There are just six ingredients in this easy keto fudge. It has the same iconic rich flavor, but it’s low-carb and sugar-free.
Is Fudge Keto
Fudge is one of those traditional Christmas treats. I used to look forward to it every year as a kid. Unfortunately, classic fudge is made with a lot of sugar, so it isn’t usually keto-friendly.
If you make your own homemade fudge with sugar-free ingredients, it definitely qualifies as keto. You just have to make sure to use sugar-free chocolate and a keto-friendly sugar substitute. That’s it!
There are four parts to every fudge recipe – the fat, sweetener, flavoring, chocolate, and mix-ins. When you use low-carb ingredients, you can still enjoy fudge on the keto diet.
For the fat, I used a combination of heavy cream and butter. I prefer to use salted butter because it enhances the flavors around it.
Use granulated sugar substitute for the sweetener. It will mix in really well and give the fudge the best texture. My favorite type is Stevia. I use it a lot – like in keto Boston Cream bites.
Then, pure vanilla extract will really round out the flavors, making the fudge taste richer than ever before. For the sugar-free chocolate, I like Lily’s dark chocolate chips. If you don’t want the fudge to be really rich, use sugar-free milk chocolate chips.
Finally, just mix in your favorite chopped nuts!
Best Nuts For Fudge
Walnuts or pecans are traditionally used in fudge. They have a darker flavor, so they complement the dark chocolate perfectly. Plus, both types of nuts are fantastic on a low-carb diet. They are lower in carbs and provide lots of healthy fats too.
You can also use peanuts or cashews. I’ve even seen some people use a combination of different types of nuts in their fudge. Be creative and have fun – it’s your recipe.
Keto Chocolate Fudge
This keto chocolate fudge is the perfect Christmas treat. I also love to indulge in dark chocolate fudge on Valentine’s Day too. In fact, this makes a thoughtful DIY food gift. Just store it in a decorative tin and anyone will enjoy receiving it.
Since I used heavy cream in this recipe, I suggest storing it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Not only will it keep the dairy ingredients fresh, but the chill in the fridge will keep the fudge solid too. If it is too warm, the fudge will soften.
Sugar-Free Fudge Recipe
There are lots of ways to customize this fudge too. The most obvious way is to use your favorite type of nuts. You can also use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate, or have fun and use white chocolate chips instead.
Drizzle some sugar-free caramel syrup on top and then sprinkle some sea salt on top of that. Now you have salted caramel fudge. Yum!
Another fun idea is to sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes on top. This combination reminds me of an Almond Joy!
Easy Keto Fudge Recipe
Here’s the list of ingredients to make this easy keto fudge. Exact measurements and instructions can be found within the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Makes: 12 servings
Chopped walnuts (Or Pecans)
Line an 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper.
Add heavy cream, butter and sweetener to a small saucepan.
Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir until mixture has slightly thickened or about 15 minutes
Remove from the sauce pan from the heat and add the sugar free chocolate chips.
Stir chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the loaf pan.
Top with chopped walnuts.
Best stored sealed in the refrigerator
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Easy Keto Fudge
There are just six ingredients in this easy keto fudge. It has the same iconic rich flavor, but it's low-carb and sugar-free.
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/4 cup Granulated Stevia
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips sugar-free
- 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts or pecans
Prepare an 8×4 loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan add heavy cream, butter and sweetener.
Simmer the small saucepan over medium heat for 15 minutes stirring until slightly thickened or about 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the sugar free chocolate chips.
Stir chocolate chips until fully melted and smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the 8x4 loaf pan.
Add the chopped walnuts on top.
Best stored sealed in the refrigerator
Calories: 155 Per Piece
Net Carbs: 3 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
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