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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!
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!
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!
Where to Find the Ingredients:
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- Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats
- Simply Organic vanilla extract
- Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- Thai Kitchen organic coconut milk
- Let’s do Organic sweetened condensed coconut milk
I have found that Thrive Market is one of the cheapest places that I can buy my ingredients from. You do have to become a member to place an order, but the savings are worth it! Just by purchasing the above ingredients from Thrive Market, you can save up to 93% vs shopping at a grocery store!
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!