Monday, April 1, 2024

Lemon Coconut Truffles

 No Bake Sugar-Free Lemon Coconut Truffles


The original recipe is at https://www.sugarfreemom.com

Ingredients

*4 ounces cream cheese softened
*2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
*2 tablespoons coconut cream from the can
*pinch salt
*1 tbsp lemon juice
*1-2 tsp lemon liquid stevia or to taste (I just used extra lemon juice and Splenda)
*2 tablespoons coconut shredded, unsweetened
*1/2 cup coconut sugar
*1/4 cup pure maple syrup
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*2 eggs
*1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
*1 tablespoon coconut flour
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1/3 cup chocolate chips
*For the chocolate drizzle
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
*1 teaspoon coconut oil
     
     Outer coating
     
*1/2 tbsp lemon zest
*1/4 cup coconut shredded, unsweetened

Instructions

MAKE SURE TO READ THE NOTES BELOW ABOUT COCONUT CREAM!

In a stand mixer, blend the cream cheese and coconut oil until smooth.

Blend in the coconut cream, salt, lemon juice and lemon stevia.
Taste and adjust lemon juice and stevia to your liking.

Stir in shredded coconut and refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl mix the outer coating ingredients together.
Using a 1/2 tablespoon, spoon out refrigerated mixture and form into 18 balls rolling each in the coating mixture then placing on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Best if kept refrigerated until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

3 Truffles= 2 grams carbs

Brenda's Notes:

Coconut "cream" can be found after opening a can of coconut milk and leaving it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight. The watery liquid will sink to the bottom and then you can spoon out the thickened "cream" of the milk. Some cans will not even need this step done. I like the brand Native Forest, I found at Whole Foods and the "cream" was 3/4 of the entire can. Other brands I've purchased have only produced about 1/2 or less and the rest of the liquid I save for a smoothie.

If you don't have canned coconut milk to make the cream, you could try coconut butter but the consistency and taste will differ. The coconut butter will make these a bit drier in texture and more dense. The coconut cream keeps these nice and light.

If you prefer another sweetener that's fine too, just add as you like and taste and adjust to your preference.

Liquid stevia is optional, but for me it provides a nice smoothness and blends better in no bake recipes as opposed to powdered extract. If that's all you have it will still taste fine.

Enjoy!

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