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This Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is the perfect, super simple holiday dessert. It's made in just five minutes with only five ingredients, and it's gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, and vegan. This rich, super chocolatey fudge will melt in your mouth!

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge


Description

This Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is the perfect, super simple holiday dessert. It’s made in just five minutes with only five ingredients, and it’s gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, and vegan. This rich, super chocolatey fudge will melt in your mouth!


Ingredients

Scale
  • ½ cup (112g) refined coconut oil
  • ¾ cup (72g) cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed
  • ¾ cup (192g) creamy almond butter, or nut butter of choice
  • ⅓ cup (104g) maple syrup, can also use honey
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies OR crushed candy canes OR cacao nibs, optional

Instructions

  1. Line a small baking pan with foil or parchment paper – I used a 9×5” loaf pan for a thick fudge. You can use an 8” square pan if you want thinner pieces.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. Whisk in the maple syrup to combine, and then whisk in the cocoa powder, nut butter, peppermint extract, and if using, vanilla extract and salt, until completely smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies or cacao nibs if desired. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Total time does not include time for fudge to set.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American