Smooth, creamy and ridiculously easy chocolate almond fudge using just three ingredients and ready in minutes! Made with NO dairy, butter, condensed milk, white sugar, grains or flour, this healthy three ingredient chocolate almond fudge is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free!
Oh hi, expensive blog post.
You guys asked, so I delivered…with a lighter wallet.
If you’ve been around here for some time or have made a recipe from here, chances are you’ve noticed almond butter is one of my most used ingredients. It’s versatile, mild and works well in many recipes. The thing I love most about almond butter in my recipes is that is isn’t overpowering and doesn’t take over the final product. This is a big reason why I’ve slowly moved away from using strictly peanut butter- It’s very evident in recipes and kind of takes over.
Not that I mind.
However, many of you do.
I pick my battles.
I have two standby’s for almond butter- I either make my own (simply ground almonds with a pinch of sea salt) or this affordable store bought one. It’s also the key base to one of my favorite recipes ever- this 3 Ingredient almond fudge.
I’m not sure what is in the air, but if it’s fudge, I wouldn’t be surprised. I have a few delicious (and easy!) fudge recipes to share with you guys in the coming weeks! Instead of bombarding you with them all in one go, I’m going to start with the easiest one, and one which will form a base for the upcoming versions!
Instead of standard almond butter, we’ll be going the chocolate almond butter route.
Almond butter, especially store bought FLAVORED almond butter is expensive. There is nothing worse than forking out close to $20 for a jar of almond butter, only to be left disappointed upon opening. As such, I’m going to share 4 store bought versions I can personally vouch for, along with my very favorite homemade version which, if you own a blender/food processor, I’d recommend.
For those with a blender/food processor….
This Chocolate Almond Butter Recipe was hands down, my favorite. It is naturally sweetened using maple syrup and was incredibly drippy- The perfect texture for fudge and candies. What I loved most about this recipe is that you can add more cocoa for a richer chocolate flavor (key for today’s recipe!), or more liquid for it to be extra smooth. Saying that, if you make it too drippy, it makes it very difficult to firm up.
The store bought varieties-
Marantha Dark Chocolate Almond Spread- This is my favorite packaged chocolate almond butter. It’s thick, creamy and perfectly sweetened. It works really well in this fudge (and other recipes) however, it isn’t suitable for those following a vegan or paleo lifestyle.
Barefoot & Chocolate- Dark Chocolate Almond Spread– This was totally an impulse buy! It had the texture of frosting and was mostly eaten with a spoon. It was very similar to the Marantha brand, although this one is vegan friendly!
Nuts N’ More Chocolate Almond Butter– In full disclosure here, this wasn’t very nice on it’s own. It had a chalky texture and was difficult to spread. Saying that, it worked well in this recipe, although it did come out quite gritty.
Wild Friends Chocolate Almond Butter– I really enjoyed this one, although it did have some almond pieces throughout (which I didn’t mind!).
How about we get fudged now with the recipe, huh?
This healthy 3 Ingredient chocolate almond fudge literally MELTS in your mouth and requires no baking or cooking to whip up- It’s smooth, creamy and tastes insanely decadent! It’s based off of three wholesome ingredients, and is perfect for a sweet snack, dessert or even gift giving! Unlike traditional fudge, this three ingredient chocolate almond fudge contains NO condensed milk, no dairy, no butter, no processed sugar and no flour or grains! It literally takes minutes to form the fudge batter and the hard part is waiting for it to firm! Because of the ingredients used, this fudge is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, refined sugar free and dairy free!
HACK! Are you impatient like I am? I hear you! Instead of letting this cool in the fridge, you can simply throw it in the freezer and cut the waiting time considerably. Saying that, you’ll need to allow the fudge to cool slightly at room temperature first. This is important to avoid freezer burns and icicles forming around it.
Make this healthy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Fudge and let’s give ten snaps, two twirls and one fist bump for fudge.
Regardless, more to come.
- 2 cups homemade or store bought chocolate almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (can sub for brown rice syrup)*
- Sea salt, to top (optional)
- Roasted almonds, to top (optional)
- Line a 12 count muffin tin with six-muffin liners and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your chocolate almond butter with coconut oil. Stir through your pure maple syrup and mix until fully incorporated.
- Divide mixture evenly amongst the lined muffin cups. Top each cup with an almond, if desired. Refrigerate or freeze. Once firm, sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
- * If you use brown rice syrup, it will be less sweet.
- Fudge is best kept in fridge. If kept in the freezer, you'll need to thaw slightly before consuming.
- Fudge can easily be made into mini muffin tins for smaller portions.
The original which started the obsession…time to make a new batch!
The reason why I make my own homemade “Nutella”- This needs to happen!
Fudge INSIDE chocolate and with added texture? Kill me, softly.
Two ‘F’s in one line- Fruity Fudge.
Peanut butter AND chocolate lovers- This one is for you!
What is the most you’ve paid for a nut butter? Besides these, I am not fancy- Give me the JIF’s in a heartbeat!
What is your favorite nut butter? NOT those foul mock kinds.
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