Old Fashioned Fudge

Old Fashioned Fudge

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Makes 8” square tray, Serves 16  

This is a detoxed version of traditional fudge, made on the stovetop, with clean ingredients.  No marshmallow fluff, no canned foods, no chocolate chips.  It’s actually easier, tastes SO much better and is a beautiful addition to any holiday cookie assortment.  I’ve always thought fudge was too sweet, nor did I appreciate the texture…until I made it the old fashioned way, with about one-third less sweetener than traditional fudge.  Adding the nuts and seeds provides a nice crunch and extra nutrition, along with extra fiber and anti-inflammatory properties.  They also help off-set the intensity of the fudge by itself.  It stores well, travels well and is a nutrient dense, low carb, dairy-free version of the original.  Use this basic recipe to create whatever type of fudge your household enjoys, cheers!  

Old Fashioned Fudge Comparison Chart 

Old Fashioned Fudge 


2 cups Sugar Swap (granular)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
2 Egg Swaps
½ cup unsweetened plant milk
¼ cup Butter Swap (or creamy peanut butter for chocolate/PB fudge)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt

Optional Add-Ins: 1-2 cups chopped walnuts, sprouted pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, cocoa nibs, peanuts, etc.

Fudge Collage 


Line an 8x8” or 9x9” square tray with parchment paper


Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan and stir well.  Heat on medium and use a wooden spoon to stir constantly until a rolling boil is achieved.  Make sure there are no lumps in the boiling fudge.  Reduce the heat to low/medium and simmer for 25 minutes, do not stir.  It will reduce by about half and look like it’s on the verge of being overdone.  Remove from heat (don’t stir) and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes until barely warm.  Use your wooden spoon to beat the soft fudge for about 5 minutes until smooth.  Add chopped nuts and/or seeds, stir until well incorporated, then press evenly into your parchment lined pan.  Refrigerate the fudge overnight.  Slice and store covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for long term storage. 


Old Fashioned Fudge Nutrition Label

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