Butterscotch chocolate chip fudge sounds anything but keto but thanks to this recipe, you can enjoy it guilt-free while still sticking to your diet. It’s definitely a must-try if you’re craving for something rich and decadent.
How to Make Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Keto Fudge
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade keto-friendly fudge. Here’s my recipe:
- Prepare the baking pan. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. The parchment paper makes it easier to lift the fudge out of the pan later on. It also helps with clean-up.
- Melt the butter and then add the sweetener. Add the butter to a heavy bottom saucepan and melt it over medium heat. Next, add the sweetener. For this recipe, use a low carb granulated sweetener like Stevia and stir constantly.
- Boil. Bring to a low boil, cooking and stirring until the mixture turns to a nice amber color. Be sure not to use high heat because that will burn the butter.
- Add additional ingredients. Remove from the heat and stir in the pure vanilla extract, salt, and almond butter (you can also use either cashew butter or peanut butter if you would prefer).
- Stir. Stir the fudge mixture constantly until cooled.
- Fold. Fold in the sugar free dark chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate. Pour the fudge mixture into your prepared baking pan and refrigerate overnight.
- Slice and serve. Slice the mixture into 16 fudge squares and serve.
Keto Fudge Tips
Making your own homemade fudge is something of an art form. Even though this recipe helps a ton by making things as easy as possible for you, here are a few additional tips to keep in mind:
- Use the right type of pan. When making fudge, you generally want to use a heavier pan that will properly distribute the heat. This helps to prevent your fudge mixture from sticking during cooking.
- Go easy with the stirring. Make sure not to over stir your fudge while it’s cooking and when adding the ingredients. Even though you’re not using sugar, the low carb sweetener will still cause a crystallization chain reaction during the cooking process.
How Long Does This Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Fudge Keep?
You can keep leftover butterscotch chocolate chip fudge in either the fridge or the freezer.
If you want to keep the fudge in the fridge, then keep it sealed tightly inside of an airtight container. It will keep for up to one week when stored like this.
On the other hand, if you want to freeze your fudge, it will keep for up to 3 months when stored like this. I would just recommend giving frozen fudge a few minutes to sit at room temperature to soften out a bit before eating so that it doesn’t crumble too much.
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Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Fudge (Keto-friendly)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
- ½ cup almond butter or cashew butter or peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup sugar free dark chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Set aside.
- Add the butter to a heavy bottom saucepan and melt it over medium heat.
- Add the sweetener and stir constantly.
- Bring to a low boil.
- Cook and stir until until mixture turns a nice amber color.
- Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract, salt and almond butter.
- Stir constantly until cooled.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Slice and serve.