Saturday, November 18, 2006

Low-Carb Fudge To Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Who can resist homemade low-carb fudge around the holidays?

I don't know about the Christmas traditions you had in your family, but one of the things my mom always did was make fudge and lots of it. I remember seeing what seemed like an endless supply of chocolately fudge coming out our ears in the weeks leading up to December 25th. It was a tradition that my mom still does to this very day.

Now that I'm livin' la vida low-carb, that tradition can still continue with this incredible recipe for creamy homemade low-carb fudge that will tantalize your tastebuds compliments of our friends at Low-Carb Connoisseur.

So, whip up a batch of this stuff for your friends and family and start a Christmas tradition of making this healthier alternative to the sugary fudge we all grew up eating. ENJOY!


1 cup cocoa butter
2 blocks Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate
2 cups your favorite sugar alternative
1 - 8 oz block Cream Cheese
2 tsp Singing Dog Vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. In a double boiler melt the cocoa butter then measure it. Grate or chip the unsweetened chocolate then add to the cocoa butter in the double boiler and allow to melt and blend. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly.

2. Soften the cream cheese and blend with the sugar alternative. Add the vanilla and blend until smooth.

3. Add the hot cocoa mixture and whip with an electric mixer until smooth and shiny and just beginning to thicken. Add the walnuts.

4. Pour into an 8X8 Pyrex pan lined with waxed paper. Chill completely. Cut into 36 squares. Keep refrigerated.

36 servings
Carbohydrates per piece: Less than 0.5

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you get cocoa butter?

11/19/2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

This sounds great, Jimmy.

Since I love truffles a bit more than fudge, I'm going to adapt a truffles recipe to this no-sugar method. There isn't too much difference between a small square of fudge and a truffle except the truffle is rolled into a ball, then the exterior is coated with cocoa powder (and/or nuts...).

11/20/2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Great question, diamondwife! I've put in that question to the source of the recipe, but I haven't heard back yet. In the meantime, our friends over at The Low-Carb Cafe are discussing how to get cocoa butter with a few links to sites where you can purchase it. Check it out!

11/20/2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger itsamomthang said...

I love the idea of Low Carb Fudge. My first question when I saw the recipe was "where DO you find cocoa butter?" I did a little research and found food grade cocoa butter available at, NOW brand, 7 ounces for $4.99. I'm not sure how much is needed for this recipe, but that sounds pretty reasonable. I have not purchased anything yet from this website, but they are the same folks that sell the wonderful "Eat Well Be Well" Sugar Free products WITHOUT sugar alcohols. Hope this helps.

11/21/2006 6:15 AM  

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