Ginger Chocolate Freezer Fudge

June 1, 2012 in Categories: by

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I adore ginger, especially sweet ginger, so for me, there are few things better than the dark chocolate ginger combination.  Plus this fudge is egg-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.  It has a melt-in-your-mouth texture thanks to the coconut oil and can be eaten directly out of the fridge or freezer (which means that even keeping it in the freezer doesn’t slow me down!).  These can be a bit delicate to cut into squares.  I remove the entire batch out of the pan onto a cutting board and cut in small squares rather than rows to keep it from cracking.  It helps to pre-cut them in the pan before they are completely set (say after about 20 minutes in the fridge).

The first step is to make yourself a batch of Honey-Candied Ginger and save the syrup!  The syrup is the key to this fudge’s amazing flavor.  I prefer to separate the ginger and the syrup if I know I’m going to be making fudge because the ginger is easier to cut when it is dry and the syrup is easier to measure (you will likely have a little syrup leftover, but no ginger leftover). One of the best parts about this fudge?  It’s actually appropriate for maintenance-level GAPS and SCD (when cocoa is reintroduced).  Some people following the Autoimmune Protocol may even tolerate it (careful with the cocoa content because it is high in phytic acid).

Ginger Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Ingredients (Ginger Fudge):

  1. 1.    Chop candied ginger into fairly small pieces.
  2. 2.    If ginger syrup is too thick to mix, that’s okay, just heat it up for 10 seconds in the microwave.  If it melts the coconut oil when you add it, that’s okay, either leave at room temperature until it hardens again or put in the fridge for 20 minutes (this is also a good trick if your kitchen is warm enough that your coconut oil is too soft).
  3. 3.    Mix coconut oil, ginger syrup and cocoa powder in the bowl of a standing mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
  4. 4.    Add chopped candied ginger and mix just to combine.
  5. 5.    Spread into a 9”x9” baking pan.  Chill in the refrigerator until set (at least 1 hour).  Cut into squares and enjoy (store in the fridge or freezer).


This looks amazing! I love Ginger. Could butter be used as a coconut oil substitute? (I know it’s not truly Paleo, but I’m allergic to coconut).

To the person who asked for a honey substitute (I just totally accidentally deleted your comment and I’m sorry!). You can substitute 1 1/2 cups sugar (you can use evaporated cane juice if you want) and 2 cups of water.

would love to make this recipe, but not everyone likes ginger, could it be made with something else and add walnuts? thanks…

Made this yesterday, REALLY fab. Even my husband who loves ginger but claims not to like coconut couldn’t get enough! Definitely best out of the freezer, yum!

What about candied orange peel instead of ginger? I love the chocolate and orange combination but I’m not sure how it would be in fudge

Just made this, it’s delicious!

I didn’t have much cacao left so I quartered the recipe, and since the batch was small I made it by hand. Here’s how I did it :

Used soft coconut oil, mixed in the cacao very well with a rubber spatula, until there was no lumps of either ingredient left. Then, I added the syrup. But actually, I have store-bought organic candied ginger that has sugar on it so I heated it in 5 teaspoons of water until the sugar was dissolved and used that as the syrup (made 4 teaspoons because of evaporation, which is about the quarter of 1/3 cup). I let the mixture cool then dried the ginger with a clean cotton cloth before cutting. All this was done rather quickly.

But it wasn’t quite sweet enough to my tastes so I added about 3/4 tsp honey in the end. I spread the fudge about 3/4 inch thick in a plate covered with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. It only took a couple minutes to set enought to cut, and not much more to have the right texture to eat.

The texture and flavour came out great, so if you want to make a small batch or if you have regular candied ginger, you can make it like I did 🙂

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