Chocolate Desserts, Desserts, Snacks

Dark Chocolate Truffles

One of my all-time favorite indulgence is afternoon tea….preferably with a sweet….preferably something chocolate. Dark chocolate please! These little morsels are so rich and satisfying, I dare you to eat just one. Whether tea, coffee, or your much needed snack in the car while running errands, these dark chocolate truffles should satisfy any chocolate craving, any time of day. The cayenne pepper is not hot. It really elevates the chocolate leaving a nice lingering taste. And because it’s low carb, hey, I think you can have two! It’s all good. Enjoy.

Dark Chocolate Truffles

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Approximate Carbohydrate per Truffle: 5.6 gm
Course Dessert, Easter, Snack
Keyword Chocolate, Nuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 Truffles


  • Food processor or a hand mixer and medium size bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small ice cream scooper or two teaspoons will work
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or cooking spray
  • Small bowl microwave-safe


  • ½ Cup Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Cup Sweetener of Choice I use Brown Sugar Swerve
  • 1 Tsp Liquid Sweetener of Choice I use Liquid Chocolate Stevia
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper Optional, however this leaves a great little kick after each bite!
  • ½ Tsp Coffee grounds This really elevates the chocolate taste!
  • Cup Crushed pecans Or your favorite nut

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Ounce Dark Chocolate I like Lilly's
  • ¼ Cup Sweetener of Choice I use Allulose & 1 tsp stevia


  • Preheat Oven to 350º F. Gather all "tools for the trade". This saves you lots of time!
  • Mix first seven ingredients in a food processor or bowl until well blended.
  • Form 1 tsp of mixture into a ball with your hands and place onto a lined cookie sheet. Continue to form balls with remaining mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make the icing by melting the butter and dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Microwave on high for 30 second increments only to avoid burning the chocolate. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Dip the top of each truffle in the icing.
  • Sprinkle each with crushed nuts.
  • Let icing harden completely and enjoy!!


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