious Vegan Chocolate Recipes:
- Vegan Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
- Vegan Molasses Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
- Thin Mint Cookies
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