Fudge babies.

by Gena on November 16, 2009


Happy Monday, people!

It seems that this is a dessert themed week: on Saturday it was chocolate banana soft serve. Today, I’m sharing a dessert recipe that I cannot take credit for (I wish I could!), but which I’ve delighted in all weekend. The recipe is my friend Katie’s. Remember last week, when I announced Katie’s wonderful Operation Chocolate Covered Kindness on the blog? To recap, Katie is raising money for two worthy charities on her blog. All you have to do to support her (and I assure you that this will not be a chore) is to visit Katie’s wonderful blog yourself.

To whet your appetites, I thought I’d blog about one of Katie’s many chocolate creations: fudge babies. These little treats might also be called raw donut holes, raw truffles, raw bon bons, or Larabar bites. Regardless of the name, they’re easy to make, easy to modify, and totally delicious. The variation I made (and Katie has posted a few) were for chocolate chip cookie dough fudge babies. I won’t share the entire recipe here — to read it, you should all check out Katie’s post — but I will say that these demand no more than three simple ingredients, and that they took me about five minutes to whip up. The result?



An all raw, all vegan dessert or snack that’s sinlessly delicious.

I highly recommend whipping these little guys up tonight. And I’ll be back soon with a post on vegan holiday survival. Stay tuned!


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Ricki November 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

Yum! Love those. And it’s true, the variations are endless!

PS Re: the apple soup–the onion isn’t “oniony,” I promise! Once caramelized, it’s sweet and delicious. :)


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 16, 2009 at 9:27 am

I’ve never made Katie’s fudgebabies, but have been drooling over them for weeks!


katherine November 16, 2009 at 10:00 am

Yum yum yum! Gotta love the fudgebabies :)


Rose November 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

Thanks for sharing. This looks like a recipe I might try.


VeggieGirl November 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

Katie always comes up with stellar recipes!! Love the fudge babies :)


Ameena November 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

Those look delicious and your photography is great too!


Chocolate Covered Katie November 16, 2009 at 10:37 am

Oh Gena, I don’t even know what to say. There I was, after I read the comment you left on my last post, thinking you couldn’t get any sweeter. But you somehow managed to do just that! Thank you so so so much for giving your support to the charity drive. Gena, the world NEEDS more people like you… so hurry up and have babies already, will ya? ;)

I love you and your radiant blog!


devan g newman November 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

YUM :D those are SO good. yours look awesome, Gena!


Mama Pea November 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

I’ve never made the fudge babies, but now I’m tempted…especially cookie dough! Thanks for bringing attention to Katie’s CCK. You are helping in the effort too, just by linking her!!!


Trainerpack November 16, 2009 at 11:28 am

Looks really really really really good!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) November 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

I did just that last night. GF Guy LOVED them, too! I sent some to my mom and trainer today.


Christina November 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Mmm I’ve been meaning to make these ever since she first posted them. I needed a reminder!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I made some last week….so good!

I can’t wait for the Thanksgiving ideas!!!


Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) November 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

2 raw dessert recipes in one week? Who are you and what have you done with Gena? ;)

He he – just kidding. I love Katie as well as all her Fudge Babies. Yours look delish!

Have a good week Gena!


Gena November 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Hahaha. I know.

It’s called “Gena has z-e-r-o time to cook.” Soon, soon, some savory will appear!


JoLynn-dreaminitvegan November 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

These look like they would be tasty treats!


Shelby November 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I really wish I had the ingredients for those…I would make them right now!


Bianca- Vegan Crunk November 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I keep meaning to make these!!! I was gonna make ‘em for last raw day and forgot. So next raw day…or I could make ‘em for pre-workout snacks before then.


Cindy November 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

OH YAH! I made a similar raw dessert last night…Just to curb a sweet tooth! (no guilt either)



Earth Mother – In The Raw November 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I could get into some serious trouble with those babies! I feel you are a very bad influence on me. *wink*


Lauren November 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Those look amazing! YUM! :)


Christine November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Those look great, glad I just got a free sack of walnuts from a friend’s trees, thanks!


Niki November 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I looooove these! I made them tonight in 5 minutes. They are so great and easy.


Casey November 16, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I love all kinds of raw dessert balls like this, but most of all, I love the name of these guys! Fab!



patricia November 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

lovely referral and yummy treats Thank you


rhodeygirl November 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

I just caught up on your farm post (I wanted to wait until I had enough time to devote to it) and I loved learning more about your belief system. I never knew you were a “dietary vegan!” Thanks for sharing your experience and reflections with me.


Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 17, 2009 at 11:29 am

Cookie dough? Fudge babies?! Going to Katie’s blog now… (again:))


cocoNUTbutter November 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Hey Gena,
I just started up a new blog. I have followed your blog a long while and love it! I am not a raw foodis (or vegan), but I like to “add” features of those lifestyles into my eating style (trying to reduce the animal products and have at least one vegetarian meal a day!).
Anyway, hope you check out my new bloggie now and then!


candice November 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Yours are so cute! They’re so perfectly round :)


Erica November 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Hi Gena! How are you? These little balls of deliciousness look incredible! Totally going to check out the recipe. I can’t wait to see your holiday survival guide. This is my first holiday season as a veggie


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