For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a chocoholic. And I knew that when I started keto, satisfying my sweet tooth was going to be my biggest challenge. Bread came in at a close second.
There’s something to be said about that evening cup of tea with something chocolatey. Totally my biggest weakness.
It’s no surprise that my keto board on Pinterest contains a lot of chocolatey dessert recipes that I’ve either already tinkered with or plan to try out. From keto magic cookie bars to brownies to just eating stevia-sweetened chocolate chips right out of the bag. Yup, I have no shame.
So when I got thinking about Christmas, fudge was one thing I had a hankering for. I wasn’t totally impressed with some of the recipes I saw online, especially when I knew non-keto versions could be as simple as chocolate chips and condensed milk. Why did keto fudge need to be so complicated?
I continued thinking about this. I had a recipe for sugar-free condensed milk, thanks to Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food. This is actually where I first saw a keto version of my beloved magic cookie bars. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see that I didn’t have to give these up, all because of the condensed milk!
Why couldn’t I just combine the keto condensed milk with sugar-free, stevia-sweetened chocolate, or dark chocolate?
So I did exactly that.
The first go at it didn’t turn out quite the way I expected. There was a lot of liquid, and I thought it might be because I was melting everything over direct heat.
The second time I made this, I did it properly, using the double-boiler method. There was no excess liquid this time. It turned out perfect.
I added a pat of butter, and 1/2 cup of erythritol. I tested the sweetness until I was happy with it.
I’m not gonna lie, I was practically drooling while making this. I seriously couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into a chunk of fudge!
Then I took an 8×8 inch Pyrex dish, lined it with parchment paper and poured the mixture in. I spread it to the corners and let it cool for a few minutes before putting it in the fridge to set.
One thing that bothers me about being on keto? If I want a treat, I need to make it by hand. I can’t just go into a bakery and buy this stuff, so it’s a long, manual process for me. Then the kids have the nerve to complain that I don’t share it with them…
Not going to lie, I tend to hoard it because of all the work that goes into my treats lol! So, now I need to make regular fudge for them to enjoy over the holidays too 🙂
Keto-ers can still play with ingredients in this fudge by adding nuts, sugar-free candies, coconut, sugar-free marshmallows, mint extract or sea salt.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe!