Do you like chewy gooey dark chocolate truffles? Are you looking for ketogenic alternatives for chocolates? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, these almond butter keto truffles are perfect solution for you. Or if you’re not into sugar sweet chocolates and you rather like more bitter-sweet flavours, these truffles will also be great for you.
They are perfect high fat snack when you crave something sweet but not really (all the keto-people will understand what I mean). I used fresh almond butter, which is quite runny and my truffles were soft and chewy. So if you like them to be more dry and less soft, use “old” almond butter. What I mean by “old” is, when you open a fresh jar of almond butter usually the oils separate and stays on top of the jar. Even if you give it a good stir it’s difficult to reach to the bottom with is usually very thick and dry. So when you eat first half of the jar it’s usually the more liquid part of butter and a second half is much more thick. The second part will be better for these truffles. Although if you don’t mind that they are slightly softer than expected, go ahead.
As I like some crunch, not only chewiness, I decided to add some sunflower seeds. But if you have walnuts or other nuts they will work great as well. You can also skip them completely and stay with chewy gooey truffle.
Almond butter has double amount of fiber comparing to peanut butter, also it contains less saturated fats and more unsaturated fats. Almond butter contains a higher amount of magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and calcium, zinc, iron and copper which are the basic and essential nutrients that our body needs to absorb daily to stay healthy and strong. Because almonds re high protein and low starch foods, thay can be a perfect snack for people with diabetes. Fatty acids in almond oils helps to lower LDL cholesterol and preserves HDL cholesterol. They are considered as a high energy foods, because of the high fat content. So if you’re still not sure if you’d like to buy a box of chocolates or to make your own truffles, let me tell you how they are easy and fun to make. It’s like playing with play-dough, you’ll have a lot of fun preparing them.
almond butter keto truffles
- almond butter (better use “old” one)
- coconut flour
- raw cacao powder
- sunflower seeds (also walnuts or other)
- pinch of natural rock salt
I would recommend using slightly “older” almond butter. Fresh one is quite liquid and makes soft fat bombs. Even if you give it a good stir, bottom half is always more stiff and thick.
In a bowl mix about 3 tablespoons of peanut butter with couple teaspoons of raw cacao powder, pinch of salt and about a tablespoon of sunflower seeds. Start adding coconut flour and mix with a spoon. When you get crumbly “dough” start mixing with your hand. Keep adding coconut flour until you get the texture that allows you to roll small balls without sticking to your hands. Place the balls in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then toss each ball in the additional cacao powder and gently cover them in the powder.
Serve straight away. I keep my fat bombs in the fridge.
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