Thin Mint Freezer Fudge On YouTube

Thin Mint Freezer Fudge On YouTube

I am so excited about this post! First, this amazing Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie inspired fudge. This stuff tastes just like the cookies, but in fudge form. Oh yeah baby!

Also, I have been working on soooo many things lately and among them, getting my first Youtube video up, is one of them! It is my very first one and it took some time getting it right and editing, so please take a moment to watch it and let me know what you think below! It is only about a minute long, not long at all. I have more videos, of all kinds, coming too! So, please subscribe, share and let me know what else you’d like to see.

These are sure to send anybody into absolute chocolate mint euphoria. After I tasted it, I literally jumped up and down in my kitchen and my daughter was laughing at me. It was my 3rd trial and boy, 3rd time IS the charm! I swear, totally pinky swear, these taste just like the flavors of a thin mint cookie.

I added in some sliced almond for added crunch and texture, but feel free to add in your favorite nut. Another batch I added in chopped pecans and loved those even more.

Layer chopped fresh mint for garnish. Optional, but it makes it pretty and tells people immediately what the flavor components are….which gets them all giddy and excited.

These take just 10 minutes to prep and then you will have to be patient while you let them chill and harden to perfect fudge consistency in the freezer, at least 4 hours. Ideally, overnight gets them nice and solid and perfect. Then you can take them out and eat them immediately….no need to wait for them to soften. Who has time for that anyways??

This vegan “Thin Mint” freezer fudge is decadent, easy, fast and addicting. Adding in coconut milk makes them extra creamy. Go make them and come back and leave me feedback on here. Each time you guys make a recipe of mine and leave me feedback, it makes my day. Also, tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and also hashtag #thevegan8, so I don’t miss any notifications.

Thin Mint Freezer Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

You are just 8 ingredients away from some amazing Thin Mint cookie inspired freezer fudge. This stuff is the perfect fudge texture straight out of the freezer. Just grab a piece when the fudge craving strikes!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low fat coconut milk (I used canned)
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (or cashew butter would work too I bet)
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (40 g) (cocoa powder will work too, but raw gives the best flavor)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons liquid melted coconut butter, not oil! (it should be complete liquid)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice (I used sliced almonds and pecans in 2 batches)
  • Optional: chopped fresh mint for garnish

Instructions

1. Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning, so that the coconut butter does not cease up when added to the other ingredients. Line a 9X5 loaf pan with parchment paper hanging over the sides.

2. Add the coconut milk, almond butter, syrup and both extracts to a medium bowl and stir very well. Be very careful when measuring the mint extract, as too much can easily turn this from tasting minty, to tasting like toothpaste!

3. Next stir in the cacao powder and salt really well.

4. Melt the coconut butter to a complete liquid and then measure out 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons and add to the remaining ingredients. Mix really well. Add chopped nuts and stir well.

5. Pour into prepared pan and spread out evenly. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

6. Freeze for 4-8 hours, preferably overnight to be completely solid. It will be perfect and fudgey immediately upon removal of the freezer, no need to wait for it to thaw! Slice into bars and keep stored in a ziplock bag or foil. They will soften quickly upon removal, so don't leave them out too long.

Notes

*Raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free

*Nutrition per square: 222.75 calories, 13.3 g fat, 23.5 carbs, 5.4 g protein, 15.9 g sugar

http://thevegan8.com/2014/07/22/no-bake-thin-mint-freezer-fudge/

Annndddd now, here is my first Youtube video!! Please give me your honest feedback and go easy on me, it’s my first one! I already have other ideas for more. I just wanted this to be like an awesome, quick teaser video on Youtube for people to be enticed to want to go in there kitchen and make it! Short, quick and to the point.

SUBSCRIBE to my channel HERE for live cooking videos with me coming soon!!

By the way, I know the orange font sucks on certain parts on the video…it looked great while I was creating the movie, but faded drastically once it uploaded to Youtube. Don’t know why, but I will know better for next time. It was a ton of work, so I didn’t want to start all over.

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56 Comments

  1. Lovely recipe! I am in love with vegan freezer desserts right now :) Would coconut oil work instead of coconut butter for this recipe?

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Katie! Thanks so much for your comment! You could try coconut oil, but it won’t have the same result as the coconut butter and may be more bitter and definitely more “wet”. Coconut butter is slightly sweet and very creamy and hardens much more than coconut oil. So, you may have a more wet fudge and may need more sweetener. Let me know if you try it with the oil, or if possible, it’s best with the coconut butter, SO worth it! :)

  2. Wow, these look like such a delicious treat! I love that they’re minty; I feel like that would provide a whole new dimension, especially with your suggestion of a mint garnish and maybe a sprinkle of flaked sea salt. I think if I try these I’ll experiment with adding macadamia nuts or pistachios! Congrats on the new YouTube project! I’m definitely a visual person and I really appreciate step by step photos. Do you have plans for tutorial videos? I’ll enjoy seeing the new uploads.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Robin, I think flaked sea salt and pistachios sound delicious!! I love salt on fudge! Yes, I actually am planning that specifically to do an actual live cooking video…just have to get things in order…it’s harder with a toddler around, but I have plans and am excited about it. Thank you so much for your interest and support!

  3. Mmmmm chocolate lovers unite! Must try!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Kristen!

  4. oh goodness. these look fabulous. love the video too!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Richa! I know I’m definitely am amateur, but practice makes perfect, right?! ;)

  5. Time to conquer the video world this is so exciting :D
    Good on you!
    And this fudge looks brilliant!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Way to go Brandi! So impressed with your first video, I know how much work these things take too…
    I adore mint and chocolate but fudge has always been too sweet for me. I’ve never made a vegan version though and I do love all the ingredients in your recipe.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks Emma! I agree, typical fudge is VERY sweet…this one is not cloyingly sweet at ALL. In fact, I think it could be a little sweeter, haha! The chocolate and mint really do stand out, more than a sugary sweet taste, that’s for sure.

      Thanks for the comment on my video…yes, it took quite a lot of time and I was getting so frustrated. There are things I would do differently, but all in all, it was my first time ever creating one, so it is what it is! I’m looking forward to making more now.

  7. First of all I have to make these – they look soooo good. Tell me what I can use instead of coconut milk or butter – I can’t eat coconut and don’t have dietary restrictions so can you redo something I could use instead?

    Now onto the video – Awesome idea and very nicely executed. Maybe put a thin bar at the bottom describing what to do with the ingredients instead of putting it on top of the image. Then it is more readable. I think the length is just right. Not too long and not too short. As always the images look great. I might change the font used to something more upscale (looking at your logo – it is a scripture font that has quite a lot of elegance to it. Perhaps a serif font (not cursive just clean and elegant to go with that look which is your brand.
    Lastly I would narrow your fade in and fade out to one or two styles – when you use lots of different methods of slicing in it looks like you are new to the program and trying everything out. Stick to two styles – one coming from the right and one from the left and just alter them.

    I am so impressed with everything you are doing with your blog. It is really amazing. And BTW – please remember that as a creative director I am really picky so note that my comments about things to change are really very minor. I am truly impressed with the video and everything that comes out of your kitchen.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Cindy-I LOVE your feedback and appreciate it immensely! That is what I want…feedback! It was my first time EVER creating one, so I knew it would be imperfect. As soon as it uploaded and I saw how crappy the orange fonts appeared, I was so mad!

      Also, in creating the movie, it wouldn’t allow me to place the orange writing below on the photo, it was just one area. Again, this is something I would avoid next time and just add the permanent fonts through Picmonkey, instead of through moviemaker. Also, I am planning on the next video being LIVE, so I think that will for surely top this one :)

      About the fudge, YES, just use any other milk you like. You could even use almond milk or a creamy almond milk or soy or regular milk if you have it. Coconut milk is creamier than regular though, so I’d use a creamy one, since it gives it best texture and if the milk is too watery, it might make the fudge form ice crystals. For the coconut butter, that’s a tough one, since the coconut butter makes it hard and gives it the firm texture. You could try cashew butter, and just eat it really quickly when you take a piece out of the freezer, because it would probably soften quickly. Not sure if the cashew butter would allow it to harden like the fudge in the photos though….let me know if you try it!! Thank you! :)

      • Cheers Brandi – I think if you do the video live it will be brilliant. While I don’t really know you I feel like I do and I am quite sure you have the right personality to do this live. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

  8. Hey Brandi! I am always amazed with your delicious and inventive vegan desserts and sweet treats! This fudge looks amazing!!! and love the mint spin!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thanks so much Alice, I appreciate that!

  9. Brandi, these look so so awesome!!!!!! Your photos are looking so beautiful!! My roommate and I were just talking about girl scout cookies yesterday, so this is perfect timing to fulfill our cravings :)

    Your YouTube video looked fabulous! The only feedback I have is that I would expect a teaser video to be more like 30 seconds. But my attention span for videos is very short, so take that with a grain of salt! :)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Erika!! Yes, I agree…I actually wanted the video a little shorter, but the song I chose was longer than that and I had to fill up space, so the song didn’t just end abruptly, LOL! It was quite annoying. Amateur, ;)

  10. Watched the video Brandi, really well done and congratulations on being on You Tube! Your fudge is wonderful, chocolate and mint what can you say, and of course your fudge is actually good for you while being decadently delicious!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Suzanne!!

  11. These look great! It’s always nice to find vegan dessert recipes, especially ones that you don’t even have to bake!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Mary! I’m all about easy, no bake desserts lately!!

  12. Keep up the YouTube channel lady! Your first video is FIERCE… It’s only a matter of time before all the subscribers and viewers come in!!! :D

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Gosh, I hope so Gigi, thanks girl!!

  13. All these ingredients are my dream….all in one perfect recipe! m literally off to the store right now to buy what I need to make this tomorrow. So delicious!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yay Lucie! I’m so excited you are making it, PLEASE come back and leave me feedback! I hope you love it as much as we do! Thank you :)

  14. Thin Mints were my absolute favorite! No way to beat chocolate + mint! Look fab, girl. Congrats on your first video – great job!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Annie! They were my favorite too and while these aren’t crunchy cookies…they certainly give the same memory and flavor. Yum.

  15. This video is so fun (love the music!) how exciting!! I also am dying over this fudge. I normally don’t like chocolate and mint together, BUT fudge just work and I LOVE thin mints.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much my friend! Everybody seems to like the music, so at least I didn’t screw that part up, haha!

  16. Oh my word! These looks awesome. A woman after my own heart. I love Girl Scout thin mints but no longer eat them for a myriad of reasons, so I’ll have to try these out for sure and I love that they are only sweetened with maple syrup.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Nissrine!! I agree…I don’t eat Girl Scout cookies either anymore…too much garbage ingredients!! These hit and satisfy the craving with all wholesome ingredients. Let me know if you make them!

  17. I’m a HUGE fan of chocolate, mint and fudgy things! These look fabulous. I love your You Tube video too! You’re amazing and it looks so professional!

  18. Brandi! Yay for the youtube video! I don’t have speakers at the moment but I’m going to watch this when I get home tonight so that I can see your beautiful face and hear you speak for the first time. I’m so excited! Just as excited as I am for this thin mint freezer fudge. Get out of here – you made this amazing fudge with these simple ingredients?! I’m in awe. And Brandi, let me say that your photography gets better and better all the time. That first shot with the squares of fudge lined up on that plate, surrounded by mint, is gorgeous.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are so awesome Nancy, I just love you to pieces girl!!! xoxo Thanks for sharing my recipe earlier….Oh and hopefully I can get a live cooking video up soon with my mug on it, haha!

  19. Wow!! This looks fabulous…. The fudge is absolutely perfect, your photos are gorgeous…. I am so making this!! <3

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so very much Prudy! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!!

  20. If I liked chocolate, I’m sure I’d love this fudge! ;)

    I was SO excited to watch the video, because I thought I would get to see you cook, ha ha! Oh well. My favorite part is the ingredients page. I love the contrasting fonts, while the silver background makes the text pop.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Meredith! Don’t worry, that will be coming soon!! :)

  21. Wow, Brandi, these no-bake minty fudges are absolutely miam, perfect for the warm summer, it’s actually lovely here in Turin and I got a bit of sun now! Beautiful step by step photos, love the fresh greenish mint on top! I’ve never had Girl Scout cookies before. Maybe I have, but my mum wouldn’t let me near these stuff when I was a kid, crazy right? I used to like these minty chocolatey candies, but they contained gelatin. Congratulations Brandi with your first YouTube video, I know it takes a lot of time to edit and get this up, I appreciate the time you took to get that up and running! ❤

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Rika! Your mom was a smart lady…they are pretty much just full of junk anyway! Making things homemade is always a much wiser choice. Thank you for the compliments, means a lot coming from you! xoxo

  22. I’m neither Vegan, nor Vegetarian (please don’t frown LOL). But, that does not stop liking such recipes.

    This recipe grabbed my attention and I can’t wait to try it ASAP.

    I will however use non Vegan ingredients that I have in the larder, etc and play around until it tastes delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  23. PS Forgot to say congrats and good luck with your videos.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Bibs! Thank you for stopping by! I can’t wait to hear what you think after you make it! Yes, most of my readers and all taste testers aren’t vegan, so one definitely doesn’t need to be vegan to enjoy them, it’s just yummy food, that’s all! You can certainly swap out ingredients if you like, just keep in mind I have only tested it with the above ingredients so subbing could definitely alter the final texture result. The coconut milk and coconut butter are key ingredients helping the fudge setup in the freezer and become that fudge texture. Coconut milk sets up differently than regular and coconut butter turns into solid, more so than regular butter. Just wanted to mention that so you can get the best result with how I wrote the recipe. It’s truly delicious! Enjoy!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so very much, I appreciate that!

  24. Brandi, your creativity with recipes is unstoppable! These look downright awesome. Chocolate + Mint is one of my absolute favorite combinations, and this recipe is speaking my dessert language! Can’t wait to try it.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are so sweet, thank you so much Ashley!!

  25. I love your easy peasy tasty recipe! I loved the music in your photo video!

    I thought it was going to be a real video & you are right, the orange must be replaced by another color that speaks out more! xxx

    Good for you! :) Go on! I subscribed on you-tube! x

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Sophie!! Yes, I agree…I wasn’t thrilled when it didn’t upload as clear to Youtube after I created it. I know now for next time…thanks for watching girl!! :)

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  27. This is a spectacular recipe. So delicious. It’s a perfect treat. And I LOVE chocolate. Brandi – thank you for being kind enough to let us post this recipe on our site. We look all over books and websites to find inspiration… But this was more then inspiration, this one was perfect as is. Just amazing.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Wonderful Damien! I really appreciate your wonderful feedback, and thank you for asking to share it, that means so much to me! You are so welcome. So glad you loved the recipe!!

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  29. Liz

    Hi what is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil, I telephoned Melrose to find out, and they said it was the same.
    Do you consider creamed coconut as butter. Great recipe

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Liz! They are actually not the same at all or perform the same in most recipes. Coconut oil is just the fat separated from the coconut and is softer and very greasy, whereas coconut butter is a whole food, it is dried coconut that has been puréed into liquid “butter”. You can buy it at Whole Foods, or I actually make it homemade because it’s so easy and cheap. Here’s my link how I make it. It takes less than 10 mins! The coconut butter firms up much harder, which is why it’s necessary in this recipe. The coconut oil would make it too soft. Hope that helps

  30. Once again, this recipe is a ridiculously huge success! I just made two batches for tomorrow and I literally licked the bowl–it’s just too good!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yay Courtney!! Thank you so much for the awesome feedback! You made my day! :)

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