These dark chocolate sugar-free truffles have a slightly sweet flavor from the almond butter and vanilla, with no sweetener required! Keep a batch of these truffles in the freezer for a quick treat anytime you need it!

sugar free chocolate truffles

We’ve been sugar-free for a few weeks now and my sugar cravings have subsided a lot but sometimes, I just want some chocolate. So after being inspired by this recipe from the I Quit Sugar website, I decided to make my own version. 

chocolate truffle

Admittedly, these are not necessarily sweet. If you have been eating sugar on the regular then you might want to add a little sweetener. To me, they honestly tasted chocolatey but I think if your tastebuds are used to something sweeter, you may want to add something. I Quit Sugar would recommend a tablespoon of brown rice syrup but maple syrup or agave would work, too. 

truffle mixture

Tips for Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

  • Be sure to melt the coconut oil completely and mix with the almond butter until smooth. This will ensure you end up with a smooth texture.
  • If you want to make these sweeter, you can sweeten these truffles with honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, stevia, or monk fruit sweetener.
  • You can use smooth or crunchy almond butter. I prefer smooth because it’s easier to mix but both are delicious.
  • Add salt to taste. It will depend on if your almond butter is salted or not.

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sugar free truffles

Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Dessert
  • Cuisine: No Sugar
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These dark chocolate sugar-free truffles have a slightly sweet flavor from the almond butter and vanilla, with no sweetener required! Keep a batch of these truffles in the freezer for a quick treat anytime you need it!


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil and almond butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla and stir until combined.
  3. If you want to add a sweetener, stir it in here. You could use 1 tablespoon maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia. I didn’t add any extra but if you’re used to eating sugar, you’ll want to add a little something.
  4. Stir in protein powder, cocoa powder, and salt.
  5. Pop it into the freezer for a few minutes until it hardens a bit.
  6. Shape into small balls and roll in cocoa powder to coat.
  7. Store these in the freezer!
  8. It should make about 10-12 balls. They’ll have around 120 calories each.

Keywords: sugar free chocolate truffles

 

Alex thought these tasted a little bitter since I didn’t add any sweetener to ours, but I loved them! With a pinch of stevia or a bit of honey, I’m sure these would taste plenty sweet for anyone. I’m going to make another batch of these to store in the freezer for when a chocolate craving hits. These are packed with healthy fats and protein!

How to Store Sugar Free Truffles

  • I like to store these in the refrigerator. They will get slightly sticky if left out at room temperature.
  • You can also store these in the freezer to make them last even longer.

Craving more healthy chocolate? Try one of these recipes:

Avocado TrufflesDark chocolate avocado truffles

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

We haven’t decided how long we’re going to continue this sugar free thing but I think we’ll give it another week or two. I don’t feel super different although I do think I’ve had more energy in the afternoons!

Do you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate?