Backpackers Fudge- dairy and gluten free

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Backpackers fudge is a delicious, dairy-free dessert! I love the creamy, chocolate and oat texture. These fudge pieces are fantastic when they come straight out of the oven or even frozen for later. Backpackers fudge is easy to make and can  be quickly whipped up for whenever your sweet tooth desires!

Backpackers Fudge- This dairy-free, gooey, delicious treat is a fantastic dessert or snack food! It is easy to make and gluten-free too!

Before I started going dairy-free a favorite dessert of mine was backpackers fudge; a gooey, sticky bar of chocolate and oats, Mmmm. A few years ago I was finally able to adapt the original recipe into something I could have, although it didn’t quite have the taste and texture of the original recipe. After doing some playing around with the recipe, I think I finally found something that is at least comparable to the original recipe. One of my favorite ways to have backpackers fudge is after it has been frozen in the freezer. For some reason I just like my desserts cold! By putting it in the freezer, it also helps keep you from eating the whole batch at once!

Backpackers Fudge- This dairy-free, gooey, delicious treat is a fantastic dessert or snack food! It is easy to make and gluten-free too!

This backpackers fudge recipe is dairy free, gluten free, and even low in sugar! Don’t let the ‘low in sugar’ throw you off though, this fudge is still sweet and delicious, just probably not to the extent of store bought fudge. Store bought fudge is loaded with processed sugars, which are bad for you, so this fudge gives you the taste of fudge without the bad ingredients!

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Backpacker's Fudge
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9"x11" glass baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the oats, egg, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  3. Slowly add the coconut milk and stir until combined. The batter should be sticky and not dry.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. Press the batter into the glass baking dish.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes. The edges should begin to brown. Let cool, then cut into pieces!
Recipe Notes

If you want a stickier, more fudge like backpackers fudge, you can use the sweetened condensed coconut milk that Thrive Market sells. Use one can of the sweetened condensed coconut milk and leave out the canned coconut milk, egg, and maple syrup. The reason I don't use the sweetened condensed milk regularly is because it contains cane sugar and is higher in sugar.

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Backpackers Fudge- This dairy-free, gooey, delicious treat is a fantastic dessert or snack food! It is easy to make and gluten-free too!

Backpackers fudge is definitely a delicious fudge recipe that you will find yourself making over again and again! I know I did! In case you want to branch away from the fudge though, be sure to check out my double chocolate cookies that have a very versatile recipe!

by Alexa

Backpackers Fudge- This dairy-free, gooey, delicious treat is a fantastic dessert or snack food! It is easy to make and gluten-free too!

 

8 thoughts on “Backpackers Fudge- dairy and gluten free

  1. These look so good!! Can’t wait to try them. My husband is not a big coconut fan..do these taste like coconut with the coconut milk in them? I haven’t tried coconut milk before.

    • ThePioneerChicks says:

      I do not find them to be overwhelmingly coconut tasting. I am not a huge fan of coconut myself but these are delicious! If you are worried about the coconut taste being too strong you can always add a tablespoon or more of peanut butter. I would love to hear how you like them!

  2. Yum. These look awesome! Kinda the best of brownies, oatmeal cookies, and fudge all rolled into one. Yummy!
    I’m sensitive to coconut. Have you tried other dairy alternatives in this recipe?

    • ThePioneerChicks says:

      They are definitely a very delicious dessert! I have only tried the coconut products in this recipe. My sister is allergic to tree nuts and we are both sensitive to dairy products, so we are pretty much stuck with coconut as a dairy alternative. Sorry I can’t help you out much on that one. If you do try a different dairy alternative I would love to hear how it turns out!

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