Healthy Coconut Fudge

Healthy Coconut Fudge (sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Coconut Fudge is just like regular fudge — super rich, uber decadent and tooth-achingly sweet — but it’s secretly healthy and guilt-free!  Yup, that means no butter, no white sugar and no sweetened condensed milk…  just pure, fudgy coconutty goodness!

Healthy Coconut Fudge (sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

You get all the real, natural coconut flavor from the coconut cream concentrate — no artificial food flavorings here!  Each little cube is like a piece of heaven.  They’re super soft, yet they hold their shape long enough for you to pop them in your mouth…  where they then melt in your mouth.

36 bites

Healthy Coconut Fudge

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Line an 8″ brownie pan with parchment paper both ways, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cottage cheese and stevia extract. Blend with a hand blender (I used KitchenAid’s Cordless Hand Blender with the Star Blade (seen in this post) until smooth.
  3. With one hand, blend the mixture WHILE you pour in the melted coconut cream concentrate/coconut butter with the other hand (if your cottage cheese is cold, the coconut will harden and not make a smooth fudge).
  4. With one hand, blend the mixture while you sprinkle in the erythritol (don’t dump it in all at once otherwise the coconut will harden).
  5. Finally, add the metamucil one tablespoon at a time, blending in between each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and give it one more blend.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the prepared brownie pan and spread until smooth. It might take a while to spread, but try to flatten it out as best you can. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Slice the next day and serve! To store, seal tightly with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
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Here is a nutrition label comparison between About.com’s recipe and the Desserts with Benefits recipe:

Unhealthy Coconut Fudge nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Coconut Fudge (sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Only 110 calories and 6g of fat for THREE pieces of fudge?  Hell yeah.  Especially when the only alternative is 380 unhealthy calories with 14g of fat and 59g of sugar…  that’s nearly 5 tablespoons of sugar.

Craziness.

I’ll take my healthified recipe, thank you very much!

Why hello there little plate of fudge…

Healthy Coconut Fudge (sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

*CHOMP*

Healthy Coconut Fudge (sugar free, low fat, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

That’s some guilt-free Healthy Coconut Fudge right there!

This quick and easy recipe is a 5-ingredient wonder.

Super easy to make, super easy to shove in face eat ;)

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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27 comments on “Healthy Coconut Fudge”

  1. Wow! Coconut and chocolate combined in one (practically) guilt-free dessert? This treat sounds way too good to be true!

    • FaveHealthyRecipes-
      Thank you! I didn’t add chocolate in this recipe but now that you mention it, a dark chocolate coating would be DELICIOUS!!! It’d be kinda like a Mounds fudge… yes, that’s definitely going on my baking to-do list
      *drools*
      😉
      -Jess

  2. Such an awesome idea, Jessica. Love the flavors!!!

  3. Would you consider doing a detailed explanation or instructional video of how you get the fudge to spread out so evenly? I am always so impressed (and baffled) by how uniform and well proportioned your fudges and bars are 🙂

    • Becca-
      You’re so on point! I’ve been meaning to make some baking videos but I keep getting really busy… I’ll try to do that as soon as I can 🙂
      As for this fudge, you just need to have patience. I am super obsessive-compulsive about getting the surface smooth, so my go-to kitchen utensil is a rubber spatula. If you have an offset spatula you could try using that too.
      Also, since I know I need to photograph what I make, I make sure to plan ahead how many pieces I’m slicing and where to slice 🙂
      Hope this helps!
      -Jess

  4. i like that they are a high protein snack!

  5. This looks amazing. I’m definitely going to have to try this out.

  6. This is the craziest thing I have ever seen! Healthy fudge? No way! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. Hi! These are awesome!! I was wondering where you got ur nutrition facts from?

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  9. my fudge wont set 🙁
    I couldn’t find any erythritol but found xylitol which is something I found is close to erythritol??
    I don’t know what I did wrong but it’s just not setting.. and I’m so upset because it tastes amazing in the sludge form!!! 🙁

    • Brooke-
      I haven’t tried this with xylitol but it should work to replace the erythritol just fine… not sure what went wrong. Did you make any other substitutions?
      -Jess

      • no, I didn’t switch any of the other ingredients! I have a feeling the cottage cheese was too watery. when I cut the fudge up, it was solid-ish but was quite sticky. so I just rolled it in coconut. it’s no longer sticky just flimsy!
        yummy though! (:
        I’ll have to try again but strain the cottage cheese maybe..

      • Brooke-
        Oh that could be it! My cottage cheese is fairly thick, not watery… kind of like cooked oatmeal… strange analogy but that’s all I can think of! 😉
        If you try the recipe again, I would recommend straining the cottage cheese or trying a different brand. Hope this helps!
        -Jess

  10. This looks yummy! Can you use coconut oil in place of the coconut cream concentrate/coconut butter?

    • Jessica-
      Coconut oil and coconut butter are pretty different… coconut oil is much softer than the butter, so you’re fudge probably won’t firm up as well. If you want to use coconut oil, however, you probably can! You’ll just need to freeze the fudge for a few hours in order to slice it properly. Hope you like the recipe 🙂
      -Jess

  11. can I use fat free ricotta cheese with this? I only have fat free cottage but 1/4 cup left :/ also how to make this sngle serving for the proprtions?

    • Shweta-
      To be honest, I just used ricotta for the first time in my life a couple weeks ago so I don’t have much experience… from what I observed though, I think you’ll be able to!
      If you wanted a single serving recipe, follow these proportions:
      75g (2/3 cup) Low Fat Organic Cottage Cheese, close to room temp
      20 drops Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Extract
      8g (1/2 tbs) Coconut Cream Concentrate or Coconut Butter, melted
      10g (1 tbs + 1 tsp) Powdered Erythritol**
      1 tsp Homemade Metamucil
      -Jess

  12. Why put so much Metamucil in this recipe? is there an alternative 1/4 cup seems an awful lot.
    Would coconut milk be ok? we cannot buy coconut butter in UK. Thanks 

    • Rosemary-
      Fudge is supposed to be very thick and dense, so you need lots of psyllium in here to bind everything together. Without it, it’s just going to be like a milkshake in a brownie pan 🙁
      Unfortunately, coconut butter is crucial here. Coconut butter is firm and hardens into a solid when refrigerated. You can get coconut butter online, there are a ton of places that ship to the UK! http://www.amazon.co.uk/grocery/dp/B00NAMDECG
      -Jess

      • you can make your own coconut butter with a high speed blender, I use Vitamix, put 4 cups unsweetened coconut in blender, blend on high, with tamper push to center and it will turn liquidy and make coconut butter.

  13. Oh, they’re so good, so fluffy and soft! Immediately made them at the moment I’d seen the recipe they are like marshmallows thanks! 🙂

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