Here's a delicious low-carb, sugar free chocolate truffles candy recipe with a creamy ganache center. These truffles are a wonderful treat to share with someone special.
Why you'll love it
Traditionally, chocolate truffles are ball-shaped candies with ganache centers coated in chocolate. Then, they're covered in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or chopped nuts.
And it's nearly impossible to find good quality low carb sugar-free chocolate truffles.
I have made low-carb fudge truffles previously, but they did not contain the creamy ganache centers of the more traditional candy. That's why I started experimenting with a sugar-free truffle candy recipe!
My family really enjoys the Lindt Lindor Truffles, and I will occasionally make an exception to enjoy the sugary confection on a holiday or other special occasion.
If only they made a sugar-free, low-carb version of the Lindor 60% Extra Dark chocolate truffle, my favorite! To make matters worse, a Lindt factory outlet store is not too far from where we live.
Thankfully, this recipe is so easy to make that I can whip up a huge batch and never be tempted by the nearby chocolate factory!
They are a delicious treat that even my picky daughter enjoys, and they aren't overly sweet like some candy.
The high-fat content in these sugar-free chocolate truffles also satisfies hunger. So go ahead and snack on these keto truffles between breakfast and lunch. I could definitely eat one of them every single day!
These chocolate truffles are a favorite among dessert cuisine ideas because there are just two simple parts - the chocolate mixture filling and the hard outer shell. Here's a bit more information about what I used.
The ganache centers in this sugar-free truffle candy recipe are made from melted chocolate and a little heavy cream.
You can use your own homemade low-carb chocolate for this recipe. Or, use store-bought sugar-free dark chocolate chips or bars.
Heavy whipping cream gives the ganache a richer flavor and smoother texture.
Both vanilla and chocolate extract are important to use together in the ganache filling. This gives it both a smooth taste and incredible chocolate flavor.
For the outer chocolate coating, use unsweetened baking chocolate. You could also use white chocolate for a different color and flavor.
A little bit of cocoa butter smooths the baking chocolate, making it easier for you to cover the truffles.
Swerve confectioners powdered sweetener and Stevia concentrated powder are important to use in the outer coating.
For more information about sweeteners, read my low-carb sweetener guide.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use chopped chocolate. When you melt chocolate, chopped chocolate melts quicker, saving you time.
- Pay attention to serving size. There are three truffles in a serving.
- Dip more than once. If you want a thicker coating, let them cool completely and dip them into the melted chocolate mixture.
This is a simple dessert cuisine you can make on a hot day because it doesn't use the oven. Here's a bit more about how I made them.
Prepare the ganache filling
First, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a chocolate melter. Then, heat the cream and vanilla until it reaches the bubbling stage, just before boiling.
Add the heavy cream, vanilla, chocolate extract, and melted chocolate into a large mixing bowl and mix them. Allow this to temper for about 5 minutes.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and then let it chill for a few hours in the refrigerator.
Form ganache balls
After being in the refrigerator overnight, the ganache was pretty hard. So, I let it sit out at room temperature for about an hour before rolling into small balls.
I found it was best to roll the balls with food prep plastic gloves, so the chocolate didn't stick to my hands.
Form equal-sized ganache balls and set them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the balls into the refrigerator while you make the chocolate coating.
Make the coating
Melt the baking chocolate and cocoa butter in a chocolate melter or double boiler. Add the sweeteners and vanilla extract.
Coat the ganache balls
Remove the ganache balls from the refrigerator and coat them in the melted chocolate.
I ended up dipping the centers in the chocolate twice. If you'd like a thicker shell, they should really be dipped 3 or 4 times. I let the first chocolate layer sit until the shine went away before dipping again.
️ Serving suggestions
This low-carb truffle candy recipe is really simple to make. It does take some time to prepare, though. But, I find candy-making to be a very relaxing way to pass the time.
Serve these keto truffles with your favorite keto candy. Share them with guests on a platter with some keto white chocolate fudge.
Peanut butter and chocolate go together well, so add some keto buckeyes to the dessert table.
Enjoy these truffles with your favorite bulletproof coffee.
There are many different ways you can make this keto truffle recipe. If you make any changes, please let me know in the comments!
- Dust the truffles with cocoa powder. This adds another layer of complexity to the delicious dessert.
- Make them dairy free. Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream in the ganache filling.
- Mix in some finely chopped nuts. Almonds or walnuts are fantastic choices.
- For a deeper flavor, add some cherry extract instead of vanilla extract.
- Fortify your truffles with more protein by mixing in protein powder.
Here are some questions people often ask about making low-carb chocolate truffles. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
Keep extra chocolate truffles in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
First, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Then, put the baking sheet in the freezer. Once they are all frozen solid, put them together in a resealable freezer-safe food storage bag.
Keep the frozen truffles in the freezer for up to six months.
There are only 1.3 grams net carbs in three truffles.
If you enjoyed this keto chocolate truffles recipe, here are more lemon keto dessert recipes and sweet low-carb recipes you should make next. They are all perfect any time of year.
- Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark is a sugar-free, low-carb, and guilt-free way to indulge in chocolate.
- Hazelnut Chocolate Candy Balls have a delightful crunch and a creamy filling.
- Keto White Chocolate Fat Bombs have no net carbs and will fill you up when you feel snacky between meals.
- Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate Keto Fudge is a smooth, creamy low-carb confection that melts in your mouth.
- Dark Chocolate Almond Bark is crunchy with sliced almonds sprinkled throughout the velvety chocolate.
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Chocolate Truffle Candy (Sugar Free, Low Carb)
- 5 ounces low carb dark chocolate homemade can be used
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ teaspoon chocolate extract
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- ½ ounce cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon Swerve Confectioners Powdered Sweetener
- ⅛ teaspoon stevia concentrated powder
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Melt chocolate in a chocolate melter or double boiler.
- Heat cream and vanilla almost to boil. (Microwave to just bubbling stage)
- Add heavy cream, vanilla, chocolate extract, and melted chocolate.
- Allow mixture to temper for about 4-5 minutes.
- Pour hot mixture into a small bowl and cover top with plastic wrap.
- Allow mixture to chill for a few hours or overnight so it is hard enough to form.
- Remove hardened ganache from refrigerator and allow to set at room temperature if needed.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, form equal amounts of ganache into balls.
- Set balls onto parchment paper or wax paper and place into refrigerator while preparing chocolate coating.
- Melt baking chocolate and ½ ounce cocoa butter in chocolate melter or double boiler.
- Add sweeteners and vanilla.
- Remove ganache from refrigerator and coat with melted topping. For a thicker coating, the truffle will need to be repeat dips in the chocolate after each layer of coating has set.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 3 [calories] => 292 [carbohydrates] => 8.2 [protein] => 2.2 [fat] => 31 [sodium] => 2.8 [fiber] => 6.9 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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First published February 20, 2015. Last updated July 26, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.
What can I use to substitute for unsweetened baking chocolate? We don't have that here.
I don't recommend substituting it, but 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa and 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil is often used as a sub for 1 ounce of chocolate.
I am surprising my diabetic sister-in-law with these for her Christmas gathering as well as my son who is on the keto diet!
I hope they love them!
These are my favourite thing to make during the festive season, easy, delicious and perfect for parties!
Is There Any Substitution For Cocoa Butter I Can't find it Thank You
You could try coconut oil or coconut butter.
I love seeing treats like this that have no sugar. It looks so creamy and wonderful.
Thanks Kristen. It's a filling treat too.
nibbles by nic
You say "Chocolate Truffle" and I am there!!! Love a yummy (sugar-free) recipe no less. Rich and fudgy with a lovely chocolate shell! Thanks for posting such a yummy nibble!! xo Nic
Thanks for visiting Nic. Love your nibbles!
Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart
I'm always looking for a low carb chocolate treat. These look wonderful. I love chocolate ganache and I am definitely looking forward to trying these. Yum!
Shannon, you will not be disappointed!
I love truffles, and this ganache type are definitely a favorite. these look fantastic!
Glad you like them Kristina. They certainly don't taste sugar free.
These look divine! I cannot wait to try these. I am always looking for a low carb treat. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
They really are scrumptious Terri. Even my picky daughter was sneaking them from the fridge!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
I would love to whip up a batch of these beautiful truffles to keep in my fridge for anytime a chocolate craving strikes...they look fabulous!
Thanks Faith. You would love them.
Sounds like another winner! These truffles are absolutely gorgeous.
You are amazing, Lisa, and your work is spectacular!
Thank you so very much for all you do!
Thanks for the wonderful comment Alice!