Fudge Babies

These incredible Fudge Babies are the perfect raw, vegan, paleo dessert. With just 5 ingredients, they’re super easy to make. All you need to make Fudge Babies is walnuts, cacao powder, dates, vanilla, and salt. I love making this healthy no-bake dessert during the summer. It’s perfect for those hot days when we eat loads of raw food recipes and keep our oven turned off.

Although Fudge Babies are small they’re packed with wildly fudgey deliciousness, and are so good your junk food loving friends won’t ever guess they’re made with wholesome, healthy ingredients.

Fudge Babies

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  • Place dates, walnuts, cacao powder, vanilla, and salt in a food processor
  • Pulse on high speed until smooth
  • Roll mixture into balls
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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This paleo vegan dessert recipe is based on one by Chocolate Covered Katie. I made some minor changes to the recipe to make it more compatible with the way I eat. First, I used less than one-half the amount of dates she uses in her recipe because I am focused on reducing the amount of sugar in my diet, whether natural or processed. I also increased the amount of salt because I find more salt brings out the flavor of sweetness in many recipes.

After I read about Katie’s famous Fudge Babies I knew I’d need to make my own. And I knew they were a success because when my husband walked in the door he ate one. Then another. And another. And so on. You get the idea. I had to cut him off from the Fudge Babies. I hope you all love this healthy dessert as much as we do!

Here are some of my other yummy, raw, vegan paleo dessert recipes:


70 responses to “Fudge Babies”

  1. Marvelous! We added an extra tablespoon of cocoa and extra 1/4 tsp. of vanilla. My daughter loved it!

  2. I am loving your recipes but am a diabetic so am wondering using the date would not be too sweet for me

  3. Elana,,
    I have had this recipe printed out for about 2 to 3 years…never tried it for no reason other than recipe overload. I made these as above but added 1/2 shredded unsweetened coconut, 1 heaping T homemade almond butter, and a coffee scoop of organic dried expresso powder (don’t judge me :) I have found Lara bars are too sweet for me…but these are FAH-BU-LOUS!!
    Thank you for all you do….I am a fan.

  4. I just whipped up a double batch of these subbing pecans for the walnuts. They were so good and easy to make! Rave reviews by all the kids and adults who ate these! I’ll be making more soon! Thank you for your amazing and easy recipes. Elana’s Panty is my go-to recipe site!

    • Amanda, thanks for letting me know this recipe received rave reviews from everyone! I’m so happy that this is your go-to site for recipes :-)

      • I’m whipping up another double batch. I don’t think I’ve ever not doubled this recipe. I like to keep them in my freezer so I always have a healthy treat on hand when I crave something sweet.

  5. Elana… I’m so happy to have found this site! All of your recipes look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Going to make these Fudge Babies this week. Thank you SO much for all you are doing on this site. It’s my new go-to daily !

  6. Whatta homerun these babies are! For the longest time, I’ve been trying various Paleo dessert recipes. Half the time I end up throwing the final product in the trash because it just doesn’t taste good. Blech! Just as I was about to throw in the towel and resign myself to NEVER having another sweet treat again, here you come with this fabulous recipe!!! So excited am I, I’m making a double batch to take to a friends house for dessert tonight. They will NOT believe it when I tell them the ingredients. It’s a guilt free treat! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting!

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