5 Ingredient No Bake Fudge Drops

There are certain days when a girl just needs her chocolate and yesterday was one of those days for me. Why I didn’t just have a handful of chocolate chips and be done with it is beyond me. Sometimes I over complicate things… I think it’s the Taurus in me.

My chocolate themed day began with a batch of protein pudding made from tofu, raw cacao and honey. It was really good, but far too rich to actually indulge in. If you’re like me with your chocolate, you want to sit in front of the TV with a spoon and go to town on the mound of chocolate before you. This pudding didn’t let me do that so, back to the kitchen I went to come up with something better.

Then I thought baking the pudding in something may help dull down the sweetness. Seconds later I was throwing ingredients in a large mixing bowl in hopes that the final result would resemble chocolate fudge clif bars. There was no time for planning a recipe, I was in the zone.

As luck would have it, 10 minutes in the oven turned the chocolate mounds into heavy artillery. Who knew that combining oats, pudding, and almond flour could be so lethal?

I was about to give up when I remembered the drops recipes I created last year. There was mojito, cashew lemon, spiced flax, and peanut butter banana but never a chocolate version… seems wrong, doesn’t it?

In the end, I surprised myself with a recipe that couldn’t be simpler. I just wish I’d thought of it before I wasted an entire block of tofu, a perfect bag of chocolate chips, and half a day. But whatever, I had fun and my house still smells like melted chocolate.

There could be worse things.

5 Ingredient No Bake Fudge Drops
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
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Serves: 20
Satisfy your chocolate craving with simple vegan fudge balls made with nut butter, dates and cacao powder.
  1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. In the bowl of a processor or blender, combine coconut milk, medjool dates, and coconut oil until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until fully incorporated.
  3. Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture onto prepared baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour, or fridge for 3.
  4. Once a bit more solid, roll each drop of fudge into a ball and place in a plastic container.
  5. Seal container and return back to freezer until ready to eat.
I chose cashini and/or coconut butter because they’re harder at room temperature and will help to hold the balls together better than say an almond butter or peanut butter. Although I haven’t tried it, you could try omitting the milk and using ½ cup of the nut butter of your choice.

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What’s your go-to recipe when you’re craving chocolate?

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  1. I just stumbled upon your blog in my search for gluten free desserts, and this recipe has got me drooling.
    When I get that craving for chocolate, I usually go to a sweetened coconut milk chia seed pudding loaded with goji berries, dates, and cranberries, with some vanilla, and cocoa powder with a hint of chilli powder. It takes about 10 minutes to get ready, and it’s always so delicious.

    • Yum, that sounds great, Alexandrine! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I’m happy you found me!

  2. I love using tahini in chocolate desserts, or any dessert really! these look SOOOO GOOOOOOD.

  3. These sound delicious! And i definitely have too much coconut butter i didn’t know what to do with before.

    • Too much coconut butter? Oh my gosh, it’s my dream come true!!

  4. I typically always have a dark chocolate bar on hand. If I dont, and the craving hits… things can get ugly. I usually have to settle on dates stuffed with almond butter (although that’s not really settling considering how delicious it is). But sometimes nothing but chocolate itself will satisfy the craving.

  5. No one can stop a girl craving chocolate. I usually have coconut & chocolate chip energy balls. Satisfies the craving. Your fudge drops might be the next chocolate craving thing, they look SO delicious!!

  6. LOL is it a coincidence that I’m eating a homemade chocolate and oat protein bar as I read this? AND wishing I had these fudge drops too? AND I’m not even what you’d call a “big chocolate person”. Yikes – I think I feel a chocolate overdose coming on… but like you said, there are worse things…. right? ;)