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Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk (Low carb)

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This easy recipe is perfect for those on a low-carb diet, even keto dieters can enjoy this homemade fudge. Not only is this easy fudge recipe great for serving guests on a special occasion this holiday season but it’s the best chocolate fudge recipe to give as gifts.

If your recipient is trying to follow a low-carb diet, is diabetic, or is simply watching their weight, this creamy fudge is the perfect gift! Even those who aren’t watching their sugar intake will agree that this creamy chocolate fudge is a delicious treat.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

Easy Chocolate Fudge Without Condensed Milk

Many traditional fudge recipes call for condensed milk because it is an easy way to get the right texture and sweetness since it is loaded with sugar. This is something most of us can easily get our hands on and is fairly cheap at the grocery store. For those of us watching our sugar intake, there is no need to add all of that sugar to your fudge mixture.

I like to make this simple chocolate fudge using basic ingredients that will fit into many diets, including keto.

How to Store this Easy Chocolate Fudge

This easy chocolate fudge stores perfectly in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you want it to keep longer, store it in the freezer.

If you do decide to freeze this chocolate fudge, I would suggest pulling it out before serving. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes, for best results.

This is the easiest way to get that creamy texture that you would expect from the traditional method.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

The Basic Ingredients Needed to Make Easy Chocolate Fudge Without Condensed Milk

This recipe calls for parchment paper and plastic wrap, as well as a 8 x 8 square pan.

When making low-carb desserts, I prefer to use these sugar-free milk chocolate chips. There are many fudge recipes, including a popular rocky road fudge that requires a double boiler, a candy thermometer, confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, marshmallow fluff, mini marshmallows, and evaporated milk but I like to use simple ingredients whenever possible.

No need for residual heat or special equipment to create a finished fudge that takes very little time. This simple fudge recipe is made with basic ingredients but it rivals the flavors of old-fashioned fudge.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

How to Make this Easy Chocolate Fudge Without Condensed Milk

In a medium saucepan set to high heat, add in the heavy cream, the vanilla, the butter, the peanut butter, and the erythritol.

As the pan heats up, begin smashing the peanut butter into the pan to help it mix in with the other ingredients.

This becomes easier to do as the mixture heats up because the peanut butter will start to melt. Cook on high heat until the mixture almost reaches a boil.

Remove from heat if your mixture starts to bubble then put back on heat as it cools off and stops bubbling.

There is no need to boil the ingredients and if they reach a boiling point you may begin to burn the mixture. This process only takes about 10 minutes. Your mixture will look like the photo below when you are ready to move on to the next step.

While waiting for the mixture to cook, you should line a baking dish with parchment paper. This way you will have a prepared pan to put the mixture in once done. The next step does not take a long time so it is best to be prepared for pouring when the time comes.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

The next step is to add in the chocolate and cook until it melts. Stir to make sure everything mixes together well. This shouldn’t take very long as the mixture is already hot.

The chocolate will melt pretty quickly once poured in. Add in the cashews and stir to make sure everything is combined, then pour into the prepared pan.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

Cover your fudge with aluminum foil, then put this homemade treat into the refrigerator while the fudge sets. This can take about half an hour or so, depending on the size of the pan you have used. The thicker the fudge, the longer it will take for your finished fudge to be ready to eat.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

Variations of this Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

While I believe this easy chocolate fudge recipe deserves a high star rating, I know that not everyone’s taste buds are the same. There are many easy variations that can be done to create the best fudge recipes using different ways. If you prefer an easy peanut butter fudge, you can easily use less chocolate or none at all while still using this basic recipe.

Another variation that will result in different flavors is by using a different type of chocolate. You can try white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even peanut butter chips to create a different type of fudge while still using this easy method.

If you prefer a microwave fudge, you can use a large microwave-safe bowl to cook the ingredients. Be sure to pull the mixture out and stir in 30-60 second intervals. Add the chocolate and cashews in last and be sure to check often to prevent burning.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

Want More Delicious Low Carb Dessert Recipes?

You have to try this keto lemon cake another great recipe that is perfect for those on low carb is this easy keto recipe for almond bark. Easy Low Carb No Churn Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

Another simple dessert recipe that is perfect for keto is this guilt-free brownies recipe and these 3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Balls.

easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

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easy chocolate fudge recipe without condensed milk low carb

Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk (Low carb)

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup of Cashews
  • 1 Teaapoon of Vanilla Extract or Pure Spanish Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 Cup of Erythritol
  • 1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • Sea Salt (Optional) Just a pinch of salt is needed

Instructions

In a medium saucepan set to high heat, add in the heavy cream, the vanilla, the butter, the peanut butter, and the erythritol. As the pan heats up, begin smashing the peanut butter into the pan to help it mix in with the other ingredients.

This becomes easier to do as the mixture heats up because the peanut butter will start to melt. Cook on high heat until the mixture almost reaches a boil, remove from heat if your mixture starts to bubble then put back on heat as it cools off and stops bubbling.

There is no need to boil the ingredients and if they reach a boiling point you may begin to burn the mixture. This process only takes about 10 minutes and your mixture will look like the photo below when you are ready to move on to the next step.

While waiting for the mixture to cook, you should line a baking dish with parchment paper so that you will have a prepared pan to put the mixture in once done. The next step does not take a long time so it is best to be prepared for pouring when the time comes.

The next step is to add in the chocolate and cook until it melts, stirring to make sure everything mixes together well. This shouldn’t take very long as the mixture is already hot and the chocolate will melt pretty quickly once poured in. Add in the cashews and stir to make sure everything is combined, then pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle salt on top if you wish.

Cover your fudge with aluminum foil, then put this homemade treat into the refrigerator while the fudge sets. This can take about half an hour or so, depending on the size of the pan you have used. The thicker the fudge, the longer it will take for your finished fudge to be ready to eat.


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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Toni | This Mama

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Oh wow, I didn’t even know you could make fudge without condensed milk! Your fudge looks incredible

Melissa

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Thanks!

Jupiter Hadley

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Ohh I love a good fudge recipe, and low carb is an added bonus!

Thena Franssen

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I'm always looking for something sweet since I eat low carb. This is perfect and just what I need.

Melissa

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Awesome. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Catherine

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

This looks so delicious! What a fabulous fudge recipe...love making this for the holidays. Will have to try this low-carb variation this year!

Melissa

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Natasha Mairs

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I just love fudge!! This looks really nice especially with the added cashew nuts

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