Do you have a killer sweet tooth that makes it hard to stick to a keto diet? That’s where this low carb fudge recipe comes to the rescue. With 5 simple ingredients, this easy fudge recipe has the right level of sweetness to make sticking with your keto lifestyle a breeze.
Keto desserts are a great way to sneak in a sweet treat, while also adding more healthy fats to a ketogenic diet. You can indulge in this delicious keto fudge recipe completely guilt-free since eating more fat can actually improve weight loss in a lot of women. Not eating enough fat is a common problem when it comes to weight loss stalls on a keto diet. Delicious keto fat bomb recipes help solve that dilemma.
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Keto Hazelnut Fudge Ingredients
This keto chocolate fudge recipe calls for five ingredients: almond butter, hazelnuts, butter, dark chocolate and vanilla extract.
You probably noticed an ingredient that’s common in fat bombs missing. I’ll give you a minute to think about that riddle while we talk about the rest of the ingredients you need to put this easy keto fudge recipe together.
When you choose the ingredients for this recipe, use the highest quality ingredients you can find. While most keto recipes focus mostly on net carbs, if you want lasting results with a keto lifestyle, quality is important too!
My favorite brand of almond butter found in grocery stores is Justin’s. It’s an unsweetened creamy almond butter that adds a great taste to this recipe. The chopped hazelnuts mix together nicely with the almond butter for a delicious flavor combo in this low carb recipe.
When it comes to butter, use a grass-fed version whenever possible. Grass-fed butters contain more nutrients than conventional butter. Avoid margarine style butters sold in tubs at all costs. Fabio was right when he said I can’t believe it’s not butter. It’s not. In fact, these highly processed butter-like foods are hardly even edible. Also, they’re destroying your health.
There’s not much to say about vanilla extract, except that you need some for this recipe. I do love the flavor of Madagascar vanilla extract over the original version. It adds a slightly different taste to keto fat bombs.
While most keto recipes call for sugar free chocolate chips or unsweetened cocoa powder with plenty of keto friendly sweeteners mixed in, my secret ingredient is melted chocolate. You should use 85% dark or higher, so this has less sugar than your run of the mill milk chocolate. I find it’s the best option for keto fat bomb recipes.
A Word About Keto Sweeteners
This keto fudge recipe contains five ingredients. Yes, I’m aware that we’ve established this several times throughout this blog. I wanted to make that point again since each ingredient lends its own sweetness to the recipe. However, you’re not likely to notice the natural sweetness of these ingredients if you load this recipe up with sugar alcohols or other keto sweeteners.
I understand most fat bomb recipes are filled with the sweet stuff. Most recipes instruct you to add a cup of powdered sweetener here, or throw in a cup of granulated sweetener there. The problem is, eating too many highly sweetened foods on a low carb diet can lead to cravings, as well as a weight loss stall.
Even though some keto dieters can seemingly get away with all of the low carb sweeteners, the best way to ramp up fat loss on keto is by using sweeteners in moderation. And by moderation, I don’t mean only when you indulge in sweet treats. If you follow the same plan I used to lose 100 pounds, you’ll likely eat fat bombs several times each day. That doesn’t sound all that occasional to me!
If you’re still addicted to the sweet stuff, I’m not telling you to stop cold turkey. We teach our Keto Decoded members to wean off of sugar substitutes slowly. Add a little less than you’d typically use to a batch of this keto fudge, taste test the batter to make sure it’s sweet enough for you, and then use less the next time you make it.
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How to Make Keto Fudge with Hazelnuts
First line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside. Then melt together the almond butter, dark chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir with a whisk while the fats blend together. If you’re fancy, you could also use a double boiler to melt the fudge mixture together.
Once the fats are melted and well combined, remove from the heat. Set aside for a few minutes to cool. This will prevent a sizzle when you add the vanilla extract.
While the chocolate mixture cools, chop the hazelnuts. I previously kept this recipe simple by using the back of my measuring cup to crush the nuts. My life got a whole lot easier when I ordered this nut chopper. Work with what you have if this is your first time making this recipe. Then get the nut chopper to save yourself a lot of elbow grease in the future.
Stir the vanilla extract and chopped nuts into the fudge mixture. Then pour the fudge into the lined baking pan. Allow the fudge to set in the freezer until firm. This should take around 30 minutes in the freezer, or 2-3 hours if you choose to let these firm up in the fridge.
Once firm, cut the fudge into squares. Don’t allow this to sit at room temperature for too long since this fudge will melt quickly. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge.
The Keto Fudge Recipe Wrap Up
This recipe provides enough fudge for 24 servings. If that’s too much fudge for you, you could always cut the batch in half. Another option is to store the fudge you won’t eat in the first week in the freezer. Or, I can give you my address and you’re welcome to send me a few squares as a thank you for this recipe 😉
I kid, I kid – but only because that get a little bit messy. Otherwise, I totally accept delicious keto gifts 🤣
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Keto Fudge Recipe