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Fudge Baby-making, that is.
It all began with some walnuts, dates, a little cocoa powder…

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Above, the originals:  Hot Chocolate Babies
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What exactly is a fudge baby?

Fudge babies are raw chocolate truffles that taste super-decadent yet are actually healthy. It’s hard to believe something so good for you—high in fiber, with zero added sugars and unnatural ingredients—can taste so sinful.

They’re also easy to make and are less expensive than Jocalats, Larabars, and many other such chocolate bars.

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Fudge Baby Mania!
For a list of all the flavors, see: Fudge Baby Flavors

At first, the original chocolate fudgies enjoyed a quiet nursery all to themselves.  But it wasn’t long before many screaming brothers and sisters started popping out. Nowadays, the nursery is quite crowded (not to mention loud), with the likes of Cookie Dough Babies, Peanut Butter Babies, and even flavored raw macaroons.

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Raw Macaroons:

1. Original Raw Macaroons

2. Mounds Bar Babies

3. Carrot Cake Macaroons

And then there are the Special-Edition and Holiday Babies:

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Sex Bomb Babies

Special Edition Flavors:
1. Sex Bomb Babies
2. Spooky Babies
3. Fudge Sandwiches
4. Raw Gingerbread People (spicy men and ladies!)
5. Pumpkin Pie babies
6. Raw fudge-baby Piecrust
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More Babies are being born each day!

Click for a comprehensive list of all current Fudge Baby Flavors.
Happy baby-making ;).

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Yeaaahtoast says:

    Forgot to let you know that I dabbled in these a few wiffens past…AMAZING!!!! You got my boyfriend to fall in love with dates. http://yeaaahtoast.blogspot.com/2009/12/really-raw.html

  2. Yeaaahtoast says:

    Forgot to let you know that I dabbled in these a few wiffens past…AMAZING!!!! You got my boyfriend to fall in love with dates. http://yeaaahtoast.blogspot.com/2009/12/really-raw.html

  3. Schmee says:

    Hey Katie! I was curious how well these guys travel… I am putting together a care package for a friend and want to know if some delicious babies would do well being shipped. Thank you!

  4. Schmee says:

    Hey Katie! I was curious how well these guys travel… I am putting together a care package for a friend and want to know if some delicious babies would do well being shipped. Thank you!

  5. amandatrombley says:

    Hot cocoa babies with mint and cacao…life cannot get any better!!!

    1. Jenna says:

      question, how much mint do you use?

      1. Hi Jenna,
        Amanda probably won’t check back here, since she wrote her comment back in January. But I’d definitely start out with just a couple of drops. Mint extract is so strong!! I’m interested to know, too, though. So if you make them, let me know how much you used and how they turned out :).

      2. Hi Jenna,
        Amanda probably won’t check back here, since she wrote her comment back in January. But I’d definitely start out with just a couple of drops. Mint extract is so strong!! I’m interested to know, too, though. So if you make them, let me know how much you used and how they turned out :).

    2. Jenna says:

      question, how much mint do you use?

  6. amandatrombley says:

    Hot cocoa babies with mint and cacao…life cannot get any better!!!

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    trying to find the truffle balls you just posted, coming up empty. Girl, you bury things so well I can’t even find them LOL

  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    trying to find the truffle balls you just posted, coming up empty. Girl, you bury things so well I can’t even find them LOL

  9. haha, i just bought a bunch of ingredients this weekend so i can make my first batch of your babies! but the problem is that i don’t know which kind to make first!! (but i do have an original variation in mind already muahaha)

  10. haha, i just bought a bunch of ingredients this weekend so i can make my first batch of your babies! but the problem is that i don’t know which kind to make first!! (but i do have an original variation in mind already muahaha)

  11. Meg says:

    Hey Katie,
    Love these fudge babies! I adapted the recipe a bit and have posted it on my site. Thanks so much for these wonderful ideas. Best wishes!

  12. Meg says:

    Hey Katie,
    Love these fudge babies! I adapted the recipe a bit and have posted it on my site. Thanks so much for these wonderful ideas. Best wishes!

  13. Tobi says:

    Hi Katie! I don’t have a blog to link to, but I am in love with your ‘babies’ and tried making up my own version. Here it is:

    1 cup almonds – roasted
    1/2-3/4 cup dates (I need a scale, but in the meantime it was tightly packed and roughly between 1/2 and 3/4 cup)
    1/2-3/4 cup coconut milk (approximately equal amount as dates)
    1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I used an organic reduced fat type)
    2 T cocoa

    I soaked the dates in the coconut milk overnight. Toast raw almonds in oven. Grind almonds in food processor, add soaked dates including coconut milk, and process until ‘baby’ texture. I split the dough into 1/2 and added the cocoa to one half for a chocolate version. These turned out delicious!
    Thanks for these great ideas – these have been fun to make and eat and are also a great snack for my kids.
    Happy Valentines Day!

    1. hmcclees says:

      OH my gosh, I love this idea! I’m going to make this tonight! LOVE IT! Thanks so much. I make a “Cookie Dough Coin” that is very similar with figs you can check out here:) The figs are ESPECIALLY yummy and less sugar than dates but just as indulgent with TONS of vitamins:) PS- You can sub in about 6 figs for your dates if you want to try it!:) Black Mission Figs are the yummiest:)

      Heather McClees

      http://www.thesoulfulspoon.com/2010/06/oh-my-pumpkin-pie-shake-and-cookie.html

      1. I *heart* figs! Must try figgy babies! :)

      2. I *heart* figs! Must try figgy babies! :)

    2. hmcclees says:

      OH my gosh, I love this idea! I’m going to make this tonight! LOVE IT! Thanks so much. I make a “Cookie Dough Coin” that is very similar with figs you can check out here:) The figs are ESPECIALLY yummy and less sugar than dates but just as indulgent with TONS of vitamins:) PS- You can sub in about 6 figs for your dates if you want to try it!:) Black Mission Figs are the yummiest:)

      Heather McClees

      http://www.thesoulfulspoon.com/2010/06/oh-my-pumpkin-pie-shake-and-cookie.html

  14. Tobi says:

    Hi Katie! I don’t have a blog to link to, but I am in love with your ‘babies’ and tried making up my own version. Here it is:

    1 cup almonds – roasted
    1/2-3/4 cup dates (I need a scale, but in the meantime it was tightly packed and roughly between 1/2 and 3/4 cup)
    1/2-3/4 cup coconut milk (approximately equal amount as dates)
    1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I used an organic reduced fat type)
    2 T cocoa

    I soaked the dates in the coconut milk overnight. Toast raw almonds in oven. Grind almonds in food processor, add soaked dates including coconut milk, and process until ‘baby’ texture. I split the dough into 1/2 and added the cocoa to one half for a chocolate version. These turned out delicious!
    Thanks for these great ideas – these have been fun to make and eat and are also a great snack for my kids.
    Happy Valentines Day!

  15. Jenn says:

    Ha!!! You totally got me with “baby-making!” Those look almost as good as the real thing. :-)

  16. Jenn says:

    Ha!!! You totally got me with “baby-making!” Those look almost as good as the real thing. :-)

  17. Katherine: What About Summer? says:

    I sometimes mix baby-food into greek yogurt to flavor it (nothing nasty; think squash puree or blueberries), but I find a little bit of humor in shopping the baby-food isle. Aint no shame in baby makin girl!
    Katherine

  18. Katherine: What About Summer? says:

    I sometimes mix baby-food into greek yogurt to flavor it (nothing nasty; think squash puree or blueberries), but I find a little bit of humor in shopping the baby-food isle. Aint no shame in baby makin girl!
    Katherine

  19. Claire says:

    Dates – that’s what I need to use your a genius, I was making a raw chocolate treat last night and it went a little wrong…. It needs dates thanks love you have inspired me time and time again.
    Chocolate covered katie, you sound to good to be true, I would love just a little lick as you sound yummy enough to eat raw.
    Thanks
    Claire

  20. Claire says:

    Dates – that’s what I need to use your a genius, I was making a raw chocolate treat last night and it went a little wrong…. It needs dates thanks love you have inspired me time and time again.
    Chocolate covered katie, you sound to good to be true, I would love just a little lick as you sound yummy enough to eat raw.
    Thanks
    Claire