The perfect easy from scratch recipe for paleo chocolate fudge! Tastes just like old-fashioned fantasy fudge, but with all natural ingredients. Includes dairy free options, and is sweetened with only maple syrup and honey!
Easy homemade chocolate fudge recipes are easy to find if you are able to use ingredients like sweetened condensed milk or store-bought marshmallows. But if you're looking for an old-fashioned paleo fudge recipe that tastes just like the real thing, it can be a little more difficult!
This recipe is everything it promises: off the charts classic fantasy fudge taste, with only the best paleo ingredients!
Also, it is free of coconut oil, does NOT have to be kept in the fridge, and is melt in your mouth delicious!
Easy Paleo Chocolate Fudge Recipe
We have a heritage of fudge in my family, starting with my grandfather. From the time I was very young he would make his old-fashioned chocolate fudge recipe with me every year for Christmas.
It's a tradition I keep with my son, and until last year, I still made my grandfather's recipe.
We eat paleo/GAPS for health, but some things you eat for your heart and soul. This recipe was our rare exception to sugar.
But this year, I knew I needed to put in the work to come up with a fudge recipe that we loved without having to temporarily give up our GAPS and paleo way of living!
It took a few tries, but I know how a paleo chocolate fudge recipe that my grandfather would be proud of. It tastes JUST like his traditional chocolate fudge recipe, but is only sweetened with honey and maple syrup!
Add butter, maple syrup, and milk (any type) to a large pot and bring it to a boil.
Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Be sure to stir the whole time, otherwise the butter will brown, the maple syrup will burn, and the milk will curdle.
Not fun sounding at all.
Remove pot from the heat and stir in the dark chocolate.
Use the back of a metal spoon for best results.
Working quickly so the mix doesn't cool too much, mix in the marshmallows and vanilla.
We use these homemade honey marshmallows and they are perfect!
You could also try these paleo/aip honey marshmallows from Sweet Apricity, but I haven't tried them and can't 100% vouch for the finished product.
Looking at the ingredients though, it looks like they will work ok!
Pour the mix into a butter 9x9 dish and allow to full cool before cutting.
Depending on your area, this might take up to 4 hours, so be patient! You can of course cut some early to test ;-)
But to get that nice clean cut like classic chocolate fudge, you'll need to wait for it to set up.
DO NOT put it in the fridge to speed up the process. This may cause the butter to separate and rise to the top. While this doesn't change the taste of the fudge, it doesn't look great.
- Add butter, maple syrup, and milk (any type) to a large pot and bring it to a boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in dark chocolate. Work quickly.
- Stir in marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until everything is fully incorporated.
- Pour fudge into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Allow it to set fully before cutting (for sharp edges). This may take up to 4 hours.
Paleo Chocolate Fudge FAQ
Do you have the nutritional information for this paleo fudge?
I do! This is calculated based on the assumption that you are using the homemade honey chocolate in the recipe (it would be 6 batches of the honey fudge to equal 24oz).
Do you have the nutritional facts for the fudge if I used the Lily's Stevia Chocolate Chips?
Yep, here you go! These is the nutritional information for paleo fudge using 2 bags of the stevia sweetened chocolate chips by Lily's.
Please note, the carb count is only one gram lower with the stevia chocolate chips (because cacao also has carbs). If you have a chance to make your own honey chocolate, you won't be disappointed!
Can you use something other than butter?
If you need to, you can use ghee, coconut oil, or coconut butter. However, butter is going to give that classic fudge taste best of all.
Some paleo diets stay away from dairy, but many don't, especially if the dairy is grass-fed. We use grass-fed organic butter from Azure Standard and it's amazing!
Do I need to keep this in the fridge?
Nope! Unlike coconut oil fudge recipes, this paleo chocolate fudge recipe can be enjoyed at room temperature without any issues!
Have another question? Let me know in the comments!