This protein-packed, extra smooth and super tasty vanilla fudge recipe is made with only 4 ingredients. Ready under 5 minutes and no-bake, these tiny little protein bars are chewy, fudgy and tastier than anything you will find at the store. Perfect either as a post-workout lunch, quick snack or dessert, they are also entirely refined sugar-free, egg-free, flourless, paleo, dairy-free and gluten-free!
I am bringing back sweet old memories today with this vegan vanilla fudge recipe. These remind me of a recipe that my grandmother used to make every holiday.
The recipe was called “sucre à la crème”, which translates to cream and sugar squares. It was very similar to fudge, but with a slightly different texture. The base ingredients were simply thick cream and brown sugar.
These were so rich and full of sugar that one or two squares were WAY enough.
Today’s recipe though is quite the opposite. It is raw, refined sugar-free and made with the healthiest ingredients. I basically got rid of all the bad stuff to replace it with the best stuff.
Of course, it’s not quite as healthy as a kale and roasted beet salad, but you’ll feel much better after eating two of those than you would after munching on a few of your grandmothers’ sugar-laden fudge squares.
Guilt-free sweets that make you feel great are amazing, don’t you think?
I think so too.
The fact that they are entirely raw makes them even more nutritious. When cooking food, we destroy a large part of the nutrients contained in what we eat, but also a lot of flavors.
Eat raw, your body will thank you.
Along with being super healthy, this dairy free vanilla fudge recipe is perfect for every occasion. They will fit perfectly everywhere, from a sumptuous holiday table to your everyday lunchbox.
Grab two of these on your way out to the gym and eat them straight after your session for a quick and nutritious post-workout snack.
Protein-packed, full of nutrients and good fats, these chewy little squares are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger quickly.
This vanilla protein fudge recipe is very easy to make. It is very similar to my vegan vanilla slice recipe, but much easier. All you need is 4 ingredients, a food processor and 5 minutes of your time. Want a low carb version? Replace maple syrup with proper amounts of monk fruit powder or stevia.
I used vanilla protein powder, but if you don’t have that on hand or you don’t need the additional protein, you could simply use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Also note that the protein powder also adds sweetness, so you might want to adjust the recipe to your taste with additional maple syrup, should you chose to skip the protein version.
What’s the best way to eat those? Straight out of the fridge.
Here’s the recipe!
Vegan Vanilla Fudge
- 1 1/2 cups cashews soaked in water for at least 15 minutes
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup Plant-Based vanilla protein powder Optional - See recipe notes
- Optional: 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Process the cashews in a food processor until they turn into a fine flour.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper* and press the mixture in firmly with your hands.
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Cut into squares and serve.
* Tip: Soak parchment paper in water, it is much easier to work with this way.
**Whey protein version: Use 2 cups raw cashews instead of 1 1/2.
Protein powder is optional. If removed, use 2 cups raw cashews and 1 tsp vanilla extract.