Looking for an easy keto fudge recipe to help silence your sweet tooth? Look no further, because this delicious low-carb fudge recipe can be made in under 10 minutes.
That’s right, it’s not only a tasty keto treat but also fast and easy to make. This no-bake keto chocolate fudge uses only a few simple ingredients.
The only heat required is for melting the butter and baking chocolate, which can be done on the stovetop or in a microwave oven.
This means you can even invite your young children to help you whip up this keto chocolate fudge recipe.
My recipe for sugar-free fudge has a secret ingredient that makes it velvety smooth. Any guesses? It’s cream cheese!
The cream cheese not only gives them a perfect consistency but also adds a little more protein and healthy fat, which are both welcomed on a low-carb diet.
In fact, my cream cheese ketogenic fudge can also be considered a fat bomb. So, you are getting a yummy treat and a great way to increase your fat macros while doing a ketogenic diet.
If you’re a fan of cream cheese, I encourage you to check out all our other keto cream cheese recipes.
And I also highly recommend my keto fudge pie for yet another rich, fudgy recipe.
Keto Fudge Cream Cheese – Easiest Recipe You Can Make
This girl has come a long way when it comes to embracing fat. It’s hard to believe that for years I shunned fat to the point that my body was starving for real food.
Raised during an era where fat was greatly feared, we were urged to banish it from our diets at all costs. So we stocked our pantries full of low-fat items that turned out to be sugar-laden.
We honestly believed we were making a healthy choice. Unfortunately, our country’s health actually declined when we made the decision to go low-fat, mine included.
How did this happen? Well, when, as a nation, we went low-fat, we started eating more sugar because, if you remove the fat from food, you also draw out lots of flavors.
This put us on a path of wanting more and more refined carbs and processed foods.
Sadly, when we went low-fat, we also drastically reduced the healthy fats in our diet, leaving us deprived of their benefits.
That said, I am doing the world a favor by making an easy, delicious keto fudge recipe. Ok, maybe not the world, but my family is undoubtedly happier.
Do you know what else is great about this homemade fudge recipe? It clocks in at only 2.1 net carbs per serving, compared to a traditional fudge recipe with upwards of 20 carbs. That’s a major win in my book.
Ingredients To Make This Sugar-Free Fudge Recipe
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The following ingredients are all you need the next time you find yourself craving fudge. Note that the full printable recipe card, including all the nutritional data, are at the bottom of the page.
- Unsalted butter
- Unsweetened baking chocolate
- Dark cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Full-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
- Confectioner’s sugar substitute
- Crushed pecans or walnuts (optional)
Keto Fudge Recipe: It just requires basic baking skills!
If you can melt butter and baking chocolate, you can make this easy keto cream cheese fudge.
Although it’s a super easy fudge recipe, I do have several tips that are key to ensuring it comes out perfect each and every time.
You should know that I opted to add pecans to my best keto diet fudge, but you can add any chopped nuts of your choice. The recipe’s nutritional facts reflect a cup of pecans.
Alternatively, you could leave the nuts completely out for a keto nut-free fudge option.
Keto Cream Cheese Fudge: Making The Best Cream Cheese Fudge!
For starters, you want to make sure you use only full-fat cream cheese and that it’s not the kind that is whipped.
You want the kind of cream cheese that comes in a brick. My preference is Philidelphia Cream Cheese.
I also use a confectioner’s sugar substitute to ensure that the texture is smooth. A granulated sweetener will cause your keto cream cheese fudge to be grainy.
If you do not have a powdered sweetener, you could run your granulated sugar substitute through a clean, dry coffee grinder.
I will, however, advise you not to use a stevia-based sweetener with this fudge recipe because chocolate and stevia do not play well together and produce a very bitter aftertaste.
For more information on the best sugar substitutes to use on the keto diet, be sure to check out our guide.
This recipe for ketogenic fudge uses a combination of baking chocolate that’s unsweetened and dark cocoa powder.
How To Make An Easy Keto Fudge
Probably my favorite thing about this low carb fudge recipe is how little prep time there is.
Even if it is your first time making fudge, you have nothing to be intimidated by this simple recipe.
To make this easy keto-friendly fudge, you will need a couple of items that will make the process go more smoothly.
For one, the use of parchment paper is kind of a must. The reason is that once the fudge sets, it will be difficult to unmold otherwise.
If you notice, I lined an 8X8 baking pan with two pieces of parchment and allowed the sides to hang so that it’s easy to lift out once it’s set.
You can allow your ketogenic cream cheese fudge to set either in the fridge for about an hour or in the freezer for 20–30 minutes.
I like setting my fudge in the freezer because it makes for cleaner slices. I use a large chef knife and cut it in a straight-down motion.
To avoid the fudge from sticking, just run your knife under water between cuts and wipe with a paper towel before each cut.
How To Store Keto Fudge: Different Ways To Store
The best way to store this keto fudge is in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for three weeks. Although it can keep longer, I feel the flavors will start to break down if frozen longer.
Personally, I like to store my keto cream cheese fudge, already sliced, in an airtight container. But that doesn’t mean you can’t just store the whole slab of fudge and slice it just before consuming it.
What you absolutely can’t do is store it at room temperature. Remember this recipe uses cream cheese and therefore needs to refrigerate at all times.
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- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
- 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One 8 oz. package full-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar substitute
- 1 cup of crushed pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Melt the butter and baking chocolate either over a double boiler on in the microwave. (set aside)
- Using an electric mixer combine the sugar substitute, softened cream cheese and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Next, add melted chocolate-butter mixture and combine until fully incorporated.
- Add the cocoa powder in combine until well mixed.
- Lastly, stir in the 1 cup of chopped nuts and spread the batter unto a parchment-lined 8x8 pan.
- Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes until the fudge firms up.
- Cut fudge into squares.
- Store the fudge in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 3.8gNet Carbohydrates: 2.1gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 2.7gProtein: 1.9g