Healthy Vegan Fudge Bites

Are you looking for a sweet treat with only 5 ingredients? Do you want something that is easy and fast to make? Then this dessert is for you! These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Fudge Bites are soft, fudgy, chewy, and delicious. We like to have our recipes simple and sweet, so shout out to the 5 ingredients who make this recipe delicious.

If you’ve been following our posts you’ve probably seen our last post for chocolate peanut butter nice cream. As mentioned in our last post, we absolutely love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter together.
With valentine’s day just last week, we’re still riding on those lovey chocolaty vibes. If you are looking for an easy, minimal ingredient vegan chocolate snack, these are for you!

  • Gluten Free
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Guilt Free

Inspiration for Vegan Fudge Recipe

If you love fudge, you are going to love this healthier version. The texture is similar to real fudge, and the flavor is phenomenal.

Nate’s love for fudge came from growing up in Michigan. Every summer his family went to Mackinac Island. The only way to arrive on the island is by a ferryboat ride. Once the boat docks and you step out it feels like a real world authentic disney world.

No cars are on the island so travel is either via bike, foot, or horse. Either riding a horse or by carriage. Left and right are souvenir shops, and lots of lots of candy stores. Most of the candy stores have live fuge making demos. Mackinac Island is famous for their fudge, and it is a nostalgic sweet treat.

A couple summers ago Nate took Luna to Mackinac Island for the first time. By this trip Nate was vegan, as was Luna. Traditionally fudge is made with sugar, dairy and flavorings like chocolate or peanut butter. So the hunt was on to find dairy free fudge. Low and behold out of what seemed like 50 shops only one had dairy free chocolate fudge. Shout out to Sanders for coming in for the dairy free win!

The smell of sweet fudge and horse manure wafts through the air. We prefer to ride the bikes, because it is a much better workout. You can also get a lot of scenery that you wouldn’t be able to on a horse. If you are ever in northern Michigan, be sure to have a visit!

We came across a similar vegan peanut butter cookie dough recipe from six vegan sisters. This is our version, but shout out to them for the inspiration! They also happen to be from Michigan, and so I’m sure they know all about Mackinac Island fudge.

Recipe Rundown

This recipe calls for oat flour. If you don’t have any oat flour on deck, no worries. If you do have any type of rolled oats at home here’s an easy way to make oat flour! Oat flour is great in this recipe. It gives the fudge that classic chewy bite.

homemade oat flour

Our first and foremost favorite ingredient, chocolate. We have tried and tested different types of Cacao powders as well as different brands of chocolate chips.

Everyone always talks about buying organic and to be honest we do buy organic produce and products as much as possible. Especially with chocolate, we both have sensitive palates. Going organic is huge when buying chocolate. There’s definitely a favor difference.

double chocolate peanut butter fudge

Typically those brands who are organic or non GMO also tend to also be fair-trade certified.

Here is a great organic vegan fair-trade brand we like to use for chocolate chips.

Cacao powder is actually a superfood, filled with numerous nutrients. To learn more about cacao powder check out our article. For this reason we also go organic. Here’s one of our favorite organic cacao powders.

If you tried one of our recipes or found our articles helpful, lettuce know in the comments below how it turned out!

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Peas,
Luna & Nate

Healthy Vegan Fudge Bites

Recipe by Lettuce Live in Peas Course: DessertsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Resting time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Dairy free chocolate fudge bites with peanut butter and maple.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Maple syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

  • 1 Cup Oat Flour

  • 1 Tbsp Cacao Powder

  • As desired Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions

  • Add the maple syrup and peanut butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  • Bring mixture to simmer while continuously mixing until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Add oat flour and cacao powder and mix.
  • Align a baking tray or loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Spread mixture evenly and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cool add chocolate chips over the top of the fuge. If needed press chocolate chips into the fuge slightly to stick better.
  • Place the fudge in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Once fudge is set, cut into any desired shape or size. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Can be stored in the fridge or the freezer.

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