I have a few fudges in my first Healthy Mixes book (and here at the blog), but this one is the most “normal tasting.” This tastes very close to the marshmallow fudge that my daughters and I have made every year for the past thirty years—except it is lower in calories, sugar-free, and super low carb. And it doesn’t put you in a carb coma on Christmas day.
This fudge also firms up and stays firm really well. No spoon fudge here—even without marshmallow cream!
This recipe requires that you make a batch of sugar-free sweetened condensed milk (“Eagle Brand”). That can be a five minute process (with the blender method) or a two hour method on the stove top or an eight hour method in the crock pot. In that way, this can be a very time-intensive fudge recipe. (But not all of that time is spent in work, of course.) It’s worth it. Give it a try!
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- Place condensed milk and chocolate chips into large micro-wave safe bowl.
- Melt at 70% until creamy. Stirring every minute or so. (I am so paranoid about wasting expensive ingredients that I like to heat up the milk then melt the chocolate chips in a separate bowl, then combine.)
- Pour into 8 x 8 baking dish lined with parchment. (Leave some of the parchment up on the sides to remove entire fudge block out when hardened.)
- Cool in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
- Pull up on parchment sides and remove fudge from pan. Place on cutting board and cut into squares.
- Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Very Low Carb (VLC): This is pretty low carb, depending on what chocolate chips, sweeteners, and milks you use (in the sweetened condensed milk).
Family-Friendly (FF): This is a “trick” dish. Nobody will know that it is sugar-free.
Store-Bought-Stella (SBS): This is a pretty involved recipe when you consider making the sweetened condensed milk first. SBS would probably not be as overwhelmed at the thought of this recipe if you try the immersion blender method for making a super quick “Eagle Brand.”
Homemade Hannah (HH): A little involved, but HH’s will probably enjoy this totally homemade recipe (well, except for the chocolate chips).
Freezer Cooking (FC): These keep really well in the freezer.
Trim Healthy Mama-Friendly (THM) (www.trimhealthymama.com): Yummy S treat!
Sugar Free (SF): Yes, again, based on the sweetener you choose and the milks used to make the “Eagle Brand.”
Gluten-Free (GF): Yes!
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