Several small squares of fudge topped with bee pollen and goji berries.

This fudge utilizes adaptogens, which refer to a number of plants (think ginseng, holy basil, cordycep) which don't have a specific action, but instead will help your body respond to stresses and normalize its functions. Here I used ashwaganda powder, but any sort of mushroom blend, maca, or even something like mesquite powder would do nicely.

Raw Vegan Fudge

Print Recipe Here

1 Cup Pitted Medjool Dates (About 10-12)
½ Cup Nut Butter (I used Almond)
3 Tbsp. Cocoa or Cacao
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted but not hot
Pinch of Sea Salt
¼ tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbsp. Ashwaganda Powder
1 Tbs. Maca Powder

Garnish with the likes of hemp hearts, coconut, cacao, goji, and locally sourced bee pollen.

  1. Blend the dates in a food processor until they become a paste.
  2. Add the nut butter and coconut oil, and pulse until combined.
  3. Next add the cocoa or cacao, salt, vanilla, and powders and pulse until combined.
  4. Take the mixture, and using waxed paper or parchment, form it into a bar shape. Wrap well and freeze until firm.
  5. Once set, slice into bite sized pieces. Feel free to add some garnish by way of goji berries, freeze dried fruits, hemp seeds, coconut, cacao, or locally sourced bee pollen.
  6. Store in the fridge or freezer.


    1. Hey Lily! They don't take too long to set up in the freezer - I'd say a hour and they will set fully. As for eating them, if your environment is really warm, they should soften up in only a few minutes <3

  1. These little bites are the perfect amount of all the best ingredients wrapped up in one. I'm loving all things adaptogen and I hope this trend doesn't slow down anytime soon. I incorporate maca and take ashwaganda daily! Thanks for sharing the link about Virpi's new book! It's on my Amazon wishlist as of now. xx

    1. I'm so happy you liked the post, Jess! Virpi's book is so out of this world gorgeous, you won't be disappointed. I'm so happy you're on the adaptogen train too! I think they're amazing <3

  2. Great links! And with the food processor I so need it. I never had one and assumed that blender will make the work but it turned out it won't.

    1. Thanks, Martha! It's true about the food processor and blender having two different purposes - never try to make a smoothie in a food processor (what a mess!). You'd think by now they would have invented an all in one.

  3. What?! This is an awesome recipe (now on my "to make" list). I've been using ashwaganda for years and would never think to recipe it like this! And yes, it must be so nice to have a food processor again, so congrats on that little bit of ease back in your kitchen 😉

    1. Awe, I'm so happy to hear you like the recipe, Heidi! Thank you so much! It's such a dream to have a food processor again. I seriously missed it. <3

  4. YAYY!! I'm so happy for you that you got a new food processor (and on the bargain, too!)!! I use my food processor all the time in the kitchen, so I can't imagine how hard it was for you to cook without one!! I can't wait to see all the recipes you make with it going forward 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I have a feeling the site is going to have sooo many blended recipes in the next little while. And yes, certain things like trying to make hummus in the blender is such a pain, lol. I'm very eager to use the new machine for everything! xoxo

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