This delicious healthy cookie dough fudge recipe is a delicious sweet treat that only has 4 ingredients. It’s a no bake fudge that is also gluten free, sugar free and pretty low carb. Great for those who crave cookie dough with only 6.4 grams net carbs and 4.3 grams of protein per piece!
You might also like this keto chocolate hazelnut fudge recipe!
Every once in awhile I come across an old recipe and I forget how good it is. Today I’m updating this healthy cookie dough fudge recipe and make it lower in carbs.
I’m obsessed with cookie dough flavor as I’m sure I have mentioned before. I would much rather eat raw cookie dough than fresh cookies but it’s not very good for you. So when I tasted Cookie Dough LARABARS I wanted to make similar to that.
This chocolate chip cookie dough recipe is more like fudge than LARABARS and quite delicious! The best thing is that it only takes 4 ingredients to make this simple sweet snack. There is also no cooking, baking, eggs or all purpose flour involved. So for all those cookie dough lovers out there these are soon to be your favorite treats.So for all those cookie dough lovers out there these are soon to be your favorite treats.
The 4 healthy fudge ingredients I used.
I used just 4 simple ingredients to make this fudge – raw cashews, Swerve brown sugar sweetener, butter and Lilly’s chocolate chips. Note that you could substitute coconut oil for the butter if you don’t want to use dairy products.
I was trying to keep the number of ingredients down but you could always add a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for more flavor if you want without affecting the carb count.
While cashews are a bit higher than most nuts I like them because they really taste like cookie dough when combined with the brown sugar sweetener. If you wanted to make these lower in carbs you can try walnuts and they would work too but I prefer the taste of cashews.
When I originally make these I used coconut sugar and dates for the sweetness however I mostly eat low carb these days so this recipe is much lower in sugar and carbs.
In the original recipe I used 2 cups cashews, ¾ cup dried chopped dates (soaked to soften), ¼ cup coconut palm sugar and ¼ cup chocolate chips.
Let’s make healthy cookie dough fudge.
Step 1: The raw cashews make the base of this recipe. Originally I roasted the the cashews but today I just used them raw. Add them to a food processor and grind and pulse until it breaks down into a cashew butter or paste. You can see what at the texture looks like below.
The consistency is important. If you don’t process them enough it will be more like a cashew meal.
If you want to roast the cashews, place them in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant and start to brown. Watch them because they can easily burn. Let the cool.
Step 2: Next add the butter and brown sugar sweetener. Pulse until the dough forms. If it is too dry you can add a tablespoon or two of water and pulse until it get’s softer.
Step 3: Spoon fudge mixture into a glass baking dish. I used a smaller 7″x4.5″ one that you can see below. Smooth it down and then scatter the chocolate chips on the top. Take a piece of wax paper and place on top then press the chips down into the fudge.
If you want to mix the chocolate chips within the fudge just spoon the mixture into a medium bowl and fold in the chocolate chips then press it into a baking dish.
Step 4: Place in the freezer to let it set up a bit. Then take it out and using a sharp knife cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or even longer in the freezer. (Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.)
More easy healthy sweet snack recipes to try.
I love a sweet snack or dessert and so I have many keto and low carb snack recipes sn the blog. Here are few of my favorite recipes.
- keto coconut protein balls
- keto granola cookies
- chocolate milk chia drink
- keto blueberry muffin for 1 in the microwave
- low carb cinnamon sugar cookie dough balls
- cinnamon toast cashew spread
That’s all there is to it! I cut my healthy cookie dough freezer fudge into squares and refroze them but you could make them into bars, balls or squares and keep it refrigerated if you like. They are like eating cookie dough chunks!
This simple recipe is an easy snack for kids or great for when you want a quick sweet treat for yourself. The cashews are a little higher in carbs than most nuts but they make a great base. I hope you like this as much as I do.
The nutritional information for 1 piece is 129 calories / 10.3g fat / 7.6g carbs / 1.2g fiber / 4.3g protein =. 6.4g net carbs
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup Swerve brown sugar sweetener
- ¼ cup Lilly's baking chocolate chips (about 60 chips)
- 1 tablespoon water (if needed)
- Add raw cahews to food processor and pulse and grind until it because a nut butter or paste. You don't want it to be like a cashew meal or flour but more of a paste.
- Next add in the butter and Swerve brown sugar to make a batter. If it's too dry and crumbly you can add a tablespoon or two of water.
- Line a small baking dish with parchment paper. (Note I used a smaller 7"x4.5" baking dish.) Spoon the cookie dough mixture into the prepared baking dish and even it out into a uniform layer. You can also spoon the cookie dough mixture into a mixing bowl and fold in the chocolate chips then spread in the baking dish.
I don't always line with parchment paper because when you freeze it, it comes out pretty easily but to be safe try the parchment paper.
- Add chocolate chips and press down with a piece of waxy paper or parchment paper until the top is smooth.
- Freeze for 30 minutes and then using a sharp knife carefully cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator, whichever you prefer.
The nutrition data for 1 piece is 129 calories / 10.3g fat / 7.6g carbs / 1.2g fiber / 4.3g protein = 6.4g net carbs
You could always add a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for more flavor if you want without affecting the carb count.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Unsaturated Fat: 0g