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Low Carb Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles

Sweet and creamy, these rich chocolate truffles are flavored with Earl Grey tea. Best of all they've got less than 1 carb each!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword complex, creamy, rich, sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 truffles
Calories 30kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Ganache

  • 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.

To Shape

  • 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.

Notes

Mix some dried orange peel with unsweetened cocoa and a packet of Sweet 'N Low® to bring out the orange flavor in these truffles.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.01g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 4mg