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dairy free fudge

Dairy Free See's Fudge

Rich creamy fudge with a smooth chocolate taste combine to make this classic candy store favorite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz dairy free milk chocolate You can use two 8oz chocolate bars or 16 oz of chocolate chips. If you can't find dairy free milk chocolate you can substitute semi sweet.
  • 24 oz dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dairy free butter You can use stick or tub butter
  • 8 oz marshmallow fluff Marshmallow fluff is the same as marshmallow creme. Do not substitute marshmallows.
  • 4 ½ cup sugar See notes above recipe for questions on sugar substitutions
  • 12 oz dairy free evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the chocolates, butter and marshmallow fluff. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the dairy free evaporated milk and sugar. Heat on medium heat to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture comes to a rolling boil, set your timer for four minutes continuing to stir constantly.
  • Once time is up, pour the boiling mixture over the chocolate, butter and marshmallow fluff. Stir until smooth. Fold in walnuts if using.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Cover the pan and refrigerate for several hours or overnight until fudge is set. Slice into pieces.

Notes

  • My Fudge Did Not Turn Out. What Happened? Make sure that you have the milk and sugar at a rolling boil so it's hot enough to melt the chocolate. You also may need to adjust the temperature of the milk and sugar mixture so it doesn't burn.
  • My Fudge Did Not Set Up: Is the humidity too high? If it's a humid day where you live, it may not set up. Fudge doesn't love humidity.
  • How do I Store Fudge? Fudge can be stored in an airtight container for up to a couple of weeks at room temperature. It is not recommended to refrigerate fudge for very long as it may dry it out. You can freeze fudge in a Ziploc or airtight container for up to three months! To thaw just thaw in the fridge until soft.

What Substitutions Are Needed?

Evaporated Milk:
The original See's fudge recipe contains evaporated milk which you will want to use in this recipe. NOT sweetened condensed milk. I use dairy free evaporated milk which can be found at most health food stores. Nature's Charm dairy free evaporated milk is often the most easily found brand in stores. *Contains coconut
Chocolate:
This recipe uses both milk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips and/or bars. I like a good quality dairy free chocolate. There are many dairy free chocolate chip brands out there but for this recipe we used Enjoy Life chocolate chips. I can usually find them in grocery stores to health food stores easily.
Butter Substitutions:
Like chocolate chips, butter also has a lot of great dairy free options available on the market too! You can always use your favorite brand if you would like. For this recipe I used Earth Balance. I have used tub and stick butter fine when we've made this recipe. *may contain soy--some brands are soy free
Sugar:
This recipe calls for white sugar and I DO NOT recommend cutting down the sugar in this recipe or using sugar substitutions. I have tried several times and the texture just is not the same. If you are okay with the texture being a little different, I've tested this recipe using coconut sugar and cane sugar and as a result it worked okay. I did not have good results at all using calorie free sugar substitutes. I would love to try this recipe with a blended sugar substitute like Miss Jones Smart Cane Sugar Blend yet to see if it yields a different result.
Marshmallow Fluff:
Please use marshmallow fluff in this recipe, NOT marshmallows. Marshmallows will not give you the same consistency and texture to your fudge if you use marshmallows. Marshmallow fluff can be found in any store but if you would like a more natural version, we came across an organic version at Whole Foods by Toonie Moonie. *Contains egg whites
Keyword dairy free, gluten free