Easy Three-Ingredient Fudge

Six-Ingredient Fudge | Freckled Italian

I originally published this recipe in 2015 when I was way more strict about eating a Paleo diet, but I wanted to reshoot it and tweak the ingredients a little bit—I omitted the honey (1/4 cup), and instead of crushed nuts (1/2 cup) I used peanut butter. You can use unsweetened peanut butter if you want, but I used some with sugar in it because I figure you need some sweetness in fudge (otherwise what’s the point, right?), and honestly I’d rather have sweetened peanut butter than honey in my dessert—I also like the smooth texture more than my original recipe which included chopped almonds.

Easy Three-Ingredient Fudge | Freckled Italian
Easy Three-Ingredient Fudge | Freckled Italian

It used to be called “Six-Ingredient Paleo Fudge” but now it’s “Three-Ingredient Fudge” because who the heck wants to use six ingredients when you can do it with three?

Easy Three-Ingredient Fudge | Freckled Italian


  • 3 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil (about 1/3 cup)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter—really whatever nut butter you prefer!)

  • A pinch of salt for serving (optional)


  1. In a saucepan or microwaveable bowl, melt the coconut oil.

  2. Once it's liquid, add the peanut butter and stir until combined. Sift the cocoa powder in and mix well with a whisk. Pour the mixture into a square or rectangular container lined with parchment paper.

  3. Place the fudge into the refrigerator or freezer for several hours to set. When it's firm, remove and cut into squares. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk (or some hot tea or coffee)!

Easy Three-Ingredient Fudge | Freckled Italian