Preview: Rich, chocolate coating melts in your mouth with the soft almond chocolate truffle middle. Go ahead, indulge in the magnificent low carb treat. Keto chocolate truffles are sure to please at holiday parties and family
On the Sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!
Cookie number six in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies is a twist on the traditional cookie. Keto chocolate truffles are a sort of mix between a cookie and candy, and since at Christmas you need your chocolate I decided it was necessary to include this recipe in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies!
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Family traditions: Holiday Movies
When it comes to family holiday traditions, you can’t go long before the kids start naming off all the Christmas shows and movies they love and HAVE to watch each year. When we bake and make Christmas goodies if we don’t have Christmas music on we almost always have a holiday movie or show on in the background. Does your family do the same? Or do you have a movie night for the whole family once a week and watch them then?
Here are some of our favorites for baking, tree decorating, Christmas present wrapping, or just enjoying as a family. It’s our top 10 family Christmas shows! How many are on your list too?
Our top 10 family Christmas shows
7. Home Alone
10. The Star
Nice memories are like chocolate: you can’t survive on them alone, as they aren’t very filling, but they make life sweeter.
Tips to make Keto Chocolate Truffles
To make these keto chocolate truffles, begin by gathering the ingredients and kitchen utensils you’ll need. First, take a large bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener. Second, in a medium-sized bowl pour in the melted butter, almond butter, and your choice of extract and beat it all together by hand or with a mixer.
Flavorings for the Keto Chocolate Truffles
I love this recipe because it’s incredibly versatile and you can add any number of flavorings to suit your taste. I recommend three I’ve tried and enjoyed, but definitely experiment with any others you think you’d like as well. Let me know if you try a different flavoring and it works well with the almond and chocolate. Pick one of the flavorings below and add 1 teaspoon to the butter mixture.
- Almond extract
- Peppermint extract (or 2-3 drops essential oil – be careful, oils are strong!)
- Vanilla extract
Next, pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine them into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer. Then roll the dough into one inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Now place the entire pan in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes so the truffles can be easily coated with the chocolate and keep their shape.
How to make the chocolate coating
Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. First, create a double-boiler by filling a saucepan about half-full of water and put it on the stove on a medium-high heat. Second, place a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan in which you’ll put the chocolate to melt. The bowl should not touch the boiling water so it should be big enough to sit on top of the saucepan. Now, melt the chocolate, cocoa butter, and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. You’ll need to stir continuously until it’s melted together and only then remove it from the heat.
Next, take the frozen truffle balls out of the freezer and place one at a time on a fork and dip it in the melted chocolate. Be sure to coat the truffle completely! Then return the truffle to the baking sheet to harden and continue until all the truffles are coated. Now put them in the refrigerator to set. You can store them in the refrigerator for about a week, or a month in the freezer, but I doubt they’ll last that long!
Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.
Chocolate as a Christmas tradition
I admit chocolate is one of those things I have a LOT of trouble giving up. When I go strict Keto I avoid coffee and chocolate but find I soon need to reward myself with even a little bit of chocolate to keep going. In moderation, chocolate and good chocolate recipes can be Keto-friendly and the key to keeping you on a Keto diet way of life.
It’s so hard to avoid chocolate and sweets at Christmas so why fight it? Prepare for it, and do it right! There are so many good options out there you really don’t have an excuse! Mine is generally time, but planning and prioritizing with definitely help with that. It can be done! Good luck!!
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Keto Chocolate Truffles Printable Recipe
Keto Chocolate Truffles
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour finely ground
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
- 1/4 cup almond butter room temperature
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract optional
- 3 oz sugar free chocolate
- 1/2 oz cocoa butter
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
- Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
- In a medium-sized bowl thoroughly combine the melted butter, almond butter, and your choice of extract until no lumps remain.
- Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer.
- Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. Melt the chocolate, cocoa butter and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
- Stir continuously until melted and remove from the heat.
- Place the frozen truffle ball on a fork and dip it in the melted chocolate coating completely. Return the truffle to the baking sheet to harden and continue until all truffles are coated.
- Place in the refrigerator to set.
|Amount Per Serving: 2 truffles|
|Total Fat 11 g|
|Saturated Fat 6 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 13 mg|
|Sodium 5 mg|
|Potassium 90 mg|
|Total Carbohydrate 4 g|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 2 g|
Try more keto Christmas cookies with creamy mascarpone cheese and a bite of lemon!