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Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles

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 get-togethers!

Close-up of three keto chocolate truffles on a plate

Sugar-free chocolate

Are you ready for the ultimate keto holiday treat? Keto chocolate truffles are a sort of mix between a cookie and candy, and at Christmas I definitely have a weakness for chocolate. Well, that’s really all the time! 

This sugar-free truffle recipe is easy and fun to do. Get the kids involved and put on the Christmas music or a holiday movie. Then just try not to eat them all in one sitting. 😉

I like to keep them in the freezer for an afternoon chocolate fat bomb treat. That way, it’s easy to eat one when you need it! Yes, sometimes I do need chocolate.

Keto Chocolate Truffles are decadent chocolate goodness in a low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free bundle. Perfect for holiday parties and to help on your keto diet journey. #ketochocolate #lowcarbtruffles

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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

1. White Christmas

2. The Muppet Family Christmas  This is one of our favorites but sadly hard to find anymore! If you can’t get it I also recommend The Muppet Christmas Carol.

3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5. Frosty the Snowman

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

7. Home Alone

8. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

9. It’s A Wonderful Life

10. The Star

Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.

– Ursula Kohaupt

🍽 Equipment

To make keto chocolate truffles you’ll need:

Nice memories are like chocolate: you can’t survive on them alone, as they aren’t very filling, but they make life sweeter.

– Janine Weger

🥘 Ingredients

  • ½ cup blanched almond flour finely ground
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup powdered sweetener (powdered Lakanto Monkfruit or Swerve Confectioners)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (or ¼ cup almond butter for dairy free) room temperature
  • 5 tbsp melted butter (or melted coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp desired extract (almond, peppermint, orange, etc.)

Chocolate Coating

Ingredients for keto chocolate truffles

🔪 Instructions

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.

Then pour the melted butter, cream cheese (or almond butter), and your choice of extract into the dry ingredients and beat it all together by hand or with a mixer.

💭 Top tip

To be honest, I’ve played with this recipe a lot, substituting different ingredients. I’ve come to prefer the taste of the cream cheese in these keto chocolate truffles. Yet, if you find you don’t have cream cheese or just prefer not to use it, there are other possible substitutes.

First idea, use 1/4 cup unsweetened almond butter instead of cream cheese. The mild flavor of the almond butter lets the other flavors shine through in the truffle. Also, if you sub melted coconut oil for the butter, the truffle will be dairy-free.

Another thought, peanut butter. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. However, if you go with the peanut butter it will definitely be a chocolate peanut butter truffle and hard to get other flavorings in.

🍊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 some 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 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to the butter mixture.

  1. Almond extract
  2. Peppermint extract (or 2-3 drops essential oil – be careful, oils are strong!)
  3. Vanilla extract
  4. Orange extract

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.

Keto Chocolate Truffles in a bowl are oh so tempting! Low carb chocolate treats perfect for holiday parties. #lowcarbtruffles #chocolatetruffles

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.

Melted chocolate in glass bowl

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 or freezer to set.

🥣 How to store keto chocolate truffles

You can store them in the refrigerator for about a week in an airtight container. Similarly, they will be okay for about a month in the freezer, but I doubt they’ll last that long!

Bite out of a keto chocolate truffle

Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.

– Sonja Blumenthal

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! For another Keto Christmas candy try this Keto toffee, yum!

I love this time of year. Definitely I’ve found planning and prepping are key to being successful on a Keto diet any time of year but especially around the holidays. Enjoy it.

Good luck!

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Craving chocolate? Holiday keto chocolate truffles are the perfect gluten-free, low carb, sugar-free treat for any special occasion. #sugarfreetruffles #ketorecipes

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Happy baking and happy holidays!

🍪 Keto Christmas cookie recipes

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Low Carb Lemon Cookies
  6. Chocolate Truffles
Low carb, keto chocolate truffles are the perfect Christmas treat! Gluten-free and made with almond flour, they're the best sugar-free package for the holidays. #ketotruffles #ketochocolate

Keto Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freezing time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Candy and cookie making come together in these no-bake decadent yet keto chocolate truffles. Christmas is not the same without a chocolate truffle to bite into and melt in your mouth!


  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener, Swerve Confectioner's
  • 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature (or 1/4 cup almond butter for dairy-free)
  • 5 tbsp melted butter (or melted coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract, optional
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, optional

Chocolate Coating

  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener, Swerve Confectioner's


  1. Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
  2. Pour in the melted butter, cream cheese (or almond butter), and your choice of extract and combine into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer until no lumps remain.
  3. 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.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. Melt the chocolate, cocoa butter, and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
  5. Stir continuously until melted and remove from the heat.
  6. 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. 
  7. Place in the refrigerator to set.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0 Amount Per Serving: 2 truffles Calories 114  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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Unsaturated Fat: 0g

*Nutrition Facts per For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

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