Desserts Egg Free Gluten Free/ GF option Ketogenic (Keto-friendly) Nut Free Sides/Light Bites Vegetarian

Chocolate Truffles

11th May 2018

Prep Time50 mins

Yields22 Servings

(prep time includes partly cooling the truffles before adding your toppings, however you'll need to place them back in the fridge to chill for at least 1-8 hrs afterwards). Keto Info: per truffle approx 78% fat, 17% carbs, 7% protein

 60 g double cream
 80 g of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
 200 g cream cheese
 30 g xylitol
 5 g cocoa powder
 2.50 ml orange extract / essence (for half of the mix)
(Note: I split my mixture and make some with some orange extract and then coat the remaining truffles in different toppings and tend to leave a couple plain too. This is just my personal preference, therefore have written the recipe to reflect that)

1

Measure the cream and 80g of the chocolate into a pan and cook on a low heat, constantly stirring, until all the chocolate is melted.

2

Next, pour this mixture into a mixing bowl and add in your cream cheese and xylitol. Then using an electric hand whisk slowly mix this all together (should only take around 30 seconds). You want to wait until the mixture is firm enough to stand by itself if you are to lift it up with a spoon.

3

Then get a larger baking tray and cover it in non-stick baking paper. I also then use the little bit of cocoa powder and sprinkle it over the base to help prevent the truffles from sticking as much (& it may give it a little bonus taste!)

4

You may find a better way to scoop out the mixture, however I don’t mind too much about their final shape therefore I just use 2 teaspoons and pick out some mixture on one and use the other spoon to slightly shape it more into a circle before then helping to push it off the original spoon and onto the tray. I do this for about half of the mixture.

5

With the other half of the mixture left in the bowl I then add in the orange extract and mix it all in just with a spoon. It’s worth quickly trying a little bit of this mix to see if you want to add any more extract in. I like to only add a little, so that you get a little kick of orange flavour without it being too overpowering!

6

Now you basically repeat stage 4. It’s scooping the rest of the mixture out!

7

Place the tray in the fridge. If you are wanting to add toppings on I would take the truffles out after 20-30 mins and add the toppings to the truffles you want (I tend to just sprinkle the ingredients over the top and then use the back of a spoon to help push it into the truffle a little bit. I tend to leave the orange flavoured truffles plain and then add toppings to most of the other truffles). Then place back in the fridge. Ideally, they should be in the fridge overnight or for around 8 hours before enjoying, however if you are like me this never fully happens because it’s all too tempting! Once I have coated them I like to leave them for at least another hour before doing my initial testing!! Just try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Ingredients

 60 g double cream
 80 g of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
 200 g cream cheese
 30 g xylitol
 5 g cocoa powder
 2.50 ml orange extract / essence (for half of the mix)
(Note: I split my mixture and make some with some orange extract and then coat the remaining truffles in different toppings and tend to leave a couple plain too. This is just my personal preference, therefore have written the recipe to reflect that)

Directions

1

Measure the cream and 80g of the chocolate into a pan and cook on a low heat, constantly stirring, until all the chocolate is melted.

2

Next, pour this mixture into a mixing bowl and add in your cream cheese and xylitol. Then using an electric hand whisk slowly mix this all together (should only take around 30 seconds). You want to wait until the mixture is firm enough to stand by itself if you are to lift it up with a spoon.

3

Then get a larger baking tray and cover it in non-stick baking paper. I also then use the little bit of cocoa powder and sprinkle it over the base to help prevent the truffles from sticking as much (& it may give it a little bonus taste!)

4

You may find a better way to scoop out the mixture, however I don’t mind too much about their final shape therefore I just use 2 teaspoons and pick out some mixture on one and use the other spoon to slightly shape it more into a circle before then helping to push it off the original spoon and onto the tray. I do this for about half of the mixture.

5

With the other half of the mixture left in the bowl I then add in the orange extract and mix it all in just with a spoon. It’s worth quickly trying a little bit of this mix to see if you want to add any more extract in. I like to only add a little, so that you get a little kick of orange flavour without it being too overpowering!

6

Now you basically repeat stage 4. It’s scooping the rest of the mixture out!

7

Place the tray in the fridge. If you are wanting to add toppings on I would take the truffles out after 20-30 mins and add the toppings to the truffles you want (I tend to just sprinkle the ingredients over the top and then use the back of a spoon to help push it into the truffle a little bit. I tend to leave the orange flavoured truffles plain and then add toppings to most of the other truffles). Then place back in the fridge. Ideally, they should be in the fridge overnight or for around 8 hours before enjoying, however if you are like me this never fully happens because it’s all too tempting! Once I have coated them I like to leave them for at least another hour before doing my initial testing!! Just try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Chocolate Truffles (Ketogenic)

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