Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vanilla Almond Freezer Fudge (Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a delightful weekend! My weekend basically consisted of watching movies (Lilo & Stitch is on Netflix!), finding a new favorite restaurant for Thai takeout, the farmer's market, a Target run and hanging out with Sam. I also babysat for some friends in desperate need of a night out on Saturday; Sam came too (it was his idea in the first place), plus I am basically clueless when it comes to children. Case in point: I changed a diaper for the first time this weekend, I am 26 years old and had never changed a diaper before. I also tried to go paddle boarding Saturday afternoon with a new friend, but after much miscommunication and riding my bike around town, it just turned into hanging out and drinking smoothies which is totally cool with me. 

Sometimes it's nice to have a simple, chill, laid-back weekend. And sometimes it's nice to have a little something sweet to snack on during a movie, something that's really easy to pull together. You may remember a few months back I posted a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge, well, I've got a new one for you. Vanilla Almond Freezer Fudge. It's perfect for when you want something sweet, but not super rich, but are too lazy to make something complicated or wait for it to bake. You just simply mix the few ingredients in a bowl, stick it in the freezer and minutes later you've got some fudge. Does it get any better than that?

Vanilla Almond Freezer Fudge
  • 1 Cup Almond Butter, room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup or Agave (or Honey for non-vegans)
  • 1 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, Scraped
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, softened
Makes 1 loaf pan, approximately 8 squares.
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Line a loaf pan with wax paper. Pour fudge mix into the pan, smooth it out with a spoon or spatula and place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Once hardened, remove from freezer and slice into squares. Store in the freezer.

-If you do not have a vanilla bean, double the amount of vanilla extract, if a stronger vanilla flavor is desired, try tripling it.

What did you do this weekend?
What's your favorite easy-to-make sweet treat?


  1. I never used vanilla bean. How do you scrape it

    1. Great question! You basically cut the bean lengthwise and use the blade of the knife to scrape downwards, getting out as much of the seeds as possible. I went into a little more detail in this post (it also has the link to where I buy my vanilla beans):

  2. I made a chocolate fudge with almond butter a few weeks ago and it was SO good. I'm going to have to try the vanilla version!

    1. I've been wanting to try a chocolate version, but haven't gotten around to it yet!

  3. how much vanilla bean do you use if it is already scraped in the jar for you

    1. I would start with about 1/2 a teaspoon, test it and add more as needed depending on how much vanilla flavor you want, I can't imagine you'd need more than a full teaspoon. Hope you enjoy it!