Indulge in the ultimate treat with these heavenly keto tiramisu truffles! The recipe features a creamy, dreamy combination of heavy cream, butter, sugar free chocolate chips, and a hint of rum extract. It’s topped off with a rich and intense espresso powder for a flavor that won’t soon be forgotten.
The truffles are then submerged in an ocean of sinfully sweet white chocolate (going for drama here) made from sugar free white chocolate chips and coconut oil. With just one bite, you’ll melt away into pure bliss. These scrumptious delights are the perfect way to satisfy any sweet tooth around the holidays and still stay keto-friendly.
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Long ago I was lucky enough to get to experience an unforgettable luncheon with my host family in France at the home of their Italian friend. Everything about the lunch was extraordinary, from the delicious asparagus risotto to the homemade tiramisu.
My host mother’s Italian friend had cooked up a storm for us that day, starting with a beautiful asparagus risotto, followed by a delicious homemade tiramisu. The way she described it as “heavenly” was truly accurate; the taste of the liqueur and coffee-soaked ladyfingers just blended together with local mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, and chocolate to create an almost magical combination.
This was also the day I truly felt able to converse at a higher level in French with two very fast-speaking locals.
Inspired by the memory, I set out to create those flavors for the holidays in a truffle. Makes sense, right? After some experimentation with different ingredients, I settled on a keto-friendly version of the classic Italian dessert.
If it’s not completely healthy, at least it’s a healthier dessert!
What are keto tiramisu truffles?
What are keto tiramisu truffles? Keto tiramisu truffles are an irresistible low-carb, sugar free indulgence!
Rich, creamy, and deliciously decadent, these melt-in-your-mouth treats are the perfect special holiday candy for fans of low-carb, sugar-free desserts.
Every truffle has a flavor reminiscent of an irresistible tiramisu dessert – sweet, creamy, and velvety smooth. They’re the perfect snack or after-dinner treat that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Enjoy these delicious keto tiramisu truffles for your next special occasion or anytime you’re looking for a satisfying low carb chocolate truffle.
Are tiramisu truffles keto?
Absolutely! The great thing about tiramisu truffles is that you can easily make them into a low-carb, keto-friendly treat. All you need to do is swap out regular sugar or artificial sweeteners for a sugar-free alternative, such as erythritol or stevia.
You should also use sugar-free chocolate instead of regular chocolate. Once you have all the ingredients needed, it’s just a matter of combining them together in the right way to create delicious keto truffles with all the yummy flavors of tiramisu.
📏 Macros: nutrition information
Let’s take a look at the macros. In this recipe for sugar free keto chocolate truffles, one serving is one truffle. A truffle made with a full tablespoon of filling has 191 calories, 2 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat, and 3 grams of net carbs per serving.
The macros for these gluten free truffles are figured with MyFitnessPal, with the ingredients I use in the recipe. I always recommend figuring out your own with the exact items/brands you use. It’s especially important to determine your own if you’re keeping close track and want to be accurate.
🍽 Equipment needed to make keto chocolate truffles
First of all, you’ll need a mixing bowl or two and some measuring spoons. You will also need a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl to melt the sugar free white chocolate chips and coconut oil.
In addition, grab a tray lined with parchment paper or silicone liners for easy cleanup when done. It’s nice to have something to scoop out the chocolate truffle filling, like a melon baller or tablespoon.
- a large bowl
- a spatula
- 1 tablespoon cookie scoop or melon baller (or a tablespoon) and fork
- smaller heat-proof bowl (small bowl)
- cookie baking sheets
- parchment paper or silicone baking mats
🥘 Ingredients in low carb tiramisu truffles
Heavy whipping cream
Heavy cream is an important ingredient in keto tiramisu truffles, as it provides the rich, creamy texture the truffles need. When selecting heavy cream for this recipe, choose a brand that has no added sugars or other sweeteners.
Another option would be to use full-fat coconut milk if you’d like to cut down on dairy.
Unsalted butter is used to add flavor and richness to the keto truffles. In addition to adding flavor, butter also helps bind all of the ingredients together. Choose unsalted butter; otherwise, you may end up with a very salty final product. If possible, buy grass-fed organic brands as they tend to have more flavor.
Sugar free/unsweetened chocolate chips
Depending on your preference and dietary restrictions, these can come in either sugar free or unsweetened varieties. Sugar free chocolate chips typically contain artificial sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit which make them much lower in carbohydrates than traditional chocolate chips.
Unsweetened chocolate chips have no added sweeteners but do contain some natural sugars from cocoa solids. They are ideal for those who don’t want added sugar but still want a rich chocolate flavor in their truffles. If you’re using unsweetened chocolate, you’ll need to add 1/3 cup powdered sweetener such as erythritol or allulose for sweetness.
Rum extract (or almond extract)
Extracts are used to add additional depth of flavor to your truffles without adding extra carbs or calories beyond what is found naturally in each extract (which isn’t much). The rum extract adds a nice touch of warmth while almond extract provides nutty notes that pair nicely with the white chocolate chips later on in the recipe.
You can use either one depending on your preference or what you have on hand.
Strong espresso powder
Espresso powder is key in creating authentic tiramisu flavors! This ingredient will give your truffles an intensely rich coffee flavor without any bitterness from fresh grounds (although I’m fine with those too!). 😂
Try to select a high-quality espresso powder – like those found specifically designed for baking – so that you get only pure coffee flavor and aroma without any impurities that could alter your desired outcome!
If you can’t find espresso powder, instant coffee crystals will work as a substitute, but won’t provide quite the same depth of flavor. Or, I would actually prefer super finely ground straight espresso beans as a substitute.
Sugar free white chocolate chips
Keto-friendly white chocolate chips provide a sweet yet mild creamy coating for our keto tiramisu truffles. I usually use Lily’s White Chocolate Chips.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer not to use already sweetened white chocolate chips, try chopped cocoa butter paired with 1/2 cup powdered natural sweetener like erythritol or allulose. This should work just as well!
Coconut oil adds an extra layer of richness while also helping smooth and bind the coating for the delicious truffle balls! I like to select unrefined virgin coconut oil which hasn’t gone through processing so its original nutrition content remains intact.
Ready to get started? Let’s do it!
To begin, heat the heavy cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and combined. Keep an eye on it, and once the edges begin to bubble, remove it from the heat.
Quickly add one cup of sugar free chocolate chips and let it sit for 2 minutes to begin to melt. Then whisk it all together until fully incorporated. It will magically change to a thickened sauce-like consistency, completely smooth dark brown deliciousness. This is called a chocolate ganache.
Now, add the rum extract (or almond extract) to the mixture and stir until combined.
After that, add in the heaping tablespoon of strong espresso powder and mix it together until smooth. Yum!
Chill the filling
Next, place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for an hour or two or until firm enough to scoop.
I personally like to use a one-tablespoon scoop or melon baller and drop it directly on the parchment paper lined baking tray (or you can use silicone liners). If you don’t have a scoop, gently roll into 1-tablespoon balls and place them on the lined sheet pan.
Now freeze the truffle balls for at least 30 minutes while you make the white chocolate coating.
White chocolate coating
To make the white chocolate coating, add nine ounces of sugar free white chocolate chips (or chopped baking white chocolate) to a heat-proof medium bowl with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
As I mentioned before, you could also use 9 ounces of chopped cocoa butter with half a cup of powdered sweetener.
Heat on low power in the microwave for 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval until it reaches a smooth texture when stirred dry with a spoon or rubber spatula. Try not to overheat or the white chocolate will lump up. Remove from microwave and let cool for about 5 minutes.
You can also use a double boiler for this step if you prefer to avoid a microwave. I like to use a double boiler, or rather a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water because I feel like I have more control over the melting.
Dip the truffles
Now it’s the fun part! Kids love to do this if you have little helpers about. Dip each truffle ball in the white chocolate mixture using a fork to coat it completely, then return each one to the tray. They don’t have to be perfect, just coat as well as possible.
I like to top it with a dusting of espresso powder, cocoa powder, or both while the chocolate is still soft for flavor and decoration!
🧊 Freeze to set
Once you’ve dipped all the truffles, return the pan to the freezer to set for at least 15 minutes.
Next, arrange the truffles on an appropriately impressive plate and serve! I like to let them sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes to enjoy the delicious crunch through the white chocolate coating and the soft creamy center.
💭 Top tip
If you’re not a fan of coffee, don’t worry! This recipe is also delicious without the espresso powder. You can simply make it with chocolate chips and an extract of your choice for an equally delightful truffle.
🥣 How to store keto tiramisu truffles
These fabulous keto chocolate truffles can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for five to seven days or in the freezer for 3 months. Just bring them out at least 20 minutes before serving, so they reach their creamy dreamy texture again. Enjoy!
👩🍳 Related keto recipes
- Keto Chocolate Truffles
- Keto Peanut Butter Bark
- Low Carb Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls
- Keto Coconut Macaroons
So what do you think?
These keto tiramisu truffles are the perfect dessert for any occasion! I think it’s an easy recipe, lots of fun to make, and one of my favorite recipes.
It’s also awesome you can customize them with your favorite extract and flavoring. Plus, they’re delicious and decadent–everyone will love them!
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Printable recipe card
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp rum extract (or almond extract is good too!)
- 1 heaping tbsp strong espresso powder, plus extra to top
- 9 oz sugar free white chocolate chips (or chopped baking white chocolate)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Heat the heavy cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and combined. Once the edges begin to bubble, remove from heat.
- Next, add the 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips. Let it sit for 2 minutes and then whisk until fully incorporated. Continue stirring until thickened to a sauce-like consistency, completely smooth dark brown.
- Add the rum extract (or almond extract) to the mixture and stir until combined.
- Then add the heaping tablespoon of strong espresso powder and mix it together until smooth.
- Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm enough to scoop. Gently roll into 1 tablespoon balls (or use a 1 tbsp scoop) and place on a lined baking tray. Freeze for at least 30 minutes while you make the white chocolate coating.
- To make the white chocolate coating, add 9 ounces of sugar free white chocolate chips (or chopped baking white chocolate) to a heat-proof medium bowl with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Heat on low power in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until it reaches a smooth texture when stirred dry with a spoon or rubber spatula. Don't overheat or the white chocolate will lump up. Remove from microwave and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Dip each truffle ball in the white chocolate mixture using a fork to coat completely, then return to the tray. Top with a dusting of espresso powder while the chocolate is still soft and then return to the freezer to set for about 15 minutes.
Keto tiramisu truffles are best kept in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 5-7 days. They may also be frozen and thawed one at a time by setting out at least 20 minutes before you'd like to eat them.
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LorAnn Rum Bakery Emulsion, 4 ounce bottle
Dark Chocolate Baking Chips by Lily's | Made with Stevia, No Added Sugar, Low-Carb, Keto Friendly | 55% Cocoa | Fair Trade, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO | 9 ounce, 3-Pack
King Arthur, Espresso Powder, Certified Kosher, Reusable Plastic Jar, 3 Ounces
White Chocolate Style Baking Chips by Sweets | Stevia Sweetened, No Added Sugar, Low-Carb, Keto Friendly | Fair Trade, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO | 9 Oz, 3 Pack
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 16gCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 9gProtein: 2g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal dot com. For the most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
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I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
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