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. (I may or may not have made several batches of five-ingredient paleo “Nutella” crumble bars last week.) 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?!
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 my favorite low carb store-bought version, Go Lo Hazelnut Spread. I already talked about how awesome it was when I made the aforementioned crumble bars. It works really well for truffles, too.
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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