Nut lovers will enjoy this delicious sugar-free low-carb chocolate walnut fudge recipe. 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.
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 8×8 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 ⅔ cup of the walnuts.
- Spread fudge mix into prepared container. Press remaining ⅓ cup nuts on top.
- Cool fudge in the refrigerator until firm. Cut into squares. Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator.
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 71 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 2.4 [fat] => 6.8 [sodium] => 5.1 [fiber] => 1.3 )
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