This easy 3 Ingredient Sugar Free Peanut Butter Fudge is low carb, keto and dairy free! With very simple ingredients, a peanut butter lover can enjoy a delicious treat for just 3 net carbs!
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Fudge
If I could eat peanut butter and chocolate every day I most certainly would.
I don't, but I'd love to be able to be...... you know that girl.......eat whatever she desires, doesn't exercise, stays perfectly tiny, has a few babies, slims down without even trying......yeah, you have someone in your life like that just as we all do, am I right?
I've never been blessed to have a skinny frame. I've never been able to eat whatever I've wanted without consequences. I've had to work off every.single.pound of pregnancy weight. 3 times.
Oh before babies I was able to lose weight effortlessly. I remember being fed up at 22. Being overweight and unhappy. Hating living in my own skin. I had just graduated college. I weighed 159 pounds on my 5 foot 2 and ½ inch frame.
I was ready and I went for it for the first time with a healthy life style change. I exercised and ate nothing in between meals. I could still eat whatever I wanted, sugar included and in 6 months I was down to 124 pounds.
But I was also 22. I am maintained that weight for 7 years before the first baby.
That was then, this is now. And being 43, it's a lot harder to lose without a concentrated effort. And as time has gone on, I've come to realize the things that worked to lose weight after my 3rd baby 9 years are not helping me working for me now. Bodies do change over time. I've come to the conclusion my body at this age needs a whole lot less carbs to see the scale move where I want it.
That's where this recipe comes in.
If I'm cutting carbs to lose weight I need healthy fats to keep me satiated so I don't turn to carbs. Hence, comes in the FAT BOMBS! Just a small piece is enough to make you feel satisfied!
Is Peanut Butter Keto?
Traditional peanut butter fudge is not keto friendly so those of you who are keto dieters will need to avoid because of the high carbs and sugar. But my healthy fudge recipe is keto friendly using peanut butter that does not contain any added sugars.
But my healthy fudge recipe is keto friendly using peanut butter that does not container any added sugars. You want to make sure you purchase natural peanut butter that doesn't contain anything but peanuts and maybe salt. You could make your own homemade peanut butter, but it's easy enough to find store bought without sugars, just be sure to read the nutritional information label.
How to Make Peanut Butter Keto Fudge
You only need 3 ingredients for this fudge plus a couple of optional ones if you so choose. Natural peanut butter, coconut oil and unsweetened almond milk makes the base of this keto fudge recipe.
Even without cream you will be amazed how this makes for a creamy peanut butter fudge. A sugar-free sweetener is completely optional as is vanilla extract. There are plenty of keto sweeteners on the market, but I don't recommend some for this recipe.
For instance, I would not recommend using a granular low carb sweetener as it will make gritty fudge and won't be smooth. When I want a sweet taste in a keto dessert, but not the bulk, I use vanilla stevia in mine. Monk fruit sweetener is also a great option in liquid form or use a low-carb confectioners or powdered sweetener.
Please see my Sweetener Guide & Conversion Chart for more specifics recommendations.
Slightly melt or soften the peanut butter and coconut oil together in the microwave or low heat on the stove.
Add this to your blender and add the rest of the ingredients.
Blend until combined.
Pour into a prepared pan lined with parchment paper. 8 by 5 loaf pan.
Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
If using chocolate sauce, whisk ingredients together and drizzle over fudge after it's been set. Once set you can lift out of the pan onto a cutting board and slice into servings.
Best if kept refrigerated because at room temperature they do melt easily.
This is one of those recipes that you need in your life.
Sharing food is good, but keeping a secret stash of this in the fridge for when a craving hits is sometimes how you need to play this game.
Easy Keto Recipes
Here are some other fudge recipes you might like: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars, Maple Coconut Refrigerator Fudge, Salted Caramel Cashew Fudge, and one of my favorites, White Chocolate Coconut Fudge!
Can I add chocolate and make keto chocolate fudge?
You don't need to add a sugar-free chocolate sauce drizzle, but of course I did. I'm a lover of chocolate ya know.
You could add in some sugar-free chocolate chips into the batter or melt some and swirl it into the batter.
As far as losing weight and eating peanut butter and chocolate like this fudge, well, the hardest part is if you can handle a piece a day without overindulging in more than that, then by all means knock yourself out.
Or just enjoy some on the weekend for a little indulgence. Whatever makes you happy friends.
But for only 3 grams of net carbs and a good amount of healthy fat from the coconut oil and peanut butter, just a piece will be completely satisfying.
And you will be smiling and thanking me in each creamy fudge bite!
Nutrition information is without optional chocolate sauce.
One more thing! I was called out on the fact that there are more than 3 ingredients here so I must respond to that by saying, I did not count salt as it can be left out for lower sodium and not needed unless you peanut butter is unsalted.
Stevia is completely optional and many of you may choose no sweetener at all and the chocolate sauce is optional as well. So technically it might look like more than 3 ingredients, but the main 3 are all you really need to make this fudge. The end.
How to Store Peanut Butter Fudge
It's best to store this keto peanut butter fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze for up to 2 months.
3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge
3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- optional: pinch salt only if your peanut butter is unsalted
- vanilla liquid stevia optional or sweetener of choice to taste
Optional Topping: Chocolate Sauce
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or sweetener of choice
- Slightly melt or soften the peanut butter and coconut oil together in the microwave or low heat on the stove.
- Add this to your blender and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until combined.
- Pour into a parchment lined 8 by 5 loaf pan.
- Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
- If using chocolate sauce, whisk ingredients together and drizzle over fudge after it's been set.
- Best if kept refrigerated.
I see you have a sugar free chocolate fudge recipe can you do the peanut butter fudge the same way as the chocolate fudge recipe
Hi. My daughter made these last night for the first time and we love them. We did make a couple changes to make them a little healthier according to our way of eating. Some reviewers referred to these as "fat bombs" and they pretty much are. We eat the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle so substituted the peanut butter with Koach Kanada's homemade peanut butter made with defatted peanut flour. That reduced the fat content significantly and is better for a person who is trying to either lose weight or not gain. We did not notice a greasy feel or texture to them. So this was a great sub. We did not have the vanilla liquid Stevia so used powdered monk fruit in both the fudge and the chocolate sauce.
Can I just use Vanilla extract instead and use the Zulka pure cane sugar?
You can use any sweetener you like to taste.
How would I make this using peanut butter powder?
It was delicious but has too much saturated fat in it so I only allow my kids to have one a day, but overall the taste is delicious and the sugar levels were good. I would recommend this for sure.