Sweet Craving? Five-Ingredient Paleo Fudge to the Rescue!

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After every meal, I need something sweet, and I mean need. Otherwise, I spend the rest of the day or night thinking about cheesecake and cookies (literally). I’m talking breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a horrible habit I’ve been trying to break, but it might just be the hardest thing I ever do in life. Lo and behold though, I found a healthy option for my fellow sweet-cravers that is beyond delicious and, by golly, it’s also natural, simple and easy to make! No, it’s not dark chocolate or a delicious smoothie (although those are awesome, too). It’s something I discovered about a year ago and now have stocked in my freezer all the time. So what is this secret dessert, you ask? It’s called Paleo Fudge and and here’s the kicker — it’s just five ingredients!
Yes, FIVE ingredients! I know, crazy, right? No oven or stove required. Just a blender and some muffin tins, and you are good to go. I like to tell people they taste like a hybrid between a Peanut Butter Cup and an Almond Joy. I’m actually not a big of coconut, but for some reason, this combination just works. And because I tend to over indulge a little on dessert — and I’m not talking just frequency as mentioned, but portion, too — these are perfect for me as one is plenty (this is coming from the girl who could eat a whole cheesecake by herself). They are so rich and satisfying. And I’m down for any recipe that has only enough ingredients to count on one hand!

Five-Ingredient Paleo Fudge Recipe

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond or peanut butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
First, melt the coconut oil. Then blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill half-inch full.
Chill for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes. When firm, remove. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy! Mmm-mmm!
This recipe makes about 10, but I usually double it because, quite honestly, 10 is not enough.
How stinkin’ easy was that? Will you try making Paleo Fudge? ––Erika

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  1. Carol says:

    The mixture doesnt easily pour out of the blender and a lot of it gets clogged at the end so it was a struggle getting all of it out (I have exactly the same blender). I used raw cacao and added some maca powder for extra nutrition. I also topped them with chopped pecans. They were tasty.

  2. O-M-G!!! These are soooooooooooo good!! This totally satisfies my sweet addiction! Thank you so much for posting ❤️❤️

  3. Joanne says:

    Wow — this fudge looks delicious! I like the addition of coconut oil, and not butter or some other type of oil.

  4. Judy says:

    Just made this. Smells amazing. can’t wait til it cools.

  5. Georgie says:

    Just tried these – my blender decided it wasn’t going to play ball, so my mixture’s really cloggy too. That said, the recipe is DELISH and I’ll be making this again *eats remaining goop out of the blender*

  6. I think i’ve been making my paleo fat bombs with coconut oil wrong. They taste way to greasy and not yummy at all–I will try out this recipe! Thanks! Is there an alternative to the nut butter I could use, though?

    1. Cidney says:

      Linda, I use Almond butter instead of peanut butter. It tastes equally as yummy. : ) I don’t know about nut-free alternatives though.

    2. Tina says:

      How about using sunflower seed butter?

  7. They are very good but wish they had the nutritional count.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Delicious-doubled the recipe and used a food processor to avoid difficulty getting it all out and they worked great, added some nuts to the top even better. Did decrease the amount of coconut oil to 3/4C for double batch

  9. Kimberly says:

    So I decided to try this recipe, not trusting things found on the internet after being burned a few times. I hate to waste my time and precious, not to mention expensive, ingredients on something only to find out it sucks.
    THIS recipe was fabulous. Guess what folks in my family and neighborhood are getting for Christmas????
    The trial run was so good…. Yeah, I ate most of them myself. <3 I give this a 10!
    Whom ever posted this, God bless you. Great fix for a chocolate junkie that does not eat refined carbs.

  10. Ann says:

    I just made these and they are tasty! I am trying to reduce my sugar intake so I subbed out some stevia, which worked well. I doubled the recipe, and I put in 4 packets of stevia and maybe 2 tbsp honey (the box of stevia says 6 packets = 1/4 cup of sugar). They are delicious, but next time I will only put 2 or 3 packets of stevia and then a bit more honey, because too much stevia gives an aftertaste. Also, I figured out calories for this modified version, and because I only had 18 cups each cup is about 220 calories. Thank you for the awesome idea!

  11. Michaela says:

    Sounds delish! Not sure why but when I tried this yesterday the mixture wouldn’t come together. Maybe it’s because of the type of almond butter I used but it stayed in a large mass and wouldn’t combine with the coconut oil. Know how to fix this?

  12. Lisa says:

    I made these and sold them at my farmers market. They were a hit! Thank you for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe. The recipe does make exactly 10. The only thing I didn’t do (only because I didn’t read on) was Melt my coconut oil. It still worked. Thanks again.

  13. emily says:

    I made this recipe last night.
    I melted all the ingridients together in a saucepan because my almond butter was very lumpy. Besides, why dirty the blender!
    They’re so smooth and lovely. I like just a little something sweet at the end of the day and this hit the spot exactly.

  14. Eli says:

    I use this as a topping on coconut flour brownies! I just put it in while the brownies are hot out of the oven and then chill everything together. It’s a perfect fudgy topping, especially for paleo brownies that cam be a little dry. It’s so rich. I found that it comes out much thicker and clumpier with the syrup and and runnier and smooth with honey. I ran out of honey tissu and ended up using half and half. Still delicious! Maybe my favorite so far.

  15. Heather says:

    Nice. I just love paleo. It’s the best diet I have ever tried. I lost weight, and feel so much better and healthier. And the meals don’t suck,
    like in most diets.
    I’m using the paleo grub cookbook, you can check it out at http://lookingupstuff.com/weightloss/2015/04/23/paleo-grubs/

  16. Cindy Parnell says:

    These are amazing. I love them. I noticed several comments that said they were lumpy. I’m not sure if it makes a difference but I melted my coconut oil and put it in first. I didn’t have my clumps. I, too am going to Dd walnuts or pecans next time. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Becky says:

    I made your peanut butter cups, simple and oh so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  18. DorothyFromKansas says:

    The melted coconut oil didn’t emulsify into the recipe, I ended up pouring most of it off. Used a Vitamix blender. Suggestions?

  19. Erika says:

    DorothyFromKansas: I’m not sure why it wouldn’t emulsify. The only few suggestions I can think of are to make sure to pour the coconut oil first into the blender because it can be hard to mix in with the other ingredients with it sitting on top.
    Another suggestion is to let it cool for about five minutes before putting into your blender.
    Hopefully that helps! Let me know. 🙂

  20. Melissa says:

    Soooo good!!! I am gonna have to try and hide these from myself hehehe…i also just melted it all in a saucepan on low heat and used a whisk to mix it up good instead of the blender method…it worked perfectly..thank you for an awesome recipe!!!!

  21. I am absolutely addicted to this! So easy and incredibly yummy! My only comment is that peanut butter is not paleo but almond butter is so that works great!
    I’ve been on the paleo diet for a month and needed some sort of treat and this solved every problem! Thank you so much!

  22. shelley says:

    This is sooooo good and fast and healthy.I used carob powder and honey it is delicious.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Great. Just made double batch did not have too much trouble at the end also used liquid coconut oil made sure I mixed my butters well used peanut butter and cashew butter. cocoa powder licked the spatula, yummy. now in the freezer. love fudge This was easy thanks.