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Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
We have all heard or read about the benefits of low carb chocolate. Of course, when we talk about this we are referring to the very dark chocolate, like 85% or higher cacao.
As Dr. Weil has stated, “Chocolate is a source of polyphenols (the same type of antioxidants found in red wine), and the fat it contains, stearic acid, doesn’t affect cholesterol levels.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits seen in this study, earlier research has shown that the flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce the stickiness of platelets, cells that play an important role in blood clotting. As a result, blood takes longer to clot, reducing the danger of coronary artery blockages.”
My mom and I absolutely LOVE dark chocolate. We typically eat 85-90% dark (the darker the better!). The brands of dark chocolate we typically get are Theo, Equal Exchange, and Alter Eco, which are all organic. And now with all the health benefits that it provides, we have an excuse to eat it.
Portion Control is Still Important
Even though low carb chocolate is good for you, portion control is still needed. I, in particular, am good about only having a serving size of dark chocolate. However, I know how hard it is to ration.
It is especially hard to ration serving sizes with prepackaged chocolate bars. One whole bar typically has 2-2.5 servings. Some bars are good and say how many squares of dark chocolate are a serving, that way you can break off that amount and save the rest for another day. Other bars just say the serving size in grams or ounces.
Therefore, you have to look at how many grams or ounces are in a bar then do the math from there.
With all this in mind, I wanted to make a special treat that can cure your sweet-tooth cravings in one controlled serving.
Like always, I also wanted to create something that my whole family would enjoy. My mom, dad, and I are the only ones in my family who like dark chocolate. My sister, who loves chocolate, absolutely HATES dark chocolate.
Her nose and eyebrows wrinkle every time we mention it. The only thing that she would eat that contains dark chocolate would be the dark chocolate covered Reese’s peanut butter cups.
But, we all know those have TONS of ingredients that are not necessary and LOADED with sugar. Not a very healthy option even though it contains dark chocolate.
So, I decided to make some Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Truffles recipe that only had a few ingredients and were easy to make.
My little helper and taste tester
I grabbed all the ingredients I needed to make the Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles and set them on the counter. Next thing you know, my sister appears out of no where.
“What are you making?” she asked.
“Truffles. Want to help?” I responded.
We both washed our hands and began rolling the little balls. After they cooled, we dipped and rolled them in the dark chocolate. It was fun having her help me with this project, even though more chocolate got on the counter and in her mouth than on the truffles.
- In a small bowl, mix together the PB2, Coconut Flour, Honey, Monk Fruit Sweetener, and water. The mixture should be thick.
- Take about 1 tsp of the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls on parchment paper. Put the balls in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes in order to cool.
- Once cool, melt the Dark Chocolate in the microwave.
- Insert a toothpick into the cool peanut butter balls and roll in the dark chocolate to cover.
- Place the chocolate covered balls onto the parchment paper and refrigerate for approximately 10 minutes.
Nutritionper serving| Calories: 58 Fat: 3 Sat. Fat: 1.8 Carbs: 5.7 Fiber: 1.5 Sugar: 3 Protein: 2 Net Carbs: 4.2
*I did find that these truffles are small. However, they are indulgent enough to only have two!