Coconut Oil Fudge – Easy, Delicious, No Cooking Required!

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This coconut oil fudge recipe has no refined sugar (it’s sweetened with honey or maple syrup) and is loaded with healthy coconut oil. (Yes, coconut oil is good for you!) You can mix it up in just a few minutes – without turning on the stove – and it’s a great not-too-sweet treat to keep on hand in the fridge.

Coconut Oil Fudge Recipe

Adapted from http://www.mania.cz/. Print Friendly version at bottom of post.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 25

Ingredients

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or other medium bowl) stir coconut oil until creamy with no lumps (if oil is too thick set bowl in warm water). You want the oil soft, not liquid. If it is liquid, the other ingredients will settle to the bottom of the pan instead of staying mixed with the oil. If you have separation, you can warm the whole thing and remix.

Add cocoa powder and sweetener, mixing after each ingredient. Mix in the dried fruit, (coconut), and nuts.

Spread fudge into 7″x11″ or 9 or 8 inch square pan and refrigerate or freeze until firm. Cut into squares and serve. Keep refrigerated. That’s it! This makes a velvety smooth coconut oil fudge that melts in your mouth (and on your fingers – be warned – no candy coating).

The melting point of coconut oil is around 75ºF, so this will melt very quickly in hot weather if it is left out too long. Let sit out for a few minutes at room temp to make it easier to slice.

Maple Cranberry-Nut Coconut Oil Fudge Variation

Use 1/2 cup dried cranberries, skipping the cherries and dried coconut. Sweeten with maple syrup. Note: Maple syrup tastes less sweet than honey, so if you prefer a sweeter treat, stick to the honey.

This fudge is very rich, so a little goes a long way. If you like, you can easily cut the recipe in half and pour it into a glass loaf pan, or use the 8×8 pan but just have thinner pieces.

Whatever you do, don’t use refined coconut oil for this recipe! Eating refined coconut oil straight is like eating candle wax. I only use refined coconut oil for frying or greasing pans.

Still worried about eating so much saturated fat? Organic Facts lists the health benefits of coconut oil:

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

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Easy coconut oil fudge recipe features coconut oil, nuts, cocoa powder, maple syrup or honey plus dried fruit. Loaded with healthy fat and antioxidants.

Coconut Oil Fudge 2014-10-07 10:26:39 Yields 25 Easy coconut oil fudge recipe features coconut oil, nuts, cocoa powder, maple syrup or honey plus dried fruit. Loaded with healthy fat and antioxidants.

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Prep Time
15 min

Prep Time
15 min

203 calories
7 g
0 g
21 g
1 g
16 g
32 g
2 g
3 g
0 g
3 g

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size
32g

Yields
25
Amount Per Serving

Calories 203
Calories from Fat 177

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 21g
32%

Saturated Fat 16g
81%

Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 0mg
0%

Sodium 2mg
0%

Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%

Dietary Fiber 2g
7%

Sugars 3g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
Calcium1%Iron4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

  1. 2 cups unrefined coconut oil, softened
  2. 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  3. 1 cup organic cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  5. 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries or dried, unsweetened coconut
  6. 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or other medium bowl) stir coconut oil until creamy with no lumps.
  2. (If oil is too thick set bowl in warm water).
  3. You want the oil soft, not liquid.
  4. If it is liquid, the other ingredients will settle to the bottom of the pan instead of staying mixed.
  5. If you have separation, you can warm the whole thing and remix.
  6. Add cocoa powder and sweetener, mixing after each ingredient.
  7. Mix in the dried fruit, (coconut), and nuts.
  8. Spread fudge into 7″x11″ or 9 or 8 inch square pan and refrigerate or freeze until firm.
  9. Cut into squares and serve. Keep refrigerated. That’s it!

Notes

  1. This makes a velvety smooth fudge that melts in your mouth.
  2. (And on your fingers – be warned – no candy coating).
  3. Coconut oil melts at around 75ºF, so this will melt very quickly in hot weather if left out too long.
  4. Let sit out for a few minutes at room temperature to make it easier to slice.
  5. This fudge is very rich, so a little goes a long way.
  6. If you like, you can easily cut the recipe in half and pour it into a glass loaf pan.
  7. Alternatively, use the 8×8 pan but just have thinner pieces.

Important note

  1. Whatever you do, don’t use refined coconut oil for this recipe!
  2. Eating refined coconut oil straight is like eating candle wax.
  3. I only use refined coconut oil for frying or greasing pans.

Adapted from Tropical Traditions
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calories
203

fat
21g

protein
1g

carbs
7g

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Adapted from Tropical Traditions
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