Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles
- 5 ounces dark chocolate (sugar free, chopped fine or in small pieces)
- 2 1/2 ounces heavy cream (sugar free, chopped fine or in small pieces)
- 1/2 ounce unsalted butter
- european style butter
- coconut oil
- cocoa powder
- grated coconut
- Heat the cream over medium heat in a small saucepan or in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl until it is very hot.
- It doesnt have to come to the boil, but a good simmer will ensure all the chocolate melts.
- When the cream is hot add all the chocolate at once.
- Allow to sit in the cream until it begins to melt, when it looks as if most of the chocolate has softened stir carefully with a whisk.
- Be careful not to stir too vigorously.
- If you over mix you may cause the chocolate to seize becoming grainy and rough.
- When all the chocolate is melted and the mixture looks smooth, and glossy you have ganache.
- That is all there is too it.
- For the final touch, while the ganache is still warm drop in all of the butter and stir gently until it is combined.
- If the butter is too warm when you add it it will melt completely and may look oily, but if it is still cool it should incorporate beautifully into the ganache making it look even glossier.
- Refrigerate your ganache until set.
- Depending on the amount you make this may take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.
- For the amount given here it should take from 30 minutes to an hour.
- You are looking for a ganache that is firm enough to be scooped and rolled into balls.
- If it is too hard you wont be able to scoop it, but if it is too soft it wont roll into balls.
- Now you can make your truffles, a small ice cream scoop, or a melon baller work well for scooping and shaping balls but you can use a spoon too.
- Scoop out all your truffles, then shape lightly in your hands like you are making a meatball or shaping clay.
- Try to move quickly and touch the chocolate lightly because it will begin to melt in your hands.
- As you shape them replace them on the tray or place them directly into the cocoa powder, or other coating if you are using.
Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:31:14.