Don't you just love an easy recipe! Especially around the holidays when there's so much to do. This 2 ingredient vegan chocolate fudge is quick and fuss free. Let's do it!
This two-ingredient fudge is so easy compared to making regular fudge. There's no need for a candy thermometer or hours of stirring at the stove!
It's guaranteed to delight your sweet tooth and is perfect for sharing and gifting for the holidays!
This easy vegan fudge recipe is:
- Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free
- Super chocolatey
- And easy to customize with add-ins and flavors of your choice!
You'll need just two simple ingredients for this vegan fudge:
Dark chocolate. Choose a vegan chocolate that you like. I recommend quality bars over chocolate chips for the best flavor. This fudge was made with bittersweet 70% cocoa content chocolate and the sweetness level is just right for me. If you prefer a sweeter fudge, then you can use a semi-sweet chocolate with 50-60% cocoa.
Sweetened condensed coconut milk gives both the sweetness and the fudgy texture. Look for a tin of the Nature's Charm brand in your grocery store or order online.
Step by step pictures
Here's a visual guide to this 2 ingredient vegan fudge recipe. Full detailed recipe and quantities are in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Step 1 - Set up a double boiler or a heatproof bowl that fits snugly over a pan of simmering water and add in the chocolate and condensed coconut milk.
Step 2 - Melt together, stirring occasionally until completely smooth.
Step 3 - Pour the mixture into a lined tin, and leave to set in the fridge.
Step 4 - When fully set, use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into bite-size pieces.
Top chocolate tips!
Don't overheat. Chocolate can become grainy and burn from too much heat. Using a double boiler (instead of melting it directly in a pan, or microwaving) is a great way to melt chocolate gently and evenly without overheating it.
Avoid moisture. Be careful when melting chocolate not to drip water or steam from the double boiler into the mixture. Water can cause a chocolate mixture to seize and become hard.
Substitutions and variations
Other types of chocolate. I recommend dark chocolate, but some readers have successfully made this fudge with other types of chocolate such as vegan milk chocolate or vegan white chocolate. However, you must be extra careful not to overheat these types of chocolate as they often contain ingredients such as rice flour which become sticky when heated over 100℉ or 40℃.
Coconut free. If you can't use coconut, then look for an oat-based vegan condensed milk that you can use in place of the sweetened condensed milk.
Here's 5 awesome add-ins and flavor variations for this fudge! Add these extra ingredients after you have melted together the chocolate and condensed coconut milk.
- Nutty Fudge: Add ¾ cup chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts, or a combination. The nuts can be lightly toasted for extra flavor.
- Peppermint Fudge: Add up to 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to taste and sprinkle crushed vegan candy canes on top.
- Fruity Fudge: Add ¾ cup of chopped dried cranberries, raisins, or dried cherries.
- Orange Fudge: Add 1-2 teaspoons of finely grated orange zest.
- Boozy Fudge: Stir in 1 tablespoon of rum, bourbon or vegan alcohol of choice.
You can also boost the flavor with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract if desired and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of the fudge.
Feel free to combine the ideas to create your own delicious recipe!
When the fudge is chilled and completely set, it's ready to cut and serve!
For gifting, you can wrap the fudge in parchment paper or cellophane and tie it with a ribbon and tag. A repurposed jar with a pretty label is also nice!
Chill. Keep vegan fudge in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.
Freeze. Transfer the fudge into a freezer bag, press out the air and freeze for up to 3 months. Can be enjoyed directly from the freezer, or brought up to room temperature.
Be sure to visit this list of The Best Vegan Christmas Desserts for more holiday inspiration.
All my fellow chocolate fans will adore the recipes in this collection of 40+ Mouthwatering Vegan Chocolate Desserts and Treats too!
You'll also enjoy these easy vegan chocolate recipes:
Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Silken Tofu - so creamy and delicious
Vegan Chocolate Truffles - with a citrusy twist!
Homemade Crunch Bars - another easy no bake chocolate recipe!
2 Ingredient Vegan Fudge
- Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
- Melt. In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl that fits snugly over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and condensed coconut milk together, stirring occasionally until completely smooth.2 ¼ cups (360 g) vegan dark chocolate, 11.25 oz can (320 g) sweetened condensed coconut milk
- Remove the bowl from the heat. If you wish to add any additional flavorings or add-ins (see post), stir them in now.
- Pour the mixture into the lined pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours, or until fully set.
- Lift the fudge from the pan with the parchment paper and place it on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into squares. Enjoy!