This low carb, no sugar added keto chocolate mint fudge is a sweet treat both you and your Valentine can enjoy year-round!GO TO RECIPE
Serving Size: 1 square (3.5 net carbs)
CALORIES: 150 TOTAL FAT: 14g CARBOHYDRATES: 5.5g FIBER: 2g PROTEIN: 2g
Valentine’s Day is definitely not a keto-friendly holiday with all of the candy and sweet treats! However, that is what this site is all about, right? In fact, you can make almost anything into a keto-friendly recipe. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’ve decided to make a 2-layer keto chocolate mint fudge recipe.
Tips for Making Mint Fudge Layer
A non-keto mint fudge will usually be made with white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and mint extract. I haven’t been able to find a good keto alternative for white chocolate—if you know of one, please let me know. I opted to make a cream cheese fudge instead. This consists of Pyure All-Purpose Blend, heavy whipping cream, mint extract and cream cheese. You can leave this layer white, but I opted to add some green food coloring to mine. I also topped with little heart candies for Valentine’s Day. Although the hearts aren’t keto-friendly, they can easily be taken off.
Tips for Making the Chocolate Fudge Layer
With a couple of easy substitutions, I was able to change a regular fudge recipe into a low-carb and no sugar added recipe. Here are the 2 substitutions I made:
- Swap the sweetened condensed milk with heavy whipping cream and Pyure All-Purpose Blend
- Swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips with Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips
Frequently Asked Questions about making Fudge
Why is my fudge Gritty?
You will get gritty fudge if you don’t take enough time to let your granulated sweetener dissolve while the heaving whipping cream is heating. You can avoid this completely by using a powdered sweetener or grinding your granulated sweetener in a coffee grinder or blender prior to adding it.
How long does fudge last?
If you keep your fudge in the refrigerator, which I recommend, it should last 2-3 weeks (if you don’t eat it sooner).
How do you cut fudge without making a big mess?
This is a question I wish I had looked into prior to cutting my fudge! You need to make sure to clean the knife off between cuts. You may also need to run the knife under warm water and dry it prior to cutting. This should help you get clean edges without any crumbling.
Making Keto 2-Layer Fudge
Here are some process photos to help you when making your keto Valentine’s Day fudge.