Bonus Recipe: 3-Minute Avocado Fudge

16 Comments
3 minutes
October 8, 2019
Andi Gleeson

Recently, I found a recipe for 3-Ingredient Avocado Fudge at Heather’s Dish. I knew I had to try it just based on the name. Heather specifically recommended against trying to make this in the microwave, and I took that as a challenge.

I usually limit my microwave use to heating leftovers and not actually cooking, but I do think melting chocolate is one of its strengths. I mean, Alton Brown says it’s OK, and who’s going to argue with that guy?

3-Minute Avocado Fudge - Make it in your microwave!

So, I set out to prove that I could in fact make this fudge in the microwave, and let me tell you, it worked great! It took all of about three minutes, and it is pretty darn tasty. You can see a few flecks of avocado (serve it in the dark to picky children), but all you can taste is rich, dark chocolate. The texture is unbelievably melty and divine. I didn’t add any sweetener, so this version is for dark chocolate lovers.

Microwave Avocado Fudge

Only takes 3-1/2 ingredients and 3-1/2 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate bar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed smooth
  • coarsely ground salt, optional

Instructions:

  1. Spray a 4 or 5″ dish lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Break chocolate bar into smallish chunks in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, remove, and stir well.Bittersweet chocolate ready to meltMicrowave 30 seconds more, remove, and stir again. It will probably be mostly melted at this point. If not, replace and microwave 20-30 seconds more.
  3. Add coconut oil, and stir well. Microwave for 30 seconds more, remove and stir. After stirring, all chocolate and coconut oil should be melted and smooth. If not, continue microwaving in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted.Avocado Fudge - add coconut oil
  4. Add mashed avocado to melted chocolate and whisk very well until smooth. Pour into dish. Sprinkle coarsely ground salt over the top if desired. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours or until firm. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

Avocado Fudge - Ready for the fridge

Weary Chef’s Note: Melting chocolate in the microwave works very well, but it’s important to only do short intervals and stir often. Don’t get distracted and let it cook too long, or your chocolate will burn!

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Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

16 comments

Lise
9 years ago

Hey there! such a great recipe thank you. Just curious… this made VERY little fudge – i’m not sure why my blocks were so small and flat – did i do something wrong? Thanks :)

Andi
9 years ago

Hi, Lise. You didn’t do anything wrong. This just makes a few servings (or maybe one serving if you’re me and can’t resist eating it all). It would be easy to scale to make a larger amount though! I hope you enjoyed it. I need to make this fudge again soon.

Darlene
11 years ago

Cool recipe. I am a fudge fanatic and an avocado adorer, so this is a must try. Great blog. I appreciate how you visit the comment section and give feedback. So many people don’t do that. I will visit again!

Andi
11 years ago

Hi, Darlene! Your comment brightened my day :) I have only made this fudge once, and it was so good that it didn’t last long. I might make it again this weekend since you reminded me. I’m looking forward to “seeing” you again soon!

Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama
11 years ago

Soooooo… this looks awesome!! I totally want to try and make this soon. I am not going to tell the boys that there is avocado in it. ;) They aren’t fans, but I don’t think they will notice it in this fudge, lol!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

I was really surprised how good this was, Carrie. I could see little green flecks in it here and there, but it definitely didn’t taste like avocado. Let me know how you like it, and thanks for your comment and pin :) xo

Sarah
11 years ago

Does it set pretty firm? I need to travel with it and would love to make it!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi. It does set very firm but would start to melt if it got much warmer than room temperature. Could you store it with an ice pack to keep it cool?

Thanks for your question!

Nancy
11 years ago

Sounds delicious! Any suggestions for a substitute for the coconut oil? I don’t have any and hate to buy it for just 1 tbsp.
I do have coconut flavoring – wondered about adding a dash of that to another shortening.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks! The original recipe said the coconut oil was important to help it set up, but I bet you could use shortening or butter instead. I bought coconut oil for this, and the little jar was $8! I have been curious about trying it in other recipes though, so I think I will use it.

Reeni
11 years ago

This is so unique with avocado! I haven’t yet used it in any kind of dessert. I’m inspired! I like the microwave for chocolate melting too!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

I hope you will give it a try! I made it as kind of stunt and didn’t expect to love it so much. Thanks for stopping by!

Liz
11 years ago

I have all of the ingredients on hand right now–yay. What a find :-) Thanks! And overall, very healthy, yes? Throw in a tablespoonful or so of red wine and it’s practically a vitamin.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Yes I think it’s very healthy as desserts go. I just ate a little more and really love it much more than I expected. I had wine on the side for maximum health benefits ;)

I remember not liking dark chocolate as a kid, but both boys loved this!

Lynne
11 years ago

That is so bizarre I have to try it. Thank you!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Definitely give it a try and let me know what you think!

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