Chocolate Healthy Peppermint Fudge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a staple during the holidays. Making Peppermint Fudge with peppermint Extract gives it take perfect flavor we want. This Healthy Peppermint Fudge is very simple to make with wholesome ingredients. You can even use paleo chocolate if you desire. Add this Gluten Free Peppermint Fudge to your list of holidays treats!

Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

Once going dairy free I knew I would have to figure out a new way to make fudge and make it simple. I am a huge fan of anything coconut, so using coconut oil (to make it harden) and coconut cream was a no brainer.

Gluten Free Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

I used chocolate chip because they make it taste so rich and creamy and the sweetness of semi sweet makes it so you don’t need any added sugar. If you love the flavor of dark chocolate then by all means use that instead!

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

This is the perfect treat to serve when your friends are coming over for champagne. It pairs perfectly with some Brut (trust me ;).

Healthy Peppermint Fudge
Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

This is also the perfect treat for gift giving, or a cookie exchange party. It is egg free, vegan, and healthy, so you can use this to cover all the boards.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

You may ask why I grease the pan with coconut oil. I have asked myself this question too because it does harden in the fridge, but I have had the be results cutting it out this way.

Remember to keep this refrigerated because if it gets too warm it will soften and eventually melt.

Gluten Free Peppermint Fudge
Peppermint Fudge with Peppermint Extract

How do I make this Healthy Peppermint Fudge?

In a medium sized sauce pan add the coconut cream, vanilla, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Allow to melt on medium heat stirring with a spatula every 30 seconds for about 6 minutes or until it is mixed well and creamy. Do not over cook! Keep an eye on it the entire time.
Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Grease a 9X9 baking dish (I use coconut oil) and lay a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. Pour the melted mixture into baking dish and allow it to sit and cool for two hours, or until it comes to room temperature.
Top with the crush candy canes. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!

Tips:

** Do not overcook. As soon as it is melted and creamy, remove from heat.

** It is very important to let this come to room temperature before putting the candy canes on top and refrigerating. When I did not allow it to cool completely it made the oil separate slightly.

**This fudge does not thicken like the traditional dairy fudge. You must keep this refrigerated. It will soften quickly when left out.

Healthy Peppermint Fudge

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Healthy Vegan Peppermint Fudge

This simple fudge is healthy, gluten free, vegan and tastes amazing!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Peppermint Fudge, Gluten Free Peppermint Fudge, Healthy Peppermint Fudge
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. Can of Coconut Cream
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 3 Candy Canes Crushed

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized sauce pan add the coconut cream, vanilla, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Allow to melt on medium heat stirring with a spatula every 30 seconds for about 6 minutes or until it is mixed well and creamy. Do not over cook! Keep an eye on it the entire time.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Grease a 9X9 baking dish (I use coconut oil) and lay a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. Pour the melted mixture into baking dish and allow it to sit and cool for two hours, or until it comes to room temperature.
  3. Top with the crush candy canes. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

** Do not overcook. As soon as it is melted and creamy, remove from heat. ** It is very important to let this come to room temperature before putting the candy canes on top and refrigerating. When I did not allow it to cool completely it made the oil separate slightly. **This fudge does not thicken like the traditional dairy fudge. You must keep this refrigerated. It will soften quickly when left out.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Peppermint Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Holidays Friends!

Jennifer

 

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