Four ingredient freezer fudge sweetened with dried figs with only 5 minutes prep. Store in the freezer for a quick dairy-free and refined sugar-free treat!
Let’s talk FUDGE.
When I was little my parents took us on a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to see the Smoky Mountains.
Most notably during that trip, I remember riding the Sky Lift (these giant aerial cable cars that rode over the resort) purchasing my first three beanies babies (I know you’ve got some hiding in your closet!), and navigating the great outdoors.
We also got some of the first and best fudge I’ve ever tasted from a local fudge shop in the downtown area.
My parents carefully unwrapped the wax paper in our hotel, cutting the dense sugary block into small rectangles and handed out samples of Peanut Butter and Chocolate to my sister and me.
No words, friends.
The cliche “melts in your mouth” is the only semi-suitable description here.
Fudge has always been a vacation thing for me, a special occasion thing that doesn’t happen very often.
But what if it could be a little more commonplace?
The kind of treat you can grab from the freezer after an evening workout without any hesitation.
My version of fudge is a lot cleaner than that sinful fudge I first tasted in the Smokies, but still completely delicious and satisfying.
It uses only four ingredients that you probably already have in your cabinets.
I used whole-food fats from nut and coconut butter, sweet sticky dried fruit, and antioxidant rich unsweetened cacao powder to make a ridiculously simple and indulgent treat.
Ok, so, I confess, you have to wait a little longer than 5 minutes to eat my Figgy Freezer Fudge, BUT, it only takes 5 minutes to mix up and an hour to set up, and that’s a whole lot faster than driving to Tennessee.
Unless, of course, you live there.
Who else is loving figs right now?
I do a little happy dance (on the inside) every time I see their brown pear-shaped forms laid out in the produce section.
I kind of look right and left while I scoop them into a bag by the handful, fairly certain for the rest of the shopping experience that everyone knows I’m “that girl”.
The one who took all the fresh figs.
Lately, I’m loving the combination of figs and chocolate.
You’re going to be obsessed with the pairing in this dessert!
I love using dried fruit to sweeten my desserts as an alternative to added sugars, so I used dried figs in this Five Minute Figgy Freezer Fudge.
If you can’t find dried figs, use another ooey gooey chewy dried fruit that you have on hand, like dried apricots, dates, plumes, or a mixture of all.
Enjoy this Five Minute Figgy Freezer Fudge as a clean anytime dessert, not just for vacationing in the mountains.
The fudge will soften at room temperature, so store it in the freezer and serve immediately after excavating.
I love to keep it in the freezer in pre-portioned blocks so that I can easily grab a healthy dessert whenever the mood strikes.
It’s perfect as a satisfying summer dessert, especially during warmer months when you want a morsel of something sweet without turning on the oven and doing the whole baking thing.
I hope you’ll try this fudge before summer is over!
If you try this Five Minute Figgy Freezer Fudge, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think.
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Four ingredient freezer fudge sweetened with dried figs with only 10 minutes prep. Store in the freezer for a quick dairy-free and refined sugar-free treat!
- 1 cup dried figs (or sub dates)
- 1 cup cashew butter (or sub any nut or seed butter of choice)
- 1–4 – 1/2 cup coconut oil (or sub coconut butter), melted
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and sticky.
- Press mixture into the bottom of a pan lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for an hour until set.
- Remove fudge from the freezer, slice, and serve immediately!.
- Store in the freezer for up to one month.
*If your dried fruit isn’t moist, soak it in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain well and add to the blender for easier blending
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freezer, No-Bake
- Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free