Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Sugar free chocolate truffles are perfect for low carb and ketogenic diets. It is so easy to make your own delicious sugar free, low carb chocolate truffles at home. Really simple to make, these silky smooth chocolate treats will leave even the fussiest chocolate connoisseur extremely happy. There is no need for fancy or complicated shopping lists as chocolate truffles are made from just dark chocolate, fresh cream and vanilla extract.

Your Favorite Flavor and Coating Options

Traditionally chocolate truffles are round and they are often coated in cocoa powder or grated chocolate. They can also be fully dipped in chocolate or rolled in nuts or seeds or desiccated coconut. You can also add flavors such as brandy or rum, or essences such as mint or orange to create your favorite truffle. If you are feeling adventurous you can also place a hazelnut or macadamia in the centre if desired.
Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Truffles that you can buy from stores generally aren’t suitable for a low carb, sugar free or keto diet. Most are laden with sugar which makes them off limits if you are watching your carb or sugar intake. Once you have whipped up a batch of these delectable chocolate truffles you won’t ever be tempted to buy them from a store again. They are so simple to make and taste absolutely divine.

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles
Embrace the chocolate fingers or use a slab pan and create square truffles
How To Make Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

Making your own homemade sugar free chocolate truffles is so easy. Basically you melt your favorite dark chocolate in hot cream, whisk together and allow to cool. Shape into balls or squares if you want to avoid messy hands and roll in your favorite coating and enjoy! You can add your own flavors as well by simply adding rum or brandy, or your favorite extract such as mint or orange.

Gifting Ideas For Special Occasions

These fabulous tasting Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles would be perfect for gifting at Christmas time or for special occasions. Keep a stash of these in the fridge for over the festive period. Temptation will be averted and you’ll have a reasonably healthy treat to snack on should you feel tempted.

Some More Edible Gifting Recipe Ideas from KETohh

Low Carb Dukkah
From scratch spice mixes- BBQ, Mexican and Moroccan
Sugar Free Harissa Paste
Macadamia Vanilla Cookies
Ginger Spice Cookies
Low Carb Rocky Road Christmas Tree
Low Carb Rocky Road
Sesame Chia Parmesan CrackersHealthy Almond Crackers or Almond Seed Crackers
Low Carb Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chia Balls
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Balls
Low Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Balls aka Ferrero Rocher Balls
Wasabi Almonds
Tamari Almonds

There are so many options here that anyone trying to cut back on their carbs and sugar would love to receive. them. Don’t limit them to your low carb friends, as they would be ideal for anyone as a gift.
Happy baking!

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Setting Time: 2 hours
Course: Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Christmas, Sweets
Cuisine: American, Asian Keto, Australian, Belgian, English, French, Low Carb, Sugar Free
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Servings: 20 truffles


  • 200 grams dark chocolate I like to use Lindt 85%
  • 200 grams heavy/pure cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons monk fruit powdered or favorite sweetener to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional 1-2 tspns brandy /rum or 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of orange/mint extract or your preferred essence.


  • Break your chocolate up into small chunks and place in a medium sized glass mixing bowl. Place the cream, vanilla extract and sweetener into a small saucepan (or microwave) and heat over medium heat until the cream is just below boiling point. If not hot enough your cream will not melt the chocolate. Whisk to ensure the sweetener has dissolved and then pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate chunks. Allow to sit for a few minutes to melt.
  • Stir the chocolate mixture with a spoon to combine ensuring there aren't any chocolate lumps, then whisk until smooth. If adding any flavorings such as brandy, rum, orange or mint essence, add now and whisk in well.
  • Allow your mixture to cool covered in the fridge for about 1-2 hours or until the chocolate ganache is firm enough to shape into balls.
  • When ready to shape, place a piece of baking paper on your bench top. Using a teaspoon or spoon measure, scoop the chocolate from the bowl and place each round on the baking paper. Roughly shape with the spoon into a ball like shape. Once you've scooped out all of your ball shapes, roll each mound with your hands into round balls. Your hands will get very chocolatey at this stage. If your balls are too soft to shape, place them back in the fridge to firm up more before attempting to do your final shaping. Once your truffles are ready for rolling, use your hands to roll into an even (as possible) round shape. You may need to wash your hands in cold water to cool them down if they get too warm in between rolling.
  • If you don't fancy getting your hands dirty you can create square truffles. Pour the mixture into a small slab pan lined with baking paper. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. Once set, slice into even squares straight from the fridge. Wipe the knife down in between slicing to keep your cuts clean. If coating your square truffles you may need to allow them to sit at room temperature to enable the coatings to stick to the chocolate.
  • Once you have created your truffles you can roll them in cocoa powder, chopped nuts of choice, desiccated coconut or grated chocolate/sprinkles.
  • Serve your truffles at near room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, depending on how fresh your cream is.

Recipe Notes

Remember that the lower the couverture of your chocolate (ie 60% or 70%) the higher the amount of sugar it contains. My favorite low carb chocolate to use is Lindt 80-85%.
Feel free to use your favorite sweetener in this recipe in lieu of monk fruit.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9.2g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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