3-Ingredient Avocado Fudge

by Heather on March 1, 2013

3-Ingredient Avocado Fudge || Heather's Dish Well WHOA waddaya know, another chocolate recipe with a short ingredient list! I tried to come up with an excuse for why, but let’s just face it: there are times a girl just needs some stinking chocolate. This was one such week for me apparently, and I just have to say that I’m glad I now have these in my repertoire because they take almost no time and it means I don’t gorge myself on store-bought candy instead.

Let’s call a spade a spade though: chocolate in pretty much any form is gorge-worthy sometimes.  And if you’re a girl you pretty much know what I’m talking about.

3-Ingredient Avocado Fudge || Heather's Dish

Also, I feel like I need to do some full disclosure here and tell you that this particular batch technically has 5 ingredients.  I added some pink Hawaiian sea salt since I was feelin’ fancy, and I added a packet of Stevia in the Raw because I wanted some extra sweet without messing with the texture.

 

The end result?  I fed it to my husband without telling him what was in it, and he totally liked it!  There’s really no avocado flavor but it’s smooth and rich and delicious, just as fudge should be.  I love my go-to fudge recipe for the holidays, but I’m thinking this is a winner for my chocolate craving frenzies over the next year!

 

I dare you to make some ASAP.  Trust me, you want to!

3-Ingredient Avocado Fudge || Heather's Dish

3-INGREDIENT AVOCADO FUDGE

Makes one 5- x 5-inch pan, but can be doubled or tripled as needed

  • 1 (4-ounce) bar bittersweet chocolate (60-70% cocoa)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (really must be coconut oil to help it set up)
  • 1/2 very ripe avocado
  • 1 packet Stevia in the Raw, sea salt, toasted nuts, or anything else you may want to sprinkle on top (optional)

First of all I would REALLY only recommend using a double boiler for this to really incorporate everything well. I would not at all recommend cooking directly over a stove top or in a microwave.

 

Line a 5- x 5-inch pan with parchment paper or foil.  Chop the chocolate bar and mash the avocado well, and mix together with the coconut oil over a double boiler.  Stirring constantly allow the chocolate and coconut oil to melt together and then whisk everything together until completely smooth.  Remove from heat; if using Stevia go ahead and add it now, stirring to combine.  Using a rubber spatula spread the fudge into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before cutting into it.  To cut, run a sharp knife under hot water and slice the fudge into equal pieces. Keep refrigerated when not eating.

 

Enjoy!

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1 John March 1, 2013

Hi Heather,

Thanks for the Avocado Fudge recipe, it looks delicious and healthy! I have a blog about fruit nutrition facts that I think would be helpful to your readers.

All the Best,
John

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2 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic March 1, 2013

Oh my this sounds fantastic! I made easy fudge all the time, and will have to whip this up soon!

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3 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) March 1, 2013

I know lots of people use avocado’s in baking but it’s the one thing that kind of freaks me out. I have such a problem picking out good avocado’s! Anyway, I think this looks really good & sounds awesome.

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4 Heather March 1, 2013

Honestly I was a little scared at first, but it all ended up working great! I don’t know how comfortable I’d be actually baking with avocados, but I guess there’s a first for everything, right? :)

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5 Annie @ eatcleaneatreal March 1, 2013

This looks awesome! Im totally obsessed with avocados and coconut oil right now, and trying to decrease my sugar and do more of a paleo style diet, so this is PERFECT. Can’t wait to try it!

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6 Heather March 1, 2013

It really is perfect for paleo (sans sweetener though I think?) or a lower-sugar diet!

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7 Annie @ eatcleaneatreal March 2, 2013

Well some people eat paleo plans including raw honey or even some stevia. Im going to try it without anything though!

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8 Anna @ On Anna's Plate March 1, 2013

Wild! Looks delicious, and I would never know that this was a “healthy” version of fudge!

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9 Heather March 1, 2013

My mother in law couldn’t believe it was healthy! Seriously, you’ll love it!

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10 lindsay March 2, 2013

you never cease to amaze me woman! i would like to sit here and gaze into the eyes of this fudge all day! YUM!

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11 Heather March 2, 2013

I seriously cannot get enough!

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12 The Weary Chef March 2, 2013

You just BLEW MY MIND! Must try this. Thanks for the recipe!

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13 Heather March 3, 2013

You’re welcome! I hope you get a chance to try it :)

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14 Laurie {Simply Scratch} March 3, 2013

No flippin way! There’s avocado in there!?! Looks darn good my friend!

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15 Heather March 4, 2013

BELIEVE IT! :)

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16 Phyllis H High March 16, 2013

Glad to find your recipe. Daughter’s friend made some w/ thin quinoa bottom crust (w/ no nuts (but I will add!); best & smoothest fudge I ever had. Not a fan of plain avocado even though in San Diego, CA, but glad to use it in other recipes for food value.

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17 Heather March 17, 2013

Thanks Phyllis! I like the idea of a quinoa crust…sounds interesting!

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18 Anna November 17, 2013

wow, looks divine, will make it tomorrow, avacardos 50 cents each right now in New Zealalnd! blessings

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19 Andrea @ Mrs Webb in the Kitchen February 28, 2014

I pinned this SO LONG ago and just got around to making it… SO GOOD! I’d NEVER know there was avocado in it!! I love that it has the TINIEST hint of coconut flavor, though someone who didn’t know it was in there would never guess! Thank you!

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20 Heather March 6, 2014

I’m so glad you liked it Andrea! I make it from time to time and no one ever guesses what the real ingredients are!

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