healthy paleo fudge recipe

Paleo Fudge (Nut Free, Vegan).

Make the best healthier fudge recipe this holiday season! Paleo fudge is rich, chocolatey, and nut free!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Paleo, vegan.
Keyword healthier holiday treats, paleo chocolate fudge
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 109 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup 100% cacao chocolate chips I use PASCHA brand
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 16 ounces Medjool dates I use Sun Date USA brand
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir, and if they are not fully melted, microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted.

  2. Add the cocoa powder and the coconut oil, and stir until smooth. The coconut oil should melt into the hot chocolate chips.

  3. Pit the dates: take a sharp knife and carefully slice the dates longways, and remove the pit. Discard the pits. If your dates seem dry, soak then in hot water for 5 minutes or so. Drain before proceeding.

  4. Place the dates in the food processor, and blend on high speed until then are finely chopped.

  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the dates in the food processor, and process on high. It will become a thick, smooth mixture.

  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon the chocolate mixture out on top of it. Top with another sheet of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the mixture out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Try to roll it into a rectangle or square.

  7. Place the rolled out fudge in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

  8. Once the fudge is chilled and firm, use a sharp knife to slice it into squares. You can trim off any really uneven edges if you like. Store fudge in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Serving size is one square of fudge. This recipe makes 16 squares.

Store leftover fudge in the refrigerator - it should stay fresh for about one week.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Fudge (Nut Free, Vegan).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.