Desserts

December 20, 2018

Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Chocolate Freezer Fudge is made with whole-food ingredients, completely fruit sweetened, and fiber-filled. It's a rich and delicious treat.

Chocolate Freezer Fudge

I wasn't always a huge fan of fudge. Don't kill me, but I don't love chocolate. Chocolate is fine, but I prefer other flavors. Then I made this fudge. 

My Chocolate Freezer Fudge isn't 'traditional' fudge. It contains whole plant foods, not milk and sugar. And that's why I love it. First, it is made with healthy ingredients (keep reading...). Second, it's not overwhelmingly chocolatey while still bringing the chocolate flavor that every good fudge has. I can't get enough.

Because my Chocolate Freezer Fudge doesn't solidify like 'traditional' fudge, it does need to be kept in the freezer (hence the name). Honestly, though, this is a good thing. You can make up a batch and pull out a few pieces at a moment's notice!

The third reason I love this fudge so much is that it's super easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in the food processor and then freeze! Seriously. No laboring over the stove. Win!

Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and completely fruit-sweetened
  • Perfect treat— this fudge has tons of good-for-you ingredients with fiber and nutrients for a healthy and tasty snack or dessert
  • Super easy — mix all the ingredients and pop in the freezer, then cut and serve

Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats: Oats act as a base for this fudge. We'll blend them in the food processor to create a flour.
  • Medjool Dates: Dates add natural sweetness. Make sure to remove the pits before you use them.
  • Cocoa Powder: For chocolate flavor!
  • Black Beans: The secret ingredient! Black beans create a smooth and creamy texture, and add protein and fiber. You can't even taste them.
  • Non-Dairy Milk & Full Fat Coconut Milk: To thin the fudge to the correct consistency.
  • Date Syrup: For extra sweetness. If you don't have date syrup you can sub maple syrup.
  • Ground Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds bind together to create and egg-like consistency, helping to keep the fudge together.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla enhances the chocolate flavor.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: For some extra chocolate goodness. Chocolate chips add that burst of chocolate in each bite.

Chocolate Freezer Fudge

How to make Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Step 1. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper. This will allow you to easily remove the fudge from the pan once it's frozen.

Step 2. Add the oats to the food processor and grind into a flour.

Step 3. Add the dates, cocoa powder, black beans, milk, date syrup, coconut milk, flaxseed, and vanilla. Process until completely smooth.

Step 4. Pulse or stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 5. Spread the mixture into the pan and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Once frozen, cut the bars into pieces. Allow the bars to sit out 5 minutes before eating. Keep stored in the freezer. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for flavorful fudge. Let us use this recipe to celebrate the holidays in a healthy way. Amen.

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Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Chocolate Freezer Fudge is made with whole-food ingredients, completely fruit sweetened, and fiber-filled. It's a rich and delicious treat.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

16

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

250

min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats gluten free, if necessary
  • 4 Medjool Dates
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Date Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Full Fat Coconut Milk use the creamy part on top of the can
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add the oats to the food processor and grind into a flour.
  3. Add the dates, cocoa powder, black beans, milk, date syrup, coconut milk, flaxseed, and vanilla. Process until completely smooth.
  4. Pulse or stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the mixture into the pan and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Once frozen, cut the bars into pieces. Allow the bars to sit out 5 minutes before eating. Keep stored in the freezer. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe has a mild chocolate flavor, if you prefer an intense chocolate flavor, increase the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup and add another 2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk.

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography