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Treat yourself to these incredibly delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles for a dessert or snack that is toasty, crunchy, rich and dreamy.

Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles

Crunchy, toasty, rich and dreamy, these Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles are the perfect way to finish a meal!

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Treat yourself to these incredibly delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles for a dessert or snack that is toasty, crunchy, rich and dreamy.
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If it’s one thing I can’t live without at Christmas time it’s homemade chocolate truffles. The tree has been lit and gorgeously decorated, stockings have been hung and I’ve covered any empty space with jingle bells or snow globes. It’s time to get in the kitchen and make some yummy treats!

I’ve always enjoyed making my own chocolates. The party favours I gave at my weddings were little boxes of my homemade truffles. It’s so fun to do! All the moulds, the flavour options, the SUGAR!!!

Trying to stay away from the sugar train this year, I decided to turn my chocolate crave into something a bit healthier, yet just as exciting. They turned out SO. DANG. DELICIOUS. Now I can’t imagine finishing the day without one of these little balls of heaven, regardless of the time of year! hope you love these delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles just as much as I do!

What are Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles made with?

These beauties are made with organic almond butter, butter, minced toasted slivered almonds, vanilla extract, powdered erythritol, cinnamon and salt. They are coated in chocolate ganache made with 90% cacao dark chocolate, heavy cream and erythritol, then rolled in chopped toasted slivered almonds… YUM!

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How to make Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles

These little balls of heaven are so easy to create; it’s so exciting!

Almond Truffles

Melt butter in a small bowl. Mince some toasted slivered almonds and add them to the butter with the almond butter, erythritol, cinnamon vanilla and sea salt. Mix well and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and scoop out 1 tbsp sized portions, roll each into a ball and place evenly on the baking sheet, leaving room in between so that they don’t touch each other. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Chocolate Almond Coating

Rough chop some toasted slivered almonds and pour them onto a plate.

Chop the chocolate into small chunks and place inside a small bowl; set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl or in a small sauce pan, heat the cream for 30 seconds in the microwave or in a pot until gently simmering, then pour over top of the chopped chocolate. Allow to melt for a couple of minutes then mix until melted. Once fully melted whisk in the erythritol.

*  If the chocolate is not fully melted you can transfer to the top of a double boiler until melted or microwave on 30% power, stirring every 15 seconds until fully melted. Be very careful as this chocolate tends to burn very easily and won’t be easy to work with.

Using one fork, dunk each ball into the melted chocolate then with a second fork, roll the truffle around in the almonds, one at a time. Place back on the baking sheet and refrigerate until firm.

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How to toast slivered almonds

I feel like un-toasted almonds should just.. not exist. Seriously. Don’t believe me? Eat a handful of un-toasted slivered almonds right after a handful of toasted slivered almonds. The difference in flavour is just ridiculous. And it’s so easy to toast almonds! Here are my two favourite ways to get it done:

Stove Top

Heat a skillet on low heat with a bit of butter. Once hot and melty, add your almonds and toss to coat with the butter. Continue to cook on low heat, until the almonds are nice and toasty, stirring often.

* Be careful, almonds burn easily.

Oven

This is my favourite way to toast almonds. Heat your oven to 350ยฐ and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat. Spread the slivered almonds evenly over the baking mat and once the oven is hot, bake for 5-7 minutes, stirring halfway in between, until the almonds are golden brown.

Cool completely before using the mat to pour the toasted almonds into your glass storage jar. (I use an old organic peanut butter jar to store mine)

What type of chocolate to use

This part completely depends on your macro allowance and flavour preference.

Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate

I have used this to make these before and although they are low in carbs and cheaper on the budget, I find this brand of unsweetened chocolate fairly bitter. If you really don’t like bitter chocolate, try adding a touch more erythritol to the recipe or choose a different option.

85-90% Cacoa Chocolate Bars

Lindt puts out a delicious 90% cocoa chocolate bar that I use often for recipes. I find their chocolate is just so dang delicious and low enough in carbs to be an excellent option. Lindt is my preference for these low carb truffles along with multiple other recipes involving chocolate.

Lily’s Chocolate

This brand is great for chocolate chips among other low carb products, but is super hard to get where I live. It’s a great option for this recipe if you have easy access to it.

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Low Carb Sweeteners

One of the hottest topics in the low carb community… which low carb sweetener should you use!?

For the longest time I wouldn’t make any low carb sweets because the only natural low carb sweetener I could find where I live is stevia… and boy do I hate the taste of stevia. I find it adds zero sweetness and even the smallest drop makes the entire dish taste like poison. My mom on the other hand loves the stuff!

Xylitol is another natural sweetener that apparently has zero after taste or cooling sensation, however, I just can’t get past the fact that it’s lethal to dogs. I would be way too worried about my dog getting her paws on some!

Monk Fruit is a great low carb sweetener if you can find it, but my favourite is erythritol. It’s a sugar alcohol that is naturally occurring and is about 70% as sweet as sugar. It does have a funky cooling sensation sometimes that is unnoticeable in baked goods that are served cold, like these low carb truffles. Erythritol has zero carbs and comes in three forms: granular, powdered and as a brown sugar replacement. It’s biggest downfall is that it can cause bloating and gas in some people when too much is consumed… I figure a couple of toots are worth it to indulge in these delicious goodies ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you have a favourite sweetener, go ahead and use it in this recipe!

Treat yourself to these incredibly delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles for a dessert or snack that is toasty, crunchy, rich and dreamy.

Storage

I keep these beauties in the fridge because I like their texture and flavour better when cold. Keep them in an air tight container, and they should last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

These Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles also freeze super well. Line a freezer safe plastic container with tin foil then plastic wrap. Cover with plastic wrap, then tin foil and close with the air tight lid. They will last 3-4 months in the freezer.

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t forget to toast the almonds!
  • Go ahead and use your hands if you want… let’s get messy!
  • The most important tip who it comes to melting chocolate? Less is more! For some reason I find melting bakers unsweetened chocolate super challenging! Anyone else? I always burn the stuff! My advice? Go slow! Allow the already melted chocolate to slowly melt away the leftover chunks of chocolate.

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Treat yourself to these incredibly delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles for a dessert or snack that is toasty, crunchy, rich and dreamy.
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Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles

Treat yourself to these incredibly delicious Chocolate Almond Low Carb Truffles for a dessert or snack that is toasty, crunchy, rich and dreamy.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword chocolate almond truffles, low carb truffles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Servings 15 truffles
Calories 133kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

Truffle

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 6 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds see post above about toasting almonds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Coating

  • 3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds see post above about toasting almonds
  • 2 oz 90% cocoa dark chocolate or your preferred low carb chocolate
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp powdered erythritol

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

    Almond Truffles

    • Melt butter in a small bowl. Mince 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds and add them to the butter with almond butter, 6 tbsp erythritol, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Mix well and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
    • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and scoop out 1 tbsp sized portions, roll each into a ball and place evenly on the baking sheet, leaving room in between so that they don’t touch each other. Freeze for 20 minutes.

    Chocolate Almond Coating

    • Rough chop 3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds and pour them onto a plate. Chop the chocolate into small chunks and place inside a small bowl; set aside.
    • In a microwave safe bowl or in a small sauce pan, heat the cream for 30 seconds in the microwave or in a pot until gently simmering, then pour over top of the chopped chocolate. Allow to melt for a couple of minutes then mix until melted. Once fully melted whisk in the erythritol.
      * If the chocolate is not fully melted you can transfer to the top of a double boiler until melted or microwave on 30% power, stirring every 15 seconds until fully melted. Be very careful as this chocolate tends to burn very easily and won’t be easy to work with.
    • Using one fork, dunk each ball into the melted chocolate then with a second fork or your hand, roll the truffle around in the almonds, one at a time. Place back on the baking sheet and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.
      Serve cold.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used. ย 

    ย * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.

    Deduct fibre (2.1 g) and sugar alcohols (0.6 g) to get 1.9 g net carbs per serving.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 12.1g | Sodium: 43mg | Fiber: 2.1g

    30 Comments


    1. Chocolate + almond + truffles = a few of my favorite things! And I’m with you in that I like my chocolate cold or frozen, too, so that’s a welcome tip.


    2. Thanks for all the info on the different sweetener options! I’m also trying to cut back on sugar, so I will definitely be trying these!


    3. Amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try.

    4. Can powdered xylitol work in place of the Erythritol? Wasn’t sure if there was a difference in their level of sweetness.

      • Hi Shannon, thanks for asking! Xylitol is just as sweet as sugar whereas erythritol is about 70% as sweet. So if you like things super sweet you can substitute 1 for 1, however if it was me I would add a little bit less xylitol, perhaps 4-5 tbsp in the almond truffles and 1.5 tsp to the chocolate coating ๐Ÿ™‚


    5. Oh my goodness! These look delicious! Such a fun homemade foodie gift for the holidays too ๐Ÿ™‚


    6. These look super delicious and seriously addictive. I think they would make a great food gift. The host/hostess that gets these would be thrilled.


    7. I’m cracking up over what you said about erythritol and gas! My family put Gas-X in my Christmas stocking last year! Hahaha, very funny! Well, I will just have to make up a batch of these truffles and eat them all myself! LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are heavenly! ๐Ÿ™‚


    8. Erythritol is my go-to sweetener but I have never used it for candy! I will definitely try this one as I am trying to keep things light-ish this Christmas! They look incredible!


    9. Love chocolate truffles! They are so easy to make and a perfect portion control for sweet lovers like me!) Saving it!)


    10. I love recipes like this for truffles. They’re really pretty easy, and impress everyone so much – LOL Such a mystique! These will certainly impress people who’ve been afraid they won’t be able to have any this year, because of the sugar…

    11. These are my ki d of truffle. Not too sweet and those toasted almonds yum. These would be perfect for a Christas appetizer!
      Thanks for showing us this recipe!
      Cheers!

    12. These look so good to snack on Aleta!! I am finding it harder and harder to eat super-rich desserts, so these kind of desserts are fantastic!!

    13. Marisa Franca


      WOW!! I’m impressed! These truffles look and sound amazing. I really like your tips and your explanations about the different chocolate and also how to get that toasted almond just right. These are much lighter than the high sugar and fat truffles. These would be just right.


    14. Your pictures are beautiful and I love that these are low carb! What a delicious sweet treat! I’ve been following keto this past year so this is perfect for me!


    15. I absolutely love truffles, these are so easy to make but looks delicious! Especially the nut coating is lovely

    16. I love love love dark and bitter chocolates (reflection on my personality, maybe? :)) so I know exactly what I’ll use to make these. Beautiful!

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