While grocery shopping last weekend, I decided to buy a container of bulk Truvia. The two main ingredients in Truvia are stevia and erythritol. Since most of the carbs in Truvia come from erythritol, they can be excluded for the most part unless sugar alcohols like erythritol affect your insulin levels.
I took into account about 1 carb per truffle coming from the Truvia. Although the Truvia is a bit more expensive than mixing stevia and erythritol, I found it was much easier to use in these low carb almond fudge truffles. Plus, bulk Truvia is widely available in most grocery stores.
I have to buy erythritol online. I also buy my stevia online because I find the price is much cheaper than my local natural food stores. However, it’s nice to know that I can get Truvia locally if I’m out of my regular low carb sweeteners.
This is a really simple sugar free candy recipe. It would make a great gift for a diabetic friend or someone trying to lose weight on low carb. It’s pretty enough to set out at a holiday party or special occasion.
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Next time, I think I may experiment with different flavors in place of the almond. My daughter suggested using mint, but I’d also like to try orange or raspberry.
- Calories: 163
- Fat: 15.3g
- Carbohydrates: 7.3g
- Fiber: 4.2g
- Protein: 2.6g
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream (optional - see note)
- 3 Tablespoons Truvia
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- cocoa powder
- unsweetened coconut
- chopped nuts
- In food processor or mixer, combine 1/2 cup cocoa powder, cream cheese, cream (if using) and almond extract until well blended.
- Using a small scoop or spoon, divide mixture evenly and roll into balls. Roll balls in desired topping – cocoa, coconut, or chopped nuts.
Makes 12 truffles
Nutrition per truffle: 4.2g net carbs, 1.1g erythritol