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These are the best keto truffles I’ve ever made – I’m so excited for you to try these for the holidays (or anytime), for yourself or for a gift! While these healthy truffles are sure to impress, this sugar-free healthy truffle recipe is actually quite simple and made with just 4 basic ingredients.
And at less than 1 net carb per truffle? You can definitely eat more than one. 🙂
As someone who’s been developing recipes with 10 ingredients or less for several years now… fewer ingredients is better if they’re high-quality. That’s why I’m so happy to include my favorite ChocZero dark chocolate chips in these truffles — they have the perfect balance of sweetness and rich chocolate flavor, with no sugar alcohols, soy, or gluten. I love them so much that you’ll find them in dozens of other recipes too, like keto fudge, keto chocolate cookies and chocolate mousse.
You might notice that these truffles are similar to my Nutella truffles and chocolate fat bombs, in that we’re creating a chocolatey base that will firm up in the fridge. This one makes the process even easier by cutting down on ingredients — and adding the richest sugar-free dark chocolate!
This time, we’re going back to the basics with a super easy sugar-free truffle recipe. No frills about it, but they are just simple perfection. These keto chocolate truffles are incredibly rich and chocolaty, you would never guess that they don’t have sugar. And, you can customize them to your heart’s content with your favorite toppings – I’m offering lots of ideas for that below!
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How To Make Keto Truffles
This no bake keto chocolate truffles recipe is easier than you may think! Here’s how to make them:
- Place chocolate into a bowl. We do this first, because they need to be ready to go after the next step!
- Heat cream and butter. Combine cream and butter in a saucepan, and bring to barely a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Make ganache. While the cream is still hot, pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to soften, then stir together until smooth and shiny.
- Chill. Pour the ganache into a rectangular glass container (this one is a great size!) and refrigerate until firm, no longer shiny, and not sticky when touched lightly.
TIP: If the ganache gets too firm, simply let it sit out at room temperature to soften.
- Roll sugar-free truffles. Use an extra small cookie scoop to scoop chocolate and roll into balls. Place onto chilled jelly roll pan.
TIP: Rinse your hands with cold water to cool them off before rolling truffles. This helps prevent them from melting.
- Coat truffles. Roll truffles in coatings right away – don’t chill them first, as the filling sticks better while they are softened from rolling.
TIP: Use a variety of coatings and your truffles will look great on a platter. I have some ideas below!
Keto Truffle Coating Ideas
We’re coating these healthy chocolate truffles with a number of coatings, which can add sweetness, texture, and crunch. You can roll them in:
- Melted chocolate – You can use more ChocZero dark chocolate, but my personal favorite is their white chocolate!
- Powders – Try cocoa powder, powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener, matcha powder, or espresso powder
- Finely chopped nuts – Try hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, or almonds. (Get the full keto nuts list here for other options!)
- Shredded coconut
- Sugar-free sprinkles – These are also perfect for keto sugar cookies!
- Keto chocolate chip cookie crumbs
For the low carb truffles shown here, I used an assortment of these coatings, including cocoa powder, chopped hazelnuts, powdered monk fruit, melted chocolate, and shredded coconut.
How To Serve Truffles
Truffles are best served at room temperature. They will reach that naturally as you roll them, so you can simply serve them right away!
If they get too soft from your hands, though, you can chill them a bit before serving. On the other hand, if you’ve had them in the fridge for a while, let them come to room temp for 10 minutes or so before enjoying, for the best texture.
Keto Chocolate Truffles FAQs
What is chocolate truffle filling?
The filling of a chocolate truffle is a homemade chocolate ganache made from heavy cream, butter, chocolate, and vanilla. We’re using ChocZero Keto Chocolate Chips to make this version sugar-free!
What do truffles taste like?
Chocolate truffles taste a bit like little balls of chocolate fudge.
Are truffles keto?
Most truffles would not be keto, as they are made with sugar! However, this truffle recipe is very low carb and perfect for a keto diet. Each truffle has just 0.9 grams net carbs per piece.
Are they vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free?
Keto truffles are naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, but not vegan, due to the dairy content.
Can I make them dairy-free?
Possibly. I’m confident that you can replace the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk.
In place of butter, you might be able to use a dairy-free butter alternative. I love this butter flavored coconut oil, but have not tested it with this sugar-free truffles recipe.
Can you use milk or white chocolate?
Yes! You can make these with ChocZero white chocolate and milk chocolate as well.
Can you make them ahead?
Yes, you can definitely make these truffles ahead, as they need time to chill. Great for get-togethers or gifting!
How to store chocolate keto truffles:
Store the truffles in the refrigerator for 7-10 days and let them sit out at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
Can you freeze them?
Yes, you can freeze keto chocolate truffles, just like regular ones. Freeze in a single layer on a sheet pan until frozen solid, then carefully transfer to a freezer container. Place a sheet of parchment paper in between layers to prevent sticking.
More Keto Chocolate Recipes
If you like this low carb chocolate truffles recipe, you might also like some of these other keto chocolate recipes:
- Keto Chocolate Cake – The BEST keto chocolate cake! Rich, moist, and you can make it in one bowl.
- Keto Chocolate Cookies – Double chocolate cookies, this is made for chocolate lovers. Made with just 6 ingredients.
- Keto Chocolate Pudding – Make this in just 5 minutes – it’s the best dessert for when you need a chocolate fix.
- Keto Chocolate Donuts – Chocolate on the outside, chocolate on the inside, and so irresistable.
- Chocolate Protein Ice Cream – Tasty enough for dessert, healthy enough for a treat with 13 grams protein and just 1 gram sugar!
Tools To Make Sugar-Free Truffles
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- ChocZero Keto Dark Chocolate Chips – The key to making the best keto truffles!
- Glass Meal Prep Dish – Use these meal prep storage containers to make and store this keto truffles recipe. This set has a good size for letting the mixture chill as quickly as possible, without being too deep or too shallow.
- Chocolate Dipping Tools – This tool makes coating the healthy truffles super easy – without the messy hands!
- Gift Boxes – Pack up a variety of healthy truffles in these cute holiday boxes for healthy treat gifting.
Keto Truffle Recipe
Keto Chocolate Truffles Recipe
The BEST keto truffles recipe - just 4 ingredients! These healthy sugar-free truffles are so rich & chocolaty, you'd never guess they're 0.9g net carbs each.
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Keto truffle coating options:
Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Place the ChocZero chocolate chips into a small bowl. Set aside.
In a small 1-quart saucepan on the stove, combine the heavy cream and butter. Let the butter melt, then continue to heat until the cream just barely starts to simmer.
Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla.
Immediately, while the cream is still hot, pour it over the chocolate. Set aside for 3-5 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt, then stir together until smooth. (This is chocolate ganache.)
Pour the ganache into a small rectangular glass meal prep dish. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, until the ganache is thick and semi-firm (it shouldn’t be shiny anymore and your fingers should not stick), but not hard. (If it gets too firm, you can let it sit at room temperature to soften.)
Line a 10x15 jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate this at the same time.
Wash your hands with cold water to cool them off. Use an extra small cookie scoop (this one is the ideal size) to scoop the chocolate mixture, shape the balls as needed, and place onto the 10x15 pan. Work quickly and avoid touching the truffles too much, or they’ll melt.
Roll the keto truffles in cocoa powder, or your other coatings of choice (see ideas above).
Store truffles in the refrigerator, but let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
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These are delicious and super easy to make – my husband is very fussy and he loved them!
Oh my gosh! These are so easy to make and the possibilities are endless! I just made white chocolate ganache, and plan on dipping the truffles in dark chocolate, and vice-versa. These are so smooth and creamy, and I like them better than the regular truffles I’ve made in the past. I’m so happy that choczero uses quality ingredients, and thank you for recommending their chocolate! I’m looking forward to dipping and rolling my way through spring! 😉 THANK-YOU!!!
I made these today, turned out great! I was skeptical that the amounts would result in 18 balls, but I used a round 1/2 tbsp measure to scoop out and actually got 22. I used Bake Believe semi-sweet SF chocolate chips and only let the ganache set in the fridge for 1 hour, it was perfectly workable at that time. For coatings, I used Lakanto keto peanut butter powder mixed with a smidgen of powdered sweetener, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, and cocoa.
I made this recipe today for the first time. My first time making any kind of truffle.
The chocolate part was easy to do. Making the balls and rolling them in toppings?? Now that was a challenge for me!! It was a learning curve for sure.
The ganache was very stiff at first. I could not roll them with my hands, even though my hands were cold. The chocolate just melted all over my hands. I ended up using the large end of a melon baller. Took a bit of practice to get a “ball” shape, but I got there. It was easier as the chocolate warmed up a bit.
I melted ChocZero Peanut butter chips and ChocZero White chocolate chips, each in a small ramekin. I had chopped macadamia nuts, chopped pecans, shredded coconut and cinnamon & Besti granulated sweetener in separate ramekins.
I tried working as fast as I could but not knowing what I was doing did not help me with speed. 🙂
The white chocolate became light milk chocolate by the time I got done. I rolled the balls dipped in that chocolate in the chopped macadamia nuts. It helped make the balls look bigger.
I rolled more balls in the melted peanut butter chips then into the coconut or chopped pecans. I was able to smoosh the breaking apart balls back into a round shape, sort of.
The ones rolled in the sugar and cinnamon look smaller but are the same amount of chocolate.
When I got nearer to the end of the ganach, I mixed everything that I had left over together and rolled the l;ast couple of balls into it. They look good!
I am wondering how the “toppings” affect the macros? Is it such a small amount that it won’t make a difference???
I am planning on making these again. 🙂
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Hi Linda, Those are optional toppings that would change the macros that are listed in the nutritional facts.
Can you make truffles with cocoa instead of the chocolate chips?
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Hi Audrey, I don’t recommend substituting cocoa for the chocolate chips in this recipe.
I would like to add protein powder to this recipe, how much do you think I should add?
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Hi Angelica, I am not sure protein powder would work in this recipe because the truffles may be too dry. I suggest you try these chocolate protein bars.
Is it possible to use natural fruit flavorings as a substitute for vanilla? How much flavoring would I use? Also, what brand of natural flavorings do you recommend? Thank you!
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Hi Janice, I would replace the 1 tsp of vanilla with 1 tsp of the flavoring of your choice.
Can you substitute lily’s white chocolate for these instead!? We’re big white chocolate fans. Thank you!
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Hi Dani, Yes, you could use white chocolate.
Thank you for the recipe. Can we substitute heavy cream with coconut cream/ oil or milk?
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Hi Didar, You can replace the heavy cream with coconut cream.
Can you maybe put your ingredients in grams, ml in brackets(from South Africa Cape Town)pls. Thank you.
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Hi Elise, At the top of the recipe card you can switch the measurements from US customary to metric.
I tried this and found that after my ganache hardened, it never got soft enough to roll well (even after sitting at room temp for hours). I weighed all my ingredients using your metric weights. Should I try again with more cream and/or butter to make the mix a bit softer? Thanks for your advice.
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Hi Jenny, I’m not exactly sure what could have gone wrong. When refrigerating the ganache, only keep it in the refrigerator until it is semi-firm and not all the way hardened.
No sugar substitute in them?…Are they sweet enough?
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Hi Jhosmar, Yes, the sweeteners from the sugar-free chocolate chips is enough for this recipe. Enjoy!
Am I not reading the proportions properly?!? How do wou get that many with so little?
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Hi Kory, These truffles are small. Each truffle is 1/2 tablespoon of the chilled ganache.
My non-keto family loved these too!! Win win. A treat that everyone enjoyed. Thanks so much.
The perfect way to get my chocolate fix. Delish!