3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge

3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge

The most amazing 3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge that is made with dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut butter and vanilla! So easy, oil-free and so incredibly delicious.

Stacked pieces of 3 ingredient vegan fudge on white paper

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Would you believe that fudge can be insanely delicious without using butter or oil as an ingredient? Well, it can and it is. This 3 ingredient vegan fudge, in fact. What is fudge? It is a very rich, sweet indulgence. That is why they are cut into such small pieces, because you only need a little bite at a time.

Several pieces of vegan chocolate fudge with pecans


I've yet to see any fudge recipe that doesn't have butter, oil or vegan butters or coconut oil. Sure, there is banana fudge and avocado fudge. However, I'm not a fan of banana fudge. I don't want my chocolate fudge to taste like banana. Rather, I want fudge to taste like chocolate. Not to mention, I don't want insane amounts of oil in my fudge. I wanted a recipe that was oil-free, butter-free, gluten-free, nut-free and EASY! Simply, because I have several readers who request nut-free recipes. This literally takes 5 minutes to prep and is insanely delicious.


All of my fudge recipes are oil-free, as they do not use added oil as an ingredient!

Stack of oil-free vegan fudge


This fudge is made with coconut butter, which I used homemade. However, store-bought is totally fine. The coconut butter gives a rich, creamy texture and has a natural sweetness to it that works awesome. It is also a whole food, as opposed to coconut oil, which is just the fat extracted, none of the coconut meat is included. By using coconut butter instead of coconut oil, it will firm up much more. Personally, I love to make my own homemade coconut butter. I buy Bob's Red Mill Macaroon coconut and let it run in my food processor about 5 minutes and voila, coconut butter! Make sure that you  know if you choose to make your own, that climate can affect it from turning into butter.


As you can see, this recipe does not use actual oil as an ingredient, but it is not fat-free. The 2 are very different. I use chocolate chips and coconut butter for the fats here. The natural cocoa butter that is in chocolate and the coconut butter help to firm and set the fudge. So, clearly, this recipe is not fat-free nor a health food, it is a treat! Learn more about oils versus fats on my post How To Cook and Bake Without Oil!

Spoonful of coconut butter in the middle of fudge pieces


Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips, but I used Enjoy Life brand here because there are only 3 ingredients with no additives or preservatives. They only have chocolate liquor, evaporated cane juice and cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is awesome and lends to the rich chocolate flavor and helps to firm up the fudge. There are other dairy-free chocolate brands out there, just make sure to check the ingredient list that there is no milk added.

Leave me feedback below after you make this 3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge! I love to hear from you all!

Other Vegan Recipes Using Coconut Butter:

Several pieces of vegan fudge with almonds
4.8 from 5 votes

3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge

The most amazing 3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge that is made with dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut butter and vanilla! So easy and so incredibly delicious. Takes just 5 minutes to make and is made with dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut butter and vanilla. So easy, but so good!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan fudge, 3 ingredient fudge, dairy-free fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 -12 pieces
Author Brandi Doming



  • Feel free to add in nuts if you like. I made some plain for my daughter and some with chopped almonds because my hubby loves almonds. Also, make sure to measure correctly. If you add too much coconut butter, it can make the fudge get too soft at room temperature. I let my fudge sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to really harden and then removed it to get back to room temperature. It became the perfect soft, yet firm, fudge texture. I recommend preparing it the day before if you are making it for a party, chill in the fridge, then remove it 30 minutes or so before the party to soften. Depending on the humidity in your area, time may vary on it softening.


  1. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with clear plastic wrap. I don’t like parchment paper because it is kind of stiff to use for fudge. Just lightly spray the pan before placing the plastic wrap in the pan, so it sticks to the sides. Set aside.
  2. Add the chocolate chips to a double boiler over the stove or use the microwave. If using the microwave, use a large mug or a small bowl and heat it for 30 seconds, stir and then 15 second intervals until it is about 90% melted, stirring after each time. You don’t want to burn the chocolate. Stir the chocolate quickly until it is melted and smooth.
  3. Stir the coconut butter into the melted chocolate. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour in the prepared pan and sprinkle with sea salt or any nuts if you wish. Place in the fridge to set and harden for a couple of hours. Once it’s set you can remove it from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes (your climate may require longer) and it will become the perfect soft fudge texture. You can leave it at room temperature. I prefer it at room temperature because it’s the perfect fudge texture. If you store it in the fridge, remove it to set out and soften. Note: Depending on your climate, the fudge may get too soft if left out too long at room temperature, because the coconut butter will soften.


  1. I cannot wait to make this!
  2. That's amazing, Brandi! The pictures are good enough to eat too...:-)
  3. Thanks for the no-nut version, Alistaire would love it!
  4. Just made it - it's in the fridge. Licking the spatula was sure tasty! Hope it turns out OK. Having never used coconut butter before - which was solid in the jar, wasn't exactly sure how to measure it. Do you chop it out of the jar and then pack it into a measuring cup? We'll see how this turns out.
    • Haha you're awesome! That was fast! Yes, I kind of just scrape it out into the 1/2 cup measuring cup, pressing it in there and then level it off with your finger or knife. I'm sure it will turn out fine! It will be like a hard candy bar out of the fridge, but will soften sitting out at room temperature again. That is when the real indulge comes! Thanks so much for making it so quick! Let me know :)
  5. OMG - now I have to have this fudge - between the yummy cookies and the fudge I'm going to be in trouble ;-)
  6. Yum!!! I've got a jar of coconut butter sitting on my shelf right now, so I'm definitely trying this recipe soon Brandi! I'm thinking it'll be amazing with dried sour cherries... I just finished my last packet but I'll buy another this weekend (mmm, coconut + cherries + chocolate = my version of treat heaven!) xx
    • I agree Laura! Cherries and chocolate go beautifully together! Let me know when you try it :)
  7. Love this Brandi. It looks absolutely delicious. I've been making the most complicated recipes over the last few days. 3 ingredients sounds like a dream! I had no idea one could actually make coconut butter. Definitely giving that a try, with my new food processor :)
    • Thank you Saskia! Oh yes, couldn't be any easier! I'm all about easy recipes these days! The coconut butter is really simple too..just make sure to use unsweetened, undessicated dried coconut for best results. I had perfect results with Bob's red mill macaroon coconut. :)
  8. YUM! You make your own coconut butter, thats amazing. The fudge looks rich and delicious and I have to try making it. Love fudge, well anything chocolate!! Another great recipe Brandi.
    • Oh, it's so rich. I seriously can't eat more than one piece at a time, which is a good thing! :) Thank you Suzanne!
  9. Your fudge looks scrumptious, Brandi. Coconut butter is a staple in my house. I should try making it.I'm looking forward to your new blog. :)
    • Thank you Ally! It comes together in minutes. I absolutely love what the coconut butter does for the fudge...sooo yummy!
  10. I've such a weakness for chocolate fudge and yours here looks perfect. Thanks, Brandi, for sharing your recipe.
  11. OH MY GOSH! This is one of the best recipes I have seen for not only the delicious product, but the simplicity of the recipe!! I am so excited for your new blog..this blog looks amazing already I can't imagine what you have coming to top this!
    • Aww you're so sweet Brittany! Thank you!
    • OHHH yes, I remember this recipe. I need to make this now that I am obsessed with coconut butter! I have just enough left!! THANK YOU!
      • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
        Oh please, please let me know if you make it! All my non-vegan friends even LOVED IT!
  12. You are a genius! I am totally making this soon. Can't wait to see your new blog:)
  13. I will be making your tasty fudge today!! It loooks so amazing, Brandi! :) xx MMMMM!!
  14. Anonymous
    These 3 Ingredient Fudge sound like a real treat. I love how easy they are to prepare. :) Simple ingredients are the best.
  15. Wow, this recipe looks amazing! I love how easy it is. And thank you so much for demystifying coconut butter! I'm all over this and can't wait to try. -Dana
    • Thank you Dana! I'm all about easy these days and I know most people are too!
  16. I already bookmark it and I'll make it!!!Is Gluten Free,too!Sea salt on the semi-sweet chocolate is a perfect combination,a great balance of flavors!
    • Thank you, I can't wait to hear after you try it! I agree...sea salt and chocolate are dangerously good.
  17. Reblogged this on food thoughts to share and commented: Looks too good to be true - but it is! Check out the blog
  18. Yowza. That's a yowza without an exclamation point because it's just too important for the frivolity of an exclamation point.
  19. this looks delicious. i usually crave sweets at night and i have been having a hard time finding something that is simple to make and that doesn't kill my calorie intake. I'll give this a go and hopefully my son enjoys it too! thanks for sharing this.
    • Thank you Abby! Please let me know how it turns out. Everybody who has made it so far has loved it and especially their kids! :)
  20. Brandi, wowza! I'm in complete awe that so few healthy ingredients could make something this decadently delicious! I'm super impressed with your homemade coconut butter. I need to find undessicated, unsweetened coconut so that I can make my own!
    • Thank you Nancy! It looks like it's becoming my #1 recipe judging by how many people are making it and printing off the recipe! People love easy!
  21. Elilta
    For a non - fudge eater, this was AWESOME....It was very easy to make and tasted beyond delicious. I put some sliced almonds on top. Thx Brandi for sharing this recipe!
    • Thank you so much Elilta for making it and letting me know on Facebook how much your coworkers enjoyed it too!!
  22. Oh Brandi, I"m drooling over this fudge! What a decadent treat, I can't wait to see your new blog! :)
  23. I'm absolutely thrilled I found you and your yummy healthy fudge recipe here!! A few days ago I bought some freshly made fudge and was thinking, wouldn't it be great if I can make one that's much healthier so I can eat a little bit more? hehe Thank you Brandi! :)
    • Aww thanks Violet! You will never believe how good it is either with no oil or butter or powdered sugar! So glad you came to my blog!
      • I can't wait to make it once I get all the ingredients. Looking forward to more of your recipes, Brandi! :)
  24. looks like a bought one..... looks so good :)
  25. If you love almond joys, you will love this fudgE! The coconut flavor, with the chocolate and added almonds are Incredible. I will be making these for the holidays!
  26. Look great. Can't wait to try it!
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  29. Wow, this looks amazing!!! Adding it to m Pin board for sure!
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  32. i just had to check out this recipe. it looks so decadent!!
  33. I am seriously obsessed with your recipes!! They are just pure genius! I made the fudge...and it tasted like what a chocolate fudge should taste like!! No fruity base..nothing..just good old chocolate. Awesome job Brandi! I will be trying A LOT of you recipes!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Shamira, you are the sweetest!! I appreciate your kind words and for making so many of my recipes, as well as sharing them on Instagram! Thank you!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh, and I agree....I want fudge to taste LIKE FUDGE, not fruit, haha!
  34. As a serious chocolate lover this fudge recipe is definitely one that I must recreate. It looks delicious & the best part about it is the 3 ingredients!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thanks Thalia!! It's so easy, I hope you enjoy it, let me know if you make it!
  35. AMAZING! Got any suggestions for a non-chocolate version though? Even dark is too much ~dairy esque~ for me :[ Any parameters on equivalency? X cups of thick liquid (fruit compote perhaps?) versus thin liquid (room temp expresso?)? X cups of powder (could I protein powder it or should that liquified?) Should I avoid anything with water as a main ingredient since that'll turn to ice? X number of mashed bananas or nut butters (thicker than liquid but not quite a solid?)?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Lillie! So sorry for the delay...I somehow missed this comment! Um, actually if you leave out the chocolate, it wouldn't e much of a recipe left, haha! I actually am not a fan of fruity types of fudge because they end up tasting like fruit and not fudge. I don't like bananas and don't use them. If you are looking for a non-chocolate type of fudge, then you are in luck, because I have one coming in a few days that is not chocolate at all and is to die for and it's not based on fruit either! To answer your question, water definitely shouldn't be an ingredient in fudge....it can cause the cocoa butter in chocolate to separate. Stick to whole food ingredients. Truly, each recipe takes testing to it's hard for me to tell you exact measurements of anything specific that I haven't tried myself.Stay tuned for the new recipe coming! :)
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  37. This was really delicious! I loved taking it to work to share and amazing people by telling them that there were only 3 ingredients. I had never heard of coconut butter before but now that I know how easy it is, will be using it more often.
  38. This was wonderful! I finally found the coconut butter last week and made this. Awesome recipe!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awesome Valerie! Thank you so much for letting me know, I love hearing the feedback! Thank you for making it and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
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  40. Hi! Do you think I could use cocoa butter instead? Is cocoa butter less healthy than coconut? Thanks for sharing the recipe :) /Ida
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Ida! Sure, I think so....I just don't know if it will overpower the flavor or not. Cocoa butter gets harder than coconut butter as well, so you could maybe add a couple of tablespoons of plant milk to counteract it. These are just guesses off the top of my head without testing it. Please let me know how it turns out and what you try!
  41. Could you add peanut or almond butter to the melted chocolate?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Lucy! If you do, it will not firm up properly because adding a smooth nut butter will soften the texture. It would be more like a thick frosting texture.
  42. I made this for a party yesterday and it turned out awesome! People loved and some couldn't stop eating it! :D Thank you so much for this delicious and simple recipe!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Hannah for the lovely review, so sorry I missed this before!
  43. So good. So easy. Thank you for posting this. It is exactly the recipe I was looking for. I layered mine and poured in half the fudge to set, then added ground toasted coconut and cashews to the other half. So decadent. I think I will like to try to make these over some kind of a nut crust in the future.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      That is so wonderful to hear Jody, thank you for the amazing review! Your nuts and coconut addition sound amazing!
  44. It would be good if you could post some no-bake brownies. These look so good though! ;)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Abbie, I do have some no-bake brownies on the blog. Just be sure to always check my Recipe Index or the search box for recipes. I literally have hundreds of recipes on this blog. Not sure why you gave a 4 star rating here though when you didn't make the recipe?? It is helpful to have the ratings from when a recipe is made please. Thank you! Here are the no-bake brownies: https://thevegan8.com/2014/10/25/raw-brownies-with-raspberry-coulis/
  45. Brandy this was great!!! I was in a pinch today, looking for a quick dessert I could make my son (who has several food allergies) before an event where he would have had no dessert while others did. I just saw another one of your recipes that used Coconut Butter (which I happened to have on hand) and saw that it linked to other recipes containing Coconut Butter and found this one. It was delicious and super super easy!!! Thanks so much!! My son loved it because it reminded him of the coconut ice cream he likes.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      That is so wonderful to hear Stephanie, thank you so much for the lovely review! So glad you and your son loved them, yay!
  46. I made this fudge for a potluck with friends who love to cook very healthy vegetarian meals, and many of whom are vegan, and they said it was the best dessert they've ever had! I made my own coconut butter by processing coconut flakes in the food processor to a creamy consistency and followed your advice to get the best vanilla. Thank you so much! I can't wait for your cookbook to be released so I can try more of your amazing recipes!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay! Wow, that is a wonderful compliment Terri! So glad they all loved this fudge so much. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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