Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge (paleo, vegan)


Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge (paleo, vegan)

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge (paleo, vegan)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (340 grams) finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips1
  • 1/3 cup (80 milliliters) full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (64 grams) toasted hazelnut butter2 (the kind with just hazelnuts)
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt, optional
  • 3/4 cups (83 grams) + 1/4 cup (28 grams) toasted hazelnuts, chopped, optional3

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, mix everything, except for the hazelnuts, together. Melt over low heat while frequently stirring. Meanwhile, prepare a 9"x5" loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Once the mixture is melted, add 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, if using. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan. Let sit for about 20 minutes and then sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts over the top of the fudge. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. You can cut this when cold but it's easier when at room temperature. Store at room temperature for 1 day and then refrigerate. It'd likely stay well for much longer than 1 day at room temperature but I figure I'd better stay on the safe side and say 1 day due to the hazelnut butter.