This vegan peppermint fudge is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Decadent fudge makes for the perfect holiday treat. The peppermint is not only a delicious accent flavor but peppermint has its own health benefits. Peppermint has said to help with headaches and boost concentration. So I will just tell myself this vegan peppermint fudge is actually helping me focus on work and not day dream of warmer weather in SoCal. I grew up eating my mom’s state fair award-winning fudge, so I was nervous to attempt to make a paleo fudge. This vegan peppermint fudge turned out better than I could have even imagined. My mom even made a batch and gave it her stamp of approval, which is high praise!
I have three holiday parties this week! Holiday parties can be very difficult to keep paleo. Honestly I just try to eat gluten-free through the holidays. When there aren’t many options, I try to go for the fruit or vegetable tray. I love indulging in a good charcuterie tray too! I try to steer clear of cookies and holiday punch, which are usually filled with sugar. I still indulge in adult beverages but keep it to wine or whiskey. Yes I know whiskey is the anti-paleo but it is my favorite.
Throughout December, I will be recreating some of my favorite holiday dishes paleo. There will be more treats than I typically share just as a fair warning. After eating paleo for 3 years, I feel like I have a good balance between eating real food and paleo treats. I think it is finally time to recreate some of my childhood favorites paleo style! Be sure to check back to see how it goes!
What is your favorite holiday treat from your childhood?
- 1 cup cashew butter, or other nut butter
- 1/3 cup coconut butter, melted
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbls cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 3 drops food grade peppermint essential oil, such as young living
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except the peppermint.
- Place in the microwave for 15 seconds.
- Add in the peppermint essential oil and stir until smooth.
- Pour into a parchment lined container and freeze for 1 hour.
- Cut into 1-inch squares.
- Keep in the freezer until ready to serve.