Nut lovers will enjoy this delicious sugar free low carb chocolate walnut fudge. It has the consistency of real fudge and is loaded with chopped nuts.
Who doesn’t love fudge? I’m a big fan of fudge and lately I’ve been craving low carb high fat fudge.
I consider fudge a fat bomb since it’s got plenty of healthy fat. I do have to watch my portions, though, because the calories and small amount of carbs can add up.
That’s why I usually cut my fudge into very small pieces so I can feel like I’m splurging with 2 pieces. Although most would cut this low carb chocolate walnut fudge into 36 pieces, I cut it into 56 bite size morsels which is plenty to last me a week while sharing with friends.
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I’ve been using LC Foods sweetened condensed milk mix in my latest fudge creations. I find that this secret ingredient gives low carb fudge the consistency it’s usually missing.
The low carb condensed milk mix also adds some fiber sweetener so I can cut back on added sweeteners. If you have a favorite fudge recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk, the LC Foods mix will likely be a good substitute. You’ll just need to replace any added sugar with a low carb alternative.
Back in my teenage years, I worked in a candy and nut shop. We used to make handmade candy, including fudge. Our fudge was prepared using a pre-made mix and this low carb chocolate walnut fudge is very similar to the kind we made in the store.
I love nuts, but if you don’t, you could cut back or omit them completely. Pecans would also be a good nut to add in this low carb chocolate fudge if you prefer them over walnuts.
If you won’t be able to eat all the fudge within a week, it freezes well for longer storage. I like to wrap a couple pieces in foil or plastic and then keep them all in a freezer bag. That way, I can easily thaw just a little at a time.
Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Line a small rectangular dish with parchment paper. I used an 8x8 baking dish.
In double boiler bowl, over pan of simmering water, melt together baking chocolate, condensed milk mix, water, heavy cream, and Swerve sweetener.
Remove bowl from heat and add stevia, whey protein powder, and vanilla.
Fold in 2/3 cup of the walnuts.
Spread fudge mix into prepared container. Press remaining 1/3 cup nuts on top.
Cool fudge in the refrigerator until firm. Cut into squares. Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator.
Makes 36 squares
Nutrition per square: 6.0g carbs (including erythritol), 3.3g erythritol, 1.3g net carbs