DIY Dairy-Free Football Shaped Fudge!

DIY-Dairy-Free Football Fudge

Hey All!

I’m trying to eat better and include more plant based foods into our diet. I realized we eat ALOT of meat in this house and it would be good to probably cut back especially during tailgating season. This is usually the time we eat the most meat and some of our favorite tasty treats. I figured scaling back would be good for the family and better for the planet. There is no reason why I couldn’t create ‘better-for-us’ delicious meat and dairy-free versions of our go-to tailgating recipes! We decided to take the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge and sidelined meat during Monday Night Football games this season.

I always make Football Shaped Fudge for our tailgaiting festivities, and this time I decided to make them dairy-free by using Silk Coconutmilk and dairy-free chocolate. Essentially this recipe makes the fudge completely dairy free, which is something I’ve never done before. I was excited to try it because I love Silk brand products. I usually use their Almondmilk in the morning in my cereal.

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  • Lactose-free
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  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
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  • Responsibly produced
  • Free of gluten, casein, peanuts, egg and MSG*

Their products are perfect for our family members who are sensitive to gluten and dairy. With these twists on our traditional tailgating recipes, we can all enjoy eating the same foods as we watch the games. I no longer have to make two different recipes for everyone to enjoy. Woot! Less work for me!

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The ingredients you’ll need to make this dairy-free football shaped fudge:

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dairy free cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Silk Original Coconut Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Dairy Free Butter
  • 1 cup dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Parchment Paper
  • 8 Inch Square Pans
  • Football Shaped Cookie Cutter

For Football Stitch Icing:

  • 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Water

To Make this fudge, you’ll first Sift together powdered sugar and dairy free cocoa powder together in a medium bowl. You’ll line your 8 inch pans with parchment paper so you can easily lift your fudge from the pan. You do not want it to stick to the pan or you will never get it out to make the football shapes.

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You then bring the Silk Coconutmilk and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium to high heat. Stir continuously until the milk and butter are completely blended and the Coconutmilk is bubbling and boiling. Yes my spatula says devoted to dessert, because I am! I’m a dessert-a-holic! I digress…

You then remove the Silk Coconutmilk and butter mixture from the heat and turn off your stop top.

DIY Dairy Free Football Fudge-Step-2

You then add the chocolate chips,  powdered sugar, and vanilla. You stir feverishly until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. You pour the mixture into your parchment paper lined 8 inch pans and refrigerate overnight so the fudge becomes solid and hard. You’ll want to make this recipe on a Sunday so it’s ready for your Monday night football.

The next day, an hour before the game you’ll mix your powdered sugar and water to make white icing. You’ll place it into piping bags where you’ll snip the ends at different sizes to make the lines of your football different sizes. You’ll want one large and one smaller hole for the pipping bags.

Dairy Free Football Fudge

You’ll then take your football shaped cooking cutter and cut out the footballs from your fudge.

DIY-Dairy Free Football Fudge

You’ll place each piece of fudge on the tray you’re going to serve it on. You’ll then decorate the football shaped fudge with your white icing to give each piece the football look.

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Once you’re done you’ll put them back into the refrigerator and serve once it’s game time.

DIY Football Fudge

These are so adorable and not really difficult to make. There are only 7 ingredients and you probably have most around your house if you actually look at the labels. A lot of cocoa powders and chocolates are already dairy-free. The longest part of making this recipe is simply waiting for the fudge to harden.

It’s definitely worth it in my opinion! Look how cute these little fudge footballs are! This one is my favorite one in the picture below.

DIY-Dairy-Free Football-Fudge

You’re family will definitely love these fun and festive football treats as they enjoy their Monday night football. They are dairy-free, meat free, and taste delish!

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