Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

Before fat bomb recipes were all the rage, I would whip up some simple cream cheese chocolate balls made with cocoa. Then I’d coat them with a little coconut, nuts, or cocoa powder.

The recipe for these cream cheese truffles is so simple. Plus, I usually have all the ingredients on hand. So I can make them for a quick snack any time.

Because this is such a quick and easy recipe, it’s sure to become a go-to for you too!

Cream Cheese Truffles

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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

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These low-carb almond fudge keto truffles are easy to prepare and look fabulous. Coat them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or unsweetened coconut.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 truffles
Calories 45kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or mixer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream optional – see note
  • cup Swerve Confectioners Powdered Sweetener or Truvia Sweet Complete Confectioners
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract or another flavor extract
  • cocoa powder
  • unsweetened coconut
  • chopped nuts

Instructions

  • In a food processor or mixer, combine ½ cup cocoa powder, cream cheese, cream (if using), and almond extract until well blended.
  • Using a small scoop or spoon, divide the mixture evenly and roll it into balls. Roll balls in the desired topping – cocoa, coconut, or chopped nuts.

Notes

The addition of heavy cream will give a sweeter taste and tone down the cream cheese.

You may want to place the cream cheese mixture in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes before forming it into balls if it’s too soft.

The easiest way to get uniform balls is to use a cookie scoop. It will also help to get the balls perfectly round.

For a smooth mixture, it’s best to use soft cream cheese. To soften it quickly, put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

The original recipe used 3 tablespoons of Truvia, a concentrated granular mix of stevia and erythritol. Since one-for-one powdered sweeteners are more common these days, the recipe changed to use one of those instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

No-Bake Sugar-Free Low-Carb Peppermint Cheesecake Pie

This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.

Peppermint Cheesecake

If you’re a lover of cheesecake, is there anything better than enjoying a creamy slice? Only one that is no-bake, sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb and keto and tastes like Christmas in pie form!

This no-bake cheesecake pie takes very little time in the kitchen and is just in time for Christmas! Peppermint flavor throughout the cheesecake and well as the topping!

I love my Pecan Snowball cookies for the holidays and gift-giving of course, but we all know when it comes to Christmas parties, desserts like this pie are what people gravitate to. It’s festive and decorative with cracked candy canes on top and it screams the holidays to me.

Nut-Free Keto Crust

The great thing about this pie is that you can easily adapt it to how much or how little peppermint you’d like to use. And the same goes for the sweetness. Always add the small amount I recommend then taste and adjust. If you’re worried about it being too sweet, since I do have a well-known sweet tooth, reduce the amount I’ve suggested then taste again and adjust.

The crust is a nut-free option as my youngest has a tree nut allergy. Using almonds in place of the sunflowers I’ve used is a fine substitution.

No-Bake Sugar-Free Peppermint Cheesecake Pie

This incredibly easy sugar-free low-carb keto peppermint cheesecake pie is a no-bake sensation and will be your favorite dessert to make for the holidays with family and friends. This is also nut-free.

Crust

  • 2  cups sunflower seeds (or almond meal)
  • 1/3  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Swerve sweetener

Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tsp peppermint liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Topping

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint liquid stevia
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Optional Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar-free candy canes crushed

Crust

  1. Prepare the no-bake crust by placing all ingredients into a food processor. Process until the mix is a fine crumb consistency.
  2. Taste the crust and add more sweetener, as needed. Spread into a 9-inch pie dish. Set aside.

Filling

  1. Place all filling ingredients, except heavy cream, into a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth. Taste and add more stevia as needed.
  2. Pour heavy cream into a new bowl and use an electric mixer to blend on high until all whipped in texture. Fold this whipped cream into the cream cheese filling. Spread this into the pie crust.

Topping

  1. Add all topping ingredients into stand mixer, except crushed candy canes, if using. Blend on high until whipped. Taste and adjust stevia, if needed.

  2. Spread this over the cheesecake filling. Top with crushed peppermints if desired. Refrigerate pie for 3-4 hours or overnight.

  1. Almond meal may be substituted for sunflower seeds in the crust, barring nut allergy issues.
  2. If fat is a concern, simply swap the regular cream cheese for a reduced-fat option.
  3. There are naturally occurring sugars in dairy products. While there are no added sugars in this recipe, the 1.1 grams of sugar per serving are from the dairy products used.

 

No-Bake Sugar-Free Low-Carb Peppermint Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: Have Your Dessert (& Eat It Too!)

As we advance toward the holiday season at warp speed, having some low-carb dessert recipes in mind will help us stay on track during family and friend pot-lucks and celebrations while we enjoy our cake (or muffins or doughnuts), too! In this month’s Recipe Roundup, we share desserts that not only taste as good as […]
Source: diabetesdaily.com

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