Double Chocolate Truffles

Double Chocolate Truffles
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Recipe type: Desserts
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Serves: 15
 
These truffles involve some work and time, but I’m confident you’ll find that they are worth it once you taste your finished dessert product! The nutrition facts of a traditional chocolate truffle recipe differ so much from the stevia version. The stevia truffles are better for your health and taste phenomenal without the guilt of truffles with sugar. Low carbs; Low sugar
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon stevia extract* ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 6 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia extract
  • cocoa powder, carob powder, coconut or chopped nuts in
  • small bowls for coating
Instructions
  1. Stir milk and stevia in a small bowl until stevia dissolves; set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese with electric mixer.
  3. Add stevia/milk mixture to cream cheese and mix again.
  4. Sift cocoa powder and add to cream cheese mixture.
  5. Mix for about five minutes, scraping sides of bowl periodically for thorough mixing.
  6. Divide truffle mixture into two small bowls and place in freezer for at least 30 minutes to solidify cheese for easier handling.
  7. Take out first bowl from freezer and form mixture into 1″ balls using your fingers.**
  8. Lightly coat balls with a dusting of cocoa powder.†
  9. Place on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  10. Remove second bowl from freezer and repeat process.
  11. Once all the mixture is formed into balls, freeze for at least 15 minutes so that truffles become more solid.
  12. Take out half of the truffles from freezer. Defrost at room temperature for 1 to 2 minutes only.
  13. While truffles defrost, melt chocolate using a double boiler.
  14. Add stevia and mix thoroughly.
  15. Partially fill an ice cream scoop with the melted chocolate. Keep scoop in left hand above boiler and drop a truffle in the chocolate with right hand.***
  16. Gently roll truffle in scoop. When covered with a thin layer of chocolate, place truffle on spoon or fork and place against edge of scoop to remove excess.
  17. Upon coating truffle with chocolate, you can either place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet or immediately dip truffle in cocoa powder, coconut or your favorite chopped nuts.‡
  18. Repeat the coating process with the other half of truffles in freezer.
  19. Refrigerate on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet until ready to serve and prior to freezing. You can freeze for about one month in a plastic container. Before serving, simply defrost at room temperature for about 5 to 10 minutes. These will melt in your mouth!
  20. *This stevia measurement is the minimum to use in the recipe. Since your sweetness preference and brand used may vary, you may need to increase accordingly. For your convenience, Sensational Stevia Desserts has a convenient chart with three stevia manufacturers’ measurements.
  21. **If you’re like me and dislike the idea of getting sticky cream cheese on the palms of your hands and under your nails, you can purchase disposable “nursing” gloves that work great for this recipe. They’re very tight to the skin so that you almost forget you have them on. Just make sure that you don’t buy the rubber or latex cleaning gloves that have powder on the surface. The powder can get into the truffles and the gloves are often too loose for effective truffle rolling.
  22. †This cocoa powder dusting is a must for dark chocolate lovers. It adds a more robust, rich Belgian chocolate flavor and consistency to the truffle coating. However, if you prefer a milk chocolate flavor, omit the powder and simply coat with the melted chocolate.
  23. ***If you’re left-handed, keep scoop in right hand above boiler and drop the truffle in the chocolate with your left hand.
  24. ‡My favorite nuts are macadamias, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts.
Notes
Sugar Comparison Traditional “Sugar” Recipe

Calories 445; Fat 33 g; Carbohydrates 39 g; Total Sugars 34 g; Protein 7 g;
Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 38 mg; Sodium 8 g

Copyright ©2005 Sensational Stevia Desserts by Lisa Jobs
This SSD recipe and excerpt may not be reproduced or copied without the expressed written permission from HLP and the author.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 each Calories: 103 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 4g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 65mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 12mg