Vegan Avocado Fudge Recipe

Homemade vegan fudge
Vegan fudge photo by Rita Maas / Getty Images
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 pieces of fudge (12 servings)
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Looking for an interesting vegan avocado recipe? Try this recipe for vegan avocado fudge!

Avocado fudge has long been a tradition in avocado grower communities such as Fallbrook, California where avocados trees are plentiful in backyards, front yards, and just about everywhere you look, and where the inspiration for this recipe came from. This avocado fudge recipe is rich and creamy, yet dairy-free and suitable for vegans as long as you use a fully vegan margarine.

If you like avocados as much as I do, which is to say, a whole heckuva lot, you might also want to try out this macaroni and cheese with avocados for a real treat, or, scroll down for a few more of my favorite ways to use avocados in just about everything. 

If you're not sure what a vegan is, you'll want to check out this simple vegan definition here, and if you're looking for more vegan recipes, you'll find plenty of vegan recipes here

See also: More vegan desserts to try

What You'll Need

  • 1 avocado (fully ripened)
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Optional: 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

How to Make It

First, in a medium sized saucepan, melt the vegan margarine over low heat just until melted.

Once the margarine is melted, place it in a blender or food processor, along with the ripe avocado, and blend or puree until very smooth. Be sure there are no chunks of avocado left! If you don't have a blender or food processor, you can mash it all together by hand, but it will be difficult to get the same smooth consistency.


Next, return the vegan margarine and avocado puree mixture to the saucepan over a very low heat and add in the vanilla extract and the cocoa powder and about a half cup of the powdered sugar, stirring to combine well. Continue adding the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, until it has been fully incorporated. 

Once all the sugar has been added, the mixture should be thick. Add the chopped walnuts if desired, and transfer the mixture to a loaf pan.

Refrigerate until firm. Now, be patient! If you don't let it firm up, you won't be able to slice it up into squares.

Looking for more vegan avocado recipes? How about a vegan avocado and mango smoothie, or mix it up with a California-Texas culinary blend with this Texas caviar with avocados or, try a raw vegan cold gazpacho soup with avocado. You can use a vegan avocado and basil pesto for a new twist on pesto pasta or even smear it on your skin with this natural raw vegan skin care mask recipe

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