Picture it. A thick, gooey square of keto fudge. Intense chocolate, bits of walnuts. If you’re going to have one bite of dessert—let it be this.
Pumpkin Patch Fudge
This is a nostalgic one for me. I remember going to the pumpkin patch as kids to pick out a pumpkin. The best part was getting fudge as a special treat. There’s just something so rich, so decadent about fudge. I love(d) that soft, sugary, chocolatey bite. Tiny bits of crystallized sugar that are almost crunchy, then dissolve instantly—who knows what I’m talking about?
This is based on my Mom’s easy microwave fudge—with all the low-carb swaps and twice the nostalgia. Of course, we’re going sugar free here—but you can expect full fudge satisfaction—with special thanks to Lily’s chocolate baking chips and the real sugar taste of today’s sweeteners (I prefer Swerve and Latanko.)
I love that I can whip up a batch of low carb fudge any time I like (because I’m a grown up!) I also love that it always still reminds me of those pumpkin patch days.
I’ve got plenty more ways to customize this treat too—so whichever (inner!) kid or grown up you have in mind—you’ll be sure to find your favorite fudge. 🎃🍫 – Linds x
5 ingredients are all you’ll need to make this keto fudge recipe. Here are a few you may have questions about:
- The chocolate: You can make your own chocolate (check out my sugar-free recipe here) or grab a bag of Lily’s chocolate chips, which TBH is what I always do. Best prices at Walmart!
- The sweetener: I prefer Swerve/Lakanto as keto sweeteners. Both can be used as a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If you’re using a different brand of erythritol, you may want to increase the amount added, as it’s 70% as sweet as sweet
Psst – I prefer to make low carb fudge with chocolate chips (rather than keto fudge recipe with cocoa powder), as the chips give you a softer, fluffier texture — cocoa powder absorbs liquid and dries recipes out.
Low Carb Fudge Mix-Ins
- Chopped nuts – use your faves! My pick? Walnuts or pecans.
- Coconut, shredded + unsweetened
- Freeze-dried keto fruits, like strawberries or raspberries
- Keto peanut butter – check out my keto peanut butter fudge and consider swirling the 2 together.
- More chocolate! Stir in some sugar free white chocolate chips, or any of Lily’s flavors.
How to Make Keto Fudge:
- Microwave chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter together at 50% power using 30-second intervals. Stir and repeat until the ingredients melt together completely. (Note: this can also be done in a double boiler, or a heat-safe bowl nestled over a saucepan with water)
- Add the sweetener, vanilla, and any mix-ins. Stir to combine.
- Pour keto chocolate fudge mixture into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper and smooth out the top.
- Toss in the refrigerator until set, at least 3 hours. (Speed up the process by placing your keto fudge in the freezer). Slice and enjoy!
Storing Sugar Free Fudge
Stash your sliced fudge in the fridge, OR (bonus points) in the freezer! If freezing, thaw in the fridge before digging in.
More Keto Dessert Recipes
- Keto Shortbread Cookies
- Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
- Keto White Chocolate
- Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
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- Prep. Line an 8x8" casserole dish with parchment paper.
- Melt. Add sugar free chocolate chips (3 cups), heavy cream (14 Ounces), and unsalted butter (1/4 cup) to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave (note 3) for 1 1/2 minutes at 50% power. Stir ingredients to incorporate. Repeat using 30 second intervals until everything has melted together and your fudge has a smooth texture.
- Stir in confectioners erythritol (3/4 cup), vanilla (1 teaspoon), and chopped nuts (1 1/2 cup).
- Set. Pour fudge into your prepared baking dish and smooth the top using a rubber spatula. Place in the fridge and allow fudge to set for at least 3 hours. Cut fudge into 16 pieces and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Chocolate - I love Lily's chocolate chips for this fudge.
- Sweetener - This recipe was measured with Lakanto or Swerve. If using a different brand of erythritol, know that they're often 70% as sweet and you'll want to adjust accordingly. A simple taste test will do the trick!
- Mix-Ins Ideas! (Optional + not included in nutritional info):
- Keto marshmallows
- Freeze-dried fruits
- Shredded and unsweetened coconut
- Additional chocolate chips
- Microwave or stovetop - You can melt the butter and chocolate chips together using a double boiler instead. I use a heat-safe bowl nestled into a saucepan full of water.
- Nutritional information is based on 1 piece if you cut this fudge into 16 pieces. It was calculated using Lily's chocolate chips: