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Delicious Gluten Free, Dairy Free Fudge Recipe

Updated on August 23, 2017

Quick, Easy, Yummy Indulgence

Who can resist creamy fudge during the holidays! For those with gluten or lactose, however, enjoying fudge now can mean gastric distress later. Gluten free fudge is easy to make, and comes out creamy and delicious every time. I have included options to make it dairy free, too, so you can enjoy a holiday indulgence without the boomerang effect. This fudge looks lovely on the holiday table, and makes a great gift!

If you line your pan with paper, you can easily lift fudge out of the pan for slicing.
If you line your pan with paper, you can easily lift fudge out of the pan for slicing.


  • 20 oz gluten free/dairy free chocolate chips (or grated chocolate baking bar)
  • 4 TBSP coconut oil
  • 8 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract/ almond extract/ or kirschwasser (cherry liqueur)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup toppings (shredded coconut/walnuts/pecans/maraschino cherries (great with kirschwasser)/any topping you like!


  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 9X12 pan with baking parchment or waxed paper. Set aside.
  2. Sift powdered sugar and cocoa powder together into a bowl, using a flour sifter or a wire sieve. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, heat the coconut milk and oil over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the chocolate chips. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. When chocolate is soft and melty, whisk the mixture to thoroughly incorporate the chocolate and coconut milk.
  4. Add the sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture a few cups at a time, whisking well between each addition. Add the vanilla (or other liquid flavoring.) Whisk until the chocolate is shiny and very smooth.
  5. Immediately pour the mixture into your prepared pan. If the top of the fudge is bumpy, pound the pan gently on the counter to smooth it out. Add your toppings, and press them gently down into the fudge so that they will stick.
  6. Allow the fudge to cool to room temperature. Then cover the pan and place it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
  7. To serve, lift the fudge out of the pan using the edges of the paper. Place it on a cutting board and slice using a sharp knife, a pizza wheel or a pastry scraper/chopper. Enjoy!
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Gluten Free,Dairy Free Foods on Amazon

Amazon is a great source for GF and DF food items. Pricing is generally better than my local grocery store, and Super Saver shipping is FREE on qualified orders over $25, so I like to stock up.

Coconut Oil or Coconut Milk

When shopping for your fudge supplies you will come across both coconut milk and coconut oil. Both can be used for cooking, although they do different things, so make sure you know which the recipe calls for. They also can be substituted in recipes for other oils and milks but the recipe will vary and it can alter the taste, so do some research before substituting them in any recipe. The great thing about coconut oil, however, is that it has many uses outside of baking. It can be used as a moisturizer for hands, skin, and hair, it can be used in body scrubs, it can be put into shakes for added vitamins... the list goes on and on!

Package Fudge for Gift Giving

Choose a pretty plate or container in which to package the fudge. Line the bottom with wax paper, leaving some excess paper hanging over the edge of the container. Place individual squares on the paper. If you prefer, wrap each individual square of fudge in wax paper, taping the bottom to hold the package closed. Nestle a few candy canes or starlight mints around the fudge pieces. Fold the excess paper over the top of the fudge. Cover with a lid or pretty, colored plastic wrap. Add a bow and a gift tag. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to give the gift to the recipient.

Do You Give Gifts of Food?

During the holidays, it seems that almost everyone is baking, canning and cooking their favorite recipes. Do you like to share homemade goodies with friends? With food sensitivities on the rise, are food items still a good gift for friends, teachers and co-workers? What experiences have you had, good or bad, with edible gifts? Tell us about them in the comments section after you vote.

Food gifts: yes or no?

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Love the healthier option, thanks for sharing

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      FreshJuiceFriend 5 years ago

      This recipe looks perfect for my gluten-free friend. Thanks for sharing.