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Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (vegan + paleo option)

Rich, nutty, sweet, and creamy, this Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe is absolutely delightful! With a vegan & sugar-free makeover, this low carb fudge is perfect for sharing with friends and family over the holiday season, or whip up a batch when the sun is beating for a delicious, cool treat! Vegan + Keto + Paleo option

overhead shot of keto peanut butter fudge recipe, cut into squares, spread across a table. Bite taken out of one piece.

This post was originally published on December 9, 2021.

❀️ Why you will love this Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge recipe

  • It’s for everyone with a sweet tooth! This fudge recipe is dairy and gluten-free, as well as being vegan and perfect for keto dieters (just 0.8g net carbs!). The only people who should avoid these sweet treats are the ones with peanut allergies, but you could substitute another nut butter like almond or even sun butter.
  • Quick & easy fudge recipe: This peanut butter keto fudge recipe comes together in no time at all! Perfect for busy people (that’s everyone, right?).
  • It’s a no-bake recipe! Keep that oven off! Although fudge is usually shared at Christmas, it is also a great summer treat as it keeps best in the fridge and is refreshingly cool to eat.
  • Simple ingredients: Not only is this a low carb peanut butter fudge recipe but it’s also made with whole ingredients. There’s no dairy, but it still has an amazing creamy texture.
  • It actually tastes like fudge. So many keto and vegan recipes tend to taste…well, diet. This keto peanut butter fudge recipe does not at all even though there is no sugar. Huzzah! Perfect for a peanut butter lover.
  • You can make it ahead: These keto peanut butter fudge fat bombs keep well for a week in the fridge so make it a few days before you need it!

πŸ—οΈ Key Ingredients for this Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge recipe

  • Peanut Butter: Use natural, 100% peanuts. No added sugar, salt, or oil, and opt for creamy instead of crunchy peanut butter. You should see that when you open a jar of natural peanut butter, the natural oil separates and sits on top. I find that storing it upside down helps with the mixing, but also a little bit of elbow grease mixes it together quickly. You can easily make homemade peanut butter and use it in this recipe as well. For a paleo option use a nut or seed butter like almond butter, or sun butter.
  • Coconut cream: Just the creamy white part from a can of coconut milk, which comes to about a cup. If your coconut milk is completely liquid, try refrigerating it and it should separate into cream and clear liquid. if it doesn’t, the cream is probably mostly still on top so pour it off very carefully. My supermarket recently has only been selling coconut cream that doesn’t separate, so in this recipe, I had to pour it carefully.
  • Butter: Preferably solid, natural, unsalted butter or a plant-based equivalent. I have made this with “buttery spread” before and it turned out fine.
  • Sugar substitutes: I used a pre-made stevia & erythritol blend by Nkd Living. I haven’t tried others but I believe a different sweetener like monk fruit sweetener may work just fine. You can use either granulated or powdered sweetener.
  • Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract deepens the flavor and adds warmth.
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πŸ₯£ How to make this easy keto peanut butter fudge recipe

1. Prepare a dish: Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, wax paper, or greaseproof paper and set it aside.

2. Heat ingredients: Add the coconut cream, butter, and sugar free sweetener to a pot over medium heat and heat until everything melts together and there are no granules of sweetener left.

Sugar, butter, and coconut cream in a pot.

3. Turn off the heat and mix in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.

Adding peanut butter to ingredients in a pot.

4. Cool: Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and allow it to cool to room temperature.

Pouring keto peanut butter fudge into a dish.

5. Chill: Once cooled, place the low carb fudge in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.

6. Slice the chilled creamy peanut butter fudge with a hot knife (for clean lines) and enjoy!

Sliced keto peanut butter fudge in a dish.

❓ Do you put fudge in the fridge to set?

Yes! This sugar free fudge recipe will set perfectly in the fridge in just a couple of hours. It should be cooled to room temperature before placing it in the fridge. It also sets outside of the refrigerator but is much softer and a little sticky. I prefer it after it’s refrigerated.

⏳ How long does fudge last?

Store this Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge recipe in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.

πŸ€” How do I make this vegan Peanut Butter Fudge paleo?

To make this creamy fudge paleo, use another nut butter like almond butter (peanuts are a legume and therefore not paleo or Whole30-friendly), ghee or coconut oil instead of butter, and a paleo-friendly sweetener like stevia, monk fruit, or coconut sugar. It will no longer be keto if you use coconut sugar.

πŸͺ„ Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: Add sugar free chocolate chips to this keto fudge recipe. Chocolate + peanut butter is heaven!
  • To make this creamy fudge paleo, use another nut butter like almond butter (peanuts are a legume and therefore not paleo), ghee or coconut oil instead of butter, and a paleo-friendly sweetener like stevia, monk fruit, or coconut sugar. It will no longer be keto if you use coconut sugar. Sprinkle with a little sea salt at the end to really make those flavors pop!
  • Store this sugar-free traditional peanut butter fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Freeze in a sealed container for up to 3 months. Eat thawed or frozen.
a tower of low carb peanut butter fudge with a bite taken out

πŸ˜‹ More vegan desserts to try

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Overhead shot of keto peanut butter fudge in slices.

Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Rich, nutty, sweet, and creamy, this Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe is absolutely delightful! With a vegan & sugar-free makeover, this low carb fudge is perfect for sharing with friends and family over the holiday season, or whip up a batch when the sun is beating for a delicious, cool treat! Vegan + Keto + Paleo option
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 67 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 110 g (1/2 cup) coconut cream or heavy cream, *see note 1
  • 113 g (1/2 cup) butter plant-based, regular, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 272 g (1.5 cups) sweetener of choice I used a stevia & erythritol blend by Nkd Living, see note 2 for link
  • 216 g (3/4 cup) natural peanut butter (100% nuts) or almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt skip if using salted butter

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or greaseproof paper and set it aside.
  • Add the coconut cream, butter, and sweetener to a pot over medium heat and heat until everything melts together and there are no granules of sweetener left.
  • Turn off the heat and mix in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined baking dish and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, place it in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Slice with a hot knife (for clean lines) and enjoy!

Notes

  1. The solid part from the top of a chilled can of coconut milk
  2. The Stevia & Erythritol Blend I used can be found here: https://amzn.to/3GhhT6d
  3. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: Add sugar-free chocolate chips to this keto fudge recipe. Chocolate + peanut butter is heaven!
  4. To make this creamy fudge paleo, use another nut butter like almond butter (peanuts are a legume and therefore not paleo), ghee or coconut oil instead of butter, and a paleo-friendly sweetener like stevia, monk fruit, or coconut sugar. It will no longer be keto if you use coconut sugar. Sprinkle with a little sea salt at the end to really make those flavors pop!
  5. Store this sugar-free traditional peanut butter fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  6. Freeze in a sealed container for up to 3 months. Eat thawed or frozen.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gProtein: 2gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 27mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword fudge, keto, keto fudge, old fashioned fudge, peanut butter fudge, vegan, vegan fudge, vegan keto
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3 Comments

    1. Hi Ardie!
      I use a premade stevia & erythritol blend by the brand Nkd Living for all of my recipes. Their packet doesn’t say the ratios of stevia:erythritol, just that the blend is 1:1 with sugar.

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