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Ten Minute Dairy-Free Fudge

Updated on February 12, 2017
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Fudge is a rich, chocolate dessert that is often served around the holidays. But, for any chocolate lover, fudge is a treat to be eaten year-round.

Since chocolate contains dairy, traditional fudge doesn't fall into a safe dairy free diet, but that doesn't mean that fudge isn't an option.

This dairy-free fudge recipe may not be traditional fudge, but you'll find that it contains all the right flavor to taste just as good as "real" fudge. And, you can turn this plain fudge recipe into something extra with your favorite toppings. See below for a few tasty examples.

The best part about this recipe is that it only takes ten minutes to make. So, if you're in a pinch for a tasty treat, whip up a batch or two of dairy-free fudge.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 32 small squares


  • 1 cup dairy-free, semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate chips, sugar and cocoa.
  3. Place the margarine and coconut milk in a small saucepan and stir together over medium heat. Cook until the margarine has melted and bubbles being to break at the surface.
  4. Remove from the stove and immediately pour over the chocolate mixture.
  5. Let sit for a few minutes and stir vigorously until well blended. Continue to stir until completely smooth.
  6. Mix in the vanilla and quickly pour everything into the greased pan.
  7. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Eat and enjoy.

Dairy-Free Fudge Variations

Use this recipe as a base for many variations of dairy-free fudge.

  • Coconut Fudge: Toast coconut. Press slightly into the fudge before it completely cools.
  • Pecan-Pumpkin Spice Fudge: Add two to three teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice with the vanilla. Top fudge with pecans before cooling.
  • Peppermint Fudge: Add one teaspoon of peppermint extract with the vanilla extract and stir in about four smashed candy canes. Slightly press five additional candy canes on top before cooling.
  • Rocky Road Fudge: Blend small marshmallows and crushed peanuts into the fudge mixture. Top with a few marshmallows and crushed peanuts.
  • Caramel Fudge: Cool fudge. While fudge is cooling, melt 2 cups of caramel candy with 1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine and 2 tablespoons of almond milk (add more as needed). Top fudge with caramel topping. Add crushed nuts for crunch.
  • Buckeye Fudge: Cool fudge. While fudge is cooling, combine and melt 1 cup dairy-free margarine, 1 cup peanut butter, 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. When melted and blended well, top fudge with peanut butter mixture.


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    • Whitney05 profile image

      Whitney 9 months ago from Georgia

      It definitely would!

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      Lena Durante 9 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      I bet this would also work with coconut oil instead of dairy-free margarine. I'm going to try it!