Chef John's Christmas Miracle Fudge Recipe -
Chef John's Christmas Miracle Fudge Recipe
1 Photo
Chef John’s Christmas Miracle Fudge
See how to make rich, amazing fudge with no dairy. See more
  • READY IN 50 mins

Chef John's Christmas Miracle Fudge

Recipe by  

"It's appropriate to call this Miracle Fudge because of how it's made. This is 100% vegan, is absolutely delicious, and will make a beautiful holiday gift."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 24 pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place 1/2 cup cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and stir in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour in melted coconut oil and stir until thoroughly combined. Continue to stir until coconut oil hardens and the mixture looks grainy and thick.
  2. Place walnuts into a dry skillet over medium heat; shake skillet until walnuts are hot and smell nutty and fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn off heat and let walnuts cool slightly, about 1 more minute.
  3. Stir warm walnuts into fudge; mixture will soften from the walnuts' heat. Stir fudge until smooth and glossy.
  4. Pour fudge into a silicone mold for making small ice cubes. Scrape any excess fudge back into the mixing bowl. Smooth the tops of the fudge pieces.
  5. Wrap mold in plastic wrap and freeze until fudge is firm and set, at least 30 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and pop each fudge piece out of the mold. Dust pieces lightly with 1 teaspoon cocoa powder before serving or packaging as gifts. Serve cold; freeze leftovers.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't want to use a silicone mold, pour warm fudge into a plastic wrap-lined dish, chill to harden, and slice into small squares.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2014

I'm not sure why this doesn't have more reviews? I watched the video first and it looked so easy, so I got the rest of the recipe here. Super easy and tasty. I didn't have silicone molds so I used parchment paper in a small tray and it worked just fine! Cut them into squares. Texture is great and flavor is delicious. I did not taste the coconut oil either. Definitely recommend this recipe, you can't go wrong!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2015

This makes a very tasty candy, similar in taste to Almond Joy. Especially if you use almonds in place of the walnuts, like I did.

Jan 04, 2014

Yum yum! This was delicious and much healthier than traditional fudge. Made it exactly as written but didn't have the silicone molds, so I lined a loaf pan with parchment paper and that worked just fine. I keep the fudge block in the freezer wrapped in cling wrap and just slice off a piece when I'm ready. This definitely isn't your traditional fudge as it needs to be kept cold, but it's yummy!

Nov 05, 2014

I gave it to a teacher who is dairy free and her husband gluten free, and she LOVED it, my family loved it to

Jan 08, 2014

Yum! I am thrilled to have such a yummy treat to eat when I can't eat milk. Thank you for the great recipe. I followed the recipie to a tee. I did use walnuts. Perfection!!!!!!!

May 20, 2015

This stuff is out of this world, the only way to improve it is to dip it in chocolate


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Chef John’s Christmas Miracle Fudge

See how to make rich, amazing fudge with no dairy.

Chef John's Chocolate Decadence

Relive the 80's with Chef John's "flourless" chocolate cake recipe.

Chef John's Mocha Semifreddo

Coffee and chocolate flavored frozen Italian dessert.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States