3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge

Everybody loves this 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge. It’s a phenomenal low-carb dessert recipe for Christmas. But remember, it’s the perfect healthy Valentine’s day treat too, and so fantastic we devour it all year round!

Healthy Holiday Candy

When you’re drowning in sugary candy made with high-fructose corn syrup and other mystery ingredients my 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge will save the day!

How to Make Fudge

If you’re wondering how to make fudge, it’s nothing fancy. Melt the ingredients in a pot, transfer to a dish, then refrigerate. While it sets up you can work on the rest of the meal.

Snow Container

Homemade Fudge

Taking a walk down memory lane, I’ve been whipping up homemade fudge since I was a girl, when I made homemade Christmas candies, placed them in Chinese food containers, and tied ’em up with pretty ribbons. My parents drove me to our friends’ homes to drop off my homemade holiday gifts.

Now we use the adorably festive containers above: snow globesanta, and snowman. I love that you can order them online –keeping things simple is the key these days.

3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge

This easy fudge recipe is made with dark chocolate, coconut milk, and vanilla powder. That’s it! Yes, it’s a dairy-free fudge!

With around 10 grams of carbs per serving, my low-carb fudge is a perfect bite of sweetness when you’re craving something wickedly indulgent, yet healthy and wholesome.

Easy Fudge Recipe

My favorite thing about this low-carb dessert, other than its incredibly rich chocolatey flavor, is that it’s an easy fudge recipe, so no issue if you need a last-minute dessert.

3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge

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Servings 25



Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
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Easy Low-Carb Dessert Recipe

My 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge recipe is a great time-saving recipe, you can whip up a batch of this quick and easy fudge in a couple of minutes. Better yet? There’s very little clean up with this one-pot recipe.

What is Vanilla Powder?

The organic vanilla powder in this dairy-free fudge recipe is a pure product that is simply vanilla seeds scraped out of the pod. It perfumes this 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge recipe with a special aromatic flavor. If you can’t get your hands on the vanilla powder, grab a couple vanilla beans instead.

Low-Carb Fudge Recipe

For best results, use the chocolate linked in this recipe. Like the vanilla powder, it’s the highlighted text in the ingredients section of the recipe. Use chocolate that is at least 70% cacao or the fudge will not set up properly.

children making raw fudge recipe

This photo of Baby Pantry and friends making fudge gives me all the feels. I miss those messy chocolate adventures.

The Best Low-Carb Fudge Recipe

Another tip for this healthy low-carb christmas dessert? When I make it, I let the flaps of the parchment paper hang over the sides of the dish. This creates a little hammock so that it is super easy to remove the fudge.

When is Fudge Ready to Cut?

I’m often asked, when is this fudge ready to cut? It should be firm and well set before you stick a knife in it. If it feels soft to the touch it needs to be chilled longer.

What is the Easiest Way to Cut Fudge?

The easiest way to cut fudge is with a sharp knife that you’ve run under warm water. Dry the knife and then it will glide through the fudge.

How Do You Store Fudge?

I store 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to one week stored this way. If it lasts that long!

Hazelnut Fudge

Hazelnut Fudge

Want to add some crunch to your fudge? If so, look no further than my Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge recipe. The ratio of hazelnuts to chocolate will make you smile.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, we are obsessed with the decadent combination of chocolate and peanut butter. My homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is no exception to the rule, it’s a family favorite. If you love this combo as much as we do check out my Buckeye Brownies.

espresso fudge brownies gluten-free recipe

Espresso Fudge Brownies

Looking for a coffee, chocolate, fudge delight? My Espresso Fudge Brownies combine those three slices of heaven into one perfectly sized bite.

DIY Christmas Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts

I love homemade gifts, always have. If you need some inspiration for homemade gifts, check out my post on Easy DIY Christmas Gifts. If homemade isn’t your thing, I published The Best Keto Gift Guide so you can simply click and buy –a much speedier process.

Your Favorite Christmas Gift?

What’s your favorite gift? Do you like homemade or something store-bought? And when was the last time you made fudge?! Leave me a comment. I LOVE hearing from you.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared my 3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge recipe in 2016.

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166 responses to “3-Ingredient Low-Carb Fudge”

    • Sondry, thanks for your comment. For best results use the brands I link to in the highlighted text in the ingredients portion of the recipes :-)

  1. Coconut milk does not agree with me; I’ve made fudge and ganache with fresh, homemade almond milk and it turns out just great.

    • Cynthia, thanks for your comment, not sure that will work in this recipe, but would love to hear if anyone experiments with that substitution :-)

  2. Thanks Elana for such a simple and delicious sounding recipe. Our family is sugar free so I was wondering if anyone has tried this recipe with a dark chocolate made with coconut sugar, such as Hu brand, or chocolate made with honey such as honeymama brand? Thanks so much for any input as I want to make this weekend. Happy belated Chanukah Elana!

  3. What a perfect, low-stress recipe — ideal for the holidays when time is short and runs out.
    We’re each bringing a dozen “cookies” to our family Christmas dinner, and these will be on my tray.
    I might even press walnut halves on top, just for fun!

    • Susan, thanks for your comment! I’m so happy that I’ll be joining your Christmas dinner via this dessert :-)

    • Holly, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I’m worried since those chips have far more sugar and less fat than the ones I use that the fudge will not set up. If you experiment I hope you’ll let us know your results :-)

  4. Hi Elana.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Could I use a nut milk as a substitute for this recipe? I have a tonne if allergies, the dairy and egg line I mentioned in the other comment, including coconut milk or coconut products. ?
    I’m basically on a vegan paleo diet without coconut or potato when it comes to baked goods.
    Thanks again for your prompt response :)

    • Shamim, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I’m worried nut milk is so watery that it won’t set up. If you do experiment please let us know how it goes :-)

  5. Is there anyone from Australia on here? I tried making the recipe yesterday but I used full fat coconut cream instead of full fat coconut milk because the milk was very watery and I didn’t think it would set, but it still didn’t set even after overnight in the fridge… Not sure what the Australian equivalent would be for the coconut milk used in this recipe

    • Heather, you can get coconut milk in Australia (most of the big supermarkets have it) It’s usually near the coconut cream and has a green label. I only use Adam brand for consistency. Hope that helps.

  6. I made this today – very good! I ordered the vanilla powder on Amazon, and got the chocolate chips (67% cacao) and the coconut milk from Whole Foods. I also was concerned about the coconut milk after opening the can – a bit of an odd smell and was so thick. Once I stirred it and heated it with the chocolate, it was fine. I added about a cup of chopped walnuts. Really good!

  7. Just made this, as a last minute thing. Who has vanilla power in the house???? Never used that before in my life. I used cinnamon and oh my goodness! Elana you NEVER fail me.

  8. Just made this with a few substitutions: I used 3 bars of 90% cocoa (3.5 ounces each) + 1 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips. Also, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract instead of the vanilla powder. It turned out wonderful! I can’t wait to share it with my family at our Christmas Eve gathering. Elana, I love your recipes! Happy Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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