These deliciously rich low carb chocolate truffles are a fantastic sweet treat! Sugar free and keto friendly recipe.
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The main ingredients in a truffle are chocolate and cream. The only problem is that chocolate is sugary and carby. A solution? Unsweetened chocolate. If you've never tasted it, I wouldn't particularly advise it. Because, well, it's not very sweet. Also known as 100% cacao chocolate, Baker's make one that is readily available in grocery stores but there are many others on the market – you just might need to look online or in specialist stores.
Two little squares of the Baker's brand is only 1g net carbs – so it really works well as long as you know how to work with it. So let's take unsweetened chocolate, and make it sweeter. Ta-da – a low carb chocolate truffle.
How to Make Low Carb Chocolate Truffles
The first task is to melt the unsweetened chocolate. You can use a bain marie (or double boiler) but personally I prefer to melt it in the microwave. Break up the squares and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Zap it for 30 seconds on high, stir well. Then zap it for 15 seconds, stir again. Keep going until you only have a few pieces of solid chocolate left. At this point keep stirring and let the heat of the chocolate melt the last few bits.
Stir everything together – it will look odd for a bit but then it will all come together. Leave it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
Sprinkle some unsweetened cocoa powder onto a plate, then shape small balls of the truffle mixture with your hands and roll them in the cocoa powder.
I am usually able to make around 16 truffles from this recipe.
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge, and for best results remove from the fridge five minutes before serving.
They are the perfect treat for when you need something indulgent and sweet.
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- Melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave-proof bowl and cooking for 15-30 second bursts, stirring between each burst.
- Stir the cream, sweetener, and almond flour into the chocolate.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 mins or until firm.
- Sprinkle the cocoa onto a small plate. Shape the truffle mixture into 16 balls, then roll them in the cocoa powder.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Remove from the fridge 5 minutes before serving.
2g net carb serving of two truffles.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 2 truffles
Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 17mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 3gProtein 3g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.