I’ve based this Sugar Free Five Minute Microwave Fudge on a recipe that my mom gave me years ago. It was basically semisweet chips, condensed sweetened milk, and flavorings which were microwaved and poured into a dish lined with plastic wrap then nuts were added and it was chilled. You had to make it ahead and allow for chill time, but when it was done you had a first class fudge that could not have been easier. My mom and I would try to see who could sign up for the fudge first at gatherings and I only recently discovered that I might have been the only one in the family with whom she’d shared that recipe.
It wasn’t until reading the original Trim Healthy Mama book that I figured out my mom was really a Drive Thru Sue! Born out of season, so to speak, she “specialized” in making wonderful meals that were based on quick to fix recipes. She was throwing together those easy peasy five ingredient meals back when all the other country cooks were working hard to make dishes more difficult than they had to be; she was able to make them taste about the same, but much easier and we all loved them!
I have never been that sort of cook because as a Farm Fresh Tess I actually enjoy making everything from scratch. But for this recipe I really wanted to just zap it together for a fast, fun, treat and not bother trying to make a condensed milk at this point.
This Sugar Free Five Minute Microwave Fudge was adapted by just messing around with sweetener, cream, and Lily’s chocolate chips. It worked splendidly and my husband, the “fudge lovinest” guy of all time is insisting that it is almost as good as regular fudge, a little different, but almost indiscernible because it’s so smooth, sweet, and creamy chocolate! If you want to make a fudge with a sugar free homemade condensed milk you can try this one.
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- 1 cup Lily's chocolate chips
- 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup Gentle Sweet or 1/2 cup confectioners swerve or powdered xylitol
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon walnut flavoring (optional but so good)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, divided 1/3 cup in the fudge and rest scattered on top
- Prepare a pan. I used a 3x7 silicon bread pan and sprayed it very lightly with oil for the fudge in the main pictures. I've also used a small 5x8 glass pan lined with plastic wrap and that works well too.
- Place the chocolate chips, cream and milk together in a bowl (I used a 4 cup glass measuring cup) and microwave for 1 minute and check to see if the chips are melted just enough to whisk together easily. (Mine is ready in 1 minute but oven times may vary). If not put back in for another 15-30 seconds...don't overcook.
- Whisk these together and add in the powdered sweetener and flavorings. Stir in the nuts, pour into the prepared pan sprinkle remaining nuts on top if desired and chill well.
- I cut my 3x7 inch bar into 12 pieces and really two of those small pieces are so filling and satisfying... really one of all I needed 🙂
- I have never timed the chill time, I always leave it a few hours, but that might not even be necessary. It should be sliceable though and hold together very well as shown in the pictures and remain totally stable at room temperature once it's chilled.
- Avoid using the high stevia sweeteners in this recipe as stevia and chocolate can get bitter very easily. When I tried using my standard pinch of salt in the chocolate mix is seized up so I would not suggest that you do that.