Vegan White Chocolate Fudge

This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a low(er) sugar trick we love. #vegan #dairyfree #fudge #whitechocolate #veganchocolate // plantpowercouple.com

This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a  low(er) sugar trick we’re really loving right now.


When I was about 9 years old, my parents bought a beach house at the Jersey Shore, and we began spending every available moment of our summers there. It was (and still is) a really fun place to grow up. The beach was RIGHT THERE, there was a pool downstairs, and the boardwalk was just steps away.


When I was old enough to explore the boardwalk on my own, there were a few places you’d find me: the arcade (bc I am a PRO at crane games, TYVM), the rides (wristband Tuesdays were EVERYTHING), and the many, MANY candy shops that lined my path home. It was in one of these candy shops that I first discovered and fell in love with homemade fudge.

No trip to the boardwalk was complete without stopping for a box of my favorite flavors: peanut butter + white chocolate. I’d pick up a box on my way home and happily munch on it as I walked  (before my mom saw me, aghast at how much fudge I was able to consume in one sitting…to this day, it’s one of my super powers). I could not get enough of the stuff!

I didn’t actually learn how to make fudge at home until way after I went vegan, but now I make it quite often – especially in the spring / summer months. So, it’s about time I finally share my method with you!

The fudge we’re making today is a white chocolate fudge, and it. is. everything.

This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a low(er) sugar trick we love. #vegan #dairyfree #fudge #whitechocolate #veganchocolate // plantpowercouple.com

White Chocolate Fudge Ingredients

You’ll need 6 mostly simple ingredients (you may have to order one from Amazon, but it’s worth it) to make this vegan white chocolate fudge:

  • Cocoa Butter: The secret to any dairy-free white chocolate is a good cocoa butter. This will be your chocolate-y base! We have been using this one from Terrasoul for a little over a year and LOVE it. Whatever the brand, always be sure the cocoa butter you use is safe for culinary use.
  • Refined Coconut Oil: Unless you want your fudge to have a coconut taste, be sure to use a coconut oil that is labeled “refined” and NOT one labeled “unrefined” or “virgin”. I know I repeat myself a lot on this point, but you would not believe how many “Ew, this tastes like coconut!” comments we get on recipes using coconut oil. Stick with the refined stuff, and you’ll never have that problem!
  • Unsweetened Coconut Cream: Again, go with unsweetened here lest you run into the dreaded “tastes like coconut” problem once more. If you’re not familiar, this is the heavy cream that accumulates at the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk (leave the “light” coconut milks out of this). The quality and texture can vary greatly between brands. Our recent favorite and the one we used in this recipe is the Simply Balanced brand from Target. We literally buy it 12 cans at a time!
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Protein Powder (vegan, obvs): This part is our secret trick for cutting the amount of powdered sugar we use in this vegan white chocolate fudge recipe. You can totally replace it with more powdered sugar if that’s your thing, but the older I get the less my body can tolerate that much sugar. If you do use this trick, be sure you’re using a totally unsweetened version…and not something weird with like greens powder or whatever. Go for neutral. Our pick is always the 365 soy protein powder from Whole Foods.
  • Finally, some salt + powdered sugar: If these aren’t a staple in your baking stash, what are you even doing with your life? 😉
This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a low(er) sugar trick we love. #vegan #dairyfree #fudge #whitechocolate #veganchocolate // plantpowercouple.com

How to Make Vegan White Chocolate Fudge

Now that we have the ingredients, it’s time to make fudge!

First, you’ll carefully melt your cocoa butter + refined coconut oil. You want to measure them in their melted states, so this part is important!

Next, you’ll add these ingredients to a large mixing bowl followed by the coconut cream, protein powder, and salt. Use a hand or stand mixer on low to combine all the ingredients.

Then, you’ll mix in the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time until you get a nice, thick consistency. Turn your mixer up to high and beat the mixture for another minute or two to really bulk it up.

Finally, you’ll line a shallow dish or rectangular pan with parchment paper and pour in your mixture. Set that sucker in the fridge overnight and wake to THE most beautiful homemade treat! [And there’s protein powder in it, which means it’s basically a protein shake which makes this 100% acceptable breakfast food IMHO.]

This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a  low(er) sugar trick we love. #vegan #dairyfree #fudge #whitechocolate #veganchocolate // plantpowercouple.com

Other Vegan Candy Recipes

If and when you try this vegan white chocolate fudge recipe, we’d love to hear how it went! You can rate the recipe and leave a comment below or tag us in your fudge-tastic photos on Instagram! If you’re not already following along, we’re @theplantpowercouple with the “the”.

We hope you enjoy the pants off this one, friends. Happy summer!

Vegan White Chocolate Fudge

This 6-ingredient Vegan White Chocolate Fudge is the dessert of your summer dreams! It’s decadent and delicious, takes about 15 minutes of active time to make + even includes a low(er) sugar trick we’re really loving right now.

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cocoa butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil , melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla soy protein powder (or sub more powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. First, melt your cocoa butter followed by the refined coconut oil. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave, but be sure to keep it at a low heat and stir often. Measure each of them in their melted forms and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the coconut cream, protein powder, and sea salt to your mixing bowl. Use your hand or stand mixer on low to combine these ingredients. Then, mix in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Once all the sugar is incorporated, turn the mixer to high and beat for about a minute. This part is vital, as you want the ingredients to completely emulsify.
  3. Next, Line a 9x9 baking dish (or any dish of a similar size) with parchment or plastic wrap. This will help you pull the fudge out easily. Pour the fudge mixture into the dish, using a rubber spatula to make sure you get allllll of it. Set this in the fridge overnight to set. Alternatively, you can freeze it for 1-2 hours, but the texture is better in the fridge.
  4. When ready, carefully pull the fudge out of the dish using the parchment. Slice it on a cutting board into whatever shapes / sized you want and enjoy! Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week or the freezer for up to a month (if you can last that long, lol!).

Nutrition

7.8.1.2
158
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