Healthy Fudge Hearts

healthy fudge hearts
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I wanted to make a box of healthy fudge hearts for my husband this Valentines. I experimented with a bunch of recipes, along with a hideously unhealthy one that my daughter insisted on trying, but these healthy  fudge hearts won out.

Now, when I say “healthy”, there’s a good lot of sugar and fat in them, but much healthier versions that the kinds of fats and sweeteners that you’d find in your typical fudge.

One of the reasons I love fudge: It’s so easy to make. This recipe took all of 10 minutes, and now I have a beautiful box of candy to present to my man on Sunday.

They are are also vegan!


  • ½ cup cashew butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • Handful goji berries for topping, roughly chopped

Optional add-in’s: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts,  5 drops of pure rose essential oil, 1/4 cup cacao nibs.


  1. Place all the ingredients except for the goji berries in a heat-safe bowl.
  2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water to create a double-boiler.
  3. Heat until everything has melted. You will need to continually stir.
  4. Line and grease a square baking tin or glass pyrex pan with parchment paper. I recommend spraying the pan first, and then lining the pan because it helps to keep the paper in place.
  5. Pour your fudge batter into the pan. Smooth it down with a spatula.
  6. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  7. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your hearts.
  8. Press a few of the chopped goji berries on top.


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