Creamy and topped with crunchy peanuts, this keto peanut butter fudge recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings without spiking your sugar levels. It is easy to make in just a few minutes with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. It is sugar free but tastes good.
This is one of the easiest keto snacks to make. No baking or cooking needed except just stirring and melting ingredients then transfer to a freezer. It is just as easy as that. This is a great recipe to wow your family and friends this festive season. You can wrap these keto peanut butter fudges and give as gifts. These keto peanut butter fudges taste good just like other fudges but with less calories.
If you are a peanut lover then this recipe is for you. Peanut butter is loaded with healthy fats like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Remember Keto diet is a low carb and high fat diet so peanut butter fits perfectly into the diet since it is high in healthy fats. With 2.6g fibre per serving and 7g protein per serving, peanut butter makes you feel full for longer so you end up eating less which leads to weight loss.
Which peanut butter should I use?
crunchy or smooth peanut butter can be used in this recipe, it just depends with what you prefer. Unsalted or salted peanut butter can also be used. Remember to add a little salt if you are using unsalted peanut butter. Stay away from peanut butter which has sugar added to it.
Ingredients in keto peanut butter fudge
•Peanut Butter– crunchy or smooth, salted or unsalted
•Butter– choose good quality butter. Remember to add salt if you are using unsalted butter. Coconut oil or ghee can be used for a dairy free version.
•Erythritol– adds sweetness without spiking your sugar levels. You can also use other low carb powdered sweeteners.
•Salt- help to balance the flavours. Only add if you are using both unsalted peanut butter and butter.
•Vanilla extract– adds flavour. This is optional, you can omit it or add other flavour of your choice.
•Chopped peanuts(optional)- adds crunchiness.
How to make keto peanut butter fudge
Start by lining a pan with parchment paper and set aside. Add peanut and butter to a saucepan and melt over low heat while stirring until melted and smooth. Add sweetener and salt, stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Spread the mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts. Freeze for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from the freezer and slice into cubes.
How to store keto peanut butter fudge
If your kitchen is cool, these fudges can be kept at room temperature for a week but if it is hot I advise you to keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for a week. Fudges can also be frozen upto 2-3 months in an airtight container. Remove from the freezer and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before eating them.
Ingredients For Easy Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (Sugar free)
1 cup salted peanut butter
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup erythritol
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
Instructions for Easy Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (Sugar free)
1. line a 20cm×20cm (8inch×8inch) pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt peanut butter and butter while stirring until smooth.
3. Add erythritol and salt, stir until smooth and remove from the heat.Stir in vanilla extract until incorporated.
4. Transfer to the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts.
5. Chill in the freezer for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from the freezer and slice. Serve or store in an airtight container.