We don’t celebrate Christmas much in our family and every year I am more put off by the commercialization of the holiday, but I do really love cooking to a theme and Christmas desserts are pretty great!

I decided to adapt my recipe for vegan chocolate fudge and add some peppermint to make it Christ-massy. It turned out really delicious and its a very simple recipe with only six or so ingredients. Nice and quick to whip up, provided you have a good blender or your cashews are pre-soaked.

Be Your Own Santa With This Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

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Be Your Own Santa With This Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe


  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of cacao butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • cacao nibs for garnish


  1. Melt the cacao butter in small saucepan over low heat. You can use a double boiler if you wish. Set aside to cool.
  2. In the mean time blend cashews, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla in a high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  3. Add the melted cacao butter and blend again until mixed through.
  4. Pour mixture into a lined square baking dish and smooth out with spatula.
  5. Sprinkle over some cacao nibs for garnish.
  6. Place in the freezer to set. At least 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from freezer and cut into fudge squares. Can be stored in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

This recipe was republished with permission from Hazel and Cacao.

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