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.

It's:

– 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 :).

Secret-Ingredient Mint Fudge - vegan and sugar free
 
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Recipe type: Desserts - Candy, Holiday & Special Occasion Recipe
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo
 
This Easy Mint Fudge Recipe is naturally colored with a secret ingredient and loaded with healthy ingredients, plus it's dairy and sugar free too.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add remaining ingredients to blender, add coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into an 8x8 baking pan and freeze until solid.
  3. Store in refrigerator to prevent softening.
Notes
For Vitamix (or Blendtec) owners, there is no need to melt the coconut oil. Simply place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. You will find that making it in theVitamix yields a fudge with a lighter green color and a somewhat smoother texture.

I used ½ cup parsley when using pumpkin seeds. For a lighter nut or seeds you will likely need about ¾ cup.

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?

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  1. What about using fresh parsley? Does it have to be dried?