This easy vegan fudge combines some of the highest plant based sources of calcium such as sesame seeds, figs, almonds and molasses to make a delicious fudge. If you’re following a plant-based/vegan or dairy-free diet you will undoubtedly come across someone that asks where you get your calcium from. A great recipe for vegan calcium.
One piece of this fudge provides over 35% of your RDA of calcium for a healthy adult (251 mg). For children 1-3 one square provides 70% of their calcium RDA. Also for children 4-10 a single square provides about 50% of their RDA of calcium.
There are many other plant sources of calcium such as dark leafy greens like kale and spring greens, oranges, broccoli, and white beans to name a few. So if you eat a balanced and varied plant-based diet it is easy to get the RDA of calcium.
Calcium Chocolate Fudge Video Recipe
Sesame seeds in their natural whole state are difficult to digest and most of the calcium is not absorbed as they often pass through your body whole. However in this fudge they are ground down to be easier to digest. It’s still a good idea to chew the fudge a lot to help with absorption.
As well as being high in calcium it also contains potassium, zinc, magnesium and a host of other vitamins. This is a cross between chocolate halva and fig and almond wheel – only the honey/sugar has been replaced with vitamin-rich blackstrap molasses.
If your food processor is not very effective at making sesame seeds dust then you may want to use a coffee grinder or a small jug blender to grind the seeds first. You can make this without a powerful food processor if you replace the sesame seeds with tahini. This is pulped sesame seeds but most brands are roasted so are often not suitable for a raw diet.
Please note that this article assumes the RDA of calcium as 700mg for a healthy adult, this level is recommended by the world health organisation and the British Dietetic Association and is listed here for information and is not intended as dietary advice.
Dairy Free Calcium Fudge
One square of this fudge has about 35% of and adults RDA for calcium. It is vegan, plant-based, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and high in protein and magnesium. It's easy to get calcium from plant based foods and a vegan diet if you incorporate some high calcium plant sources.
- 1 cup / 150g dried Figs, stems removed
- 2 cups / 280g Sesame seeds
- 1 cup / 140g Almonds
- 1 cup Raisins
- 5 tbsp Blackstrap molasses
- 4 tbsp Cacao/Cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FROSTING
- 2 Avocados
- 4-6 tbsp Sweetener such as Maple or Coconut syrup
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil, you can leave out if you prefer but the icing won’t set as firm
- 4 tbsp Cacao/Cocoa powder
- Place the sesame seeds and almonds into your food processor and blend for a few mins until broken up.
- Add everything else for the vegan calcium fudge into the food processor and blend for a few mins until it all sticks together in a ball.
- Turn out the fudge into a pan about 8″ squared and press down.
- Blend all of the frosting ingredients together in a small jug, you may need to add a few tbsp of water.
- Spread the icing over the fudge and chill for it to set.
- Calcium fudge will last for three days in the fridge with the frosting or several weeks without the frosting and can be frozen.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 334Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 0mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 7gSugar 23gProtein 6g
The amount of calcium needed varies and some groups such as celiac or nursing mums often need more, please always seek independent medical advice. Calcium factsheet from the BDA.
26 thoughts on “Calcium Chocolate Vegan Fudge”
Great recipe. Just change ‘sauces’ to sources.
Ah thanks so much! Grammar isn’t my strong point, but I try 🙂
Is there a recommendation for substituting the almonds with a different nut?
Hi there, I’m using almonds as they have some calcium but any other raw nut you like will work well (apart from peanut).
If using tahini instead of sesame seeds, would you still use 2 cups?
Hi there, no you would need way less – try following the weight instead if that’s on your tahini jar? If not I would say a touch under a cup maybe 4/5ths
Can you use dates instead of figs?
You can, but figs are high in calcium so that’s why I use them here
Nutrition content please
The calcium RDA and calories are there, for the rest you may want to import into a recipe analyser – sadly I’m very time limited
Wait a min. How Long does this take to make? Need a reply fast because of a test I have coming up. Thank you.
Can you please post about carb’s and sugar content?
These were delicious!! Thank you so much
Amazing that’s so nice to hear! 😀
Having trouble to kick some calcium inside my daughter so definitely trying this tomorrow. Not sure if I read right but this is not baked? Interesting,
Hi there, no this isn’t cooked at all – its a no bake raw vegan calcium fudge recipe. I hope she likes it, if she’s low in calcium a supplement might be a good idea
That looks great. I would soak the almonds overnight, and drain them, to get rid of the phytates.
Yes when I have time I do that, then dry them again 🙂
Can I put in honey instead of molasses. I live in the Netherlands and do not no where to get molasses.
Hi there, are you sure you can’t find blackstrap molasses there or black treacle? You could use honey but it isn’t vegan and isn’t high in calcium so it’s not something I would use
You say that black treacle may be used as a substitute for blackstrap molasses but would that have the same nutritional benefits?
Yes and no! Black treacle still has nutrition but it’s slightly lower in magnesium, manganese and calcium. It’s difficult to find out just how much less, some places say 10% and others 30%. But it’s still got nutrition and does have a less bitter taste. Hope that helps.
Can I omit the almonds or replace them with something else that is not a nut??
Yes you can replace with a seed like sesame if you prefer, less calcium but still great!
I don’t have a food processor. Can I use my Vitamix? My magic bullet can chop the seeds too. Thanks
Yes that should work, will just need a bit more side scraping 🙂