The hardest part of a diet plan is giving up chocolates! My favorite part of a Keto lifestyle is I can still have chocolate treats without cheating!
This pecan fudge is super rich and delicious and a sure fix to your sweet tooth craving, while providing plenty of healthy fats and maintaining your ketosis.
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Where to Find Cocoa Butter?
I haven't had much luck finding cocoa butter at any regular grocery store, I use Navitas Organics - Organic Cacao Butter that I first found at a local health food store. Now I just order all my Keto ingredients online, just keep in mind we are talking about baking cocoa butter, not cocoa butter lotion ha ha.
My secret weapon for all my desserts is Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener, which tastes like sugar, and is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol with zero net carbs, zero calories, and is a zero glycemic sweetener! How excited are you that this actually exists? Lakanto is Keto friendly, Paleo-friendly, Vegan, NON-GMO, and All Natural.
If you prefer truvia, swerve or stevia you can certainly use those instead, just keep in mind you may need to adjust the amount you use and the net carbs may be different.
Change it up
The first time I tried this recipe I made it with my favorite nuts, macadamia nuts, but it had a weird texture and taste to it, so this time I used pecans and loved it so much more. I'm sure walnuts or almonds would taste pretty good with this recipe too, so feel free to use which ever nuts you'd prefer. Again, keep in mind this will change the nutrition facts I've provided below.
Want a Dairy Free Option?
I used heavy whipping cream, however you could use coconut oil for a dairy free option. Full disclosure I have never used coconut oil in this particular recipe.
Count Net Carbs
Keep in mind that when following a keto style meal plan you count net carbs (Total Carbohydrates - Dietary Fibers).
This recipe has 3.9g of total carbs and 2.5g of dietary fiber. 3.9 - 2.5 = 1.4g net carbs per serving.
Pecan Fudge Fat Bombs
Recipe makes 6 servings
Prep time: 40 minutes
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz Chopped Pecans
¼ cup Heavy cream
Melt cocoa butter in a double boiler or just fill a sauce pan half way with water and place another slightly bigger sauce pan on top, which is where you will mix the ingredients. Bring water to boil.
Once cocoa butter is mostly melted, add cocoa powder to the sauce pan.
Now add the monkfruit sweetener and mix well until all ingredients are well blended and melted.
Add pecans and heavy cream, stir in well.
Now pour in 10" X 5" baking dish (meatloaf size), molds or muffin cups. distribute evenly into 6 servings
Let cool, then put in the fridge to harden.
Keep at room temperature
Nutritional information is provided and I keep it as accurate as possible. Keep in mind nutrition facts on all ingredients may vary depending on the different brands you may use.
Want to Boost your Keto Results?
When you first start a Keto Diet the change in your body, mind and appetite are Amazing! The diet alone is sure to get you results, but don't be afraid to dive into a workout plan and kick it up another notch to really improve your health, and give you the confidence you deserve!
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