National Fudge Day? Sugar Free Fudge!
Today is National Fudge Day. With National Doughnut Day a week ago, not to mention Valentine’s Day, Halloween and countless others, does it ever feel like these holidays are made to trash your A1C? Sugar and carbohydrates seem to be the center of MANY holidays and national recognitions.
I’m the first to admit that chocolate fudge is definitely my biggest weakness. I LOVE fudge. Always have. But, my body doesn’t like the sugar anymore, since my second child. Not to mention, hubby’s insulin-dependent, so he and fudge don’t get along.
Fear not, my carbohydrate-challenged friends. I have a secret that you’re going to love! You CAN have fudge to celebrate today’s sugar-laden recognition, and it won’t trash your tight blood sugar control. There’s a chocolate fudge recipe that you can make at home, and if you make it now, it’ll set and be ready to enjoy by the time you’re ready for your late afternoon snack!
I’ve found something else that intrigues me, though. I discovered another recipe this morning for a vegan chocolate fudge that’s sugar free and according to the comments on the site, resembles traditional fudge. She lists several varieties, including chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve never worked with coconut butter, but will be looking into it. I know it’s not low-fat, but when we want a treat, we want a treat, right?
Recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge
Summary: Sweet, creamy fudge without the sugar load!
- 2 ounces cream cheese, soft
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted but not hot. I use 3 ounces for a little extra chocolate flavor.
- 3/4-cup of a 1:1 sugar substitute
- 1-tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped nuts, your preference (optional)
- Combine the cream cheese, chocolate and sugar substitute until they are well-blended.
- Add the vanilla and stir it until the mixture is lump-free, creamy and smooth.
- Pour in the nuts and stir them in to distribute them evenly.
- Line an 8×8 pan with wax paper or foil. Spread the fudge mixture evenly in the pan, then place it in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours, or overnight.
Cut this into 16 pieces and each piece has 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Diet tags: Reduced carbohydrate
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