This Red Velvet Fudge is the ultimate rich, creamy and sweet treat! Not only is it super delicious, but it's also high protein! This recipe is a small/medium batch, and only requires 5 simple ingredients so it's the perfect dessert for the family.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it's time to start making all the red and pink treats. Red Velvet is my go-to flavor for this time of the year, because it's incredibly delicious and festive.
After seeing how much of a hit my Protein Fudge recipe was, I knew I wanted to create more flavors. This Red Velvet Fudge is the perfect creamy high protein fudge recipe.
Ingredients For Red Velvet Fudge:
This red velvet fudge is great, because it only requires 5 simple ingredients.
- Vegan White Chocolate - Any vegan white chocolate will work (as well as regular white chocolate if you are not vegan). I recommend using a refined sugar-free white chocolate such as Evolved White Chocolate.
- PlantFusion Red Velvet Complete Protein - PlantFusion is my favorite plant based protein. It has the best creamy texture and flavor of any vegan protein powder I have ever had. I love using the red velvet flavor for recipes like this fudge, because it's super flavorful, and naturally sweet. As always, my code: "NATURALVEGAN" gets you 25% off your purchase!
- Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk - Any sweetened condense milk will work. However this is my go-to. It's sugar-free, and has the perfect sweet, creamy taste.
- Natural Red Food Coloring - Make sure to use a natural red food coloring. Artificial colors are highly toxic, so it is best to avoid them whenever possible.
- Coconut Butter - Coconut butter helps this red velvet fudge to solidify, and give it the perfect soft yet firm texture. Make sure that you use smooth coconut butter that is not dried out. If your coconut butter is dry, add a little bit of raw coconut oil to the coconut butter and mix until it is smooth and creamy.
See recipe card for quantities.
How To Make Red Velvet Fudge:
This Red Velvet Fudge is the perfect rich and creamy treat to make. It only requires a few simple steps, and minimal equipment.
1. Begin by melting the vegan white chocolate in a double broiler.
2. Add the sweetened condensed milk and plant based food coloring. Mix until smooth.
3. Remove from heat and add the PlantFusion Red Velvet Complete Protein. Mix until smooth.
4. Add the mixture to a 6" pan, or half of an 8 x 8 pan. Place in the freezer for about an hour, then serve and enjoy!
Hint: don't melt the chocolate for too long. This may cause the natural oils in the chocolate to separate from each other. As soon as the chocolate has become a liquid, add the sweetened condensed milk and red food coloring and remove from heat.
Substitutions For Red Velvet Fudge:
If you can't find a specific ingredient, have an allergy, or simply want to sub out a particular ingredient, there are plenty of easy substitutions that can be made.
- Food Coloring- if you prefer to stay away from liquid food colorings (even the natural ones), you can replace the red food coloring with beet powder. This will achieve the perfect red/maroon color. Personally I find the flavor of beetroot powder to be too strong, this is why I generally avoid it as a plant based food coloring.
- Chocolate - if you don't care about the color of this fudge, and are looking for a more affordable way to make it, you can use any chocolate of choice. I'd recommend using a naturally sweetened chocolate.
- Coconut Butter - The coconut butter in this recipe can be substituted with any nut butter. I like to use coconut butter, because I think it has the most neutral flavor.
If you have any questions about a particular ingredient, or if a substitution will work, leave a comment and I'll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.
Red Velvet Fudge Variations:
This Red Velvet Fudge is great, because there are so many variations that can me made to mix it up.
- Cream Cheese Frosting - add a touch of my Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting on top of this fudge for the ultimate red velvet combo.
- Swirl - Melt an additional white chocolate bar and swirl it on top to give this red velvet fudge a beautiful look.
- Layered - Make the fudge multicolored by using dark chocolate for half and white chocolate for the other half.
Check out my Matcha Fudge, or my Protein Fudge for more fudge variations.
This recipe is great, because it requires minimal equipment. You will need:
- Double Broiler - You can either use a true double broiler, or you can do what I do and use a metal, or microwave safe glass bowl over a sauce pan. I love the Pyrex bowls, because they work with almost every pan.
- Pan To Freeze - You can really use any sized pan to freeze this red velvet fudge. I like to use a 6 inch pan, because the fudge comes out in nice thick slices. Most Tupperware will work perfectly.
How To Store This Red Velvet Fudge:
This red velvet fudge is great, because it's super easy to store. You can store it two ways. The first way that you can store this fudge is in the fridge. I recommend using air tight containers to prevent it from drying out. If stored in the fridge, this fudge can keep for two full weeks.
The second way that you can store this fudge is in the freezer. Again, it's important to store in an air tight container. If stored in the freezer, this red velvet fudge can store for up to 3 months! Whenever you are ready to eat it, just remove the amount you want and allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
The most important thing to keep in mind when making this red velvet fudge is not to heat it for too long. When the chocolate is heated for extended periods of time, it will begin to separate. This will make it extremely hard for the fudge to set. If you do heat it for too long, allow it to chill and start over.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Many people assume that red velvet is just chocolate. It is definitely not. Red velvet contains buttermilk and vinegar alongside the cocoa to give red velvet it's signature flavor. Achieving this signature flavor in fudge can be quite difficult since you can't really add buttermilk to fudge. This is why I love using my PlantFusion red velvet protein in fudge, because it helps to achieve that signature flavor.
It is not common for fudge to contain protein powder. However I think it's the perfect food to add protein powder to. Fudge is naturally low in nutrients and high in sugar and fat. Therefore protein powder is perfect because it adds the perfect amount of protein and fiber to make the fudge much more nutritious!
Related High Protein Red Velvet Recipes:
Looking for other vegan red velvet recipes like this? Try these high protein treats:
Red Velvet Fudge
- 1 double broiler
- Begin by melting the vegan white chocolate in a double broiler.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and plant based food coloring. Mix until smooth.
- Remove from heat and add the PlantFusion Red Velvet Complete Protein. Mix until smooth.
- Add the mixture to a 6" pan, or half of an 8 x 8 pan. Place in the freezer for about an hour, then serve and enjoy!
It's always important to practice food safe habits whenever working in the kitchen!
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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