Ultra-rich and creamy easy Keto Chocolate Fudge is the cure-all for your sweet tooth. 2 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time is all you need to make this velvety smooth fudge. You’ll be happy to know that in addition to being keto, it’s low carb, gluten-free, and grain-free too.
You will only need 1-2 pieces of this smooth and velvet-like fudge because it’s so satisfying. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy this homemade keto fudge recipe so much. You can enjoy a small amount, but it makes your sweet tooth feel better.
Are you looking for an easy gift idea? The answer is this keto chocolate fudge! It doesn’t’ matter if the person you are giving it to doesn’t eat low carb. They aren’t even going to know the difference and will be so happy to get low carb fudge as a gift. Put some pieces in a cute little food gift box and add some ribbons, and you have an excellent present for teachers, daycare workers, co-workers, or anyone else you want a decadent gift for.
Pair it with some of my keto peanut butter fudge for a great combo. You can even layer the two varieties in one pan and make a striped chocolate peanut butter fudge.
What You’ll Need
- Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate Chips - I used ChocZero sugar free chocolate chips in this. They are one of my favorite low carb chocolate chips because they melt easily and smoothly. (P.S. you can get 10% off at ChocZero with code "joyfilledeats").
- Coconut Butter - Coconut butter is thicker than even coconut cream. I have not tried this with coconut milk, coconut cream, or heavy whipping cream. In theory, any of those would work, but you might need a smaller amount. I used the coconut butter from Thrive Market because it comes in a convenient squeeze pouch but there are several varieties of coconut butter on Amazon as well.
Many fudge recipes call for condensed milk and I do have a recipe for sugar-free sweetened condensed milk made with my sweetener that you could also sub in instead of the coconut butter. It will yield a sweeter fudge so if you prefer lightly sweetened candies just cut back on the sweetener amount when you make the condensed milk.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Fudge
First Step: Heat up the milk chocolate chips along with the coconut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. If it isn't completely melted microwave for an additional 20 seconds. Continue heating at shorter intervals until it is 75% melted. At that point, you can just stir until the rest of the chips melt.
Expert Tip: If you do not have a microwave you can easily melt this on a double boiler over low heat.
Second Step: Add some parchment paper to a mini loaf pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in the keto chocolate fudge.
Place the fudge in the fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Tips For Cutting Fudge
Cutting sugar free fudge doesn’t have to be overly tricky, but it can be if you get in a hurry and don’t follow these tips. Here are a few suggestions to make your experience a little easier.
- Use parchment paper! It’s a must when making fudge if you want beautiful pieces. Allow the parchment paper to slightly hang over the edges slightly. This will be an easy handle to grab onto to pull the fudge out of the pan.
- Don’t rush it! Let the fudge sit up in the pan for a minimum of 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. If you rush this process, the fudge isn’t going to hold up well.
- Before removing the fudge from the pan, take a butter knife, and go along the edges of the pan. This will help loosen it up and make it simpler to remove the fudge from the pan.
- When you remove the keto chocolate fudge, lay it on a flat surface such as a cutting board. Peel back the parchment paper.
- Take a sharp knife and begin cutting. If it doesn’t cut smoothly, you can heat the knife in some really hot water. Then dry it with a paper towel and cut again. You should clean the knife after each cut, so the crumbs that stick to it don’t cause more to stick.
Can I Double This Recipe?
Yep! Of course, you can double this keto chocolate fudge recipe. You can actually make as much of it as you want. If you double it, I recommend using an 8x8 pan and go up from there depending on how large of a batch you are making.
As I mentioned earlier, this fudge recipe makes a fantastic gift idea. It’s also wonderful if you want to take it to an event or party as well.
Is It Okay To Freeze Keto Chocolate Fudge?
Indeed! Freezing low carb chocolate fudge is so easy, and it’s a must if you can’t eat it all within a couple of weeks of making it. I recommend cutting the fudge and placing it in a container that is sealed tightly. It will actually last in the freezer for up to six months, so it’s easy to have it on hand when you need something sweet. I try to always have some of my keto recipes for desserts in the freezer so I'm not tempted by regular sugary desserts on special occasions.
Tasty Fudge Topping & Mix-In Ideas
We love this low carb keto fudge without anything on top, but sometimes we like to make it extra special and add some. I wanted to share some ideas that you may enjoy.
- Pecans - Nuts and fudge just go perfectly together, so it makes sense to consider adding some.
- Walnuts - You can fold in the walnuts to the fudge or add it to the top. Chop it up and add it to the fudge. I recommend ¼ cup of the nuts. This is my dad's favorite fudge with walnuts added!
- Sugar-Free White Chocolate - Add some sugar-free white keto chocolate chips to the top right before you place the fudge in the fridge. It’s festive and tastes great too. You can even sub them for the milk chocolate chips entirely and make a white chocolate keto fudge.
- Salt - Adding some flaky sea salt is so pretty and adds some fun flavor to the fudge as well.
- Extract - Add a few drops of peppermint extract for peppermint fudge. It helps to use an oil-based extract to avoid the chocolate seizing.
Substitutions for Keto Chocolate Fudge
This fudge does have a coconut flavor from the coconut butter. If you prefer you can sub in a nut or seed butter such as peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter (my fave!), or sunflower seed butter.
You can use other types of chocolate chips for a variety of flavors. Just make sure to choose one that is sugar-free and preferably not sweetened with maltitol. Maltitol is the sugar alcohol responsible for the stomach issues know to come from pre-packaged diabetic candies.
If you use a dairy free chocolate these would be dairy-free!
- 7 oz sugar-free milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup coconut butter
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut butter in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Transfer to a mini loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- Refrigerate until set at least 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.