Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge - Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

Ok, I’m gonna cut right to the chase. Here are 4 reasons you need this chocolate chip cookie dough fudge in your life, right now:

  1. It tastes like cookie dough…
  2. in fudge form.
  3. It’s super easy to make (I’m talking 5 minutes to throw together, here)
  4. Please see reasons 1, 2, & 3 (I mean, come on, what more do you want?!)

Alright, so I cheated on that last one. Trust me, 3 reasons are enough!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

This dairy free and egg free cookie dough fudge is made with 7 simple ingredients, that you can find pretty much everywhere. You don’t need any special equipment, just a bowl and a spoon. Best of all there is no cooking or baking required, just mix and set for a bit in the freezer. I’m always about simple, but lately it seems especially necessary. My 4-year-old and I have been making this fudge together lately, which makes it taste even sweeter.

I apologize in advance, but I’m going to bring the mood down a couple notches right now. The past few days have been tearful, confusing, and incomprehensible for myself and for so many, many people. Although I try to keep things light and food-centered on the blog, sometimes that can be so incredibly difficult given what is going on in the real world. Everywhere I went yesterday, things felt unnaturally quiet, hushed. Upon arriving at my daughter’s school to drop her off, I actually rechecked what day it was, as it felt so strangely quiet I thought I had my days mixed up. I’ve been found myself getting choked up while reading remarks from late night comedians, while watching my daughter trot up to me after preschool, while admiring a kitty’s sweet face as it watched me pass during my morning walk. Listening to a favorite song from a lost legend only added to the heaviness in my heart.

We all need to find a way to help, a way to cope, a way to change. Let’s not wait for another unthinkable tragedy to show others kindness, to show our loved ones we care, to do our best and be our best selves. I’m saying this to myself, as much as to all of you: Stand up for what you believe in, even if it isn’t the popular opinion. Most importantly, I’m going to make sure every day to appreciate the little things, the small moments. I hope you all do, too.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Part of what helps me through difficult times, is making sure I am doing the things I love, the things that I’m passionate about. One of those, of course, is making yummy food. Playing with ingredients, testing ideas, and ultimately sharing those ideas with all of you are some of the ways I feed my spirit. What ways are you feeding your body, mind, and spirit these days?

However you’re living your passion and comforting your heart right now, I would recommend treating yourself. More specifically, treating yourself to this healthier, cookie dough flavored fudge. Even better, make it with a loved one or share with a friend. Believe me, they will thank you!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge – Egg Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free (Can be made grain free as well)

makes approximately 8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup natural nut butter – peanut butter and almond butter are both delicious, make sure to use one that is runny in texture
  • 1 – 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted or softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oat flour – I blend rolled oats in a blender to make my own (see grain-free subsitution below)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 handfuls of vegan chocolate chips – I used these unsweetened ones

Instructions:

Combine the nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Add in the oat flour and salt and combine again. Fold in the chocolate chips. Use a spatula to scrape the mixture into a parchment lined tiny container (I used a little square tupperware container) or you can scrape into silicone ice cube trays, those also work very well. Cover and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes or so. Eat straight from the fridge or freezer (storing in the fridge will keep them slightly softer). This fudge will melt quickly when left out in room temperature, so eat immediately upon taking out of the freezer or refrigerator (trust me that won’t be a problem!).

Notes:

For a grain-free version, I used a lesser amount of coconut flour with good results, but I much preferred the oat flour version. If subbing coconut flour, you’ll need much less, try about 2 tbsp.

As always, I love hearing from you. If you’d like to chat or just say hello, please do not hesistate to contact me. Sending love and hugs to each and every one of you.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge - Egg Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free/Paleo Option

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks great, awsome work 😉

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    1. Larice says:

      Thank you Nina!! 😊

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      1. Your so welcome ❤️

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  2. Pamplemousse says:

    OOOOOHHHHHHMMMMYUM! Cannot wit to try this with my kids!!!

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    1. Larice says:

      Yay! Thank you for checking it out 🙂 And nice to see you pop up in my comments, hope you are doing well!

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      1. Pamplemousse says:

        I’ve been spending very little time on social media for some time, (check out my latest blog post as to why😊) but I love checking out your blog when I do log on! I love all your stuff!!

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      2. Larice says:

        Oh I just loved reading your post and what a beautiful reason to be too busy for such unimportant things as social media! Thanks for checking out my posts and recipes, so glad you like them 😊

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      3. Pamplemousse says:

        I made them! Sooo much yum!!! And so easy! I was craving something sweet and this did the trick! Thank you!!

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      4. Larice says:

        Yay!! So glad you liked them!

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  3. I don’t have time to try this today but I’m definitely making this later in the week.

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    1. Larice says:

      Yay! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  4. Yummy fudge dough 😋

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    1. Larice says:

      Thank you for taking a look! 🙂

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      1. Your posts r too good they compell

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  5. Alex Olander says:

    Oi oi oi…so good! so sweet,…thanks for nice sharing 🙂

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    1. Larice says:

      You’re welcome Alex, thank you for checking it out! 🙂

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  6. Just found the treat I’m going to be eating all fall/winter! I’m going to make this & give it out to friends/family as holiday fudge too! Wishing you love & light through these trying times? Awesome recipe- thank you!!! 💞💞💞🍪🍪🍪

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    1. Larice says:

      Aw thank you so much dear! I’m so excited it looks good to you; and what a great idea! ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. jstlouise says:

    Aiiee!! I am going to soo try this. Super easy! Oat flour is genius alternative to coconut flour, which is something I have a hard time coming by. Thanks! 😀

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    1. Larice says:

      Yay!! Hope you love them as much as we do!! 😊

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      1. jstlouise says:

        Yep. Totally made them tonight, and yummy! Your portion size at first I thought was small, 1/4 cup isn’t much, but it’s perfect for two and more would be only somewhat dangerous. haha.

        i used sunflower butter. and next time i’m thinking i’ll add a couple dates. love your recipes, will do more 😀

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