Easy 3 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

Easy 3 ingredient Healthy Fudge- made with just coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder

Several months ago, some friends of ours came over for the evening and brought along this delicious fudge that they had made.  We all loved how creamy it was and when I discovered that it was made with just 3 healthy, whole food ingredients, I knew I had to get the recipe!

I actually don’t do much snacking, but occasionally the munchies hit or I realize I need a little something to tide me over until the next meal.  And if I don’t have healthy options on hand, those homemade cookies in my freezer look way too enticing!   So, things like No Bake Energy Bites and this healthy fudge are a huge help!

This fudge is super versatile- you can mix in all kinds of add-ins to suit your taste.  And if you don’t have a blender, no worries!  Simply mix it really well by hand or with a hand mixer.  Using a blender to mix it just helps the ingredients keep from separating as they cool.

Oh and about the coconut oil.  I’m actually not a coconut fan at all.  But since coconut oil has so many health benefits, I really wanted to try it.  So, several years ago after being told that Vitacost’s Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil  has only a really mild coconut taste, I bought it and loved it!  It’s the only brand that I’ve used since!

Easy 3 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 c. coconut oil (this is the brand we love!)
  • ¾ c. honey
  • 1 c. cocoa powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Melt coconut oil.
2.  Put melted oil, honey and cocoa powder in blender; blend on high.
3.  Pour into wax paper lined pan (I use a 9-by-5-Inch Loaf Pan and it’s the perfect size)
4.  Chill in fridge or freezer.  Once firm, cut and serve.  Store in fridge.

VARIATIONS:
Add vanilla, coffee beans, 2-3 drops peppermint extract, orange zest, nuts, ¼ tsp. sea salt….really, the options are endless!

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Comments

      • ThriftyFrugalMom says

        Ugh, I’m sorry, Stef! It’s never fun when a recipe doesn’t work out. I never had that happen, but the friend who I got this recipe from had mentioned that it happened a time or two to her. She seemed to think it had something to do with not blending it long enough? If it’s not really edible, I’d probably try to melt it all and blend it again and cool it once more and see if that works.

  1. Cydnee says

    Three ingredient fudge?! Hello! Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  2. ThriftyFrugalMom says

    This stuff is a favorite around here. I hadn’t made it in a while and finally got some made again last week. I keep finding my hubby sneaking it from the fridge and the kid’s are constantly begging for a piece. Of course, I’ve had my fair share too! :)

  3. says

    I’ll be giving this recipe a try, I’m a huge fan of fudge, and this looks so easy it really doesn’t make sense to buy it premade at the grocery store! (not to mention all the extra ingredients thrown into the storebought stuff). Thanks for sharing! Found you through the #SHINEbloghop.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      I hope you enjoy it, Monica! It’s a bit different than typical fudge, but definitely still sweet and delicious….and healthy, for fudge at least! :)

  4. says

    I use all three of those ingredients on a regular basis but never together. I can imagine the rich, sweet creaminess though now that I’m picturing it. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Looking forward to trying it. So glad you linked it up at the This Is How We Roll Thursday party.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      I know, right? When my friend told me what the ingredients were I was like, “Really? I never would have thought of it but it’s so good and makes sense!” Hope you all enjoy it. Ours always disappears rather quickly when I make it!

      • Anita James says

        I have tried to make this recipe of healthy fudge ànd cannot get it to turn out. How long do you blend it in the blender? There doesn’t seem to be enough to even fill a Pan with the slurry?

        • ThriftyFrugalMom says

          Anita, I’m so sorry you can’t get it to turn out. I know how frustrating it is to go to all the work of making something only to have it flop.

          I typically blend the ingredients just long enough to mix them well- in fact, sometimes I don’t even use a blender and just mix it in a bowl. But it definitely gets smoother if I use the blender. As for filling a pan, I usually use an 8×8 pan and it definitely doesn’t fill it. If I use a pan that size, the fudge pieces are maybe 3/4 in. thick. So if you want thicker, pieces you’ll need to use a smaller pan or double the recipe. Hope that helps and hope you can get it to turn out!

        • ThriftyFrugalMom says

          Anita, I am so sorry! It’s been a while since I made this fudge and after your comment, I got really hungry for it and decided to make a batch. I realized when I was making it, that I don’t use an 8×8 pan at all, but rather I use a 9×5 loaf pan. An 8×8 pan would make it really thin. I updated the post, since it really should have clarified that in the first place. Thanks for your comment and for helping me make this whole recipe a bit more clear.

  5. says

    You probably noticed already, but this post is featured over at Diana Rambles. It has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Aw, thanks Diana! I hadn’t noticed because I missed the link-up this week due to a rather busy day yesterday. Appreciate the feature and your link-up.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Annemarie, sorry, I should have specified that. You really can use any size pan that you want, it will just make it thicker or thinner depending on the pan size. I used an 8×8 pan and it made it about 3/4 in. thick. And the amount of servings again depends on what you want. Since it’s fudge and plenty sweet I prefer to make them just small, bite-sized pieces. I get probably about 22 pieces I’m guessing from one recipe…maybe more.

      • Annemarie Craft says

        Thank you. I am looking forward to trying this. using 22 servings is comes to 4 weight watcher points a piece.

        • ThriftyFrugalMom says

          Awesome! And if you make it and love it, don’t forget to share the recipe with your WW friends! :)

  6. says

    I just love the words “healthy” and “fudge” put next to each other. lol I mean, my sweet tooth is very excited! Thanks for linking this up to the #ShineBlogHop!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Ha, I know, isn’t it great! The only bad part is that it’s tempting to eat too much since it’s “healthy”. :)

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Aren’t easy recipes like this awesome? And I honestly don’t really care for the flavor of coconut myself, but depending on the coconut oil you use, it actually doesn’t have much of a coconut flavor. (Like the one I linked to in my post.) So, you might want to get brave and try a tiny sliver yourself. You just might be surprised to find that you like it! 😉

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      It is absolutely all three of those things! And addicting too. My hubby usually doesn’t have a thing for sweets but he keeps sneaking pieces of this fudge and I’m actually not getting that much myself! 😉

  7. says

    Oh, yum! I am always looking for healthy sweet treats! I will definitely be trying these–and thank you for the tip about the coconut oil. I’m not a coconut fan, either, but I think this one sounds pretty good!!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      You are welcome, Maegan! I was so excited when I found the Vitacost coconut oil because I could finally use a healthy oil and like it!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Yes, it’s such a yummy, mostly healthy snack. I need to get myself some more coconut oil so that I can make it again!

  8. says

    I’m dropping by from the Deliberate Mom’s link party. This fudge sounds truly amazing!! Coconut oil. Who knew? And it sounds so easy to make.

    I have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea — and a couple of others — at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at http://grandmaideas.com. I think my readers would love this idea as much as I do.

    The party goes from Wednesday through Friday night at midnight Mountain Daylight Time in the U.S. I hope to see you there. (If you don’t make it this week, I hope you can next week.)

    All the best,
    Nina

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      It is super easy to make, Nina, as well as a great way to get some healthy coconut oil into your diet. Thanks for letting me know about the link party!

  9. says

    Wow, this looks delicious and easy. I love fudge so can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing your fudge recipe with us at Inspire Me Monday….I hope you will join us this Monday, at 9:00 a.m. EST to share your other links.

  10. Julie says

    I get both kinds of coconut oil because sometimes I do like the flavor in some recipes, but there is also flavor-free coconut oil that has no discernible flavor at all.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Michelle, it won’t get super hard, but it will “set” and become firm and easier to cut into pieces. I’m not entirely sure how long to tell you, but if you put it in the freezer, I’m thinking an hour or two should be good. The fridge will obviously take a little longer.

  11. Kristel says

    Can I use agave I stead of honey? Or is honey critical? I don’t have any honey at the moment, but I have agave!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      I’m kind of thinking the honey is probably pretty crucial since it is kind of what helps bind the fudge together. But I really don’t have experience using agave either, so I’m not totally sure how much it’s consistency differs from honey. If it is pretty thick like honey, I’d say you could probably sub it. If not, I’m guessing that it wouldn’t work the greatest. Of course, if you don’t care if it’s not a fudge like texture, you could try it and just eat it with a spoon instead. :)

      • Kristel says

        Thanks! Agave is a bit more runny than honey. I’ll buy some honey :) although I’m not opposed to eating with a spoon either haha

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