Easy like 1, 2, 3! 3-Ingredient Maple Tahini Freezer Fudge that’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and top-8 allergy-free! A creamy and delicious no-bake dessert recipe with just dark chocolate, sesame tahini, and pure maple syrup! Give it as a gift or keep it in the freezer for a sweet tooth satisfying snack!
FUDGE! And FREEZER fudge at that! No fuss, all ease, only deliciousness. Three of my favorite things. Dark chocolate, tahini, and that deep rich smoky pure maple syrup sweetness. Is there anything not to love about this fudge? I’ll answer that for you….nope! This recipe is going to come with one of my nostalgic childhood stories; one of vacation, boardwalks, and beaches…and of course, fudge!
If you asked me a few months ago when the last time I had fudge was…I’d have had to tell you years, many years. It wasn’t even from the need for dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, etc., but the end of one of the greatest childhood eras. We used to take a yearly trip down to Wildwood, NJ, during September for the New jersey Fireman’s Convention. Wildwood (and Cape May) were and probably always will be one of my favorite places. Obviously it’s not some tropical destination, but the nostalgia and memories that were created there and the anticipation around those trips was the best.
My brother and I loved getting taken out of school (only a month in!) and getting to spend a week or so down the shore (which was the only “vacation” we ever took). Once I got to high school and then college, I wasn’t really able to take those trips, so I haven’t been there in 5? 6? years now and I so miss it! We’d spend our days and nights at the beach, on the boardwalk, eating out at our favorite restaurants, and just “chilling”. Most of our time was spent on the boardwalk and on one of the last days there, we would always stop at our favorite, Douglass Fudge, and buy a few bars of our favorite flavors.
It was this big open store with glass counters lining the room. Each counter was full of different flavors of fudge and other various candies and treats they made for sale. You walked in and it just smelled like sweet chocolate decadence…and beach 🙂 The fudge came in perfect rectangular bars and was sold by the pound. We’d always get original chocolate, chocolate nut (walnuts), chocolate marshmallow, chocolate peanut butter, etc. We’d bring it back to our motel room and put it in the freezer (after having some!), but always safe it for the ride back home.
There were other “lower quality” shops that sold fudge on the boardwalk. But Douglass was the best. (Regardless, all the shops has people standing outside with plates of fudge samples on toothpicks to catch the passerbys and lure them in…not complaining!) Basically, what I’m saying is that I equate fudge with the shore (Wildwood to be exact). I never really had it any other time. Fudge may not sound very “beachy” but…Anyway, I thought it was time to relive the nostalgia and make some of my own freezer fudge! I kept it super simple, but decadently creamy, “nutty”, and delicious! This fudge is like biting into a chocolate dream machine. Brings you back to the good ‘ole days.
3-Ingredient Maple Tahini Freezer Fudge
- Melt the dark chocolate chips in a greased, microwave-safe bowl, in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
- Once melted add the tahini and maple syrup to the melted chocolate. Mix well to combine until thick.
- Press the thick mixture in a wax paper lined baking dish (I used a 4x8 pan).
- Place wax paper over the top of the fudge and press down to smooth.
- Place the covered fudge in the freezer to harden (about 1 hour) before slicing (I cut about 15 squares).
- Store in the freezer. Take the fudge out about 4-5 minutes before eating.
Maple, tahini, chocolate. Literally perfection! You can cut this freezer fudge into bars, squares, anything you want. Heck, maybe you want to just keep it one big fudge mass and take a straight up bite (I won’t judge)! Fudge is a great gift to give too (remember that before you bite the whole thing!) When it’s so easy to make and pretty customizable, you can please anyone (everyone loves fudge!)
So tell me:
+ What food/treat reminds you of the shore/boardwalk/beach? Fudge, pizza, Kohr’s ice cream, lemonade, there’s lots!
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