Low Carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies are the perfect treat to satisfy dessert cravings! Low carb and gluten-free, a chocolate cookie sandwich filled with a creamy sugar-free cream cheese filling.

What are your favorite kinds of cookies?

This cookie came about because my daughter was lamenting over the fact she couldn’t have Oreos with all the gluten and sugar. “Well,” I said, “Let’s make our own version!”

It’s so much fun to let kids be creative and really think about what they want as an end product. It turned out, a soft chocolate cookie with a creamy delicious cream cheese filling was really what was on her mind. In fact, that craving turned into one of our favorite desserts, keto chocolate sandwich cookies.

They’re really more of a cross between an Oreo and a whoopie pie. However, after making them many, many times, we much prefer them to either alternative. Why not give them a try?

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Low carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are a fabulous soft copycat keto oreo, satisfy cravings yet are sugar-free and gluten-free. #ketodesserts #ketocookies #ketorecipes

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Count your cookies, not your problems.

The Joy of Cookies: Cookie Monster’s Guide to Life

Cookie Monster

The Importance of Keto Food Prep

I think you can say it’s important to prepare for just about anything in life. When you make a lifestyle change you want as many advantages in your corner as possible. Therefore food prep is absolutely HUGE when it comes to being successful on a keto diet.

If you’ve read many of my recipe blog posts you’ll know I eat keto, and my daughter eats a slight variation on it for health reasons. My son and husband will eat the meals I prepare but are definitely not strict keto.

It’s difficult to provide good, healthy, whole food options for kids with the barrage of sugar thrown at them every day. The library summer reading program gives coupons for candy bars and ice cream, teachers at school give out candy as rewards, and all picnics and celebrations include candy and gluten-filled sweets.

What can you do? When you’re a kid, it’s even harder to say no to the donut calling your name on the spread at the parade.

Be prepared. For me, that means meal and snack planning every week, with baking and prep time planned into my schedule. If I want to be successful and make good food choices, they have to be easily available right? Moreover, it’s so much easier to ignore the cookies your name when you have a more tempting option available. Like these keto chocolate sandwich cookies.

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies are a mix between keto oreos and keto whoopie pies. Gluten-free and sugar-free with a cream cheese filling, the result is perfect for a keto diet. #ketocookies #ketodesserts

To make Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies you’ll need : 

Low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookies are a delicious gluten-free sweet treat. Curb those cravings and enjoy a sugar-free keto way of eating. #lowcarbdesserts #ketorecipes

How to make Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

To make keto chocolate sandwich cookies, there are basically two components. First, make the chocolate cookies. Then whip up the filling. Last, once the cookies are cooled, make sandwiches by filling with the delicious cream cheese mixture.

Therefore, let’s start off with the chocolate cookies. To be honest, I can eat these as treats on their own. However, the filling really takes them up a notch and makes them that much more special.

Delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies on a plate are the perfect gluten-free snack. A cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie, these sugar-free treats are a family favorite. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

First, preheat the oven to 275 degrees and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Second, get out a large mixing bowl, and put the melted butter in it. Then dump in all the other cookie ingredients but the almond flour. Stir the almond flour in last.

It’s a pretty quick and easy dough to make. Now, form tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Be sure to flatten them by pushing down on each with the flat bottom of a glass or simply with your hand.

Tip: Almond flours differ, so if the dough seems too dry, you can add in a tablespoon at a time of almond milk. The balls of dough should be able to be pressed down into rounds.

Next, bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are done. Also, it’s important to let them cool for a few minutes on the pan to harden. Then you will be able to remove them to the racks to cool completely.

Low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookies on a plate are the perfect gluten-free snack. A cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie, these sugar-free treats are a family favorite. #ketorecipes #ketocookies

How to make the cream cheese filling

First off, for the filling, be sure the ingredients are at room temperature or even slightly above so they can be completely combined without lumps. Now, place the cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener in a bowl. Then, use a hand mixer to completely blend for at least 2 minutes. 

Lastly, to assemble! Take one cooled cookie and spread with a good amount of filling, then top with a second cookie. Place it back on the rack or in an airtight container to store. Now repeat until all the sandwiches are filled. Usually, I find it necessary to sample one at this point.

Put the cookies in an airtight container to store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for a month. I’m a big fan of having all sorts of options in the freezer to set out for guests or myself in an emergency. Enjoy!

Take a bite of a low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookie and your taste buds will thank you. A perfect gluten-free snack with a sugar-free decadent filling. #ketosnacks #ketodesserts #lowcarbdessertsketo

Low carb chocolate cookies

Chocolate cookies are a huge trigger for me so it’s always important to have an option when that craving hits. These cookies are great with the cream cheese filling or why not try to fill them with a good keto ice cream? I don’t think anyone would argue with that!

Share them with friends and family or keep them in portions in the freezer. It’s your choice. Happy baking!

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Soft Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are the perfect cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie. A gluten-free, sugar-free snack or dessert the whole family will love keto diet or not. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes #ketorecipes

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Printable Recipe

Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies filled with cream cheese filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Keto Oreo Cookies, Low Carb Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Low Carb Oreos
Servings: 9
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener, such as Swerve Confectioners
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour

Filling

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener, such as Swerve Confectioners

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place the melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients (other than the filling). Stir the almond flour in last.
  • Form tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a baking sheet.
  • Flatten them by pushing down on each with the flat bottom of a glass or simply with a hand.
  • Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until done. Let them cool for a few minutes on the pan then remove to racks to cool completely.

Filling

  • For the filling, place the room temperature cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to completely combine the ingredients with no lumps.
  • Take one cooled cookie and spread with the filling, then top with a second. Repeat until all are filled.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 9.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 sandwich cookie
Calories 256
 
Total Fat 24 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg  
Sodium 203 mg  
Potassium 240 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8 g Net Carbs 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 4 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 7 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. 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.
 
 
The nutrition facts are as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday chocolates? These delicious keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers.

You know ALL the chocolate and eggs and sugar you get around Easter and really any other holiday in our modern-day system? Does anyone else have trouble avoiding it, or is it just me?

I absolutely love all things Cadbury and the crazy sweetness of their chocolate eggs. Coconut-filled eggs are another huge weakness of mine. Honestly, if I don’t have a good keto alternative at hand on holidays I simply can’t handle it and have to plan to wean myself off sugar after the holiday.

However! The ups and downs can all be avoided if you prepare. Fabulous keto chocolate coconut balls are a life-saver at times, and I definitely plan to have them on hand at Easter in the next few weeks.

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Keep these Keto chocolate coconut balls around during Easter and other candy-filled holiday. They're low carb, sugar-free, and will help keep you on the keto diet and say no to temptations. #ketocandy #lowcarbdesserts

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Low carb unsweetened coconut

One question I get asked quite often is where to find unsweetened shredded coconut. More and more lately I’ve seen it at everyday grocery stores. However, if yours doesn’t stock it, I would try a Whole Foods or Natural Grocers style store. Or you can always order online through Amazon with one of their options here.


“Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Author

To make keto chocolate coconut balls you’ll need : 

Delicious keto chocolate coconut balls are the perfect gluten-free sugar-free holiday candy to keep around during Easter, Christmas, or whenever you need a low carb alternative to candy! #ketocandy #lowcarbdessert

How to make keto chocolate coconut balls

First of all, take out a small saucepan and heat the heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Second, whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut.

Then turn off the heat, stir in the extract and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.

Now form the coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place each one on a baking pan at least an inch apart. Put them in the freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls, coconut overhead

 

How to make the low carb chocolate coating

Next, it’s time to make the chocolate coating! First, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler you can always use a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

Chocolate melting in a double boiler with Swerve and cocoa butter

Then stir it all constantly until everything is completely melted and mixed together.

Melted chocolate in glass bowl

Now, remember the coconut balls? Remove them from the freezer and get them ready to dip in the chocolate! (I love this part!)

Place one coconut ball on a fork, and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Then remember to shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set.

Dipped Keto Chocolate Coconut Ball

After that, continue to dip and repeat with all the coconut balls until they’re all delightfully chocolate coated. Yummy.

From there, return the newly dipped keto chocolate coconut balls to the freezer to set for 10 minutes. If you forget about them for a little while it won’t matter. The important thing is for them to be cold and set to pop them off the pan. If you fear them sticking use silicone baking liners or parchment paper to line the pan.

Take them off the pan and store them in an airtight container or even a zipper bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or about a month in the freezer.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls on pan

 

The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.

Sandra Boynton

Author, Humorist

What’s your favorite Easter candy?

Yes, for me, any holiday involving food is the hardest to stay on a strict keto diet. I love keto and how it works; however, I also love holidays and family traditions.

It’s so difficult not to grab that English toffee at Christmas or the chocolate eggs at Easter! Because I know those are my weaknesses, I have an advantage!

When you recognize what could be a potential downfall to your low carb or keto plan you have power. It’s great because then it’s easier to plan and say, “Okay, this is what I struggle with. How can I find a healthier alternative I’ll want to reach for?”

Preparedness is key, and it can be done! With these delicious keto chocolate coconut balls around I breathe a sigh of relief when the chocolate eggs appear everywhere. I can make a good choice, stick to the keto diet, and still enjoy an Easter treat.

Happy holidays and enjoy the candy-making!

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Easter keto chocolate coconut balls are sugar-free, low carb, super-easy, and delicious. Gluten-free with coconut, chocolate, cream, and other goodness. A low carb treat for any holiday. #ketodessert #lowcarbcandy

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Do you need an Easter brunch recipe?

Chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

More low carb dessert ideas:

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Low Carb Lemon Cookies
  6. Chocolate Truffles
  7. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
  8. Pumpkin Cookies
  9. Cut Out Sugar Cookies
  10. Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Have you tried fat bombs?

Fat bombs make a great mid-afternoon snack or a sweet treat after a meal. Try these amazing Keto Coffee Fat Bombs, made with only 5 ingredients from Kimspired DIY.

Printable Recipe

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday candies? These keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate coconut fat bombs, keto chocolate coconut balls, low carb chocolate coconut balls
Servings: 20
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Chocolate Coating

  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter

Instructions

  • Take a small saucepan and heat heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut. Turn off the heat, stir in the extract, and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.
  • Form coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking pan. Place in freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Coating

  • To make the chocolate coating, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler or bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir constantly until completely melted and mixed together.
  • Remove the coconut balls from the freezer. Place one on a fork and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set. Repeat with all coconut balls.
  • Return to the freezer to set for 10 minutes then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or a month in the freezer.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 ball
Calories: 120
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg  
Sodium 4 mg  
Potassium 0 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

 

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. 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.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Preview: Brilliant Christmas flavors packed together in one melt in your mouth shortbread. Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are the perfect low carb addition to any Christmas dessert table.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

We’ve made it to cookie number seven in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies and let me tell you a little secret. These are some of my favorites and always the first to disappear at family parties or around our house. I love this recipe because it’s super-convenient, and the dough can be pre-made and stored in the freezer ready to slice and bake.

To be honest, I have this recipe or similar slice and bake keto cookie dough recipes in my freezer almost all the time for that last-minute keto cookie emergency. Also, emergencies in my book can be parties, family desserts, or simply my own craving. 

Why keep cookie dough in the freezer at all times? Well, for those of us who need an alternative to the barrage of Christmas sweets, donuts, candies, and other goodies constantly around at work, school, home, daycare, the insurance agent’s office, etc. another easy keto option in a lifesaver!

Sugar has always been my downfall, and one of the main reasons I eat keto is to counter that sugar addiction. I need healthier options to stay true to the keto way of life and not fall prey to sugary sweetness!

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Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are sheer low carb Christmas perfection. Packed with orange, almond, and cranberry flavors, they're a surefire keto diet winner. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

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Family traditions: Cranberries, Oranges, and Almonds

The flavors in these keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies bring so many memories of Christmases past, Christmas in literature, the holidays in general. Contented sigh. Tell me, what comes to mind when you smell these scents?

Christmas Cranberries

Cranberries. When I think of cranberries I think of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cranberry and popcorn garlands encircle my college Christmas tree. Cranberry bliss bars. Then there are cranberry and walnut salads. Cranberry orange pound cake. What else do you think of?

Oranges for Christmas

When I smell oranges at Christmas I think of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The March family prepares for Christmas and the delights of Christmas dinner after the Civil War. Little Amy is delighted by the idea of oranges for Christmas and is dismayed when the family decides to share their Christmas foods and especially the oranges, with a poor German immigrant family nearby. The spirit of Christmas pervades and they have a grand time and share the oranges.

Another memory I have of oranges personally is in my stocking. Growing up, I always had an apple, an orange, and a bunch of loose nuts in the stocking from Santa. The smell of oranges always reminds me of Christmas morning!

Christmas Almonds

Imagine, roasted cinnamon almonds. Just breathe them in! Nuts are always a part of Christmas and Christmas recipes. With a nut allergy in the house we have to be super-careful with the nuts we have now, but almonds are safe for us and therefore celebrated! Almond biscotti, almond truffles, almond roca, yum! Do you have favorite almond recipes?

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies overhead, with cranberries and almonds #lowcarbcookies #cranberryorange

And every day when I’ve been good,
I get an orange after food.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author, Poet

You’ll need to make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies: 

I love keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies! Packed with flavor, the perfect low carb, gluten-free holiday treat. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

How to make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies

First things first. To make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies, make your life a little bit easier and get all your ingredients and kitchen tools out before you begin. Second, put the butter and sweetener in a large bowl beat them together until combined and light. Next, beat in the extracts and zest, and then measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together until everything’s well incorporated.

Now’s the fun stuff. Sing a little Christmas song while you add and stir in the almonds and cranberries. After that, turn out the dough onto a clean surface and form it into two equal-sized logs about 2 inches in diameter and roll them in cling wrap or parchment paper.

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are fabulous and easy. Slice and bake low carb beauties can be baked off whenever you need them. #lowcarbcookies #ketodesserts

Easy slice and bake now or whenever!

Put them in the freezer to chill for at least 1 hour. Sometimes I just leave them in the freezer, ready to slice and bake whenever I feel like it, and it’s so convenient to have them just waiting for me there.

However, if you want to bake them right off, preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Try to cut each log into 12 slices (for a total of 24 cookies) and place them on the baking sheets at least an inch apart.

Last, bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges start to brown. Be sure to let them cool completely on the baking sheets. Once they’ve cooled they should have a shortbread texture and snap like shortbread when broken. There are two cookies in a serving, but let me tell you! They’ll disappear fast!

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are fabulous and easy. Slice and bake low carb beauties can be baked off whenever you need them. #lowcarbcookies #ketodesserts

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Washington Irving

American Writer

Christmas Cookies

Our family’s had some serious health issues in the past and present, which have lead me to a keto way of life and influenced what I feed my children. Everyone’s different in the way their body reacts to foods. I find the best way to stay on track is to provide healthier options so I don’t completely fall down the rabbit hole during the Christmas season.

I hope you try out this recipe. Be sure to let me know how you like it! I need to stock up our freezer with more dough because as I said, it doesn’t last long around here!

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Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are the perfect low carb, sugar-free holiday treat! Gluten-free with almond and coconut flours and packed with flavor these Christmas cookies disappear quickly! #lowcarbcookies #ketorecipes

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Merry Christmas and happy cookie eating!

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies Printable Recipe

 

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies have spot-on flavors for Christmas. The perfect holiday cookie to help you stay on the keto diet. #ketocookies #ketorecipes
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Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

All the good tastes of Christmas come together it these shortbread style melt-in your mouth keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies. The tang of orange with roasted almonds and cranberries will be a hit with everyone on your list!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto orange cranberry shortbread
Servings: 24
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 4 tbsp orange zest (zest of 2 oranges)
  • 3 1/2 cups almond flour finely ground, blanched
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup toasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup cranberries chopped (or unsweetened dried)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl until combined and light.
  • Add in the extracts and zest and beat in well.
  • Measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together thoroughly.
  • Stir in the almonds and cranberries.
  • Form the dough into two equal-sized logs about 2 inches across and roll them in cling wrap or parchment paper. Chill the logs for at least 1 hour.
  • Cut each log into 12 slices (a total of 24 cookies) and place on the baking sheets at least an in apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely on the baking sheets.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies
calories 228
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 10 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 41 mg  
Sodium 104 mg  
Potassium 48 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 3 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
 

Keto Chocolate Truffles

Keto chocolate truffles are chocolate perfection!

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

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. 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.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles

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 get togethers!

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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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

Author

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

Artist

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.

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

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.

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!

Bite of a keto chocolate truffle. These low carb, gluten-free chocolate treats won't last long! #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

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! Mine is generally time, but planning and prioritizing with definitely help with that. It can be done! 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 Chocolate Truffles Printable Recipe

 

Keto Chocolate Truffles

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Freezing time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto chocolate truffles
Servings: 12
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 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

Chocolate Coating

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Citrus anyone?

Try more keto Christmas cookies with creamy mascarpone cheese and a bite of lemon!

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are the perfect low carb holiday cookie. Mascarpone cheese, melt in your mouth citrus bite. These keto cookies are the perfect compliment to your Christmas treats. #ketodietrecipes #lowcarbrecipes

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. 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.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! Go on. You deserve it!

Chocolate. Chocolat. შოკოლადი. Seacláid. Schokolade. шоколад.

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There are a lot of things I’m willing to give up. I can give up sugar, gluten, donuts, hard candies, etc. However, if there’s one thing I really don’t think I could give up for good it would be CHOCOLATE! Dark chocolate is my favorite, and for years some of my favorite recipes are those like English toffee, fudge, and chocolate cream pie. Then when I changed my eating habits and went keto, at first I thought these were all going to be prohibited. Now, however, I’ve learned to make some of these indulgent chocolate treats low carb and gluten-free.

Low carb chocolate pie, closeup, pin

We’ve all heard and been encouraged in the studies that show us how good it is for us, right!? I really need that little piece of chocolate every night. It’s for my health! That’s what I tell myself at least, and why not?

Does that mean I eat these desserts all the time and for every meal? No, of course not. However, chocolate can be enjoyed in many ways on a low carb or keto diet so don’t feel guilty and enjoy your food!

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

Joanne Harris

Author, Chocolat

Whole low carb chocolate pie, feature, with lilac

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

The history of chocolate

Did you know the first peoples to utilize cacao seeds were the Aztecs? Yes! The Aztecs used the cacao seed native to southern Mexico in fermented drinks. Originally, it was used only bitter in drinks, sometimes with spices or corn puree to strengthen the drinker. Later in the sixteenth century, the Europeans added sugar to it making it an aphrodisiac. Now it has become a household staple!

To make this decadent low carb chocolate pie you’ll need:

Foolproof tips for the perfect low carb chocolate pie

I absolutely LOVE chocolate, as you can probably tell! The main goals to accomplish with this low carb chocolate pie are to completely combine the ingredients in the filling while not scrambling the eggs, and creating an even crust shell as a vehicle for enjoying said filling.

Piece of low carb chocolate pie

How to make a low carb chocolate pie crust

This is the most awesome versatile low carb gluten-free pie crust. Truly, you can use it for most any sweet or even savory (just leave out the sweetener!) pie. First, all you have to do is take a medium-sized bowl and measure out the ingredients. Second, whisk together the almond flour, salt, and sweetener. Third, pour in the melted butter and stir to combine completely.

Now comes the tricky bit if there is one. Dump the mixture into the empty pie plate. Next, use your hands or the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the mixture firmly to evenly cover the entire pie plate. I like to use my flat-bottomed measuring cup because it’s out already, and you can easily create a flat crust bottom.

Prick the crust bottom with a fork and bake in a 325-degree (Fahrenheit) oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Linda Grayson

Author

Overhead low carb chocolate pie with piece cut out on a plate, serving piece, lilac

How to create the smooth and decadent filling

Now is the fun part because it involves chocolate! First, find a large saucepan and in it whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder. Continue to whisk it on a medium heat until the mixture thickens. This will take from 5 to 8 minutes. Next, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the chocolate you just melted in the microwave or in a double boiler. It’s important that they’re about the same temperature to combine completely!

Then, add in the butter pieces, vanilla, and cut in the cream cheese. Again, it’s important to completely whisk in these ingredients so they’re completely mixed together without any lumps. Here’s a baker tip! I find it’s easiest to do this when your ingredients are at room temperature or just slightly warmer.

Now what?

Next, quickly whisk in the xanthan gum and sweetener. As far as sweetener goes, I like to use Swerve Confectioner’s, but you can also use monk fruit or other equivalent sweeteners of your choice. For this recipe, I like to use 1/2 a cup of sweetener, but my husband doesn’t think that’s enough so I generally add 3/4 of a cup for him. Add yours to taste.

Now pour the filling into the pie shell and smooth it out evenly. Place the low carb chocolate pie in the refrigerator overnight for best results or for at least 3 to 4 hours. Then, when you’re about ready to serve, pour half a cup of heavy cream in a bowl. Use a hand mixer on a medium to high setting to whip up the cream with one tablespoon of sweetener. When the cream has slightly stiffened and makes peaks, spoon the cream on top of the pie. Last but not least, sprinkle with sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips).

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

Cartoonist

And voila! A decadent low carb chocolate pie to be proud of! Let me tell you a little secret – it won’t last long!!

Bite of low carb chocolate pie

Looking for more low carb desserts?

How about a keto lemon blueberry cream cake?! Oh, yeah!

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, overhead close-up

Low Carb Chocolate Pie Printable Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Chill3 hrs
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Chocolate Pie, Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter melted

Pie Filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

Pie Crust

  • Mix together the almond flour, sweetener, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and mix completely until crumbly.
  • Press evenly into a pie plate. You can use a glass or flat measuring cup to press the bottom down evenly or just use your hands. 
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

Pie Filling

  • In a large saucepan whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder until the mixture thickens, about 5-8 minutes. Keep whisking so you don't end up with scrambled eggs.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the melted chocolate.
  • Add in the pieces of butter and vanilla and stir until the butter melts and all is combined.
  • Cut in all the cream cheese (cut it in pieces as you add it in one bit/piece at a time). Whisk it in until there are no lumps. It's easiest to do this if the cream cheese is room temperature or a little warm.
  • Whisk in the xanthan gum and then the sweetener. Depending on your sweetness preference add between 1/2 to 3/4 cups.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie shell and put it in the refrigerator overnight to set (or at least 3-4 hours).
  • Whip up the cream with one tablespoon confectioner's sweetener and once stiff, spread it on top of the pie.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top, cut into portions, and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32 g 50 %
Saturated Fat 19 g 94 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 146 mg 49 %
Sodium 136 mg 6 %
Potassium 75 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 14 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 5 g 10 %
Vitamin A 79 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 8 %

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet,

so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Nutrition facts per MyFitnessPal.com.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. 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. This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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