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Paleo Almond Butter Fudge Recipe

by Heather

Cute and delicious paleo almond butter fudge – little dreamy bites of lasting energy will be your new favorite healthy dessert! The flavor of the almond butter is the star, with the slightest touch of sweetness from the honey and fudge-like creaminess from the chilled coconut oil. This dairy-free fudge is easy to make with ingredients you can find at regular grocery stores.

Almond Butter Fudge Recipe

Paleo almond butter fudge recipe

This healthy fudge sound amazing, right? Let’s break healthier fudge down a little more.

Easy to make – I bring a kid into the kitchen all the time to help whip them up. The whole family really loves this cold fudge.

Fast – Quickly warm the ingredients, and simply pour them into mini muffin liners to chill in the fridge. Want them faster? Pop them in the freezer to chill even quicker. You can keep it stored in the freezer for freezer fudge too!

Delicious – Did I mention almond butter, honey, and coconut oil? The combination leaves you with a fudge-like treat that’s naturally sweetened! Yup, no refined sugar is found in this no-bake dessert!

Healthy fats – Both almond butter and coconut oil give lots of healthy fats and keep hunger at bay.

I like to keep them in the fridge to stay chilled until I need them. Left out they would melt a little because of the coconut oil, but chilled it’s a cool treat for any day!

5 ingredient fudge

Wholesome ingredients you’ll need for this 5 ingredient fudge

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

imple ingredients in this almond butter fudge recipe

How to make almond butter fudge cups

  1. Combine the smooth almond butter, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt in a small saucepan and warm over low-medium heat. Whisk to combine and turn the stove off when it is smoothly combined. This can also be done over a double boiler.
  2. Add mini muffin liners into a mini muffin pan. Evenly pour the mixture into the liners (you could also use candy molds for a fun change!). Chill until set.
  3. Instead of enjoying it at room temperature, eat right out of the fridge or freezer!
Paleo almond butter fudge recipe

How to turn this into paleo almond butter chocolate fudge

Make this into a paleo chocolate fudge with either of these options.

You can make the recipe as is and chill it to set. Then once set, melt chocolate chips and spread a chocolate layer over the top.

For a chocolate almond butter fudge, either add chopped dark chocolate bars, chocolate chips, or a little unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder into the fudge mix. This will leave you with a fully made dark chocolate fudge – yummy!

How to store

Once the fudge is set, store it in an airtight container in the fridge or the freezer.

The fudge will keep well in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for 6 months (if it lasts that long!).

Keep this treat chilled until you’d like to enjoy it. Because of the coconut oil content, it will melt slightly if it comes to room temperature, or is warmed.

almond butter fudge cups

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well with the simple ingredients in this almond butter fudge recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Creamy almond butter – Cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter will work here.

Coconut oil – Coconut butter is a good alternative to use for coconut oil. You could also swap in ghee, butter, or vegan butter.

Honey – The vegan option for honey is to use maple syrup or agave nectar. Both of those liquid sweeteners work really well. Another option is coconut sugar. Be sure to heat the mixture up enough to melt the sugar into the fudge for a smooth texture.

Sea salt – You can omit the addition of sea salt into the fudge mixture, and instead sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on the top layer of fudge.

Fun add-ins – Add shredded coconut into the mixture for a little texture, or top the fudge bites with cacao nibs – yum!

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Paleo Almond Butter Fudge Recipe

Cute and delicious paleo almond butter fudge – little dreamy bites of lasting energy will be your new favorite healthy dessert! The flavor of the almond butter is the star, with the slightest touch of sweetness from the honey and fudge-like creaminess from the chilled coconut oil. This dairy-free fudge is easy to make with ingredients you can find at regular grocery stores.
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, healthy dessert, naturally sweet
Servings: 24
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the smooth almond butter, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt in a small saucepan and warm over low-medium heat. Whisk to combine and turn the stove off when it is smoothly combined. This can also be done over a double boiler.
  • Add mini muffin liners into a mini muffin pan. Evenly pour the mixture into the liners (you could also use candy molds for a fun change!). Chill until set.
  • Instead of enjoying it at room temperature, eat right out of the fridge or freezer!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
mini almond butter fudge cups

If you try this coconut oil fudge recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published in March 2016. Updated March 2023.

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4 comments

Liz March 22, 2016 - 7:09 am

Where are you buying your almond butter from these days? Chucks? Why the cacao chips instead of chocolate?

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heather.englund@comcast.net March 23, 2016 - 9:33 am

Hey Liz – I buy it at chucks or Fred Meyers typically. Cacao nibs have no sugar added to them and are pure chocolate flavor which I love!

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Yehudit : ) April 27, 2023 - 12:27 am

5 stars
Awesome recipe! Love it!

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Heather April 27, 2023 - 5:20 am

Glad you loved it, Yuhudit!

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