For some reason, people have it in their heads that being vegan means only eating carrots and nuts. There are so many delicious options beyond that and most people will avoid eating something if they are told it is vegan. Vegans even enjoy deserts. For some reason, that seems to blow people’s minds. If you take a dessert to a party and everyone knows it’s vegan many people will not try it but if they don’t know it will all be gone when you get ready to leave and people will be asking for the recipe. Here is a recipe that you can use in just that type of situation.
What You Will Need
This recipe is for vegan fudge. This may come as a shock but all the ingredients will be vegan. Alright, that is enough silliness. Making vegan fudge is simply and almost exactly like preparing normal fudge you just use alternatives for the dairy ingredients. You will need to purchase your preference of unsweetened milk alternatives. Most people prefer to use oat milk with this recipe. Then you will need to choose a butter alternative. Coconut oil is the most popular choice. Grab a 32-ounce bag of powdered sugar and your preference between cocoa powder and cacao powder.
You will also need to gather some tools from your kitchen before you start. You will need a sift, a spatula, a hand mixer, an 8×8 baking pan or glass dish, a pot, a mixing bowl, a measuring cup, a spatula, parchment paper, and of course your stove. You can collect a few additional ingredients if you want. Some people like to add extracts such as peppermint. Be very careful when using flavor extracts their flavor is very concentrated. Chopped nuts are another popular item to add to this recipe.
Let’s Make Some Fudge
To start get your mixing bowl, sift, and measuring cup handy along with all your ingredients. There is no need to measure the sugar as you will be using the whole bag but you do need to take time and measure out one cup of cocoa powder. Sift the powder sugar and cocoa powder together into the mixing bowl making sure it is integrated well and that there are no clumps. Then take 1 cup of coconut oil that is warm enough to be liquid and drizzle it into the bowl. Mix thoroughly with your spatula then add half a cup of oat milk and continue to mix.
Once all the elements are incorporated evenly move your mixture to a pot and place it on the stove over medium-high heat. Continue to stir as it warms up once it is completely warm and looks smooth remove it from the heat. If you want to add a flavor extract like the peppermint we spoke of earlier now is the time. Next, take your hand mixer and continue to mix the fudge till it appears to start thickening.
Take a moment and line your 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Then take the mixture and evenly spread it in the pan with the spatula. If you would like to add anything to the top of the fudge, nuts, for example, this would be the time to do that. Set the fudge to the side to cool and you are ready to go.
If you ever find yourself in a pickle and need a quick delicious vegan dessert to take to a function take some time and look for a retailer that specializes in vegan sweets. You will be able to find several options that can help to quickly satisfy your craving for vegan fudge or work to take to the last-minute event. There are several retailers online that carry delicious vegan fudge treats that you can order and keep on hand so you will always have something to grab if you do not have the time to prepare this recipe.
When you go to your next family cook-out make some delicious vegan fudge and don’t tell anyone it is vegan. Your loved ones will be shocked when they realize how delicious a vegan dessert can be. They will be asking you how to make vegan fudge so they can have more. You may even be able to change some of your friends’ and families’ minds on whether or not they could live a vegan lifestyle.
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