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My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but we do celebrate New Year’s the Russian way. From a food perspective, it’s all the same. It’s still the holiday season and that means lots of yummy treats… healthier versions for me, of course. I’ll bet you’ve made plenty of cookies throughout December already, so this recipe is for sugar-free Nutella truffles instead.
Because you can’t go wrong with Nutella, and certainly not with sugar-free truffles, either.
I’ve been on a chocolate hazelnut spread kick lately.
Now, that means it’s time for chocolate hazelnut sugar-free truffles! Can you imagine a better version of a truffle? I truly cannot.
Unless you don’t like the taste of Nutella, in which case… well, how is that even possible?!
If for some reason you don’t like the idea of Nutella flavored truffles, try gluten-free easy vegan truffles from Allergylicious. Those look really good, and you can easily make them low carb by using sugar-free chocolate chips. Otherwise, I really hope you’ll give Nutella truffles a try…
Of course, I don’t like the sugar and other ingredients found in regular Nutella. Instead, I recommend using either a homemade chocolate hazelnut spread or you can buy this sugar-free one. I already talked about how awesome it was when I made the aforementioned crumble bars. It works really well for truffles, too.
If you like holiday inspired chocolate treats, also try dark chocolate almond bark – use sugar-free chocolate chips to keep it low carb.
These little sugar-free Nutella truffles were inspired by Ferrero Rocher truffles. Admittedly they are not quite the same. Sorry, I just didn’t have the patience to create all those layers that Ferrero Rocher truffles have!
But, they still do have that crunchy hazelnut coating and a creamy sugar-free Nutella interior. Those are the most important parts, if you ask me.
With only five ingredients, I think the tradeoff and convenience of making these is well worth sacrificing some of the layers.
One key thing to keep in mind about these low carb truffles is they are truly best kept refrigerated. They are very soft and will definitely melt if you keep them in your hands for too long or if your home is warm.
I actually prefer them straight from the fridge. Just keep them in there until right before serving – it’s well worth it!
When I shared one of these sugar-free Nutella truffles with my husband for the first time, he incredulously asked, “Did you make these?!” I love hearing questions like that!
That’s the great thing about sharing sugar-free truffles with family or bringing them to holiday gatherings. People are always impressed and surprised that you made them. And hey, you don’t have to tell them how easy they actually were to prepare!
5-Ingredient Sugar-free Chocolate Nutella Truffles (Low Carb, Gluten-free):
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5-Ingredient Sugar-free Chocolate Nutella Truffles (Low Carb, Gluten-free)
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- 1/3 cup Coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Sugar-free "Nutella" spread (or regular Nutella if not sugar-free, or any chocolate hazelnut spread of your choice)*
- 1/2 cup Sugar-free dark chocolate chips (or other chocolate chips of choice)
- 1/3 cup Powdered erythritol
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)**
- 1/2 cup Hazelnuts (chopped very finely)***
RECIPE TIPS in the post above! VIDEO + nutrition info + recipe notes below!
- Combine all ingredients, except chopped hazelnuts, in a medium saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
Refrigerate for 60-90 minutes, until partially set. Stir, then continue to refrigerate until firm (about 1-2 hours).
Use a small cookie or melon scoop to spoon round chunks of the batter and form into 1- to 1.25-in (2.5-3 cm) balls (use cold hands and only your finger tips to avoid melting). Roll and press each ball into chopped hazelnuts to coat all sides.
- Keep refrigerated until right before serving to keep truffles firm.
- For sugar-free Nutella options, you can use this homemade sugar-free Nutella recipe or this store-bought sugar-free chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Recipe requires 5 ingredients, not including optional vanilla extract.
- You can make finely chopped hazelnut pieces by pulsing whole hazelnuts in a blender or food processor. Don't over-process to avoid making nut flour or nut butter.
Serving size: 1 truffle
Video Showing How To Make Low Carb Sugar-free Nutella Truffles:
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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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