:-D Got somebody in your Christmas circle whom YOU think ought to cut back on the sugar? I tried a new recipe (which has been in my collection for years, untested) just now, for a cream-cheese-based fudge that i consider an unqualified success. It even has that slightly gritty texture that REAL from-scratch fudge has!
I'll confess this stuff is not paleo-correct -- i used "forbidden" sweeteners -- but hey, it's holiday-time! If one is not going to be PERFECT all the time (the BEST plan, i agree) ... if one needs to take a sweet to a holiday party that isn't the "weird stuff" WE prefer ... if our diabetic-idiot Aunt Gertrude INSISTS on eating fudge ... well, this might be an acceptable choice. (I'll publish it here AND put in on my recipe page.)
CREAM CHEESE FOOLIN' FUDGE
8 oz. block of cream cheese
3 T. cream
1 c. granulated/powdered erythritol
1 c. granulated/powdered xylitol (don't let the dog have any!)
4-6 oz. unsweetened "baking" chocolate
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. sea salt (i used coarse-ground)
nuts, to taste
Place cream and broken chocolate in the top of a double-boiler and heat together till chocolate is melty (it doesn't have to become homogenous). Blend the room-temp cheese in a food-processor and add in the sweeteners and vanilla till smooth. Add the chocolate mixture and mix well. Last, mix in the salt and nuts, then spread in a buttered pan, and chill to harden.