Vegan holiday treat: Deep beet peppermint fudge

Deep Beet Holiday Fudge recipeWhile I began venturing into the vegan lifestyle, I thought frequently: “What about fudge? Will I still be able to have some over the holidays while vegan?”

The answer, of course, is yes. And the best part about this fudge is that it is super duper healthy. I made mine with raw ingredients, but it is not necessary.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw coconut butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 carob powder
  • 1/4 cup of freshly juiced beet juice
  • 1/4 cup of raisins plus 1 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract
  • Optional: crushed walnut

Just make sure not to use too much liquid because it will not hold up well.

Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl, blend the carob powder and coconut butter. (If you are having difficulty blending, either slightly melt  the coconut butter or put it in a blender).
  • Once blended together, slowly add the beet juice to the coconut/carob mixture and put it aside.
  • Take the raisins and add 1 tbsp of water and blend it together in a small blender until it forms a paste.
  • Add this paste to the carob/coconut/beet mixture. Mix it all up.
  • Add a tsp of peppermint, and blend.
  • Press the fudge into an 8X6 glass dish.
  • Crush up some walnuts and sprinkle them on top as a garnish…or not…the choice is yours.
  • Place in the fridge or freezer. I chose the freezer because I am impatient and wanted to have some quickly.

This fudge is really good and surprisingly tastes nothing like beets. I am not going to lie, this whole beet juice thing was an experiment, but I got it on the first try. It makes for the fudge to have a rich ruby color — perfect for the holidays.

I am sure you could add green juice in place of the beet juice to change it up.

Nothing says the holidays like a nice deep beet piece of fudge on your reusable napkin!

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About Stephanie Moram

Stephanie Moram is the Good Girl Gone Green. She is a tree hugger; she is almost vegan; she is trying her best to make a difference on this planet. To say Stephanie is passionate about “all things green” and simply calling her passion environmentalism is an understatement! She wants to be the voice of change that will help others make their positive contribution to the environment. You can find Stephanie making a difference at her site, Good Girl Gone Green, or on twitter at GGirlGGreen.