It all started one sunny afternoon when my lovebug posted this fudge recipe on my Facebook wall with the message: “Yes please!”

Well naturally, like the angel I am (*ahem*) I set out to make it for him, but I fancied creating an even faster and healthier version.

And this, my friend, is the story of the 3 Fudges…


Batch One came out of the freezer when friends joined us for a spontaneous dinner party.

Non-vegan friends, and my coconut measurements were a little kooky – and yet these cheeky little morsels disappeared faster than you can yell: “MINE!”


Batch Two came with us to another dinner party.  Unfortunately I had experimented with using coconut milk so I could mould them into pretty little patty pans, and we had them out of the freezer for too long.

And that’s all we’ll say about that.  Hopefully we get invited back one day…


Batch Three were ‘thank you gift’ed to my lovebug’s brother when he came to pick us up at crazy o’clock to take us to our early Melbourne flight last weekend.

Now if you give someone sweets at 4am and they immediately demolish them and exclaim: “You made me brownies!  Awesome!“, I say stay with that recipe, baby.  You’re onto a good thing.




Easy Vegan Fudge


Easy Peasy, Super Healthy, 10-Minute Fudge

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup organic Desiccated Coconut pure and unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 small Bananas peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw Cacao Powder
  • 5 or 6 Medjool Dates pitted (pre-soaking is optional but does make it easier on your food processor)
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  • Blend all ingredients on low speed in a food processor until well combined and a kind of sticky 'dough' forms.
  • Remove mixture from food processor and spread in a flat dish using a spatula. Sprinkle with coconut.
  • Cover dish and store in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • Remove and eat as you please! NOM!


Easy Vegan Fudge

28 Comments on Easy Peasy, Super Healthy, 10-Minute Fudge

  1. Jessica
    May 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm (11 years ago)

    These look great! I am going to try them. I have never seen desiccated coconut before, is this a must and if not what would you think is a good substitute?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm (11 years ago)

      Jess – the first time, I used Coconut Shavings (or ‘Chips’) and wore them down in my food processor on low speed until they formed a kind of coconut butter, but it’s much easier and faster if you can find desiccated. Ask your friendly health food store and you should find it easily enough. It’s a fraction of the cost of coconut butter, too. 🙂 x

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    May 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh wow this recipe is amazing! Most vegan fudges are not very low in fat, but this one is! Woo 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm (11 years ago)

      hehe, YAY! Healthy enough for brunch, right? (say yes! I also had it for afternoon tea today). x

  3. Skye
    May 25, 2013 at 7:49 am (11 years ago)

    They sound amazing, just wondering though, could I substitute the peanut butter for something non nutty? any suggestions?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 25, 2013 at 9:36 am (11 years ago)

      You sure can, Skye – either a little more banana or another date of two if you have a really sweet tooth. 🙂

  4. Starr @ The Misfit Baker
    May 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Your fudge looks perfectly delicious! is it best eaten cold or can it be brought to room temperature?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      May 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm (11 years ago)

      It’s best enjoyed cold – straight from the freezer, Starr, before it gets too squishy. 🙂

  5. LifeOfBun
    May 26, 2013 at 7:58 am (11 years ago)

    Hoooow do you read my chocolate-coated miiind….

  6. Sophie33
    May 27, 2013 at 2:45 am (11 years ago)

    Waw, what a great story, Bex! I can see that I would totally devour them too! 🙂 MMMMMMM

    A tasty creation! xxx

  7. luminousvegans
    June 1, 2013 at 6:11 am (11 years ago)

    Pinned! This looks incredible.

  8. Doris Agius
    June 7, 2013 at 4:16 am (11 years ago)

    This recipe is really great…already tried it twice and it was a hit with my chocolate addict 1980 and 1986 babies…big thank you for sharing…

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      June 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm (11 years ago)

      Oh my pleasure, Doris! So glad to hear you are all loving it as much as we do. 🙂

  9. Cat
    June 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Thank you for this recipe. I’m honey’d out at the moment (i always replace sugar with honey) so it was perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      June 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm (11 years ago)

      My pleasure, Cat! Glad it hit the spot. 🙂

  10. The Vegan Kat
    July 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Ooh, I haven’t had fudge in ages! These look really yummy 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm (11 years ago)

      And so handy to keep a batch in the freezer for whenever the mood hits you. 🙂

  11. marta
    July 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm (11 years ago)

    i made this for my husbands:) fyi he’s on diet, and it’s pretty diety option;) it’s AWESOME recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and easy peasy as well 🙂 thank you!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      July 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm (11 years ago)

      My pleasure, Marta! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. 🙂

  12. marta
    July 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm (11 years ago)

    *husband (lol)

  13. Eva
    September 15, 2013 at 8:59 am (11 years ago)

    I’ve just made this (there’s mixture on the ipad) and its so. good. Mine was a bit banana-y so I’ve added more cacao and some maple syrup- Otherwise my little boys will be all ( side eying me) ‘thi isn’t VEGAN is it?’. Mind you, I might not share…

    • Vegan Sparkles
      April 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm (10 years ago)

      haha, and who could blame you, Eva? 😉 x

  14. Leanne
    April 10, 2014 at 9:29 am (10 years ago)

    Hi, Is there anything you can sub for the coconut? Im struggling to find chocolate desserts without any coconut in them, as coconut & I really dont like each other, and these sound amazing!

    • Vegan Sparkles
      April 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm (10 years ago)

      You could try more peanut butter or banana (or both!), Leanne. 🙂 x

  15. Becky
    June 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I absolutely adore this fudge and have made it a few times. I fancied some just now and had some frozen in the freezer, but didn’t fancy waiting for it to defrost so popped it into the microwave to defrost…. unintentially for slightly too long, so that it turned into HOT CHOC FUDGE SAUCE!!! It was actually out of this world, it was so amazingly delicious it blew my mind!!!! What an amazing discovery!

    • Vegan Sparkles
      June 28, 2014 at 9:23 am (10 years ago)

      haha, don’t you just LOVE discoveries like that, Becky? 🙂 xx