Coconut Fudge Recipe

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Coconut Fudge Recipe

This cocoa-free blonde fudge is rich in wholesome fats, lauric acid (a nutrient found in mother’s milk that is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal), collagen replenishing copper plus manganese, phosphorous, iron, magnesium selenium and more.

Oh, and the “saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it’s high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss.ยน The sucanat probably wont, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re into cooking with kids (which I am) this recipe is perfect. Pour everything into a pot and let them stir while you “supervise” (aka check Facebook).

Just one more thing: Leite de Coco is melt in your mouth fudgy goodness. You gotta try it!

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Coconut Fudge Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories 0kcal
Author Mommypotamus



  • Heat milk, coconut milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • Cook, uncovered, until mixture becomes very thick and starts to leave the side of the pan, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Stir often.
  • Transfer mixture to a lightly oiled 8-inch square baking dish/tray.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Cover and chill for 8 hours.
  • Cut into 1 inch diamonds or squares. Keep refrigerated until you're ready to serve.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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  1. I just happened to have picked up all of these ingredients this past weekend, so I’ve got it simmering on the stove right now! Can’t wait to taste them tomorrow…

      • I don’t mean to ruin a perfectly yummy coconut recipe! ๐Ÿ˜Š
        But…… Has anyone tried putting cocoa in this recipe? How much would you put in? Just curious because my family prefers chocolatey fudge and the coconut would make it so healthy for them but I wouldn’t tell them that!

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  2. This looks great!!! I’m going to make some tonight, but I have a question- I use raw milk, but do we have to boil the raw milk? That pastuerizes it…which soooorrrrta defeats the purpose and wastes a bunch o money. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • HI Melissa! I hate the idea of heating boiling raw milk too, but it is necessary in order for the mixture to thicken. Did you give it a try and if so, how did it turn out???

    • Can I use almond milk for the milk part, will that work? I drink unsweet almond milk. What type of coconut milk? Is it the cans with the cream and coconut water? Please describe what kind. The recipe sounds great! Thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Not quite yet…it’s gonna be a late night! lol…we are packing/preparing last minute food for camping tommorow. What about only using coconut milk and no raw milk? Pastuerized hurts our tummies so it’s kind of a deal breaker (don’t need ANY surprises on a 10 hour road trip to a 5 day camping trip with a 3 and 1 year old, ya know?).

  4. Hi Heather- this looks so good. We love coconut. Do you think it would work with homemade coconut milk (which tends to be thinner than store-bought)?

    • Hi Rebakah! I’m not really sure, and unfortunately I can’t do a test batch for you because we’re on GAPS right now and some of these ingredients are not allowed. You could try adding 1/2 tsp of arrowroot or cornstarch to simulate the extra thickness guar gum adds to commercial coconut milk. If you try it I’d love to know how it turns out!

  5. Do you think this would work with honey instead of the sucanat/raw sugar? I’m thinking that would make it GAPS legal, right? I’d love to have some fudge but we’re not doing anything chocolate yet, so this sounds like it might be a great option!

  6. I tried making the recipe this weekend but for some reason it did not set, any ideas on what I did wrong? Everything tasted wonderful we just turned it into toppings for chocolate icecream:)

    • So sorry, Cheryl! We’re on GAPS right now and therefore can’t have sucanat so I haven’t made these in a loooong time. I honestly have no idea what went wrong. Glad you got creative and found another use for it, though!

    • 5 stars
      I would guess that it wasn’t cooked long enough. It really does get very thick and pulls from the bottom of the pan when stirred. As mine cooled it even started to get harder before it even got to the frig.

  7. @Cheryl – when fudge doesn’t set it usually means you didn’t boil the mixture for long enough. You should be able to form a soft ball with some of the mixture when dropped into ice water. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚