Vegan popcorn fudge: The Sweet Swap 2014

8 Sep


I recently took part in the second annual The Sweet Swap, run by the lovely Belly Rumbles and Chewtown. This is an Australia-wide even where bloggers create a batch of something, are matched with three other food bloggers, and send their parcels of yumminess to those three bloggers. In return you receive three lots of sweet teats form three different food bloggers.

Imagine all the behind the scenes work done by Sara (Belly Rumbles) and Amanda (Chewtown) in putting it all together!

I received pretty rocky road [which Misses 6 & 8 promptly inhaled] from



Amazing trio of chocolate truffle from



And all the yes! Sweet pecan popcorn from Alice & Sharon of westernsydneyfoodblog



As one of my recipients is a vegan, I started hunting for inspiration that was free of honey, gelatine, butter and other dairy.

I found it at the beautifully designed http://ohpapillon.comΒ blog with the recipe Salted Popcorn Peanut Butter Fudge [ see the original here: ] – I tweaked it a smidgeon.


It won me over with its liberal use of popcorn, which I consider to be food of the gods. Regular readers would know I named my dog after this moreish snack food.



60ml coconut oil

60ml maple syrup

60ml crunchy peanut butter

2 tablespoons coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

70g sifted icing sugar

70g plain flour

1 cup cooked popcorn



Line a 20x18cm pan with foil.

Place coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter and coconut milk in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until the oil has melted.

Increase the heat slightly and simmer for two minutes.

Take off the heat, carefully stir in vanilla, sugar, and then the flour. Mix until combined then stir in the cup of popcorn.

Scrape into tin [it will be thick and hard to manoeuvre] then put in fridge for a couple of hours to set. When firm slice into small squares.

I loved packaging up my popcorn fudge: how cute are these boxes?!

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47 Responses to “Vegan popcorn fudge: The Sweet Swap 2014”

  1. Frugal Hausfrau September 8, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    How fun is that!! And the popcorn fudge is so creative!

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 6:42 am #

      So much fun! Coming home to boxes of sweet treats, rather than bills, is the best!

  2. chewtown September 8, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    I am delighted that you and I share a love of popcorn – I too this it is heavenly in everything. This fudge looks wonderful! Thanks so much for participating. x

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 6:41 am #

      Aww, thank YOU for all your work getting the Sweet Swap happening again. Maybe we can start a club – Popcorn Eaters Anonymous? #drugOfChoice

  3. cheergerm September 8, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    Hoo ha Mrs Hungry, this fudge looks the business and those boxes are totally adorable!

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 6:40 am #

      hehehe! Anything with popcorn gets my motor running – I am easily pleased πŸ™‚

  4. Liz September 8, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    oh, yum hungry mum πŸ™‚ How brilliant is a sweet exchange!

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 6:43 am #

      It is excellent, Liz! I’d love to do a Christmas cookie exchange but don’t have the wherewithal to plan it!

  5. Martina September 8, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    What a great idea. I love your wrapping as well!

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 6:32 am #

      Cheers! Those little boxes were soooo cute!

  6. Cassie | Journey from Within September 8, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    Ooo ~~ they look so yummy!!
    haha were all your sweets indulged by both miss 6 and 8? πŸ˜‰
    I love the cute little book boxes you packaged them in!!

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      My little kitchen helpers do enjoy sampling most things πŸ™‚

  7. fashionforlunch September 8, 2014 at 8:25 am #


  8. Kelli @ September 8, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    What a fun idea! I’m going to have to try this sometime! πŸ˜‰

    • thehungrymum September 8, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      thanks! I would walk on hot coals for popcorn πŸ™‚

  9. ladyredspecs September 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    What a great idea, your popcorn fudge and the sweet swap. We had a pet white rabbit once named popcorn..

  10. Michael's Woodcraft September 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    whoo,,,aaah, they all look delicious! I love baking and swapping with friends! πŸ™‚

  11. kathryningrid September 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Wow, they all sound delicious and look spectacular. But goodness. That popcorn fudge of yours combines a whole lot of ingredients that I love beyond words, so I guess that’s going to get Pinned here immediately for a local test drive. πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

    • thehungrymum September 9, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Hey thanks Kathryn! Is hard to go past popcorn with ANYTHING as far as I’m concerned! Hope you love it x

  12. bakeplaysmile September 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Popcorn fudge!! Yum!!! And your wrapping is divine! xx

  13. Midge September 9, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    I was able to sample a similar popcorn-fudge on a provincial trip last year and I loved it! Thanks for the recipe; it’ll be perfect for a bit of nosh I can share at work. πŸ˜€

    • thehungrymum September 9, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      Popcorn is obviously the new black πŸ™‚ Am loving it!

  14. cafegarima September 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    That’s so creative!

  15. Nancy September 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    How fun! Everything looks sinfully delicious. πŸ™‚

    • thehungrymum September 10, 2014 at 4:18 am #

      Let’s put it this way: I was on the phone to my dentist making appointments verrrry recently…

  16. girl in a food frenzy September 10, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    Aww, those boxes are so darn cute! I’m totally bummed because I was out of the country when the sweet swap happened and couldn’t participate this year. Nonetheless, these treats look incredible and hurray for popcorn too, also one of my all time favourite foods πŸ™‚

    • thehungrymum September 10, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      oh no 😦 Such bad timing. Oh well – there’s always next year! The boxes were from my beloved Daiso. Love that place πŸ™‚

  17. tortadellafiglia September 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Wow! It’s definitely worth a try!

  18. Traditionally Modern Food September 12, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    Fudge with popcorn is amazing:-)

    • thehungrymum September 12, 2014 at 11:51 am #

      It is where sweet meets savoury & soft meets crunchy πŸ™‚

  19. Choc Chip Uru September 12, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    My teeth are aching in the best way possible after reading your post πŸ˜€
    Absolutely loving your photos, that fudge is to die for!

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. thehungryartist September 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Looks sooo great!! I want to try this! πŸ™‚

  21. DesignsbyJeanneR September 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Sounds delicious! This is on my “must make” list, thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum September 14, 2014 at 7:23 am #

      Excellent! Hope you get to try it πŸ™‚

  22. Hannah (BitterSweet) September 18, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    This is such an awesome idea! I love using popcorn as an ingredient and flavoring, so I’m all over your incredibly creative fudge. Sounds like it could be holiday gift box material, too.

    • thehungrymum September 18, 2014 at 2:29 am #

      excellent! I’m also a popcorn fan so am happy to inspire popcorn-isms around the world πŸ™‚

  23. skd September 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    How deliciously creative is this. Never heard of a popcorn fudge πŸ˜€

    • thehungrymum September 19, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

      I am a popcorn fanatic so find a way to work it in to all types of things where it probably doesn’t belong πŸ™‚

      • skd September 20, 2014 at 6:17 am #

        And the way you get creative,one fine day you will find yourself as a CEO or director of a famous popcorn company. That’s for sure πŸ™‚

      • thehungrymum September 21, 2014 at 10:23 am #

        hhehehe! I like the way you think πŸ™‚

  24. MyKabulKitchen September 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I love sweet and salty combos these look delicious I love the idea!

  25. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) October 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    Hmm well let’s see, a little late than never in commenting? Gah Sorry! Thank you so much for participating this year. Love what you made, Ms Chew Town would of gobbled them all up if she had the chance for sure. Actually so would of I. Your packaging, stunning!

    • thehungrymum October 19, 2014 at 7:49 am #

      I’m all about the packaging – anything kawaii & red and I’m on it πŸ˜‰ Thanks again for organising it – I love it!

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