Secret Ingredient Mint Fudge – vegan and sugar free


In need of a healthy dessert? This Easy Mint Fudge Recipe is naturally colored with a secret ingredient and loaded with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, plus it's dairy and sugar free too. It's naturally paleo and low carb to boot.

If you’re like me, having healthy snacks around is a must to keep you on track with your special diet, and they need to be low carb if you are dealing with candida. Some of our favorites include my Homemade Protein Bars, Green Bean Chips, Almond Joy Bars, and “Dorito®” Popcorn, but this healthy fudge recipe is a fun new addition.  It’s an all-natural dairy-free fudge recipe that is colored with a surprise ingredient.

It’s fun to color foods for special occasions, but on a whole foods diet, regular food colorings just do not make the grade.

It’s always hard for me to take my kids to the grocery store and see them oogle the multi-colored “foods” and feel like I’d love to make them something fun like that, but I just don’t want all those mystery chemicals going into their bodies.

And we love fudge, but since regular fudge is loaded with white sugar and other things that aren’t great for us, they leave me feeling less healthy than I’d like to once I’ve indulged.

What’s the answer?

This Mint Fudge Recipe.


– loaded with natural goodness and
– colored with a natural ingredient.

  • God’s provided plenty of colorful options for us creation so we don’t need to lean on Aluminum Lake #3, Red No. 40 and the like :-(.

For Saint Patrick’s Day this year (or for any day, for that matter), why not have some Dairy-Free Fudge colored with-

parsley (and no, you won’t taste it :-)!)

See?  When you’re a whole foodies, you can get a nice festive treat with added nutritional punch.

This recipe is one that I adapted from a Grain-Free Foodies’ recipe.  It is extremely easy as is and if you have a high-powered blender, like the Vitamix, you can make it even easier.

Oh, and for more Healthy & Delicious Fudge Recipes, check out:

Both have special diet options and are sure to please!  We have a non-whole-foodie friend at church who asks if we’ve made extra fudge every time we see him!
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Mint Fudge Recipe - Vegan and Sugar Free with Natural Colors. Great for St. Patrick's Day

I’ve made this fudge with several kinds of nuts and/or seeds. While preparing to shoot these photos I made one batch with pumpkin seeds and the other with macadamias. Hence the macadamias in the photo :).

Mint Fudge Recipe - Vegan and Sugar Free with Natural Colors. Great for St. Patrick's Day

Mint Fudge with optional (though I think mint ALWAYS goes better with chocolate, don’t you??) drizzle.

A nice sweet way to celebrate this holiday that is near and dear to my heart.

To find our more about Saint Patrick’s life, and to see my connections to the Emerald Isle (I’m 1/2 Irish), read my post on Saint Patrick’s Day ~ History and Simple, Healthy Celebrations.

What is your favorite treat for Saint Patrick’s Day?.

Shared at The Prairie Homestead, Food RenegadeTip Junkie, Ricki Heller, and Skip to My Lou.


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  1. Yum! We added 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and used mint leaves from our garden that we had dehydrated last summer. (didn’t end up green because of the chocolate, but we all agreed that was worth it!!)
    Also did 1/4cup of honey and a little bit of stevia…perfect!
    thanks for a great, easy recipe. (oh, and my 11 yr. old daughter made the whole thing by herself, using the vitamix)

    • I LOVE the added cocoa! I was just working on mint chocolate brownies myself today. (Not a winner yet. Sigh.) It’s such an easy recipe, isn’t it! Tell your daughter “good job!” for me.

  2. Whoa–mind officially blown!! (Do you promise you don’t taste it?) ;) I am going to have to try this one myself–I’m craving fudge these days for some weird reason!!

    • Hey Ricki! I’ll just tell you my kids are devouring this. Even the batch made with pumpkin seed butter that my youngest will.not.touch. Hope you like it!

  3. Adrienne ~ I wonder if a bit of spirulina powder would work to make the green color brighter. I use it in my smoothies and it is really dark green, but it is a bit bitter tasting. I may try this recipe with a bit more stevia and the spirulina. I’ll let you know if it works out. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I love the bean fudge, so I am hoping this one will be terrific also.

  4. What?! Parsley? That’s amazing. I wouldn’t have ever thought of that! It looks amazing and I love that it’s naturally colored. :)

  5. Macy Mae Rivers says:

    (I’m in terrible drool right now) Seriously? This recipe is perfect for my Garden gatherings with friends and family. Oh how I would love to try this one. Organic recipe is definitely cool. Sorry but I’m in a rush to do this now. Tomorrow’s gonna be the big day! Hope everybody will love it like I do. Thanks for the share!

  6. Wow! I have two mint lovers in the house that will LOVE this. Thanks so much for sharing. :) Will definitely share this via social media!

  7. I can’t WAIT to try these Adrienne! Thanks for sharing at The Mommy Club Linky Party!

  8. Is the Parsley just for color? Can it be left out or will this change the consistency of the fudge?