Made with only 3 simple ingredients and in less than 5 minutes, this sugar free fudge recipe is here to satisfy your sweet cravings in the most healthy way possible.
This sugar free version was inspired by my keto fudge recipe. I wanted something to satisfy my sweet tooth without the processed sugar, and this ticked all the boxes.
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Why this recipe works
- Super easy. Like coconut bars or peanut butter balls, this fudge recipe doesn’t require any cooking and is made with only 3 ingredients. Does it get any easier?
- Sugar-free and vegan. Most fudge recipes contain sweetened condensed milk that is loaded with sugar. This fudge recipe doesn’t contain any added sugar and is dairy-free too.
- Takes less than 5 minutes to make. All you need to do is to melt the chocolate and almond butter and transfer it to a lined pan to set.
You most likely already have the ingredients needed to make this fudge. If you do, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t make it right now.
- Chocolate. Use any sugar free chocolate of your choice. I prefer chopping up a chopped up sugar free bar, but sugar free chocolate chips work.
- Almond butter. It can be store-bought or homemade.
If you are allergic to almonds or don’t have almond butter on hand, swap it out for peanut butter, cashew butter, or a nut-free alternative like tahini or sunflower seed butter.
- Vanilla extract. Pure vanilla extract helps enhance the flavor of the chocolate and improves the overall taste of the fudge.
How to make sugar-free fudge
Start by adding the chocolate chips and nut butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until they are fully melted. Alternatively, melt the chocolate and the nut butter on the stove using a double boiler.
Once melted, mix in the vanilla extract and pour the mixture into an 8×8-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
Now, refrigerate the fudge until it’s fully set. Cut into 24 pieces and serve.
This chocolate almond butter fudge is delicious as is. But here are some easy ways to elevate its texture and flavor.
- Add chopped nuts to the fudge mixture for some texture and flavor. You can use any nuts of your choice, including almonds, walnuts, and cashews.
- Top the fudge with coconut flakes to add a hint of coconut flavor and make the fudge look more presentable.
- Mix some fine espresso powder or instant coffee into the melted fudge mixture to make a healthy chocolate coffee treat.
- Add ground cinnamon to make the flavor of this chocolate fudge even bolder.
To store. While this fudge remains stable at room temperature, we do recommend that you store it in the fridge. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this healthy chocolate fudge will last 2 weeks or longer.
To freeze. You can also freeze your homemade fudge. Put parchment paper in between the layers of fudge and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Bring fudge to room temperature before eating it.
Most of the carbs in fudge come from sugar. The number of carbs in sugar-free fudge is a lot lower so long as you don’t use other high-carb ingredients. A serving (one piece) of this chocolate almond butter fudge contains less than 5 grams of carbohydrates.
When making this sugar-free chocolate fudge, make sure to not leave out the parchment paper as you won’t be able to remove the fudge from the pan without damaging its integrity. Additionally, don’t slice the fudge when it has just come out of the fridge. Allow the fudge to sit at room temperature for a few minutes or run the knife under warm water before cutting.
If you have given the fudge enough time to set and it just doesn’t, thicken it using cornstarch. Mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and add it to the melted chocolate mixture.
Sugar Free Fudge
- Line a deep pan or 10 x 10-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your chocolate with the almond butter until combined. Whisk in your vanilla extract.
- Pour the melted chocolate fudge mixture in the lined pan and refrigerate or freeze until firm. Thaw slightly before cutting into 24 pieces.
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