Dairy-Free Coconut Butter & Walnut Fudge

Dairy-Free Coconut Butter & Walnut Fudge


What if I told you it was possible to create decadent, homemade fudge, without refined sweeteners?

And I followed up by informing you it was also dairy-free?

Not only that, this refined sugar-free, dairy-free fudge recipe also contains a special ingredient that brings many health benefits?

I imagine you’d be thinking one of three things:

“Wait a minute, that’s not possible!” or “I don’t think that’s going to taste very good.” or “I need that recipe. Stat.”

Let me assure you, it’s totally possible, tastes delicious, and I’m giving you the recipe right now 

The Magical Fudge Ingredient

Before I share the recipe, let me tell you a little about the magic ingredient that makes this fudge delightfully creamy and decidedly healthy: Wildly Organic’s Coconut Butter.

Coconut butter is made by grinding dehydrated coconut meat. It’s different from coconut oil, which is the oil extracted from coconut meat (but doesn’t contain any of the meat itself).

The grinding process turns a dehydrated coconut into a thick and creamy consistency that is similar to nut butter.

Like coconut oil, coconut butter contains lauric acid, a 12-carbon fatty acid. Lauric acid boasts many health benefits such as reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, and fighting infections.

Choose coconut butter that’s minimally processed in order to reap as many benefits as possible. Wildly Organic’s Coconut Butter is raw and organic (and incredibly delicious).

Coconut butter is perfect for homemade fudge; the creamy consistency creates a wonderful texture.  It also works well in refrigerated bars and no-bake treats (like these Raw Coconut Butter Berry Bites).

Once you get your hands on a jar of coconut butter, you’ll find many uses for it. Stir it into a cup of coffee, spread it over banana bread, or freeze in bite-sized chunks (think: ice cubes) for a high-fat, craving-busting treat.

Dairy-Free Coconut Butter and Walnut Fudge

Coconut Butter and Walnut Fudge are rich and chocolatey, but not too sweet. You’ll only need a small piece to satisfy a craving.

In the first step, I suggest toasting the Soaked and Dried Walnuts and Shredded Coconut to create a next-level fudge that’s far from average. However, feel free to skip this step or leave the nuts and shredded coconut out entirely. Replace with dried fruit and other nuts or seeds to your liking.

Have you used coconut butter for fudge before?

Dairy-Free Coconut Butter & Walnut Fudge
Coconut Butter and Walnut Fudge is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. You'll only need a small piece to satisfy a craving.
    Servings16 servings
    1. Toast walnuts in a small pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
    2. Add the shredded coconut and stir, toasting lightly for another 2 minutes. or until lightly brown and fragrant.
    3. Pour onto a plate to cool. Set aside.
    4. Melt coconut butter in a heavy pot over low heat or microwave for 30 seconds. Coconut butter can burn easily and quickly, so keep an eye on it! Alternatively, you may create a water bath by placing the jar in a pot of water and gently warming until melted or melt in a double boiler.
    5. Mix all ingredients until well-combined. You may add all ingredients to the pot or bowl in which you melted the coconut butter (this saves you from washing another bowl!)
    6. Line an 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment or wax paper.
    7. Pour the fudge mixture into the dish and spread the top with the back of a spoon or spatula until flat and smooth.
    8. Cover with lid, foil, or plastic wrap. Place in the fridge.
    9. Refrigerate until firm -- 1 to 2 hours.
    10. Slice into small pieces. Store in the fridge.
    Recipe Notes

    Since this fudge is so rich, you may wish to make a smaller batch. If so, cut the ingredients in half and make in a small storage container or loaf pan.

    Be sure to store this coconut butter fudge in the fridge. It will keep for at least one week.

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