A chocolate coconut fudge square is the ultimate treat to bring to friends and family. This simple and easy recipe makes the most amazing combination of chocolate and coconut. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, eggless, and also dairy-free!
Melt in the microwave for a minute or more until all the chocolate is completely melted.
Once melted, add desiccated coconut and stir well. Microwave for another two minutes, at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds.
Now, add all the additional ingredients (nuts, extracts) and combine well.
Pour into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle more desiccated coconut over the mixture.
Chill in the fridge until set 6 to 8 hours (preferably overnight).
To remove from the pan, just lift the foil up and out. Cut into squares with a sharp kitchen knife.Tip: Using a hot knife will give you clean neat edges.
You must use thick coconut cream otherwise you will have too much liquid in the mixture which will not set. It is best to delay the process if necessary but chill the can of coconut cream and then use only the thickened coconut cream
Ensure the desiccated coconut is fine no big coconut pieces and the chocolate is all melted. Pieces of chocolate or big coconut pieces will not give a smooth texture.
Always melt chocolate at low heat and in a short burst to prevent the chocolate. And, make sure no water or condensation gets into the chocolate. Any one of these will situations can make the chocolate grainy or seize. Read my tips for melting and working with chocolate