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3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles

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Truffles are a personal favorite of mine, growing up my family owned a restaurant and one of my jobs was to make truffles.

Bourbon, mint, orange, you name it. My husband and I also had lavender truffles as our wedding flavors. You could say I love truffles but I especially love these keto truffles. They are also some of the easiest fat bombs you can make!

With just 3 ingredients: dark chocolate, heavy cream (or coconut milk, or even unsweetened almond milk), and cocoa powder this is a great base recipe to jump off of to create your own flavors, although they’re great as is.

If you’d like to spice them up a bit I’d start by adding 1 teaspoon of a flavoring such as vanilla, maple, mint, almond, or orange extract. It's the perfect threat for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day!

Let us know in the comments how you end up flavoring your batch!

Note: The darker the chocolate, the more cream you will need. For the 90% dark chocolate, you will need up to 1 cup of cream. Instead of cacao powder for coating you can use other ingredients such as unsweetened shredded coconut, slivered almonds or hemp seeds.

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Serving size truffle

Allergy information for 3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free


  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.
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Nutritional values (per serving, truffle)

Net carbs2.5 grams
Protein1.9 grams
Fat12 grams
Calories119 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 6%, fat 86%

Total carbs3.8 gramsFiber1.3 gramsSugars1.3 gramsSaturated fat6.7 gramsSodium5 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium41 mg(10% RDA)Potassium130 mg(6% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 16 truffles)


  1. Place the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl.
    3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  2. Heat the cream plus any flavoring (try cinnamon or vanilla, mint, orange, maple or almond extract) a small pot over medium heat until simmering. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. 3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  3. Let the chocolate soften for a minute or two, and then gently stir to melt. 3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for 1 to 2 hours.
    3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  5. Once chilled use a spoon to scoop up a small amount (about 24 g/ 0.9 oz) of the mix and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining chocolate and place truffles in an airtight container to store. 3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  6. Roll each ball in cacao powder.
    3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Truffles

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, truffle)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
2.1 g1.6 g9 g90 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.2 g0.1 g2.9 g27 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Total per serving, truffle
2.5 g1.9 g12 g119 kcal

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Comments (12)

I just made this recipe and I love it.  Its very easy and fast to make. Thanks.


Hi! Thanks for this recipe 😊
Question, can the choc chips be replaced with cacao or cocoa powder instead?
Thanks in advance!


Hi Tash, you will need to use some fats that solidify when chilled so cacao powder in its own won't work. But you can replace the chocolate chips with a combination of cacao powder and coconut oil or cacao powder and cocoa butter.


Has anyone tried with coconut milk instead of dairy?


Hi Regan, I use it quite often - coconut milk is a great alternative!


Hi... if I were to use Bakers unsweetened baking chocolate how much would I need? And how much sweetener? Thanks.


It depends on the desired sweetness but I'd use about 200 g unsweetened chocolate + 1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sweetener such as erythritol, Swerve or allulose.


Thanks for quick response Martina... so just to confirm it’s 200 gms of unsweetened chocolate in  a half cup of heavy cream?


That's correct - at least that is what I'd do to achieve about the same amount 😊


Keto Chocolate Truffles reminds me of the Brazilian Fudge Balls ( Brigadeiros ) yummy . Now I can substitute the original high in sugar ,fat , and calories into these wonderful, delicious ,new ,and improved Keto Chocolate Truffle Balls . I can't wait to try em on Superbowl , ty 💖


Thank you Jessie, I hope you enjoy!


I’m making these now.