Fudge is just one of those recipes where it’s difficult to make it healthy and still get the texture and flavor on point. So instead of offering a lack luster recipe that’s a healthier version, we wanted to offer an easy to make, totally indulgent recipe and provide some tips on enjoying this mouthwatering dessert without going overboard.
This easy fudge recipe will have people convinced you spent hours making it, when in reality, it just requires 3 or 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare! Now, here are a few things to consider when you’re enjoying sweets this season:
If you have diabetes, you’ve probably been told to avoid sugar. And while this can be good advice for overall health, it can sometimes be translated into replacing sugar with other sweeteners. Be aware that sugar alcohols break down to glucose in the bloodstream, which can affect your blood sugar. This is one of the reasons why it is more important to pay attention to the total carbs in food, instead of just the sugar grams.
When you overindulge in sugar alcohols, they can tend to have a laxative effect. So if you’re intending to spend time with your friends and family this holiday (and perhaps not in the bathroom) just make some adjustments to your carb and calorie intake for the day so that you can enjoy this fudge recipe in moderation.
This Super Simple Fudge makes sixteen 1”x1” squares
What you’ll need:
3 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup of butter
1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine in large microwaveable bowl. Zap in microwave on medium until chips are melted, about 3-5 minute, stirring once or twice during cooking. Stir in nuts, if desired.
Pour into well-greased 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Refrigerate until set.
Serving Size: 1 square, about 1 inch x 1 inch Calories: 407 Carbohydrates: 46.2 g Fat: 22.5 g Sodium: 52 mg
Now we realize that this is an incredibly indulgent recipe - 407 calories for a 1 inch square! But we also realize that this is an indulgent time of year, we're all human, and fudge is just one of those special treats! We hope to provide those facing diabetes or pre-diabetes with practical ways to enjoy all of the yummy treats and still meet their goals!
Want to make a wellness plan for your holiday meals coming up? Or want to find out more ways to make food swaps so you can enjoy yourself this season? Schedule a 15 min call with Kent, our diabetes educator and pharmacist. He can help you learn how to celebrate the holidays safely with diabetes!
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