Vegan Chickpea Fudge – if that sounds divine, then you’ll love this recipe! It’s simple to follow, has limited ingredients, and won’t destroy your plant-based lifestyle. Plus, we swear it’s healthier too!

Everyone who’s ever made fudge knows that it’s a tasty but not entirely healthy treat. It’s always easy to make, using a mix of sugar, butter, dairy, and desired flavourings. In this chickpea fudge recipe, you’ll find a slightly healthier version using chickpea flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. It’s just as delicious as any other fudge you’ll ever make – and you won’t have to feel as guilty indulging!

Ingredients

  •  ½ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar
  • 3 cardamom pods, opened up
  • Grating of nutmeg (or ground nutmeg to taste)
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts

Method

  1. Line a 10 x 15 baking tray or a standard bread loaf tin with grease-proof paper. The loaf tin will make a thicker fudge.
  2. Place the coconut oil in a non-stick pan and heat gently over medium heat.
  3. Add the chickpea flour and stir to form a smooth paste.
  4. Toast the mixture in the pan until the chickpea flour gives a subtle nutty aroma, thickens slightly, and turns a slightly darker shade. This will take about 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. Take care not to over-cook and keep stirring while you are toasting the flour consistently.
  6. Once toasted, remove from the heat and pour into a bowl and set aside.
  7. Now place the coconut sugar, cardamom seeds, nutmeg, and water into the same saucepan and stir to dissolve over medium heat. Bring it up to a quick boil and reduce to simmer for about 2 minutes to thicken slightly.
  8. Return the chickpea flour mixture to the pan with the syrup and stir to combine. Allow to simmer together for a minute or two to thicken. Then add your chopped nuts and stir to combine.
  9. Pour the mixture into your prepared tray and allow to set in the fridge for about 2 – 3 hours or, alternatively, 30 minutes in the freezer.
  10. Slice into pieces and store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Looking for more vegan dessert recipes? Try these: Vegan Milktart | Vegan Banoffee Pie | Vegan Mince Pies

Vegan Chickpea Fudge Recipe Notes

The Vegan Chickpea Fudge Recipe is courtesy of Ginger and Lime for HSI, Africa and Green Monday. Looking for more recipes? Check out the full I Love Foodies Recipes Archive.