This vegan, gluten free, sugar free ‘fudge’ is certainly high on taste and the special squidge which makes fudge well, fudge! It took a few attempts to get this Chocolate Caramel Fudge just right but each one was just as yummy so don’t worry if your quantities are a little out or you want to change the nut butter. I have put in peanut only because it’s the cheapest.
If you have not heard of lucuma powder it’s a great addition to your kitchen cupboard for giving a caramel flavour without using sugar. The powder, which is stocked in health food shops and many supermarkets now, is made from the lucuma fruit and is high in potassium, iron and zinc. It’s also high in fibre and a fab addition to green smoothies and milkshakes too. It might look a little pricey but actually you only use a little at a time so is reasonable in the long run.
You can sprinkle some cocoa nibs on top for extra chocolate flavour and crunch or some freeze dried raspberries, bee pollen, seeds – whatever takes your fancy. Or nothing at all!
Chocolate Caramel Fudge
- 50g coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons lucuma powder (or maple syrup)
- 40g cocoa powder
- 60g peanut butter
- 100ml dates
- 100ml milk of your choice
- A couple pinches of cocoa nibs, optional
- Step 1 Soak the dates in the milk for 30mins.
- Step 2 Blend together the dates, milk and all the other ingredients until it makes a thick paste.
- Step 3 Line 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment or a silicone liner.
- Step 4 Compact and smooth the fudge mixture into the tin and sprinkle and pat down the cocoa nibs if using.
- Step 5 Chill for at least an hour before cutting into cubes. Store in the fridge.
13 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Fudge – vegan, sugar and gluten free”
Your Chocolate Caramel Fudge sounds and looks so delicious. I have not heard of lucuma powder but sounds like I need to check it out for my next dessert. I would love to try this recipe.
This looks so yummy!
What a great recipe! I love using dates in desserts, they are my favorite & they provide such a great flavor & consistency.
I am always talking about making vegan treats but always think they must be so complicated. Loving that this recipe has 5 steps – Thinking I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂
LOVE using lucuma powder as a sweetener! Also, dates are so good! Great, healthy treat recipe!
Now this is a dessert I could get into! Thanks for sharing, I’ve been on the hunt for more vegan recipes to make for my friends.
This looks so so good!! Totally going to try this soon!
These look so good! I’ve never heard of lucuma powder, but you’ve got me interested 🙂
This recipe sounds so delicious, and I love how it’s sugar-free! I gotta try it out one day!
I am always searching for gluten free options since we have a lot of neighbors that fall into that category around here, it is always better to be safe than sorry. This could be a perfect holiday gift exchange too!
Looks great-What recipe or meal do you use your sauce for?
Are you talking about the Korma sauce? I like using Quorn and vegetables or veggies and paneer!
Mouthwatering, I want it now! And I can actually eat it! This recipe is chocolately goodness.