This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge is a no-bake, gluten-free and vegan treat! Loaded with chocolate chips, this fudge takes just a few minutes to make and tastes just like raw cookie dough.
Chocolate. Chip. Cookie. Dough. Fudge.
Yes, I can assure you that you are not asleep – this beautiful creation is indeed real.
And while I could probably talk for days about this ridiculously easy, no-bake, gluten-free and vegan chocolate chip cookie dough fudge, I’m instead going to tell you about the inspiration behind it.
The reason for today’s recipe? It’s Ninja’s birthday 🙂
And while this fudge isn’t the treat he gets for his birthday tonight [he asked for a boring hot fudge brownie sundae – lameeeee] it is 100% inspired by his never ending obsession with chocolate chip cookies. Seriously if Ninja had to pick one food for me to make for him for the rest of his life, it would indeed be chocolate chip cookies. He is quite literally, the Cookie Monster. And while the two of us could not be more different – he lives off Dr. Pepper and cookies while I prefer coffee and nut butters – I am so thankful and blessed to be able to call him my husband.
So that is why I decided to dedicate an entire recipe to him.
[ it has nothing to do with my obsession with cookie dough. At all.]
Now let’s talk about this chocolate chip cooke dough fudge for a bit, because it really deserves the attention. When I was playing around with the idea for a recipe to post for Ninja’s birthday, I actually was entertaining quite a few different options. Last year I went the breakfast route with Birthday Cake Pancakes, of which I truly adore, however this year I wanted the recipe to truly reflect Ninja.
He isn’t a big cake eater, like I said he’d eat chocolate chip cookies every single day if he could, so while I really wanted to make him a birthday cake it would’ve been more for me than for him [I selfishly almost did it anyway – this ginger could reallyyyy use some cake this week]. Some of the ideas I was considering were:
- Pizookie – too similar to the Skillet PB Cup Cookie I have on the blog
- Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Brownie Sundae
Like I said above, Ninja is in fact getting a brownie sundae tonight to celebrate his birthday, but I feel like there are just sooo many fantastic brownie recipes already floating around out there, so I didn’t want to necessarily make one for the blog.
The only thing I knew for sure was that the recipe for the blog had to involve chocolate chip cookies.
Well, this chocolate chip cookie dough fudge couldn’t be closer to chocolate chip cookies – it’s basically just raw, eggless cookie dough, so I’d say I hit the nail on the head in terms of representing Ninja!
Now of course Ninja would never ask for his cookies to be gluten-free and vegan, that part of the recipe is my personal contribution. In fact, if Ninja were making this fudge he would’ve probably used twice as much sugar and an entire bag of mini chocolate chips. Actually he wouldn’t of even used the minis – in his opinion it’s regular sized chocolate chips or nothing! I’m telling you guys, he is very serious about his chocolate chip cookies 😉
So while Ninja and I might not have a lot in common in terms of our diets [no really – we have nothing in common in terms of our diets], I couldn’t imagine going through life without him by my side. He made me believe in love when I was at the lowest point in my life, heartbroken from an emotionally abusive relationship and in the midst of an ED, and he has continually showed me time and time again what a real man should look like. His love for the Lord and his passion for working hard and providing for me sets him apart from anyone I’ve ever met – I’m just so thankful that God blessed me with a man who isn’t afraid of my darkest parts and doesn’t back away from my demons.
Moreso though, I’m so grateful to have a husband who believes in me enough to let me fight my demons on my own – constantly behind me offering whispers of support and nudges of encouragement but never doubting my ability to fight my own battles. He has never once doubted me, even when I’ve doubted myself, and he refuses to let me give up on myself. He truly is my white knight, though instead of sweeping me off my feet and saving me from the monsters, he has handed me his sword and given me the strength to slay them myself. I can only hope to one day be to him what he is to me.
Happy birthday, babe. I’ve got some Dr. Pepper for you in the fridge.
[kidding – you know I’ll never buy you that crap]
- 1 cup gluten-free all purpose baking flour
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup cane sugar
- ¼ cup vegan butter, softened
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips, dairy-free
- Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Process until dough forms. Pulse in chocolate chips.
- Press dough firmly into prepared pan. Top with another sheet of parchment paper and press down hard to ensure that cookie dough stays together. Cover with clear wrap and set in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up.
- Slice into bars and enjoy!
What dessert embodies your significant other / friend / parent / etc.?