I LOVE chocolate. And while I try to make the foundation of my eating, whole foods. Sometimes, you just need something sweet, and glutinous tasting, But I have diabetes, so ideally, I want something that is sweet, but still low in carbs. Which is why I created this Chocolate Nut Fudge recipe.
About the nuts. I have tried this with little to no nuts, it’s just not the same. So unless you have a strong adversity against nuts, go heavy on the nuts. They are so yummy in this recipe. They give amazing texture and crunch.
Making It Your Own
One of the great things about this recipe is its adaptability. You can customize it to suit your preferences by experimenting with different types of nuts or adding a pinch of cinnamon or a dash of instant coffee for extra flavor. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!
Blood Sugar Benefits
This fudge is a fantastic choice for individuals with diabetes. It’s low in carbohydrates, which means it won’t cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. The use of sugar substitutes like Swerve ensures sweetness without the glucose rush. Additionally, the nuts provide healthy fats and fiber, further helping to stabilize blood sugar levels over time.
Sweet Cravings and Diabetes
Craving something sweet is a universal experience, and having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself this pleasure. The Keto Chocolate Nut Fudge can be a lifesaver in those moments when a sweet tooth strikes. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional high-sugar treats and can help you indulge sensibly.
Keto for Weight Management and Insulin Control
Beyond blood sugar benefits, adopting a ketogenic diet can be instrumental in managing weight and reducing the need for insulin. By limiting carbohydrate intake, the body shifts to burning fat for energy, which can aid in weight loss. For those with type 2 diabetes, this dietary approach has been shown to enhance insulin sensitivity, potentially reducing the reliance on medication.
The Keto Chocolate Nut Fudge is more than just a delicious treat; it’s a diabetes-friendly, blood sugar-stabilizing, and weight-managing dessert option. It allows you to satisfy your sweet cravings while making mindful choices for your health. Remember that moderation is key, and always consult with your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian to ensure it fits into your diabetes management plan. Enjoy the delightful world of low-carb, keto-friendly treats, and take control of your sweet cravings and your health simultaneously.
I want to give credit to Hilda from Fit To Serve Group which I based this recipe from.
Keto Chocolate Nut Fudge
Keto Nut Fudge
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the salted butter and low-sugar milk chocolate chips together. You can do this in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. Alternatively, you can melt them using a double boiler.
Once the chocolate and butter are melted and combined, stir in the black cocoa powder and vanilla extract until you have a smooth chocolate mixture. Allow it to cool slightly.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the room-temperature cream cheese until it's smooth and creamy.
Gradually add the confectioner's sugar substitute to the cream cheese, mixing well until fully incorporated.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream cheese mixture and blend until everything is well combined.
Mix in the crushed and slivered nuts.
Line an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish and refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until it is set.
Once set, remove the fudge from the dish using the parchment paper overhang. Cut it into squares.
Serve your Keto Chocolate Nut Fudge squares and enjoy!
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 150kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16g25%
- Saturated Fat 7g35%
- Cholesterol 31mg11%
- Sodium 85mg4%
- Potassium 50mg2%
- Total Carbohydrate 1.8g1%
- Dietary Fiber 1g4%
- Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use Neufchâtel cheese as a substitute for full-fat cream cheese in this recipe. Neufchâtel cheese is a lighter cream cheese with slightly less fat but works well for a similar creamy texture in most recipes, including this fudge.
Store your fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to a week. You can also freeze it for longer storage.
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite nuts or a combination of nuts. Popular options include walnuts, almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts.
If you don't have black cocoa powder, you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder or Dutch-processed cocoa powder. The fudge will have a slightly different flavor but will still be delicious.
You can adjust the sweetness by adding more confectioner's sugar substitute to the mixture. Taste the mixture as you go and add small amounts until it reaches your desired level of sweetness.
Yes, this recipe is diabetes-friendly due to its low carbohydrate content and use of sugar substitutes. However, individual dietary needs can vary, so it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice.
To achieve clean and neat squares, it's helpful to use a sharp knife and to dip it in hot water before each cut. This prevents the fudge from sticking to the knife, resulting in smoother edges.
Absolutely! You can experiment with adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or even a touch of instant coffee for added flavor. Customize it to your liking.
Yes, this fudge is perfect for holiday preparations. You can make it in advance and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to serve. It's a wonderful homemade gift idea too!
Yes, you can use other sugar substitutes like erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit sweetener. Make sure to use a powdered or confectioner's version and follow the conversion recommendations on the substitute's packaging, as sweetness levels may vary.