Freezer Fudge

This chocolate peanut butter freezer fudge has a luscious texture that melts in your mouth. It’s creamy and rich with just enough sweetness, plus a hint of saltiness. This vegan, refined sugar-free, frozen fudge is a nutrient-dense, satisfying treat.

Main ingredients and substitutions

Unsweetened cocoa powder gives this fudge its chocolaty flavor. You can use either natural cocoa powder or Dutch process cocoa powder in this recipe.

Peanut butter adds creaminess to this fudge. Be sure to use a smooth variety with no added sugar or salt. For a nut-free version you can substitute pumpkin seed butter. Or for a paleo version you can use almond butter instead. 

This fudge is sweetened with maple syrup. You can substitute if you don’t need this to be vegan.

A bit of salt gives this fudge that perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors, but you can omit the salt if you prefer.

How to make it 

Start by adding the peanut butter, maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract, and salt to a mixing bowl.

Fudge ingredients in a large glass bowl.

Use your hands to mix until a thick, almost cookie dough consistency is achieved. This is a bit of a sticky job, so wear kitchen gloves if you prefer.

A ball of fudge dough in a glass bowl.

Transfer that mixture to a parchment paper lined, medium sized loaf pan (mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches). Use your hands to press the fudge into an even layer.

Fudge dough in a loaf pan.

Freeze for at least four hours, then cut the fudge into squares. Serve frozen, or place the fudge squares in an airtight container in the freezer. 

Slices of fudge on parchment paper.

Storage 

Store this fudge in the freezer for up to six months. It will melt if it’s left out at room temperature for too long so be sure to store it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it.

Thick slices of fudge on a white plate.

Optional additions 

To add an extra layer of flavor and texture to this freezer fudge, add 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. Just mix the chopped nuts in with the other ingredients before transferring it to the loaf pan.

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Freezer Fudge

This chocolate peanut butter freezer fudge is rich, creamy, and delicious. This nutritious treat is also vegan and refined sugar free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (with no added sugar or salt)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt to a mixing bowl.
  • Use your hands to mix until it becomes thick, with a cookie dough-like consistency (you can wear kitchen gloves if you’d rather not get your hands sticky)
  • Transfer to a medium sized loaf pan (mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inches) lined with parchment paper.
  • Use your hands to press the fudge into an even layer.
  • Freeze for at least four hours before cutting into squares, then serve, or store the fudge squares in an airtight container in the freezer.

Notes

  • Optional additions include 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts, walnuts, or pecans (mixed into the fudge before transferring it to the loaf pan).
  • Store this freezer fudge in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Square | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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