Simple Paleo Coconut Fudge - dairy & sugar free with natural colors

Looking for an easy healthy dessert? This paleo fudge is loaded with healthy ingredients and comes together super fast and has a low carb option. It's autoimmune paleo (aip) friendly too.

Since my sugaraholic days are over, I work hard to have healthy treats around during the Christmas Holiday Season like Healthy Christmas Cookies, Almond Joy Bars, Chocolate Truffles, and No-Bake Cookies.

Now I'm thrilled to add this healthy fudge recipe from Sarah of Little Fig to our repertoire.  She brings us a beautiful Healthy Paleo Fudge, a perfect snack for any time of year, but especially nice for Christmas.

As I shared over at Little Fig the other day, one of my family's Christmas traditions that I particularly treasure is gifting homemade presents.

I get a great kick out of gifts that are both truly enjoyable AND nourishing. I love the fact that it enables my kids to participate fully in the joy of giving too, and have taken to bookmarking recipes that we can enjoy trying out together.

I also love whipping up allergy-free goodies for friends who might be missing certain treats.

The two dairy-free gifts that I have been working on this year (as an added bonus, they are also gluten-free) are Christmas Spiced Fig 'Butter' and the Festive Coconut Fudge that I am sharing with you today.

More On this Paleo Fudge

Coconut butter gives this fudge its richness and texture. Besides being super easy to make at home, it provides the creaminess that my earlier coconut oil-based fudges were lacking.

I have used beautiful New Zealand manuka honey as a sweetener (this is a great manuka honey brand). Manuka honey has strong antibacterial properties and is always present among my arsenal of natural remedies (no sugar needed to get that medicine down!).

Kiwi for Coconut Fudge. Dehydrating Kiwi Fruit.

You can add whatever fruits, nuts or flavourings that you like to this base, but in keeping with the Christmas theme, kiwifruit and raspberries provide festive colour.I dehydrated the kiwifruit to intensify its flavour, but if you don't have access to a dehydrator you could use fresh fruit too.

To enhance the green colour I also added a small amount of organic spirulina, which my willing taste testers weren't able to pick out at all. Organic powdered green stevia would be perfect too.

Organic freeze-dried raspberries are a good choice with their nice red colour and flavour, but you could opt for freeze-dried plums or even fresh berries instead.

Enjoy, and much peace and joy to you all at Christmas!

Healthy Fudge Recipe! Dairy and Sugar Free - with natural color.

For those on special diets, this fudge is easily adaptable.  See notes for details.

Recipe Notes and Substitutions for this Paleo Fudge

Healthy Fudge Recipe! Dairy and Sugar Free - with natural color.

Simple Paleo Coconut Fudge - dairy & sugar free with natural colors

This Easy Paleo Fudge is naturally colored and loaded with healthy ingredients. Pretty enough for company and gifting, easy enough for every day eating.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM:S, Vegan
Keyword: paleo fudge
Servings: 10
Calories: 131kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place softened coconut butter, coconut oil and honey into a blender or food processor and whizz briefly to combine.
  • Pour out half of the mixture into a bowl and add the raspberry powder, stirring until evenly combined.
  • Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
  • Add the dehydrated kiwifruit (if using) and either spirulina or stevia to the blender or food processor.
  • Blend until well combined with the coconut mixture.
  • Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
  • Spoon into moulds, filling half way up the sides.
  • Spoon the raspberry mixture over the top, and smooth.
  • Let the fudge set in the refrigerator for half and hour, then press out of moulds. Voila!
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month (or for two weeks if using fresh fruit).

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 6g

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From Adrienne: Isn't the fudge gorgeous?  I have some freeze-dried pomegranate powder I use for an antioxidant boost to smoothies. I think I am going to have to try this!}

Looking for More Healthy Christmas Treats?  How about:

- 3 Ridiculously-Easy Truffle Recipes

- Healthy Almond Joy® Bars

- No-Bake Coconut Delights

What fruits or other add ins would you put in Your fudge?

Sarah Teng

Sarah is a Kiwi mum of two and a 'Real Food' convert. She is currently studying a Diploma of Nutritional Science at a naturopathic college in New Zealand. Sarah started her blog, Little Fig, to share her passion for wholesome and probiotic foods, and to celebrate the local food heroes and heroines in her corner of the world.

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  1. These are beautiful! I can't wait to go to the health store to see if I can get my hands on some freeze dried raspberries!

  2. Pretty new to your blog and am looking forward to spending more time with it as I can. Surprised though I just saw, it's gone now, an ad from Monsanto on this post. At first I thought maybe it was not the Monsanto so I clicked on it before letting you know. It was them and I don't know how ads work on blogs but was sorry to see it here. Looking forward to learning more good ideas from you.

    1. Thanks Louise. I try hard to get objectionable things off of my site. Was it monsanto.com that the ad took you to? I have to be honest, though, I am more upset about the near porn that has been around than that, but they're about equal :(. Welcome!!!