Perfect, Low Carb Valentine's Day Chocolates
Valentine’s day is a day for love but it is also a day for indulgence. Everyone loves getting a big box of chocolates on Valentine’s day and then eating most (or all) of them in one sitting. It is a holiday where you can get away with being over the top and decadent. Yet, when you are on a keto diet, you really don’t want to throw away all your hard work just to enjoy one little chocolate.
Eating just one or two chocolates really can throw your body out of ketosis. Your body will see those carbs and think “hey, I’ll just use these for energy! Forget processing fats- that is way too hard!”… and there goes everything you have worked for and strived for in your keto lifestyle. Not worth it! But we have a way to help you. We have keto truffles.
We have created raspberry keto truffles that are the answer to your Valentine’s day conundrum. When you make a batch of these, you will be able to have your chocolate without the worry. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not! We have used all keto-friendly ingredients to make these truffles not only incredibly delicious but also guilt-free, diet-approved. Here is how we did it…
First, we started out with some great sugar-free dark chocolate. We are big fans of Lily’s brand of chocolate as it melts nicely and works great in truffle making. It is also readily available in most grocery stores and has a wonderful, rich taste. Lily’s uses stevia to sweeten the chocolate so it is keto-friendly while still being nice and sweet (I just can’t get behind that bitter baker’s chocolate that has no sweetness at all….it’s too strong!).
We make the truffle centers by mixing together the heavy cream, erythritol, raspberry oil, vanilla, and salt. The mix is brought to a boil and then poured over the dark chocolate. Once whisked together, the mix will be smooth but also firm enough to hold its shape. Roll it into a ball or scoop it into a chocolate lined mold to make a perfect, raspberry filling.
Just a quick note about the raspberry oil. Most candy making oils are sugar-free. They have simply concentrated flavors in a bottle. They tend to be super strong so just a few drops of the oil will flavor your truffles perfectly. There are actually a huge array of candy oils you can choose from too. We like to use the LorAnn brand since it is on the shelves of most craft and baking stores. Try out any flavored oil you’d like to recreate these keto truffles into something new and exciting. Caramel oil, strawberry oil, or even champagne flavor oil will all work well! Now, back to the truffles…
Once the truffle centers have hardened, they are dipped into pure melted sugar-free chocolate to form the outer truffle shell. Feel free to sprinkle the dipped chocolate with some crushed nuts, keto sprinkles, or even just a drizzle of sugar-free white chocolate to make the truffles look picture perfect. Let the chocolate shell harden and then the truffles are ready to eat!
I could definitely eat an entire batch of these low carb raspberry truffles. I know it is exactly what I would want to receive as a gift on Valentine’s day. So heat to the kitchen and start making a batch for the keto follower in your life that you love. They will go crazy for these truffles and be pretty happy that they can indulge on Valentine’s Day without the worry. We hope you get to enjoy a batch, too!
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