Secret-Ingredient Mint Fudge - vegan and sugar free
This "Secret Ingredient" Mint Fudge is a dairy-free fudge recipe that is colored with a surprise ingredient--can you guess what it is? This is a sugar-free fudge that you can for sure feel good about eating--all natural healthful ingredients and no cooking involved either!
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.
Coloring foods for special occasions is fun, 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 ogle 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.
Healthy Fudge--a Naturally Healthy Treat
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.
This healthy fudge is:
- loaded with healthy goodness and
- colored naturally.
See--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 Mint Fudge colored with-
parsley (and no, you won't taste it :-)!)
See? When you're a whole foody, you can have festive treats with added nutritional punch.
This mint fudge 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.
More Healthy Fudge Recipes
For more Healthy & Delicious Fudge Recipes, check out:
- Silky Smooth Bean Fudge
- Chocolate Almond Fudge
- Mushroom Fudge (yes, seriously!)
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!
- Coconut Oil Notes: Use organic expeller-pressed coconut oil if you wish to avoid the coconutty flavor
- Seed / Nut Butter Options: For nut or seed butter, I've used both macadamias and pumpkin seed butter. The Pumpkin Seed Butter is great as this adds natural green coloring. These are better choices than sunflower seed and some others since they will go better with the mint in my opinion. Substitute coconut butter for AIP (here's how to make Homemade Coconut Butter).
- Sweetener options: Any equivalent sweetener, liquid or granulated to taste, will work instead of xylitol. You do, of course, have to reduce the amount if using stevia extract. One scoop = 1/32 teaspoon. See this post on How to Use Stevia. Use the healthiest sweetener you can.
- Chocolate Alternative: You can melt my Homemade Chocolate Chips instead of chocolate.
- Trim Healthy Mama: This recipe fits in as an "S" on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
Secret-Ingredient Mint Fudge - low carb, vegan and sugar free
- 1 1/2 cups coconut oil
- 1 1/5 cups nut or seed butter (soaked and dehydrated, if possible. See Recipe Notes)
- 1/2 cup low carb sweetener
- 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes (or more)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- melted chocolate (for optional drizzle)
- Melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add remaining ingredients to blender, add coconut oil and blend until smooth.
- Pour into an 8x8 baking pan and freeze until solid.
- Store in refrigerator to prevent softening.
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This low-carb fudge is a nice sweet way to celebrate this holiday that is near and dear to my heart.
What is your favorite treat for Saint Patrick's Day?
I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE THINK .NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION .HOW ALL INTIMIDATING BECOME SOFT? WHAT SHOULD WE ADD ? i DONOT KNOW WHAT IS xylitol? IS IT LIQUID ?
Hello there. I'm sorry for the delay in responding. Sorry but what do you mean by intimidating become soft? Xylitol is a low-carb sweetener. There is information in the Recipe Notes above the recipe for alternatives.
Can I substitute real mint for the mint extract? If so, how much?
Yes, you can. Typically you could use a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract for a full tablespoon of cut and compacted mint leaves. Enjoy!
SHOULD i SOAK THE SEEDS ?
Hi again--I just responded to your other comment. Hope that helps!
Were the pumpkin seeds soaked and dehydrated before making the nut/seed butter, or were they roasted?
Hi Kurt - I only soak my nuts and seeds. You could try to lightly roast but I am conflicted on that b/c some say it increased the free radicals in the oils.
This post shows how to do it. You will love how light they taste and no danger of burning! https://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/soaking-nuts-seeds/
IT DIDNOT SAY SOCK OR ROAST THE SEEDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i THOUGHT WE SHOULD GRIND THEM THE WAY THE ARE AND THAT IS WHAT i DID .
Hello again. Sorry about that. We had some technical glitches when transferring the recipes over to a new system. I put the information in the Recipe Notes again. It helps with nutrition content and digestibility.
Hi, I like the recipe especially with neutral tasting nut butter. What are the maros for this recipe?
So glad you like it! I don't have a nutrition calculator at this point but am working on it. You can just plug the ingredients into an online source that you trust for now - thanks for reading!
What about using fresh parsley? Does it have to be dried?
I think it would make it too moist but you could try it.