Many thanks to Sweet’N Low® for sponsoring this post and providing the sweetener for the recipe in conjunction with their “12 Days of Christmas” campaign. All opinions are my own.
Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles are creamy, rich morsels of yumminess. Best of all they’re low carb and sugar free, making them the perfect, indulgent holiday treat for those of us following a keto lifestyle. Double the recipe so you’ll have enough to give as gifts – they’re that good! This year, I’ve partnered with Sweet’N Low®, along with eleven other bloggers, to celebrate the holidays by creating recipes themed to the “12 Days of Christmas” song. I chose these truffles for Day 10 of the song because I am quite sure these are why those “10 Lords were a Leapin’!”
For this recipe you’ll need: Sweet’N Low®, Earl Grey teabags, heavy cream, 0-carb milk chocolate, preferred garnishes (cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut, pecans, etc)
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Low Carb Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles Backstory
So y’all, I’ve loved chocolate all of my life but the first time I bit into a creamy chocolate truffle I was hooked. When I found out that these chocolates were so easy to make I was ecstatic – that Christmas EVERYONE got homemade truffles.
Everything was bright and happy in chocolate la-la land until the dark day my thyroid was removed and I became ::: ominous music:: hypothyroid.
As far as I was concerned the future was bleak. No desserts, no breads, no snacks and, worst of all, no chocolate.
Of course we all know that my fears were silly! Being low carb is so much easier than most eating plans but at the time it was really rough for me. A little over a year later I married my husband, who happens to be Type 1 Diabetic. That’s made it even more important to be to watch out for carbs and sugars in our diets!
Over the years I’ve learned to recreate many of my favorite recipes using sugar-free sweeteners like Sweet’N Low®. These Earl Grey truffles are a perfect example of how easy it is to create a keto-friendly recipe from a high-carb recipe – something sweet and delicious yet low in sugar.
Sweet’N Low® FAQs
When Sweet’N Low® contacted me about being part of their “12 Days of Christmas” campaign, I was super excited. After all, it’s a product that’s almost always in our pantry and one that I use often.
The company has been around for over 55 years – and businesses don’t have that kind of longevity without also having consumers’ trust.
How is Sweet’N Low® used?
Although many of us regularly use Sweet’N Low® in beverages, it’s great for cooking and baking as well. It doesn’t lose its sweetness when heated, so you can use it in just about anything. When baking with Sweet’N Low® it is generally recommended to replace half the sugar to ensure proper texture, volume and browning. Luckily, there are so many recipes for yummy, low carb holiday goodies where you don’t need to worry about sugar at all!
If you are using a new recipe be sure to follow carefully until you are familiar with how it works for you.
Where Can I Buy It?
You’ll find Sweet’N Low® in almost every grocery store right next to the sugar in the baking aisle.
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Cook’s Notes for Low Carb Chocolate Truffles
Truffles are easy to make but here are a few hints to help you along.
- Make sure water doesn’t get into the mixture while you are melting the chocolate. It will seize up and you’ll have to start over.
- I used a 0-carb chocolate for these Earl Grey Truffles. Your carb count will depend on the carbs in the chocolate you use.
- You can vary the type of tea that you use to vary the flavor.
- Tea bags make it easier but you can use loose leaf tea and strain it well.
- Try adding a little dried orange peel powder and a packet of Sweet’N Low® to the cocoa to roll the truffles in. It enhances the bergamot/orange flavor in the tea.
Find the OTHER “12 Days of Christmas” Recipes!
You’ve got to check out these other fantastic “12 Days of Christmas” inspired recipes featuring Sweet’N Low®!
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Low Carb Earl Grey Chocolate Truffle Recipe
These truffles are so decadent! Perfect for the holidays because you can make them well ahead of time and serve them when needed – they freeze well, too. If you love this recipe please give it 5 stars!
Low Carb Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles
- 3/4 cup heavy cream plus more as needed
- 4 Earl Grey tea bags
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 Sweet'N Low® packets or to taste. You may also use 3/4 teaspoon Sweet'N Low® from the 8 ounce box
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
- Unsweetened cocoa chopped pecans, sprinkles, or melted sugar free chocolate to garnish.
- 3 ounces 0 carb milk chocolate , optional for dipping
- Heat the heavy cream to a simmer.
- Remove from heat.
- Add the tea bags and let steep for 1 hour.
- Squeeze the tea bags out and discard.
- Measure the cream and add enough more cream to equal 3/4 cup.
- Add the chocolate chips and butter to the cream.
- Microwave for 1 minute.
- Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Add the orange extract and Sweet'N Low® to taste.
- Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Place parchment or wax paper on the table.
- Lightly grease a melon baller.
- Scoop the firm ganach out of the bowl with the melon baller, quickly form it into a smooth ball with your hands, and place on the parchment.
- Continue until all the ganache is gone.
- If ganache gets too soft while you are working just refrigerate it a bit.
- When all the truffles have been formed roll them in your chosen garnish.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with parchment between the layers.
- Let come to a chilly room temperature before serving.
To Dip Truffles
- If you are planning to dip the truffles in melted chocolate melt the chocolate in a double boiler with 1 teaspoon of butter. Put one of the chilled truffles on a toothpick and dip into the melted chocolate. Chill until firm.