Our Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles start with an EASY Sheet Pan Low Carb Cookie, then they are rolled into balls & dipped in the BEST Sugar Free Chocolate.
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles
About 1 NET CARB Per truffle!
The holidays are fast approaching and if you are like me, you may be nervous about being around all that food. Last year during the holidays I was freaking out. Worried that I was going to be overwhelmed and too tempted to say no to all those yummy treats hanging around. I set out (like I always do) to create a keto low carb version of treats that I could enjoy, like these chocolate cream cheese truffles. It is easy to say NO if there are alternatives around.
Chocolate Truffles That Are Sugar Free
To make these keto chocolate truffles sugar free was easy. We simply swapped out the sweetener in the cookie base and used Lily's chocolate for dipping, which is sweetened with Stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener very common in sugar free cooking and baking. It typically presents no negative effects, such as bloating, like with artificial sweeteners.
Best Chocolate For Keto Truffles
When eating low carb, you can opt for either sugar free or choose a chocolate with a high percent cacao. The higher the percentage, the less processing and added sugar. When sticking to a strict keto diet, sugar free is your best bet. Even chocolate with a high cacao percentage can have too much sugar. So, we recommend products like Lily's Chocolate that are naturally sweetened with Stevia. That is our number one go-to, we get no bitter aftertaste or funky burning sensation from the sweetener. You can find Lily's online easily and now in many local grocery stores.
How to Melt Chocolate for your Truffles
For a quick tip on how to melt chocolate visit my post here melting chocolate.
What Flour Do I Need for These Truffles
I use almond flour for these chocolate truffles as it is both keto and low carb approved and very versatile in recipes. It allows you to get the right texture for the base, without changing the flavor. We make a quick and easy sheet pan style cookie which is then rolled into balls. After the balls cool, dip the truffles in sugar free chocolate for one incredible and delightful keto, low carb holiday treat. Please note- we have not tested this recipe with coconut flour.
A Quick Look at this Recipe
Our keto cream cheese chocolate truffles start with a really easy sheet pan cookie base. The concept is simple- usually cream cheese truffles use crushed cookies like Oreos. We can't have Oreos and there isn't a keto cookie in stores that I like (if you have a favorite, let me know!! Comment on this post below).
So anyways, why make homemade cookies just to crush them up? We didn't. We spread the cookie dough out onto a sheet pan and baked that. Seems obvious and genius at the same time. The crumbles are then mixed with the cream cheese and other ingredients to form the truffle before being dipped in chocolate. Delicious.
How To Store Truffles
Because the base of these truffles includes cream cheese, I like to store them in the refrigerator. It will keep the chocolate nice and hard and then allow them to last longer than sitting on the counter. Store your truffles in an air tight container for up to 7 days.
Can You Freeze Low Carb Chocolate Truffles
Yes, you can freeze your keto chocolate truffles. Even though there is cream cheese in these truffles they still freeze well. As always, place in an air tight container or zip top bag and store for up to 2 months. The truffles defrost fast, so pull them out as needed or eat frozen!
Variations For Sugar Free Truffles
Get creative with flavor or how you dress up these truffles, such as
- Skip the sprinkles and add crushed peanuts on top.
- Drizzle white chocolate over the top of the milk chocolate.
- Play with the cookie base for different flavor- skip the cocoa powder and make it vanilla.
- Roll the finished truffles in unsweetened shredded coconut.
Another amazing recipe using Lily's Chocolate
Looking for more Low Carb Dessert Recipes
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- No Bake Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | These peanut butter bars are incredible, easy and downright tasty. A few minutes is all it takes to make these chocolate peanut butter bars.
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies| Whip up a batch of this homemade pb chocolate fudge and treat yourself today. Store the leftovers in the freezer for an afternoon snack.
For the cookies
- 2 Eggs
- 1 stick Butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 drops liquid stevia
- ½ cup Swerve or sweetener of choice
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
For the truffles
- 1 block cream cheese, softened
- 1 bag Lily's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- sugar free sprinkles, optional
- Pre heat the oven to 350.
- Using an electric mixer - Cream butter and sweeteners until fluffy. Add eggs & Vanilla. Beat again until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients and mix until cookie dough forms.
- Spread dough out onto a cookie sheet, about ½" thick.
- Bake for 15 mins or until set up and starting to get firm/crunchy.
- Allow to cool COMPLETELY.
- Once the cookie is cooled completely crumble it using hands or food processor.
- Add cookie mixture to a bowl with softened cream cheese and mix until fully combined. Mixture should be able to be handled and stick together.
- Roll truffles into individual balls (about 11/2") Set on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
- Add chocolate chips and heavy cream to a microwave safe bowl. Heat 30 seconds at a time, mixing each time until completely melted.
- Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate and return to cookie sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate has re-hardened.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gProtein: 1g
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