Okay, what follows are my recipes for vegan chocolate fudge, which requires homemade marshmallow fluff made with aquafaba, which is the fancy name for chickpea water.
Do not ask me why chickpea water froths up into a great meringue. This is beyond my knowledge. It works, though.
If you’re looking for something that’s just dairy-free but you’re not allergic to eggs, you can use regular marshmallow cream and save yourself a step, but this recipe goes Full Vegan.
Catie’s Vegan Marshmallow Cream
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c water
3/4 c corn syrup (lighter in color the better)
1/4 c aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar, water, and 1/2 c corn syrup in a stainless steel pan. Cook to 245 degrees F (firm ball) and cool for 15 minutes. While it’s cooling, place aquafaba and the remaining 1/2 c of corn syrup in a metal bowl and mix to a standing froth. Pour, and by pour I mean ‘dribble in a thin stream’ in the sugar syrup VERY, VERY SLOWLY, while running the mixer constantly, and mix until the creme is light and fluffy and of marshmallow-creme-like consistency. This takes AT LEAST several minutes, even with a stand mixer. Add the vanilla in near the end.
Jar or can (or put in the fridge in the bowl, which is what I did).
Do not cover until cold.
Catie’s Vegan Chocolate Fudge
3 c sugar
2/3 c coconut cream, well-mixed
3/4 c 100% plant-based margarine
1/2 tsp salt
12oz DARK dairy-free dark chocolate
2 c aquafaba marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar, coconut cream and margarine in a sturdy stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly, and allow to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stir like a son of a bitch until the chocolate is entirely melted. Add vanilla and stir in. Add marshmallow creme and repeat the stirring like a son of a bitch until the creme is thoroughly mixed in.
Pour into a 9×13″ margarined pan and allow to cool. Cut before it’s entirely cool, but not when it’s too warm.
The full-length, many-notes-and-comments-incorporated how-to for the process is posted with my basic fudge recipe. :)
For those of you who’ve had my fudge, this vegan version is AT LEAST 85% as good as the fully loaded stuff. I’ve fed this to people without telling them & they didn’t know it wasn’t the regular stuff.