Chocolate Peanut Butter 5 Ingredient Fudge (10 minutes, vegan, gluten-free)

by | Aug 18, 2018 | 5-ingredients or less, Chocolate, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Sugar, Paleo, Recipes | 0 comments

Inside scoop: This 5 ingredient fudge takes 15 minutes and is loaded with chocolate, peanut butter goodness.


Do you ever feel like you’re making the wrong food choices?

We just read an independent study put out by EWG about oats and glyphosate. There were some brands that we have suggested to parents to give to their children as a healthier alternatives, that ended up containing high levels of glyphosate, an ingredient found in Roundup that has been classified as a potential carcinogen. Whut?!

Basically unless you’re growing the food in a garden in your backyard, yourself, no one is safe, nothing is edible, every food choice we make is wrong, and basically we’re all doomed.

Wait 1 second, let’s slow it down a little bit.

We have spent way too much of our lives associating negativity with food. Stressing about removing dairy, going frantic about avoiding gluten, and thinking that a diet containing ANY sugar was going to result in imminent doom.

Food became hard for us, it became stressful, and, eventually our dogmatic food views got in the way of us really, just living our lives.

Not anymore.

We may be nutritionists, but we want food freedom, we want balance, we want to be able to listen to our bodies and have some sweets when we feel the need for them, and not feel guilty because of it. We also want simplicity, and to find NN Approved Brands that help us live healthier lives because we trust them. Brands that let us microwave a meal and eat it in front of the TV because we’re tired, and brands that we can easily pick up and snack attack on because we trust their ingredients.

We want to ultimately able to make choices that allow us to live a healthy life, but also live a life that helps us STRESS LESS and not be so zoomed in on every single food out there being bad for us.

Hence our creation for the N5Diet, a diet that has plenty of delicious desserts (like this 5 ingredient fudge), a massive list of healthy packaged foods, a whole section on listening to your body’s hunger cues, tips about nights out, tips about navigating menus, and tips about finding comfort in shopping at the grocery store!

But, for us, the best part is definitely the food.

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Now, just because we don’t like restrictions, we like healthy packaged foods, and we dig a good piece of chocolate, it doesn’t mean we aren’t attracted to healthier versions of food. But, it’s definitely taken us a while to get there. Mostly because finding the recipes that are simple and delicious, isn’t always easy (hence the packaged food choices).

That’s why we’re giving you guys an exclusive N5Diet recipe! A recipe that’s only 5 ingredients, made with healthy ingredients, takes 10 minutes to prep, and literally MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH!

Check out this 5 ingredient fudge! This Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Fudge is our new favourite chocolate recipe! It tastes just like the regular fudge you’d buy at a store, but it’s way better for you, and it’s created with 5 ingredients.

It’s not even really a compromise, it’s just fudge that’s plain delicious.

The N5Diet is loaded with healthy recipes like this 5 ingredient fudge. As a matter of fact, over 100 recipes made with 5 ingredients or less, and 5 weeks worth of meals all neatly enveloped in this amazing nutrition plan that totally fits your busy life. You’ll find plenty of recipes like this 5 ingredient fudge (peanut butter & dark chocolate combo is our favourite), and recipes that fit into any diet. Recipes that remove the guilt, are family friendly, are solo chef friendly, omnivore friendly, plant eater friendly, and allergy friendly! Most of these recipes are gluten-free, and we offer up a ton of alternative options for all kinds of different diets.

Health Benefits Of 5 Ingredient Fudge


Okay so this Chocolate Peanut Butter 5 Ingredient Fudge is a total decadent treat, but it also contains some pretty amazing nutrients. And our POV is that you don’t need to say no to sugar just because you were told to (life without brownies is no life for us).

Instead, you can have a more nutrient dense sugar, and less of it. Ya know?

This 5 ingredient fudge is LOADED with protein and healthy fats, which makes it easier to eat just a little bit, rather than a lot a bit. Not only does it contain antioxidants from cacao powder, but it contains medium chain fatty acids, which get used by the body as energy a lot faster than other fatty acid compositions.

To top it all off, this 5 ingredient fudge is dairy free, gluten free, contains no refined sugar and…. you can make it in 5 minutes!

We’re hooked!

But, not only are we hooked on this 5 ingredient fudge, the whole N5Diet has been a godsend for our busy schedules. With every single recipe being 5 ingredients or less, it’s relatively effortless to put together your weekly meal plans. Cooking with 5 ingredient recipes has given us our time back, our energy, the time spent with our families and time to focus on other areas of our lives that we cherish.

If you want to learn more about what the N5Diet is all about, make sure you visit the N5Diet here, and get on our exclusive N5diet email list, where you’ll get access to the most current information, get recipes tips (like how to make 5 minute 5 ingredient fudge), and exclusive updates. Subscribe, and get N5Diet updates today:

Also, if you’re looking for other recipes like this delicious treat, be sure to check out our Stovetop Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies they are chocolatey, peanut buttery, coconutey (just like our trusty 5 ingredient fudge) but loaded with a couple other healthy ingredients that help balance those blood sugars, and support energy production.

What do you think? Would you like to learn more about the N5Diet? Comment below with any questions you have.


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This 5 ingredient fudge takes 15 minutes, is healthy, vegan and gluten-free and is loaded with chocolate, peanut butter goodness. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword 5 ingredient fudge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 171 kcal


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk canned


  1. Whisk coconut oil and coconut milk together in a saucepan and start to heat it over medium. Once melted, add in the cacao powder and maple syrup and whisk together over the heat.
  2. Once mixed, add in the nut butter and thoroughly stir to combine.
  3. Stir for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until the mixture starts to get thicker.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a parchment lined loaf pan.
  5. Top with any optional topper of choice and freeze for 2 hours to overnight.
  6. Remove from freezer and let thaw before cutting (or else you will get broken pieces).

Recipe Notes

Optional topper: organic peanuts, hazelnuts, coconut, peanut butter swirl, dark chocolate chips

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