A sugar free fudge recipe can taste delicious, even without the sweet stuff. The basis for a good sugar free fudge recipe is rich cream cheese. When cream cheese blends with deep, dark melted chocolate, the results are a fudge lover's delight.
Great Sugar-Free Fudge Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature and softened
½ cup Splenda sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts
Melt the squares of unsweetened chocolate in the microwave, a few seconds at a time, or over a double boiler. While the chocolate is cooling, line an 8- by 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
In a medium-size mixing bowl start beating the cream cheese on low with a mixer. Add in the melted chocolate, Splenda and vanilla extract. Beat until cream cheese mixture is smooth and well blended. Stir in the nuts.
Pour the mixture in the foil-lined baking pan. Smooth out the top, and cover. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving and cutting. Serve chilled.
Tips and Variations: This sugar free fudge also freezes well. You can substitute slivered almonds or chopped pecans for the walnuts and even add in a sprinkle of other goodies, such as dried cranberries.
The key to great peanut butter fudge-or any fudge, for that matter--is in the cooling process. While you do not want sugar crystals to form in most candies, you do want them to form in fudge. The crystals are very small, so they feel smooth on your tongue, instead of grainy.
Have you seen those slabs of gourmet fudge in different flavors at candy and specialty stores? Now you can make your own for gifts or to enjoy yourself.
Chocolate Fudge has always been my favorite candy. It's a very rich candy, though, so I have always limited myself to making it only at Christmas time.