Things have been a little slow around here, I’ll admit. But that is only because it is an opposite reflection of what my life really looks like. The end of the semester is always a crazy time, with professors dropping random assignments on the class, coupled with the last two exams that somehow end up way to close to each other. It is a real crunch time, leaving me with little time to do much out side of my studies. All of that to say, that is where today’s recipe came from. While I don’t have a ton of time for the kitchen, one evening after a long day of school I decided it was time to get creative. With chocolate heavy on the brain, I knew that was the way to go. Overall, these truffles came together super easy and tasted so great it inspired me to make a vanilla version (soon to come). Though I have not tried them with any other flour but coconut, the fat (coconut, butter, ghee, etc…) and sweetener used is very versatile. If you are looking to get creative for the holidays, add some peppermint oil or spice. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Low Carb Dark Chocolate Truffles
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup monk fruit, coconut sugar, or maple sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, non-hydrogenated palm shortening, or ghee
- 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 4 oz Lily’s chocolate chips (see notes)
- Maldon sea salt for garnish
- Melt fat of choice with unsweetened baking chocolate over a double boiler, then whisk in cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, and sea salt.
- Mix in coconut flour until a chunky dough has formed, then use your hands or a cookie scoop to form the dough into balls.
- Place the truffles in the fridge to harden.
- Once hardened, melt the chocolate chips (see notes below) then roll the truffles in the chocolate, finishing each with a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt flakes.
Notes: for a homemade chocolate coating melt and whisk together 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, 1/4 cup sweetener of choice, and 1 oz fat of choice.
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