Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

By Jeanette Terry

Delight your taste buds with this creamy, smooth fudge that satisfies both the sweet and the savory. Click on the link to watch this recipe come to life on our Diabetic Connect YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/p_qrWkEodig

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
Ingredients
  • 8 oz unsweetened chocolate squares

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (no sugar added)

  • 3/4 - 1 cup erythritol sweetener

  • 1 cup worth of another sugar substitute

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Pinch salt

Directions
  1. Melt the chocolate.

  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Adjust the sweetener to taste.

  4. Pack or spread into a loaf pan. Cool to room temperature, or you can put it in the refrigerator.

  5. Cut into 15 pieces and serve.

  6. Cooking Tip

  7. You can melt chocolate in the microwave. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Set the power level to low and microwave the chocolate for 10-second increments. Stir after each 10-second period to speed the melting process and minimize the chances of scorching the chocolate. Continue microwaving and stirring until the chocolate is smooth.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
15
Serving Size 1 piece
Calories 138
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 5g

dessert fudge ultra-low-carb gluten free

45 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-06-05 05:33:55 -0500 Report

Erythritol, a natural sweetener found in pears, watermelon and grapes as well as other fruits and vegetables, is only about 60%-80% as sweet as sugar, so maybe both sweeteners are needed. Has anyone made this recipe using erythritol and/or other sweeteners?

Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-06-05 05:22:22 -0500 Report

Erythritol isn't an artificial, man-made chemical. It is a natural sweetener that actually helps fight tooth decay.

WIFE OF MIKE
WIFE OF MIKE 2013-12-26 10:23:52 -0600 Report

ERTHRITROL …THERE IS A SAYING ABOUT FOOD…IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANY OF THE INGREDIENTS, DON'T EAT IT! I DON'T BELIEVE IN PUTTING A BUNCH OF CHEMICIALS IN MY BODY AND BEING MIKES WIFE I WOULDN'T PUT IT IN HIS BODY EITHER.
AS MUCH AS WE LIKE FUDGE WE WILL PASS ON THIS ONE.

AllieG
AllieG 2013-09-16 17:59:51 -0500 Report

i will not use sugar alcohols such as erythritol or substitute sugars..I will use raw honey even though its high in carbs its healthy for you..and i use Stevia in teas and cereal.. dont think this fudge is that healthy.

hairbear68
hairbear68 2013-07-12 16:27:00 -0500 Report

I don't eat anything you add sugar too mostly chicken in a crockpot and my quilty food red hot franks all beef cheerioes or cornflake no additives I don't trush thing that are new and I 'm no lab rat lol

vginger
vginger 2013-07-05 19:34:46 -0500 Report

There is a much simpler way to enjoy a quality snack.
Bag of at least 60% chocolate chips I use Ghirardelli..and some organic heavy cream.
Line a square baking dish with tinfoil.
Place a heat proof glass bowl on a pot holder.
Measure out the cream…1/2 the amount of the chocolate…
Place bag of chocolate chips in the heat proof glass bowl.
Gently heat the heavy cream…don't let it boil…but let it get quite warm.
When you see little bubbles around the edges of the cream…test with your finger.
Remove from heat…pour cream over chocolate…let sit a minute or so and then begin to stir. It will come together quite nicely.
Now I like to add about two handfuls of Walnuts at this point…your choice.
Pour mixture into the square baking dish right onto the tinfoil.
Let it cool a bit ..refrigerate…delish and good for you.
If you like this…I will share more …let me know.

farang
farang 2013-07-05 19:18:32 -0500 Report

oh good use a sugar alcohol, take the carbs from what it says on the peanut butter jar and dont worry about the fats!!!! … you're kidding right????

Deblynnd
Deblynnd 2013-06-27 21:40:35 -0500 Report

I would love to try these with agave. I have experimented a lot with pure Stevia, no sugar alcohols, and agave. I find the agave does not mess with the glycemic index.

rsbatem
rsbatem 2013-06-04 15:03:28 -0500 Report

Absolutely horrible. This recipe sounded so good and couldn't wait to try it. After following the instructions exactly, the mixture had the consistency of an airy playdough. The taste was horrible, and the end result looks nothing like the photo (the directions say to pack it into a loaf pan, the photo is of a fudge made by pouring a liquid mixture into a pan). Would NOT recommend this recipe.

GrandMomRocks
GrandMomRocks 2013-05-26 13:41:14 -0500 Report

I guess I'm still confused! Do I use 3/4 to1 cup erythritol OR 1 cup other sugar substitute? Or do I use 3/4 to1 cut erythritol PLUS 1 cup other sugar substitiute? I really want to make these!!!