Pumpkin fudge is enjoyable all year long. If you’re looking for an easy, healthy recipe that your whole family will enjoy, give this delicious and vegan pumpkin fudge recipe a try.
The end of the year may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to nix all of the pumpkin recipes quite yet!
We wanted to share one more pumpkin recipe with your family: Pumpkin Fudge.
This recipe isn’t exactly traditional fudge, but it does have similar flavor to pumpkin pie, is creamy and perfect for kids (our littles will attest to that).
This vegan fudge uses cashew butter, which offers a more mild flavor than peanut or almond butter, but you can substitute out either one instead. Just be aware that the flavor will be stronger with those butters.
How to make pumpkin fudge
Start by melting the coconut oil in a saucepan. This doesn’t take very long, so be sure to watch your oil.
When the oil is melted, turn off the heat (don’t let it sit long enough to cool or the coconut oil will start to solidify again).
Whisk in the cashew butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spice, and vanilla until well combined.
Pour your mixture into a prepared baking pan. Place it in the fridge until chilled, for about 3 hours. The coconut oil will solidify, giving you a nice and creamy fudge consistency.
When done chilling, cut your fudge into small squares and enjoy!
Find the full recipe below.
- Stove top
- Baking pan
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup cashew butter
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Carefully whisk in the butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla.
- Pour your mixture into a prepared baking pan. You can either grease it with cooking spray or place a piece of parchment paper in it to help get the fudge out later.
- Place your fudge in the refrigerator to chill and solidify, for about 3 hours.
- Remove your fudge from the fridge and cut it into small squares to enjoy!
We’re firm believers that pumpkin fudge and other pumpkin recipes can be enjoyed all year long, not just in the fall! If you’re looking to make something with minimal ingredients, that’s still healthy and delicious try our vegan pumpkin fudge recipe.
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Curious, have you tried this without adding sweetener?? I’ve been looking to incorporate more pumpkin into my 12-month-olds diet and this looks like fun, but I’d prefer not to add sugars to her diet yet… any thoughts?
We haven’t– but if you try it, let us know!