This is the best no bake peanut butter fudge recipe! Made with simple pantry staple ingredients like peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup this fudge could not be easier to make and only requires a few minutes of hands on time. Plus it's vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
Why you will love this recipe:
- Even though it's made from scratch it's so quick and easy to make and only requires five minutes of hands on time.
- You only need simple pantry staple ingredients to make this fudge including smooth peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup.
- This fast peanut butter fudge is dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
- This fudge is made with no butter, no cream cheese, no condensed milk, no refined sugar, no powdered sugar and without confectioners sugar.
- These peanut butter fudge bars are made on the stovetop so there is no heating up your kitchen with the oven.
- It's a no bake dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year but it's also great to serve for holidays like Christmas.
- This fudge is made with much less sugar than most other fudge recipes making it a healthier version of a classic fudge recipe.
- This is a no fail, foolproof fudge recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to prep
Taste and texture:
This homemade no bake fudge is sweet, rich and nutty with a smooth, soft and creamy texture. It's not grainy and instead will melt in your mouth. This peanut fudge is a delicious twist on your grandma's or grandpa's old fashioned fudge recipe.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- Peanut butter - the base of this delicious fudge is smooth, unsweetened peanut butter. Do not use sweetened peanut butter for this recipe. If you can't have peanuts you could use cashew butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
- Maple syrup - this natural sweetener adds richness and depth and helps make this homemade fudge so smooth and dreamy.
- Coconut oil - coconut oil is used instead of butter to make this fudge and helps it solidify and keep its shape.
- Coconut sugar - a little coconut sugar helps add even more sweetness to this fudge while keeping it refined sugar free. If you don't have coconut sugar you could use brown sugar instead.
How to make:
First, place a medium sized saucepan on the stovetop over low heat and add the coconut oil.
Then allow the coconut oil to melt and then add the coconut sugar. Stir until the sugar melts.
Now turn off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients until they are smooth and combined.
Freeze for about 60 minutes, until the fudge is firm. Then cut the fudge into pieces and enjoy!
Tips and variations:
- Make sure to stir all the clumps out of the ingredients when heating them together to make the smoothest fudge possible.
- If you can't have peanut butter you can use cashew butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead.
- Be sure to use smooth, unsweetened peanut butter or nut butter to make this fudge.
- Instead of coconut sugar you can use brown sugar.
- Use a sharp knife to make cutting this fudge into squares easier.
How to store:
Store this fudge in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. This fudge also freezes really well for up to 3 months.
Each serving of this fudge has approximately 217 calories with 13 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of net carbs, 4 grams of protein and 18 grams of fat. This recipe is not low carb or keto but it is refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
Frequently asked questions:
How healthy peanut butter fudge is will depend on the ingredients used to make it. This peanut butter fudge recipe is healthy compared to many other versions because it is refined sugar free, dairy free and lower in sugar.
No this fudge is not keto or low carb.
No this is not a paleo fudge recipe because it is made with peanut butter and peanuts are not permitted on the paleo diet. To make this fudge paleo you can use cashew butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead.
Other recipes you will love:
- Orange chocolate fudge
- Peanut butter bliss balls
- Chocolate peanut butter bars
- Peanut butter oatmeal cookies
- Peanut butter pretzel bars
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No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
- Place a medium sized saucepan on the stove over low heat and add the coconut oil.
- Allow the coconut oil to melt and then add the coconut sugar. Stir until the sugar melts.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients until they are smooth and combined.
- Transfer the ingredients to an 8" x 8" baking pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking pan.
- Freeze for ~60 minutes, until the fudge is firm. Then cut the fudge into pieces and enjoy!
- Store this fudge in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. This fudge also freezes really well for up to 3 months.
- Instead of coconut sugar you can use brown sugar.
- Be sure to use smooth, unsweetened peanut butter for this recipe.
- Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.