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Vegan Rocky Road Fudge Bars

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Written by Abby

A healthy twist on Rocky Road Fudge that is sweetened with dates, filled with nuts, seeds, and marshmallows for a vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free treat. 

Classic Rocky Road bars are full of chocolate, marshmallows, peanuts, and refined👏sugar👏So we put a healthy twist on this decadent treat making it vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and date-sweetened. These vegan rocky road bars are melt-in-your-mouth good, naturally sweetened with Joolies Date Syrup, and easy peasy to whip up! They are packed with crunchy granola, caramel-y Joolies pitted dates, and chewy marshmallows🤤for a better-for-you indulgent treat.

Vegan Rocky Road

No messy chocolate melting required because essentially we're making our own chocolate🍫with date syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and cocoa powder. The perks? A chocolate sauce with benefits! The date syrup adds magnesium, potassium, and fiber while the cocoa powder adds rich antioxidants, called flavonoids. These are what cause the bitterness of cocoa powder, which is usually masked by excessive processing and adding in other flavors. The less processed cocoa is, the more flavonoids it contains. You can read more about the amazing cocoa powder and it's health benefits here.

Vegan Rocky Road

Ingredients in these cookies:

    1. Joolies Date Syrup 
    2. SMUTH Maca Vanilla Almond Butter
      • This superfood almond butter is key to creating the decadent flavor! Naturally sweetened with dates and contains amazing health benefits from the adaptogen, Maca.
    3. Cocoa Powder
    4. Dairy-Free Milk
      • We went with a yummy coconut milk for this one, but use whatever floats your boat! There's oat, almond, macadamia, or other blends that work just the same.
    5. Joolies Pitted Dates 
      • Medjool dates give these cookies lil sweet caramel-y bites, while packing in good nutrients like magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and more.
    6. Marshmallows
      • An essential ingredient in rocky road! You can substitute with popcorn if marshmallows aren't your thing. 
    7. Lark Ellen Farm Cherry Cacao Granola 
      • This sprouted vegan + paleo granola adds the perfect amount of crunch to contrast the gooey marshmallows and chewy dates.
    8. Vanilla and Cinnamon 
      • These help to compliment the other flavors!  
If you make this decadent treat, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jooliesdates and use the hashtag #jooliesdates so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below! 
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Vegan Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-free

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over low heat, combine almond butter, date syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk, and salt mix together until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.  
  4. Pour the mixture into the lined baking sheet and pop in the freezer for 20 minutes for the fudge to set up. 
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Store in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to a month.