Fudge has such a sense of nostalgia. As a kid, I would often get a square of fudge at the county fair or on trips to the beach. Whether it was served in a little box or wax bag, the fudge would always come with a plastic knife to cut off one small slice, then another, then another. It was always gone way too quickly! It’s hard to restrain yourself as a kid.
But guess what? As an adult, it’s still hard to practice self-control around fudge! This 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge is that irresistible combo of sweet and salty and that perfect toothsome texture that keeps you coming back for more.
Since having to ditch dairy products, I thought my days of enjoying traditional fudge were over. Most recipes call for sweetened condensed milk, which is difficult to replicate with non-dairy ingredients…until now! I spotted this sweetened condensed coconut milk at the grocery store and nearly jumped with joy! I didn’t even know what I would do with it at first, I just knew I needed it.
I had my first excuse to use it during Christmas time, when I whipped up a batch of dairy free fudge with peppermint extract. Matt and I devoured the whole batch (over a period of several weeks, mind you). It was a sad moment indeed when we ate the last two pieces. But then Matt’s birthday came around and when I asked if he wanted cake, he requested fudge again.
This dairy free fudge is swirled with creamy peanut butter, but could just as easily be made with a different nut butter if you prefer. I recommend getting a good quality dark chocolate to make this since the sweetened condensed coconut milk adds a fair amount of sweetness.