A quick and easy low-carb dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe. This delicious treat will keep you from being tempted by high carb treats.
Everyone seems to be making goodies over the holidays and bringing them in to share at work. If you work in a regular corporate office environment, I’m sure you know what I mean.
In a couple departments I worked in, the goodies were shared all year long. Both of these departments had a secretary who felt like it was her duty to make sure all the workers had plenty of sugar to keep them going.
These office treats were always with good intentions. And during times when I had veered away from the low carb lifestyle, I often indulged in these unhealthy snacks.
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I’m much wiser now, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a high carb diet. I’m in my mid-forties and I know that it just gets harder and harder to lose weight, particularly for women, as we age.
However, I do like sweet treats so I make sure they fit in with my low carb way of eating. I made some super easy dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge last weekend so I didn’t have to miss out on holiday goodies.
Although I don’t have to follow a dairy-free diet, I know there are many benefits to ditching dairy. So, I’m considering cutting back.
I’ve already started to drink my coffee black, not just to cut back on dairy, but calories and carbs as well. Heavy cream isn’t free of carbs and it’s very calorie dense.
I’d rather save those carbs and calories for real food. Although coffee has some health benefits, I tend to go overboard. Coffee is something else I need to cut back on. I’m trying to switch over to drinking more tea.
For this dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge, I found it easiest to prep everything first. I scaled this recipe down to about 7-8 servings.
I used a Chinese restaurant takeout container, about 6×8-inches, as my pan. I lined the container with parchment paper so it would be easy to remove the fudge.
I put the powdered sweetener, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl. The coconut oil, coconut milk, and cocoa went into a small pot so I could heat them to a boil.
This allowed me to quickly stir the hot mixture into the mixing bowl ingredients until well combined. Then, I spread it into the lined container before cooling down.
It makes things so much easier if everything is ready to go and I do think it saves time as well. The warm mixture does harden up fast as it cools so I like to get it all spread into the mold as soon as I can.
It only takes an hour or two to set in the refrigerator. Then, you can take this dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge out and slice it into squares.
Although I used coconut oil, I’m going to try ghee next time. I think it will give a better taste without the lactose so it should still be safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge could be labeled a fat bomb as it is pretty high in fat. However, it’s a lot softer than the chocolate peanut butter fat bombs I make.
If you wanted to try making this fudge with a concentrated stevia liquid instead, you’d need to add something like a protein powder to make up for the bulk of the sweetener.
Chocolate chips or a few chopped peanuts would be excellent additions to this easy chocolate peanut butter fudge. I kept the recipe basic and simple, but there’s always room to customize it to your liking.
A lot of people tend to gain weight over the holidays. But, I’ve managed to maintain my weight over the last five years by staying away from those high carb goodies.
My youngest daughter was born three years ago, just before Christmas, and even pregnancy didn’t cause a lot of weight gain that year. Although I ate more carbs during the pregnancy, the weight came off easily after the birth since I never over-indulged in high carb foods.
There are a lot of quick and easy low carb treat recipes out there. This low carb dairy-free chocolate peanut butter fudge will only take about ten minutes of your time. What’s your favorite quick and easy go to low carb treat recipe?
Low Carb Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- 2/3 cup Sukrin Melis or Swerve Confectioners
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or ghee
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
Line small container with parchment paper. (I used 8x6 size)
Place sweetener, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Set aside.
Mix coconut oil, milk, and cocoa in small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Pour hot mixture over the ingredients in medium bowl. Stir until well combined.
Spread into prepared container. Allow to cool in refrigerator. Slice into squares.
Recipe NotesMakes 28 small squares (about 3-4 squares per serving)
Nutrition per square: 50 calories, 4.8g fat, 22mg sodium, 1.2g carbs, 1.2g protein, 5.7g erythritol