Ooh, remember that Hot Fudge Brownie we fell in love with at Candle 79??

Here’s a flashback:


Brownie Candle 79


Gahhhh, SO CRAZY GOOD, I vowed to recreate it ASAP.  I wanted to make a healthy version, though.  Because no-one likes to wear their brownie on their bottom for the whole summer, do they?  Course not.

But… a healthy hot chocolate fudge sauce?  Is that even possible?
 Ohhh, you betcha’ sweet, healthy, brownie bottom, it is!  

Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and raw, even (until you heat it up).  Chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and magnesium and best of all it tastes every bit as decadent and heavenly as the original version.  Hallelujah!


Healthy Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup 250ml full-fat, organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 8-9 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract or a few seeds from a vanilla pod
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • If you're using a regular blender or food processor, soak the dates in a bowl of water for an hour or so to soften, then drain. If you're using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, you can skip this step.
  • Throw all ingredients into blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Eat immediately or slowly heat in a small saucepan for that extra hot fudge sauce effect, mmmmm...
  • Store any leftovers in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week (haha, kidding! As if it will last that long).

Healthy Hot Choc Fudge Sauce

Healthy Hot Choc Fudge Sauce


Pour it over the Healthy Fudge Brownies with Candied Pecans I made you during KeepinItKind‘s Holiday Cookie Swap:


Fudge Brownies with Candied Pecans


Enjoy it as a Fondue sauce with fresh bananas and strawberries:


Healthy Hot Choc Fudge Sauce


Or pair it with Healthy Vanilla Ice-Cream and make an incredible Banana Split:


Healthy Vegan Banana Split


In the name of research we trialled all three versions and loved them all!  It’s a tough job…


18 Comments on Healthy Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

  1. Annie
    January 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh gosh, just pass the spoon!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 7, 2013 at 10:53 am (11 years ago)

      hehe, ohhhh it is so good just straight from the spoon too, mmmmmmmmm…. 🙂

  2. Yvonne
    January 7, 2013 at 4:12 am (11 years ago)

    Made this tonight with a plan to have it with some home made vegan waffles. But ot didn’t last that long. Gave some to my parents and then my daughter tucked into it with some bananas. Am going to have to go buy more dates now. Is so yummy!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 7, 2013 at 10:54 am (11 years ago)

      haha, it didn’t last long in our house, either! LOVE the waffles idea! 🙂

  3. narf7
    January 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Scrumptious! Can’t wait to make some and splodge it all over that icecream 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm (11 years ago)

      haha, it is very splodge-worthy! 🙂

  4. Sophie
    January 9, 2013 at 5:34 am (11 years ago)

    Woehoe! What a brilliant concotion! I would substitute the cacao powder for carob powder & I am so going to make these 2 recipes! ( cacao or carob )!

    I also like your serving suggestions! MMMMM! I don’t think it will last this long in my house!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm (11 years ago)

      hehe, it alllllmost lasted the whole weekend in mine! 😉 Enjoy!

  5. Alana
    January 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Okay, you’ve convinced me… it’s time to invest in a Vita mix. Such a clever cookie you are!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm (11 years ago)

      haha, ohhhh it’s definitely worth the investment, Alana! I adore mine! 🙂

  6. Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen
    September 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm (11 years ago)

    oh my… I JUST finished making your chocolate sauce and it’s the BEST I’ve ever tasted!!! Soooooo good and I’m thrilled that it’s vegan and raw!! Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂
    xox Amy

  7. VeganAnni
    October 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Rebecca, Mandy referred me to your site and boy am i glad she did! This looks amazing and I imagine I can heat it up so easily in my Thermomix. That way a little can go a looong way!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 25, 2013 at 11:17 am (11 years ago)

      Hi VeganAnni! I’m so glad she did too – it’s so lovely to have you here. 🙂
      Oh this would work a treat in the Thermomix! It really is divine when it’s heated.
      I poured some into little glass bottles and gave it to a friend as a gift the other day and she absolutely loved it. Great idea for Christmas! 🙂 x

  8. Annelie
    October 31, 2013 at 3:37 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks for all your lovely recipes, Rebecca. This one sounds particularly yummie <3 and the ,,Store any leftovers in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week (haha, kidding! As if it will last that long)" made me laugh cause it's very me 😀
    Lots of love from Germany – winter is on its way here but your gorgeous recipes will make me feel all warm and happy : )

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      November 1, 2013 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

      Oh thank you so much for your gorgeous note, Annelie. 🙂 Sending you huge, warming hugs from our Summer. xx

  9. Amanda
    December 4, 2013 at 10:29 am (10 years ago)

    Woowweee I made this with coconut cream instead of coconut milk and when I put in fridge it turned into a chocolate mousse!!! Sooo good! I made a banana split! Banana with fudge sauce and walnuts on top!:)

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      December 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm (10 years ago)

      YUMMO, that sounds incredible! 🙂 x