Easy Gingerbread Vegan Fudge Recipe
Smooth and decadent vegan fudge recipe made perfect for the holidays with an added gingerbread flair.
You may think to yourself that going vegan is hard. But really it doesn’t have to be. Especially when you learn to create easy vegan recipes like this. This smooth and decadent gingerbread vegan fudge recipe is perfect for the holidays. It’s also a great recipe for new vegans to try too!
Gather Ingredients for Vegan Fudge Recipe
This vegan fudge recipe is only 7 ingredients! Most of which you will likely have in your refrigerator or pantry. Here’s what you’ll need to get this yummy vegan fudge recipe going:
- Creamy pecan butter
- Black strap molasses
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- All spice
- Lily’s dark chocolate chips
- Chopped roasted pecans
My favorite part of this recipe was making the pecan butter. Of course you can buy it store bought but really what’s the fun in that? Especially when you’re just going vegan. One of the best things you can do is learn to make nut butters yourself. This way you’ll always have this helpful ingredient on hand.
Making nut butters is really quite simple. Especially if you have a food processor. Having a food processor on hand is something you absolutely will need as you transitioning to veganism. As you become more and more skilled as a vegan cook you’ll learn you’ll want to have sauces, marinades, spreads, dips and more on hand. That is when you will fall in love with your food processor (or buy one and then fall in love!).
Either way if you’re making your pecan butter from scratch you’ll want to blend on high speed for 10 – 12 minutes, if you would like a smooth consistency. If you are looking for a chunky consistency blend and then pulse until your desired texture.
Next, prepare your baking pan by lining with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt & Blend the Ingredients
Once you’ve prepared your baking pan, pecan butter and gathered your ingredients it’s time to melt the chocolate.
For this step you’ll want to take the dark chocolate chips and gently heat them over low to medium heat. Stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure chocolate does not clump up. For best results chocolate should remain nice, silky and smooth while melting. After chocolate has finished melting immediately remove from heat.
Quickly add pecan butter to melted chocolate. Stir until combined. You may find that as you mix in the remaining ingredients the mixture begins to be less smooth and becomes a little chunky. That’s normal.
Refrigerate, Then Enjoy Fudge
Now that fudge has been well mixed spread out into a prepared baking pan. Make sure it has been evenly spread out so that your pieces will be uniform. If you decided to set some chopped pecans aside when making the pecan butter nows the time to grab them. Sprinkle the remaining pecan pieces on top of the fudge. (Note: I also added flaky sea salt to add a nice pop of flavor)
Refrigerate the vegan fudge for at least 2 hours.
Once this vegan fudge recipes has begun to harden in the refrigerator its time to remove and cut into squares. To easily cut these into your desired size simply run hot water over a knife blade then cute fudge into squares. This trick will ensure the fudge is a little bit easier for you to cut.
Easy Gingerbread Vegan Fudge Recipe
How long can you store this in the refrigerator?
This is the perfect recipe to make ahead and snack on throughout the week. This vegan fudge recipe should last about 7-10 days in a cool kitchen or even longer (about 3 weeks or so) in the fridge or freezer. If you keep the fudge in the fridge or freezer, be sure to bring it out and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before eating because the chocolate gets really hard when chilled.