Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge | sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan

Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge

This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is just like my Raw Red Velvet Fudge, but without the vibrant color!  This fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey.  You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan!

Can you guess the secret ingredient that makes this fudge grey?

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER!

Pure coconut shell activated charcoal is a well-known detoxifying ingredient, and I love the color it provides.  It doesn’t provide much flavor either (I can never detect it in anything I’ve added it to), so it’s easy to sneak into recipes.

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, and high protein options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Remember that Black Velvet Cookie Dough I made last week?  Well, I’m on a roll with that “secret ingredient” that’s turning these treats black and grey.

You can call this “Gothic Fudge” if you like, but I like “Black Velvet” better.  This really is like red velvet, only black!

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, and high protein options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

CHOMP.  Just look at how fudgy it is!  I’m dying, I’m dying, I’m dead ☠️

How does this Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge differ from my Raw Red Velvet Fudge?

Well, because I didn’t want the red color, I used unsweetened applesauce instead of beet puree.  For a stronger chocolate flavor, I used chocolate brown rice protein powder instead of vanilla.  I wasn’t sure how much charcoal to use, so while the fudge mixture was blending in the blender, I added 1 teaspoon of charcoal at a time.  I ended up using 3 teaspoons (or 1 tablespoon), but could probably increase this to 4 teaspoons for a darker color.

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, and high protein options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge
Prep Time
45 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is just like my Raw Red Velvet Fudge, but without the vibrant color!  This fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey.  You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fudge
Servings: 36 pieces
Calories: 120 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line an 8×8″ brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix), add the cashews, almond milk, applesauce, vanilla extract, stevia extract, and salt.  Blend on high speed until completely smooth.
  3. Add the protein powder, cocoa powder, and activated charcoal and blend one again until smooth.
  4. While blending, pour in the melted cacao butter.  Blend one last time until completely smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out.  Tap the pan on the counter a few times to help get rid of air bubbles.  Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Raw Red Velvet Fudge.

This recipe is considered "high-raw."

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only black! This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is SUPER smooth, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey. You’d never know it’s all natural, refined sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan. Can you guess the secret ingredient? -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with low calorie, low fat, and high protein options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

This Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge is perfectly sweet, uber rich, and ultra creamy.  It literally melts in your mouth.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

– Jess

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9 comments on “Healthy Raw Black Velvet Fudge”

  1. This just beckons to be put in your mouth! I love the color to. I haven’t been loving the darkness look in the other charcoal conceptions but i love it here.

  2. This is maybe the prettiest piece of fudge I’ve ever seen! A friend of mine was telling me about whitening her teeth with charcoal the other day….and then another friend gave me a sample “charcoal bar” for face washing. I guess it’s a pretty versatile product??

  3. Helen Lucier
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    This sounds fantastically yummy ! How many servings does the recipe make? in other words, how many pieces should I cut using an 8×8″ pan; not necessarily how many pieces will be available for other people to eat after I get to it …… 🙂

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