Fudge on a low carb plan? Yes, you read correctly! There is a place for decadent fudge on a low carb plan. What makes this a great keto fudge is the addition of full fat cream cheese. Say that five times in a row! Boy has this girl come a long way when it comes to embracing fat. It’s hard to believe that for years I shunned it to the point that my body was starving for real food.:
Raised during an era that feared fat we were urged to banish it from our diets at all cost. So we stocked our pantries full of low-fat sugar-laden items believing we were making a healthy choice. Unfortunately, our country’s health actually declined when we made this shift, mine included.
How did this happen? Well, when we went low fat we started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods. In addition, we drastically reduced the healthy fats from our diet, leaving us deprived of its benefits.
Today, we have doctors like Dr. David Perlmutter from Grain Brain pointing to the lack of fat in our diets as a main reason for the rise in diseases like Alzheimer’s, anxiety, ADHD, and depression to name a few.
So you know what I think? That I am doing the world a favor by making a low carb keto fudge, ok maybe not the world but my family is certainly happier.
Recently, Glenda Correll a regular reader of our blog, commented on how she had taken my fudge recipe to another level. I love what Glenda did because a recipe should never be set in stone in my opinion. It was so great to hear that although she had enjoyed my fudge she felt a little tweaking would further enhance it.
If there is one thing I have really loved about blogging is the opportunity to talk the people who read our articles. It’s people like Glenda that encourage me to keep writing and working on perfecting our recipes.
The following are the suggestions Glenda shared. She even included the nutritional facts for our readers benefits.
- Add one more ounce of unsweetened chocolate
- Use powdered Swerve instead of the regular granulated.
These swaps make for a richer and smoother low carb keto fudge.
1 Stick Butter (0 net carbs)
3 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate I used Bakers (10 net carbs)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract (0 net carbs)
1 8 oz. package Cream Cheese, softened (6 net carbs)
3/4 Cup powdered Swerve Sugar Substitute (0 net carbs)
1 Cup of Crushed Walnuts or Other Favorite Low Carb Nut (Optional) (8 net carbs)
Total net carbs = 24 (12 pieces would be 2.0 net carb each, 10 pieces would be 2.4 each).
Low Carb Keto Fudge
- 1 Stick Butter
- 2 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate I used Bakers Chocolate ((add an additional ounce for a richer chocolate flavor)
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 8 oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Substitute I used Swerve (use powdered Swerve for creamier, smoother texture)
- 1 Cup of Crushed Walnuts or Other Favorite Low Carb Nut (Optional)
Total net carbs = 21.6 (12 pieces would be 1.8 net carb each, 10 pieces would be 2.1 each).
In a microwaveable bowl melt the butter and chocolate for about one minute or until easy to combine. Add the vanilla extract, sugar substitute, softened cream cheese to the chocolate mixture and beat in a mixer until fully incorporated. Lastly, stir in the 1 cup of chopped nuts and spread the batter unto a parchment lined 6×8 pan.
Place in freezer for about 30 minutes until the fudge firms up. Next cut into squares. I store my low carb keto fudge in the freezer. Enjoy in good health!