If you are craving badly for something chocolaty, this healthy chocolate fudge recipe is for you. All you need is few healthy ingredients, a blender, and some cravings :p
If you are looking for a quick chocolate fudge recipe and want to stay away from the oven this summer, I’ve got you covered. When I don’t have time to prepare classic desserts for dinner, I choose this quick chocolate fudge recipe and believe me it gets ready without any extra efforts. With every bite of this no-bake chocolate fudge, you will feel more like being drowned in chocolate. Let’s get our blender dirty ;p
Healthy Chocolate Fudge Ingredients
Cocoa powder/ bars: Not to forget the main ingredient of this chocolate fudge recipe. I use unsweetened dark cocoa to avoid unwanted sugar from the chocolate bars. Alternatively, one can use dark chocolate bars. If you are a fan of milk chocolate, you can mix some white chocolate in.
Nut butter: Wondering from where the silky texture to the fudge comes from? Well, any nut butter of your choice is the answer. Avoid using regular butter with zero nutritional value and switch to healthy nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter. Nut butter adds nutritional value along with decadent flavors to your recipe. Check out healthy alternatives to butter here.
Dates: Dried fruits are my favorite ingredients to add sweetness to my desserts. They are high in natural sugar along with nutrition and loads of antioxidants. Dates go with almost most of the chocolate recipes. I soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes while using dries dates in the recipe. Check out healthy alternatives to sugar here.
Oats flour: Roasted flour provides thick setting consistency to the fudge along with fiber. Oats is one of the whole grains that just goes with the no-bake recipes. One can roast and grind regular rolled oats in a grinder to form flour.
Evaporated milk: Most fudge recipes demand the use of condensed milk but I prefer not to. The reason being, it’s simply loaded with refined sugar and cannot be termed healthy. I prefer making evaporated milk by boiling it and reducing it to half. For sweetness, I prefer using any of these healthy alternatives to sugar.
Nuts (Optional): Who doesn’t like a crunch in life? This is exactly why I prefer using walnuts. Walnuts go best with chocolate fudge. However, feel free to use your favorite nuts in the recipe (You can even use peanuts if you don’t have a peanut allergy). Just toss some nuts on a pan and roast them until they release aroma and tadaa!
How to make healthy chocolate fudge?
Now that we know the ingredients used in making healthy chocolate fudge, we need a food processor or a blender. Simply add all the ingredients (except nuts) to the blender, blend it till smooth, add nuts on top, and set it for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator. I usually do this in those 10 minutes while I make my evening tea and by dinner, we have a dessert ready in the refrigerator.
Healthy Chocolate Fudge | No bake Recipe
- Food processor OR
- 120 gm Dark cocoa powder or dark chocolate bars
- 2 tbsp. nut butter (peanut/almond/cashew)
- 8 pieces soaked dates
- 80 ml evaporated milk or condensed milk
- 2 tbsp. Oats flour
- 1/4 cup roasted nuts
- 2-3 tbsp. honey optional
- Grease a pan or mould in which you want to set the fudge. Set aside
- Put all the ingredients (except roasted nuts) in a food processor/ blender.
- Blend until everything is smooth and well combined. The right consistency is when the mixture doesn't fall from a spoon on it's own. If the mixture is too dry for the blender add some more evaporated milk. If it is too runny add some more oats flour/ cocoa powder.
- Pour the mixture in the greased pan. Top it with some roasted nuts.
- Set it in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!
- If you prefer a sweeter version of this, add some honey.
- Don’t forget to roast the nuts. It enhances aroma and flavor.
- When using dark chocolate bars, reduce the amount of sweetness according to your taste as bars are already sweet.
- You can swap oats flour with almond flour in the same quantity.
- Another way to prepare evaporated milk is by mixing milk powder with milk to form a smooth paste. This saves you from boiling milk until it’s half its quantity.