Both my husband and I have an epic sweet tooth, and we both equally love chocolate! Who doesn’t love chocolate, right? I would have to say that my two favorite sweet treats are fudge and cookie dough. So, I thought since those are my two favorites, why not combine them together into what has become one of my most favorite sweet treats.
I must tell you though that I have made fudge many different ways, and some of these attempts have been failures because of the methods that were used. But this fudge recipe, is the easiest and the simplest fudge recipe, and there is absolutely no way you can make a mistake with this one. This recipe is 100% fool proof and seriously addicting!
This paleo cookie dough fudge has the flavor of cookie dough, but the texture of fudge. You would never guess that this fudge is made without sugar, and you would surely never guess that its Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Paleo. You can’t go wrong with this cookie dough fudge, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
What could make this recipe even better? The fact that this paleo cookie dough fudge is super easy to make, and requires no candy thermometer and no eggs. I hope you enjoy this cookie dough fudge without worrying about uncooked eggs or having to preheat your oven!
This post was written by Valerie Rath. Val is a Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and sometimes Paleo food blogger over at The Kitchen Revival. She suffers from many food allergies and dietary restrictions, and she has learned through trial and error over the years how to not only make healthy Gluten Free & Dairy Free recipes, but also how to make it taste flavorful and delicious. Val teaches others through her blog how to do the same. Val’s ultimate mission is to teach others how they can experience a Revival of Wholeness through being a good steward of food, faith, and well-being. To learn more about Val and the mission of The Kitchen Revival please visit her About page to learn more. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Recipe by Valerie Rath
- 1/4 Cup Ghee
- 1/2 Cup Homemade Almond Butter or other nut butter of choice (see notes for making your own homemade almond butter)
- 1/2 Cup Local Honey
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/4 Cup DF Chocolate Chips (I recommend Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
- 1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
Place the butter or ghee into a pan over medium heat. Stir until the butter/ghee is lightly brown and smells nutty. It is very important here to watch the butter closely so it doesn’t burn.Allow the butter to cool before moving onto the next step.
Place the nut butter, honey, vanilla, browned butter, and sea salt into a food processor and mix thoroughly. Once all of the wet ingredients are mixed together, gradually add the almond flour and continue to mix until all of the ingredients are combined .
Stir in the chocolate chips and cinnamon with a spatula. Press the cookie dough into a parchment lined pan. Place the cookie dough into a freezer for for about 30 min. Remove from the freezer and cut into squares. Place the cookie dough back into the freezer and freeze for 5-6 hrs.
To make homemade almond butter, you will need 2 cups raw almonds, 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Roast the almonds for 10 minutes in a 350 F. oven. Place the roasted almonds, coconut flakes, and sea salt into a food processor and blend until creamy. Store in an air tight container or jar in the refrigerator.