Peppermint-Chocolate Truffles


0.9g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1

0.6g

Protein

9.9g

Fat

1g

Fiber

116g

Calories

How are Net Carbs Calculated?

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Ounce sugar-free chocolate
  • 4 Ounce sugar-free chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla or peppermint extract

DIRECTIONS

Sugar-free striped hard peppermint candies can be found at some grocery stores or at specialty candy stores.  Unwrap them and place them in a plastic bag then crush with a rolling pin or hammer before using.
  1. Place chocolate in a small microwavable bowl; set aside. Place cream and butter  in another small microwavable bowl; set aside.  
  2. Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds on medium; repeat for another 30 seconds.  Microwave the bowl of chocolate a third time, along with the bowl of cream and butter, for another 30 seconds. Remove and pour the hot cream and butter  mixture over the partially  melted  chocolate; let sit 1 minute.  Stir to completely melt the chocolate and smooth the mixture. Add extract and thoroughly mix. If the chocolate isn't completely melted, return to the microwave for an additional 20 seconds.  
  3. Place the bowl in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for about 1 hour or until firm. 
  4. Working quickly to avoid melting, form 12 equal-size balls of the chocolate mixture with your fingers, immediately roll in a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder or roll each in the peppermint candies (optional) to coat evenly.  Set on a serving plate. Serve right away or refrigerate in an airtight  container  for up to 5 days.  2 truffles per serving.  
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How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based off the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.

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