Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


64 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida
Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, chocolate, sweetener and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Press into an 8-in. square dish lined with foil. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge Tips

How do you store fudge?

Most fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. But since this recipe contains a high amount of dairy, it should be refrigerated.

Is there an easy way to cut fudge?

To cut fudge easily, first remove it from the pan and place it on a cutting board. (This is the best wood for cutting boards, according to our Test Kitchen.) Using a long sharp knife dipped in hot water and then wiped on a towel, cut the fudge into cubes. Some soft fudges can also be easily cut with unflavored dental string! Dental string also works for cutting cake layers.

Can you make this fudge dairy-free?

To make this sugar-free fudge recipe dairy-free, simply substitute your favorite vegan or dairy-free cream cheese in the same weight amounts.

How can I make this fudge my own?

Punch up a basic fudge recipe by adding your favorite flavors. You can experiment with adding different nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or different extracts. Peppermint extract makes for a minty twist on the recipe!

Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 38 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.