Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Vegan Fudge

Oooh, this fudge is creamy, rich, smooth and sweet. Basically, it's everything you ever dreamed chocolate fudge could be. And no one will believe that there's no dairy, butter, or evaporated milk in here.

It can be a bit soft, though, especially if you add the optional marshmallow fluff, so keep it well refrigerated.

makes one 9-inch x 9-inch pan

4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup nondairy milk
2 tablespoons nonhydrogenated margarine
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ cup vegan chocolate chips
1 cup cut up vegan marshmallows or ½ cup Ricemellow Creme (optional but sooo good)
½ cup chopped nuts

Spray a 9-inch x 9-inch baking pan well with nonstick spray and set aside. (For holiday gift giving I used seven well-sprayed foil baking cups.)

Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together into a large mixing bowl, add the chocolate chips, and set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat the nondairy milk and margarine to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning. When the milk is at a steady, strong boil, pour it over the powdered sugar mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon until everything is well combined and the heat has melted the chocolate chips.

Stir in the vanilla, then fold in the marshmallows or Ricemellow Creme and the nuts.

Spread the fudge out into the prepared pan(s) and refrigerate for a day or more to solidify.

Variations: One inspired cook used soy nog for the nondairy milk with great results.


Anonymous said...

This fudge is incredible. I made it today to take to a family gathering where I was going to be the only vegan and, what do you know, the omnis ate all but one tiny swuare. Two thumbs up! Now if only I could veganize penuche fudge!

Jamie said...

I wish penuche was vegan too. I can't wait to try this chocolate though!

Susan said...

I am so excited to see this recipe--I love making fudge, but have had some trouble finding a dairy-free recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Leigh G. said...

I'm so glad I found this recipe! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so glad to see this! I can't wait to try it. If it's anything like the Lamington icing, I am sure it will be divine! Thank you! My family loves your website!

Anonymous said...

I just made this for a staff meeting this week, and it's amazing! In fact, it will take a lot of willpower to make sure it gets to the staff meeting in one piece!

Anonymous said...

Im only 10 years old and stuff but my bro told me about vegin food he said that they were realy healthy and low n suger but i guess he was rong can someone helkp me find a healthy vegy low suger meal

linda said...

Do you have a vegan marshmallow recipe?

Jennifershmoo said...

No, I purchase them through websites like Vegan Essentials. Just go to www.veganessentials.com and do a search for marshmallow, and you'll find them and that wonderful vegan marshmallow fluff.

Anonymous said...

What is non-dairy milk? Is that like coffee creamer, and if not, where do you get it?

Jennifershmoo said...

Non-dairy milk refers to any milk beverage made without dairy: soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc. They are available at almost any grocery store. They are often sold in boxes on store shelves and also in the dairy case. Hope that helps!

Peggy said...

I made this the other day, and it was a HUGE HIT. Thanks for the wonderful fudge recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

wow. i've made this twice now (sans the ricemellow) and put peanut butter fudge on top. wow! wow! wow!

Anonymous said...

The fudge turned out creamy and delicious! This was the first time I had fudge in 3 years; I can't wait to try out your other recipes!

Anonymous said...

how do make the peanut butter fudge?

Anonymous said...

do you know of any good vegan chocolate chip brands? all the ones I have tried are really gross!

Anonymous said...

Isn't powdered sugar not vegan?
This sounds amazing, though.

Suit-wearing bare-footer said...

Thanks muchly for this recipe - I will be making it for my vegan friend's belated birthday! One question, how do you think normal chocolate would work instead of the powder? I ask because normal chocolate would set firm again in the fridge and so firm up the fudge generally...I might have a play :-)

Best x

Unknown said...

I am definately going to have to try this.
But as for the commenters wishing penuche was vegan...
I've actually never tried penuche, nevermind this recipe, but it looks pretty!

Anonymous said...

JAMIE- Veganomicon has a vegan penuche recipe.
It's just sticking some soymilk in the regular recipe, and it tastes awesome.

Anonymous said...

Would coconut milk work in this recipe? It would add such a lovely flavor!

Jennifershmoo said...

Yes, I think coconut milk would be lovely.

Anonymous said...

I actually used chocolate soy milk and it tasted amazing.

Thanks for the recipe!

Poppy said...

I make fudge every year using my grandmother's old-fashioned recipe, which I veganized. It's really simple (well, the ingredients are simple...cooking it is another story):
4 oz baking chocolate (the kind that comes in a bar)
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups soymilk

Put everything in a pot and slowly bring it to a gentle boil. Stir only very gently, very occasionally. When it comes to a gentle boil, cook it to "soft ball" stage (google it if you're not sure what that means). When it reaches "soft ball," take it off the heat and beat it until it turns fudgey--don't beat it too much. It may take a while to get the hang of how much to beat it.


Anonymous said...

How about Stevia instead of sugar? Anyone know how much of that since its sweeter? Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe for Valentine's Day and it came out great! My boyfriend and I both loved it. I cut back on the sugar a little bit and didn't use the optional marshmallows.

tc said...

I love this, and can't wait to make it! I have a vegan blog too and am adding recipes to it constantly!

Your blog is great!

If you get a chance, check my blog out!

Awesome Vegan Blog

Unknown said...

To anyone asking about the vegan/powdered sugar issue. Buy *organic* powdered sugar. Sugar cannot be labeled organic if it's processed with bone char, and it's the bone char that makes white sugars non-vegan. So if it's organic, it's vegan. (in the case of sugar, anyway)

Dana S. said...

If I don't have the chocolate chips, any ideas on increasing the amount of cocoa and sugar?

Jennifershmoo said...

No, I wouldn't recommend trying it without the chocolate chips. Chocolate chips give it more than cocoa and sugar, they also supply cocoa butter fat, creamy mouth-feel, and generally hold the whole thing together.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the inspiration. We made our own fudge today with peanut butter and chocolate chips...delish!!!

Unknown said...

I just made this today and substituted coconut milk and coconut oil for the milk substitute and margarine. So good!!
Thank you for posting!

Jamie Brightlynn said...

Just made this exactly as you posted it (without the nuts), came out perfect and set perfectly! Very good!