Vegan Fudge with Cherries and Macadamia Nuts

Quick, what’s the first question anyone asks vegans?  If you answered “how do you get enough protein”, you are CORRECT!  Seriously, I’ve been hearing this since I was a kid, and all I want in life is to educate the masses.  I also want to eat all the chocolate, so you’ll quickly understand why I fell in love with this vegan fudge.  Yes, this fudge is deliciously indulgent, sinfully chocolaty, and {gasp} packed with protein!

If you truly believe that proper nutrition, including adequate amounts of protein, can only be achieved by consuming animal byproducts you may be living under a rock.  I joke, but seriously, eating vegan is just like eating the conventional American diet.  It’s all about the choices you make and the education you are willing to give yourself.  Lots of vegetables are high in protein, and so are beans and nuts which are staples in a vegan diet.  I started eating vegetarian at a very young age, but it wasn’t until much later that I actually started giving myself a proper nutrition education.  When you start playing around with key ingredients, putting savory in with sweet the whole world starts opening up.

Beans are so versatile too.  In fact, black beans are actually the main ingredient in this delicious vegan fudge.  Sounds weird right?  I thought so too before I gave it a try!  Take my word for it, there is no bean taste to these little nuggets of goodness.  Black beans, teamed up with peanut butter and a healthy portion of macadamia nuts, pack these little beauties with more protein than most of the bars you buy at the store.  Not processed, no foreign ingredients,  just simple wholesome and incredibly rich!  With a good food processor, the consistency is silky smooth and guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.

Have I convinced you yet to give it a try?  Step outside the norm for a second, trust me when I tell you it’s worth it!  I mean healthy, wholesome fudge?  Isn’t that the actual American dream?  I’m pretty sure it is anyways.  Give it a try, and if you love it as much as I do, let ya girl know!  I love when you tag me in your creations on Instagram, keep it up!

Print Recipe
Vegan Fudge with Cherries and Macadamia Nuts
Course Dessert
Cuisine Plant Based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time -
Passive Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Plant Based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time -
Passive Time 1 hour
  1. Add all ingredients into high powered food processor, except for macadamia nuts and cherries. Process until completely smooth.
  2. Fold in chopped macadamia nuts and cherries, setting a few aside.
  3. Line a deep loaf pan with parchment paper, and pour in fudge mixture. Sprinkle remaining nuts and cherries on top of the fudge. Leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. After an hour, the fudge is all set to cut and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Vegan fudge can be kept for up to a month when frozen!

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  1. Chloe

    August 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Umm yum – this looks amazing!! I will definitely have to make this sometime! 😍😍

  2. Amanda Geist

    August 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Oh goodness! This looks and sounds so good! I’m not vegan, but I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to things, and I think I’m going to try this. Thanks!

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Amanda!! I appreciate the kind words!! Let me know if you try them, I would love to know what you think ! ❤️

  3. Emma

    August 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Ooooh, you’ve given me cravings now! These look delicious 😋

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Haha these babies were born out of a craving 😂 Love it!

  4. Nikki

    August 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    This sounds amazing and looks yummy! Love the detailed recipe and didn’t realise you could freeze for up to a month! I set myself the goal of cooking more this year and haven’t managed to achieve it yet, although this has given me the boost to get stuck in!
    Nikki x

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much Nikki! I’ve found if I stick to simple recipes I cook more! Eventually you get in the groove!

  5. Natasha Saunders

    August 11, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Mmm these look yummy! I’m not vegan but my Auntie & cousin are, I will send them your link!

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Natasha for helping spread the word!

  6. Rachael

    August 11, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Oh my god Thankyou for this recipe!! Although I’m not vegan, I’m a veggie and dairy intolerant so I’m very close to being! My mum is always worried I’m not getting enough protein so I’ll have to give this a go! I love things like naked bars but they’re so expensive so this looks like an AMAZing alternative!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Girl these are AMAZING! Definitely worth a try! I started playing around with Lara Bar replacements too! I have a post on that if you’re ever interested!

  7. Anne

    August 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Oh my, these sounds amazing 😍 Never made a successful dessert with black beans yet but I’ll definitely be willing to give it another try for these!

    1. rinalosingit@gmail.com

      August 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      It took more than a few tries to get something I was happy with! Haha I love chickpeas in desserts too!

  8. Amerjit

    August 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Oh my gosh! These look amazing! And so tempting! I bet the cherries taste amazing 🙂


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