Fudge yeah! Fudge and the holidays go hand in hand, it’s just the way life works. And this paleo peppermint fudge is THE fudge recipe of the century. So rich and decadent, but made dairy free and sweetened naturally. You won’t want to miss this twist on a holiday classic!
My parents’ neighbors think fudge is a currency. You see, my dad is one of those dudes that can’t sit still and relax for more than 16 seconds, so whenever a flake of snow touches the driveway, he’s out there shoveling/sweeping/snow blowing to his heart’s content. Luckily for our elderly neighbors, he lives for double duty snow removal.
So every time I head back home for the holidays, I can expect my mom’s fridge to be fully stocked with next-door-Vera’s famous fudge.
Funny thing is, my dad doesn’t eat fudge.
Even funnier – my mom tells Vera he loves it, just so she can reap the benefits.
Do you see where I get all my tricks? #genius
And you won’t believe the tricks I have up my sleeve with this paleo peppermint fudge. The richness comes from a combination of coconut butter and cashew butter – IT’S JUST SO DECADENT. Add in a ‘lil cocoa powder and some peppermint extract and BOOM – fudgy magic.
I didn’t even have to shovel snow for it…..Or lie to sweet little ladies next door (sorry mom).
If chocolate and peppermint is your gig in December, this one’s for you. A square of this paleo peppermint fudge is pretty much perfection after a cup of your morning brew, or before lunch, or mid-afternoon, perhaps after dinner, or let’s just say a little sweet treat before bed. Yeah, I can’t help but snack on it all day long.
This recipe is easy and delicious. Even gives Vera a run for her money…
Be sure to check out these other holiday treats that will hit the spot this season! Like these Peppermint Almond Joy Quinoa Balls, these Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies, or one of my favorites (ever), Paleo Christmas Crack!Print
Paleo Peppermint Fudge
This naturally sweetened paleo peppermint fudge is thick, chocolatey and has the perfect hint of festive peppermint.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
- Soften the coconut butter and cashew cream by heating them in the microwave for about 15 seconds so this mixes together really well
- Mix together the coconut butter, coconut cream, cashew butter, cocoa powder, honey and peppermint extract
- Scoop the fudge mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment and press to an even layer
- Add crushed peppermints to the top of the fudge and place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes
- Remove the fudge from the pan, slice into bite sized squares and serve
- Store in the fridge to keep these solid
Recipe inspiration by Physical Kitchness. Created and photographed by Miss Allie’s Kitchen.
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