2 Ingredient Fudge

by HEAB on October 6, 2010

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Oh yes, it’s that easy.

Melt 16 ounces of your favorite chocolate bar (or chocolate chips) over low heat on the stove-top with 1 can of coconut milk. Pour into a glass pie dish and allow to cool. Then refrigerate. I actually added a pinch of sea salt and some vanilla to the mix, technically making it 4 Ingredient Fudge, but 2 Ingredient made for a much better title, no? ;)

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Eat atop oat bran…

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It gets all melty. You will love.

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 6, 2010 at 8:23 am

Looks like you used unsweetened chocolate. Did you find it bitter?

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

Samantha,
I love unsweetened chocolate – but only the Bakers version. Other brands are too bitter, but I love Bakers. Most people would probably prefer a sweeter fudge, but the coconut milk added just enough sweet creaminess for me. :)

Jessica @ How Sweet October 6, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love. I have a can of coconut milk and a boatload of baker’s chocolate at home. Must make.

Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

four ingredients??!! liar!! that makes it TWICE as diffiicult as the title implies!

just kidding. looks great. like all of your creations, i want to try it asap!

Jill October 6, 2010 at 8:30 am

Chocolate for breakfast = AMAZING! I got some of my cinnamon vanilla sunflower seed butter to melt over my oatmeal this morning and it was soooo delicious. I’m happy to report that I still have some left :-) I kind of want to buy myself a container as big as that Cotsco mustard you have…but it would be a little pricey, I guess. LOL.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

Jill,
Well, I’m sad to report that all the banana bread is gone…and CD only had 1 slice. Oops. :) Naturally Nutty sells some of their nut butters in 5 pound containers. I’m so tempted…

brandi October 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

Hmm…do you think this would work with low fat coconut milk? I have about a cup leftover from a recipe.

Yum!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

Brandi,
Probably. Definitely worth a try! :)

brandi October 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

Okay – I may be trying this tonight :) We’ll see if I have time after house hunting!

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

2 or 4 ingredient fudge sounds good to me!

I have my brown rice soaking for your chocolate rice bread — I hope it turns out because I’ve been thinking about it all morning!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

Holly,
Me too – please let me know how it goes. :)

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

I love this! I’ve never made fudge and was afraid that most vegan fudge recipes would be too sweet or too hard to make. This is perfect! I will have to try it soon.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

Sarah,
Easiest fudge recipe ever. Enjoy! :)

Alex October 6, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh you tried it! Now I will have to try making it :)

Do you think So Delicious Coconut milk would work? It isn’t in a can, so maybe it isn’t thick enough…

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

Alex,
Not sure. Worth a try – let me know if it works.

rebecca lustig October 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

i LOVE how easy it is to make such decadent recipes!!! its the simple things in life that mean most, no? :)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

Rebecca,
Yes! Love keeping it simple. :)

alyssa October 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

I love how simple yet decadent it is!

eatmovelove October 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

HEAB – your killing me! LOL!

Guess what though? I tried making your Chocolate Rice Bread – oh my God so good. I did a slight variation though and added some milk in place of water, etc.

I did it up here: http://eatmovelove.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/heab-i-hate-you-but-in-a-good-way/

if you or anyone is interested. Not as dark as yours. I found it tastes like Cream of Wheat in a way! So Good! :)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Eatmovelove,
Yes, I read your post – glad you enjoyed! :)

eatmovelove October 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Thanks HEAB. I was ecstatic to see your “presence”! YES – coconut butter! …but dark coconut butter…oh my…and I’m thinking there’ll be a few chocolate-chips thrown in there next time ;)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm

EML,
Chocolate chips – good call! :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

Ya gotta love simplicity! Sometimes a few ingredients is all ya need for some magic in the kitchen!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

Wow– so easy!! I love the idea of it being bittersweet.

melissa@ the delicate place October 6, 2010 at 9:03 am

yesssssssssssssssss! when i’m desperate i’ll melt coconut oil and cocoa powder together and eat it haha

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Melissa,
Why wait until you’re desperate for that combo? ;)

Natalia - a side of simple October 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

So easy! Thanks for the recipe, Heather. I think I’m going to skip the last step, though. You know, the oat bran one? I’m going full throttle into chocolate overload. I mean, it IS Wednesday ;)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Natalia,
Sounds like a good plan to me. Happy Wednesday! :)

Mara @ What's For Dinner? October 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

We’re in a fight now.
See, i have chocolate chips, and i have coconut milk… and salt and vanilla. But now, after school, i’m going to have a decadent treat that i’m not sharing with the husband.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Mara,
Enjoy…AND no oven required. Hope I don’t cause too much of a fight. ;)

Melissa October 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

This excites me to want to put on ‘Yeah,it’s that easy’ by G. Love and Special Sauce while I whip up some of this. You’re amazing.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Haha – good taste in music Melissa! :)

Heather (Heather's Dish) October 6, 2010 at 10:05 am

drooling…i’ll take 3 batches please :)

Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

HOly crap…this one could be dangerous!

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood October 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

Omigosh, I made a vegan truffle recipe that was just like that, but I used cashew cream instead of coconut milk. Your way sounds easier :)

Runs off into kitchen and starts experimenting like a mad scientist*

Cindy October 6, 2010 at 10:18 am

well, I happen to have both ingredients (even the bakers chocolate) at home.

am totally making some tonight!
low sugar too???

and I am having chocolate rice bread for breakfast!
rice is KING so far! love the texture.
the baby ate some too. He thought he was getting a cookie for dinner.

I was just thinking this fudge recipe might be great for my diabetic family member come the holidays! chocolate mint?? chocolate orange?

you rock lady! Thanks for your inspiration and creativity!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Cindy,
You rock…chocolate mint? How about an almond butter version? Really, the possibilities are endless. Can’t wait to feed the HEABlet some rice bread someday. :)

Cindy October 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm

made the fudge.
um……..
this is me throwing you a parade.

If I’d had mint at all I would have tried it, so I added almond extract.

to
die
for.
Topped with coconut butter? SINFUL.

a little def. goes a long way!
xo

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

Cindy,
Almond extract and coconut butter…nice! So glad you enjoyed. :)

Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 6, 2010 at 10:25 am

Love easy recipes like this!! I have the chocolate but not coconut milk. Could I use just regular milk?

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Liz,
Um, not sure that would work. I’m pretty sure heavy cream would work…maybe whole milk? Worth a try. Let me know how it turns out.

Eden October 6, 2010 at 10:26 am

I’m wondering if I use hazelnut milk, it will taste like nutella?

Eimear Rose October 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

You would probably have to make hazelnut cream; hazelnut milk might be too thin? Like 2 cups of water and a cup of hazelnuts and some lecithin.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Eden,
You got the following response from another commenter: You would probably have to make hazelnut cream; hazelnut milk might be too thin? Like 2 cups of water and a cup of hazelnuts and some lecithin.

I think she’s probably right – loving the idea of nutella fudge! :)

Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox October 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

Mmmm. Simple goodness!

Annie@stronghealthyfit October 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

I’m gonna make this asap.

Katie October 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

Bakers unsweetened chocoolate? Check.
Coconut milk? Check.

Done and done. Best news of the morning!

StephORama October 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

Mmmm! That looks so good, and it’s vegan too! Will have to make for Thanksgiving this year!

Clairerose C October 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

That looks delicious!!I’ve been heating up rice tortillas a little and sprinkling cinnamon and a lil bit Stevia on it…takes like a carnival.hehe….the fudge would take it over the top:-)cc

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Clairerose,
Yeah, I would have to agree with you on that one. :)

Eimear Rose October 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

Oh wow, yum. I bet this would be good with the chocolate rice bread too (my food processor isn’t powerful enough to make smooth homemade chocolate coconut butter). Thanks!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Eimear,
Yes, it would! Sorry about the chocolate coconut butter. Do you have a blender? If so, here is another version you can try: http://ohhmay.com/2010/03/13/homemade-cacao-bliss/

Eimear Rose October 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Yes, I do, I’m going to try it in my blender next. Thanks for the link:)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Eimer,
Welcome. :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 6, 2010 at 11:02 am

I would totally use unsweetened chocolate for me, but semi sweet for my man. So simple!

Dana October 6, 2010 at 11:44 am

Can you believe Ive NEVER had oatbran?! Not once!!

That fudge looks amazing, you know how much i love chocolate!

Dana xo

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Dana,
No, I can’t. What are you waiting for?!? ;)

Emily October 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Slightly off topic, but where do you get your oat bran? And is it organic or regular?

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Emily,
I usually buy my oat bran from the bulk bins at Whole Foods, and no, I don’t think it’s organic.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

Simple = THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

I am one of those cooks/uncooks who sees recipes with more than 4 ingredients and panics. First, b/c there is usually something non-vegan (dairy or eggs) or gluten containing anytime the ingredient list is longer….and so I always just gravitate toward simple, less is more. And god, in this case, I can see less is more :)

The only change I’d have to make is add a little stevia or agave b/c I can’t hack straight up cocoa powder. I do love bitter-ish cocoa, but you’ve got a hairier chest than me, kidding, you know what I mean :) It’s like drinking coffee that’s not sweetened just a smidge, I just am not quite bold enough!

Have a fabulous Hump Day with your hump-let :)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Averie,
I know – I can do the unsweetened chocolate but ONLY Bakers. The others are too bitter, and I refuse to drink black coffee. Blech. I don’t see how people do it. I prefer a little coffee with my cream and some sweet love. :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Absolutely GENIUS!!! I love it!

Do you have any cacao bliss recipes? I just got a jar yesterday… and I’m pretty sure if I don’t make something with it, I will end up eating the entire jar… today.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Chelsey,
My favorite Cacao Bliss recipe: spread on everything! :) Or, you could sub it for the almond butter in these muffins: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/recipes/almond-butter-banana-muffins/, or for the nut butter in these cookies: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/recipes/maple-nut-oaties/. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy! :)

Little Bookworm October 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

That fudge recipe sounds absolutely amazing Heather! :D

Cynthia (It All Changes) October 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Heather you keep coming up with recipes I want to try. I have coconut butter slated for this evening :-)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I’ll do my best. Enjoy your coconut butter Cynthia! :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Awesome!! I’ve made fudge before and it’s soooo tricky to get it right. The smallest thing can spell disaster. I love that this is only two ingredients :) Thanks!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Mary,
You’re welcome. :)

Janetha G - meals & moves October 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

sold.

Carolyn October 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I think this might be cooler than the cocaobliss recipe..

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Carolyn,
The fudge is good, but nothing beats the choco. coconut butter recipe. NOTHING! :)

Mandy A October 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

YUMMY!!!

As I was driving down West End to Chipotle today – I thought of you :) Then again, when I saw where Pink Berry is being built!!!!!! We must go when it’s done!! :)

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Mandy,
Yes, Pinkberry is opening next week! Can’t wait to try it although I’m not sure if it could ever beat Sweet CeCe’s. We shall see. :)

Megan October 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Must. Make. Now.

Hands in Namaste October 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

That’s it!!?? I’m on it!

Thanks HEAB!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hands in Namaste,
Welcome. :)

Kristina @ spabettie October 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

oh YUM… and I can make this right now!! I have ALL TWO of those in my pantry! ;)

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) October 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

This I can handle. I think I just became the most popular guest at all the upcoming holiday parties. ;)

kayla October 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm

ahhhh and this is why I love you!!!! haha

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Kayla. Love you too. :)

Stefanie October 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I’m lovin’ the looks of this. :) My belly is going to be loving you soon.

Namaste Gurl October 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Oh Heahther, yet again you never suprise me with your delish recipes :) And sans sugar, which I enjoy!

I am SO trying this one, I already know I love my choco-coconut butter, which I’ve made a lot in the past, but never with coconut milk–and I actually have that ingredient on hand! Anything with coconut makes it a million times better….and chocolate, of course.

Is the baker’s chocolate bitter? I buy unsweetened chocolate sometimes but I’ve never had the baker’s choc. I often add stevia to sweeten up the US chocolate as it’s bitter….

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Namaste,
I think you will love the fudge. Yes, the Bakers stuff is pretty bitter, but I love it. However, it’s about the only unsweetened chocolate I do like. Other brands are even too bitter for me. You could always add stevia to the fudge or any sweetener of choice or simply use sweetened chocolate. :)

Deanna October 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Funny you should call this fudge. I call it ganache – and just made some! (And, dang it’s good by any name!)

If you chop the chocolate and heat the coconut milk and pour it over the top and let it sit and then stir, you’ll get a smoother, glossier “fudge” when it cools. (Or pour it over cake while warm for a glossy glaze.) Or you can whip it and turn it into a lovely frosting. Here’s my recipe:

http://themommybowl.com/2010/10/04/chocolate-beet-cupcakes-vegan/

Sonia October 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm

You never cease to amaze me with your genius. Rest assured, I am making this tonight <3

Mama Pea October 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Have you heard of the Tosh.0 cacao challenge wherein Daniel Tosh challenges viewers to eat a whole unsweetened chocolate bar in a sitting?

http://www.comedycentral.com/tosh.0/2010/09/15/cacao-challenge/

You could totally do it! I am not sure I could. It may be a Wacky Wednesday fairly soon…

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Mama Pea,
I could so do that – I like the Hershey’s unsweetened, not as much as Bakers, but 1 bar in one sitting? No problem! :)

Monica October 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I just tried coconut milk for the first time last night, had again with breakfast in the form of ice cubes, and am in love! I will have to try this recipe for sure!

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Monica,
Yes, try the fudge soon. It’s so good! :)

Carlee October 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Fudge with only 2 ingredients? How did I not know about this sooner? I have 32 years of missed fudge opportunities to make up for now…gotta run!

Nicole October 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Genius.

HEAB October 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Nicole,
I think the fudge would be excellent with sunflower seed butter. :)

LJ October 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Heather, you are my kind of woman! This is going in the try-me stack for sure.

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 8:23 am

LJ,
Well, if your try-me stack is anything like mine, then the recipes are piled high…make sure and move the fudge to the very top! ;)

clare October 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm

i will love. this is MOST excellent heather!

Quix October 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Oh…that sounds great. Gonna have to try it… Looks delicious!

Amy October 7, 2010 at 4:36 am

Oh yum! I desperately wish Australia would get unsweetened chocolate (along with lot’s of other overseas delciousness!). Not that I can’t make it with the sugar version ;)

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 8:22 am

Amy,
Me too, but some really dark chocolate would work just as well. Enjoy! :)

michelle October 7, 2010 at 4:37 am

wow! I canNOT wait to try this!

Steph October 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm

This is on my fun to-do list this weekend :)

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Steph,
Sounds like my kind of to-do list! :)

Halley (Blunder Construction) October 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I like where your head’s at, HEAB! How easy do you think it would be to add in nuts, mini marshmallows, chunks of chocolate. Would the consistency hold up?

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Halley,
Yes, I’m in a good headspace these days. ;) And yes, I think the fudge would hold up with any of those additions. Mmm, rocky road fudge, or you could top with crumbled graham crackers after adding the marshmallows for more of s’mores flavor. Again…in a good headspace. Hehe.

Claire @ Un Bello Apertivo October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Yum, the fudge looks delicious!

I tried making the chocolate brown rice bread, but I only had brown rice flour on hand, so I used that. I subbed carob powder for the cocoa powder, but kept everything else the same. The taste was amazing, but the bread came out kind of chewy? Do you think it might be because of the flour or maybe the carob?

Thanks for the recipe, though!

HEAB October 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Claire,
I’m not sure. Honestly, even with grinding my rice in the Vita-Mix, the bread still comes out a bit rubbery. Sounds similar to your brown rice flour results, but yes, still tasted amazing. :)

Meagan October 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Wow. I could make this write now….

Meagan October 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I must have blogging on the brain.. I meant ‘right’ !

HEAB October 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Meagan,
What’s stopping ya? ;)

Meagan October 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Time and funds.. I’m a very busy college student.

HEAB October 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Megan,
I got ya. Perhaps when you’re home for the holidays. :)

HEAB October 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

*MeAgan,
Sorry! :)

Susan October 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Oooohhh man. When I was in Alberta I ate maple fudge on top of my oats and it was HEAVENLY! This post just got starred. A two ingredient dessert is my kind of dessert ;)

HEAB October 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Susan,
My dad loves maple fudge…oh my gosh, I bet that was amazing atop oats!

Heather(Perspective Is Everything) October 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Does the fudge have to stay cool in order to stay “set”?
I’m thinking of making this for my daughter’s bday party, but not sure if I’d have to keep it in the fridge the whole time or let it sit on the counter.
Also, I’m gonna make a Larabar type base(nuts and dates) and spread the fudge on top :)

HEAB October 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Heather,
I refrigerated the fudge initially to set it, but no I don’t think you need to keep it in the fridge. It was kind of like thick frosting prior to refrigeration. I’m sure it be fine in the fridge for a about an hour and then out on the counter. Your Larabar type base sounds awesome – I have a feeling it’s going to be a huge hit! :0

boo October 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Wow! I just made this and it’s cooling right now. I was amazed that it really did taste fudgy. My kids and I cannot wait until it’s set. Thanks for sharing!

HEAB October 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Boo,
So glad you made it – hope you and your family enjoy. :)

boo October 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Yikes. I don’t know what I goofed on. Maybe my chocolate chip choice? Did I heat it too long? Taste? Good. Texture? No. It never set; it’s like frosting. My texture never looked like yours in the photo. Hmmmm. Is yours sweet using the baking chocolate? May have to try it again with your chocolate. I’m not giving up because the texture in your picture on your oat bran looks amazing. Loving the blog. So happy I found it.

HEAB October 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Boo,
Shoot – so sorry it didn’t set, but nothing wrong with frosting. :) Perhaps try heating the coconut milk by itself and then allow it to cool for 5 minutes before adding the chocolate so as not to scald the choc. Then pour into glass dish, cool completely, and stick in fridge. The unsweetened Baker’s stuff is bitter, but I love it. You could always try it with the Baker’s semi-sweet squares instead. Kids would probably enjoy that more. :)

clare October 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Just an FYI, I tried this with So Delicious unsweetened lower fat coconut milk and it didn’t seem to harden very well. Taste was still great but it was pretty pudding-y!

HEAB October 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

Clare,
Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering how it would work with HEABified coconut milk – so probably not so well. You might have better luck with 2 cans of lite coconut milk. Let me know if you try that. Hope you have a good Friday! :)

Jillian Babbel March 3, 2011 at 1:54 am

I just made this! I added some stevia, but LOVED it

Alex March 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Just wanted to let you know that:
1. You’re a genius (But you already know that, hopefully:))
and
2. If you turn the heat up on the stove to medium-high and then mix the coconut milk and chocolate together, it forms into a brownie-like consistency.

HEAVEN.

Paula March 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for this! I made it with your addition of vanilla and salt (must have salt with chocolate, always!) and then added a dash of cayenne, because I like my chocolate a little spicy. Delicious!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) April 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Hi Heather! Should I use regular or light coconut milk? I have one can of each, I’m just wondering which would be better for the fudge!

HEAB April 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Kayla,
Regular. It won’t set with the light coconut milk. Enjoy! :)

Thara August 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Hey Heather!
Thanks for your response to my comment on your diet the last time :) Is it really necessary to use a glass dish for the fudge to set? What about plastic?

HEAB August 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Hi Thara,
You’re welcome, and plastic should work. I just don’t like pouring anything hot into plastic.

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