Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Pinch me! I must be dreaming! Peanut butter fudge that’s HEALTHY?!  Welcome to my newest obsession. This vegan peanut butter fudge is dangerously delicious and extremely easy to make.  Only a few ingredients, and voila, you’ve got yourself a decadent guilt-free dessert.


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    Ingredients In Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

    Peanut Butter

    You can use your favorite brand of peanut butter. I recommend the creamy version for this recipe. As always, make sure you look at the ingredients listed on your jar to be sure you have the best. quality, there shouldn’t be anything other than peanuts in your jar!

    Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter is our go-to store bought brand for this recipe. I love it because it only has two ingredients, you don’t have to stir it. It’s also gluten-free, non-GMO, and responsibly sourced.

    You can also substitute any nut butter if you have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts. I’ve tried almond butter and sunflower butter to make this vegan fudge but let me know if you try another and how it works out!

    Make sure you note if your nut butter has salt added. if it does, you don’t need to add any into this recipe.


    I recommend using a very ripe banana in this vegan fudge recipe.

    Pure Maple Syrup

    This is the sugar alternative for fudge. You can use other sugar replacements like Munk fruit, honey, or stevia but maple syrup is my first choice! The flavor adds so much and any sugar is naturally occurring as long as you make sure you are using PURE maple syrup. Check your ingredients on the back of the bottle. There should only be one item listed- maple syrup!

    Coconut Oil

    Don’t subsite a different oil here. The coconut oil is key to the fudge keeping its shape! and with that being said, it’s also key to store these in a cool place, like the fridge or freezer. if they get too warm they will “melt”.

    Tips to Making Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

    In a small saucepan, gently heat the peanut butter and coconut oil until it’s easy to mix.

    Then, place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until it’s smooth.

    Line a pan that has sides with parchment paper and then pour the mixture on top.

    Place in the freezer until it’s set. Vegan peanut butter fudge is that easy!!

    Is Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge Healthy?

    An equal-sized (18g) piece of regular fudge will have about 85 calories, 4.7g fat, 2.7g saturated fat, and at least eight times the amount of sugar as this vegan peanut butter fudge recipe. So as far as a sweet dessert goes, I’d say absolutely YES, this is the healthiest fudge you can make!

    Creative Variations for Vegan Fudge

    Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe for vegan fudge, it’s time to start playing around and getting creative!

    Try: adding roughly chopped nuts, drizzle dark chocolate swirls, layer 2 different nut butter recipes, or topping with sea salt. The possibilities are endless! If you try another variation, let me know in the comments below!

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    Total Time: 49 minutes

    Yield: 24 serving(s)


    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1/16 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil
    • 1 tbs pure maple syrup


    1. In a small saucepan, gently heat the peanut butter and coconut oil until it's easy to mix.
    2. Then, place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until it's smooth.
    3. Line a pan that has sides with parchment paper and then pour the mixture on top.
    4. Place in the freezer until it's set.
    5. Store in a cool location.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving

    Serving Size: 18oz

    Calories: 56

    Protein: 1 gram(s)

    Fat: 4 gram(s)

    Carbohydrates: 4 gram(s)

    Sugar: 2 gram(s)

    Saturated Fat: 1 gram(s)

    Recipe Cuisine: American

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    We made our own coconut butter using a high powered ninja Dump 1 cup medium shredded coconut 1 tbsp coconut oil and blend away scraping the edge every min or so

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    Does it taste like banana?

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    can I use liquid stevia or honey?

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    Where do you get coconut butter?

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      Coconut butter is NOT the same as coconut oil so the coconut oil can't be a substitute. The only place I have been able to find coconut butter around where I am is at TJMaxx or Marshall's. I haven't looked in Earthfare yet, but I'd presume they have some.

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    What is coconut butter? Could you use coconut oil? I have coconut oil but have never heard of coconut butter.

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