Low Carb Chocolate Fudge for Valentines!
Valentines Day is one of those times when candy and in particular chocolate, reigns supreme! As followers of Keto and/or low carb, we have it pretty easy because we can use natural fats like butter and coconut oil. As far as making yummy desserts, to me it is much easier to make a low carb chocolate than a low fat chocolate. Both can be done, but the low carb tastes better to me!
I made them in a full size silicone heart shaped muffin pan and then cut them up after. I am going to find some mini heart silicone pans, that would be way cute!
I only use Silicone pans for a project like this because you can so easily pop out the fudge. These are the greatest invention ever!
I only ever use the Wilton pans, they are my favorite. They are only about a dollar or two more than the no name brands but boy, they sure last a heck of a lot longer!
This fudge works out to 2 grams of carbs per serving (as made here).
A note about the sweetness level. With the recipe as given below, it ends up tasting somewhere between bittersweet and semi-sweet, which is what I prefer. If you like your chocolate fudge to be sweet, either start with semi-sweet chocolate or use more sweetener than I did.
Also, if you are counting carbs, then be aware that the powdered sweeteners like Splenda do have a higher carb count than the liquids like Sweet n Low. I use the zero carb SweetLeaf Stevia myself, its just my preference. If you don’t care at all about carb counts, and are just looking for a diabetic friendly fudge, then try the diabetic friendly Agave syrup or go ahead and use Splenda or Truvia Baking Blend . I don’t use a lot of sweeteners as a general rule, but it is nice to have a treat like this once in awhile.
Low Carb Chocolate Fudge Recipe
I made it with walnuts because I like chocolate walnut anything!
- ½ c butter
- ½ c coconut oil
- 6 pieces of Hersheys Unsweetened chocolate
- ½ c heavy cream
- Sweetener of choice to equal ½ cup.(be sure to read above re the sweetness level)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ c chopped walnuts (optional)
- In a heavy pot on very low heat (or a double boiler) melt butter, coconut oil and chocolate. Once melted add cream, sweetener and vanilla. If using walnuts, stir them in.
- Spoon mixture into 12 heart shaped silicone muffin cups.
- Each heart will be 250 calories and only 2 carbs if you use either liquid Sweet N Low or the zero carb Stevia.
And well, it is Valentine’s Day and what could be tastier than some guilt free chocolate fudge! Enjoy it!
No time to bake?! You can still be sugar free!