Fudge is definitely a classic holiday treat. Quintessential for a Christmas party. Better yet, make it Peppermint Fudge. It’s so chewy, so creamy, and so very Christmas.
This dessert is made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Literally you only need 5 items. Cocoa powder, coconut oil, nut butter, peppermint extract and sweetener of choice. The best part is you don’t need to bake and you it only takes 5 minutes to make. The rest of the process is to let it harden in the freezer and then you have a treat in just 20 minutes!
This fudge is sweetened with natural sugars and if you’d like to make it less sweet you could just use half the amount of maple syrup. And for anyone who is gluten-free, paleo, or vegan this fudge is for you! I also like to store this fudge in the freezer and enjoy it right away but if you like it on the softer side you could store it in the fridge. And then of course if you are feeling festive then add a little bit of crushed candy canes on top cause they add a whole lot of merry to this fudge!
- 1/2 Cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 Cup Maple syrup
- 1/2 Cup Sunbutter or other nut butter
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts
- 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder
- 1 Tsp Peppermint extract
Mix all the ingredients in a pan to melt on the stove. Once the chocolate is melted then pour into a loaf pan with parchment paper. Let cool in the freezer for 20 minutes and cut into desired sized squares. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint on top and enjoy!