This homemade vegan fudge recipe is so easy to make. You only need one bowl (and no candy thermometer required!) And, even thought it's dairy free, it's perfectly smooth and creamy. Even non vegans won't know the difference.
I love the combination of chocolate and orange. When citrus meets chocolate something magical happens. Think Terry's Chocolate Orange or that British icon beloved of children, Jaffa Cakes. With this in mind, I hit the kitchen determined to develop a simple homemade vegan fudge recipe that uses this sublime combination, but without the dairy. Meet your new favorite vegan dessert!
Ingredients For Homemade Vegan Fudge:
- Powdered Sugar/Icing Sugar: Ok, so this is quite a bit of sugar, but we're making fudge here, not a salad. You can't substitute coconut sugar or maple syrup (that I know of.) Powdered sugar is what keeps the fudge creamy and smooth. Granulated sugar results in gritty fudge - not ideal! If you're converting from grams to cups, check out my handy grams to cups converter cheat sheet.
- Cocoa powder: Both natural and dutch processed cocoa powder will work, just make sure that it's unsweetened.
- Soy Milk: Rich and creamy, soy milk will give you the texture and consistency you want for perfect fudge.
- Coconut Oil: Choose a refined coconut oil for this recipe. It has a more neutral taste than unrefined coconut oil, commonly labeled as "virgin" or "pure".
- Orange Extract: You only need a small amount for a quite a strong orange taste, so don't be tempted to add more than the recipe calls for. I like this brand, but feel free to use whatever is easiest for you to get.
- Orange Zest: Grated orange peel adds a touch of sharp tangy quality to this recipe, plus..don't you love the color contrast?
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Let's make some vegan fudge!
- Prepare the pan
Line an 11x7 inch pan with cling film. It helps to use two pieces, one going horizontally and one going vertically. You want enough overhang on the sides to act as "handles" to pull the fudge out of the pan once it's set.
- Combine your ingredients and melt in a double boiler
Combine all of the ingredients, except for the orange zest, in a medium sized bowl that will fit over a saucepan. Boil a small amount of water in the bottom of the saucepan and put the bowl on top (this is a double boiler.) Do not cover. Allow the mixture to melt. Stir occasionally until the mixture is glossy . Stir in the orange zest and quickly pour into the prepared pan.
- Chill the fudge
Put the fudge in the fridge for about three hours, or until set. Cut into squares, sprinkle with the reserved orange zest and enjoy!
If you like vegan fudge, you might like these vegan dessert recipes:
- The Best Vegan Cheesecake
- Simple Chocolate Raspberry Cups
- One Bowl Vegan Blueberry Muffins
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- Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
Simple Homemade Vegan Fudge - Chocolate Orange Flavor
- 4½ cups (500 grams) icing sugar/powdered sugar
- 1 cup (100 grams) cocoa powder
- 100 grams ( ¼ cups + 3 tablespoon) soy milk
- 150 grams coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon orange flavor
- 2 teaspoon orange zest plus more for garnish
- Line an 11x7 inch pan with two pieces of cling film, leaving about an inch of overhang on all sides. One piece should be horizontal, and the other piece vertical, creating handles that will aid in lifting the fudge out of the pan.
- Combine all the ingredients ,except the orange zest, in a medium size bowl. Put the bowl over a pan of boiling water (a double boiler) and simmer until the mixture is glossy.
- Stir in 2 teaspoon of orange zest, and quickly pour the fudge into the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle the remainder of the zest over the top of the fudge and transfer to the fridge to chill for at least three hours.