Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles are an easy, no bake, keto, low carb treat!
Red Velvet Truffles
Valentine's day is just around the corner! Do you have a special treat planned to make for your loves in your life?
I don't know how it happened, but my 3 kids also think Valentine's is about them. I guess it might be the fact for years I don't just give the hubby a homemade gift, I give the kids something too. So I guess that's my fault. But just giving my hubby a treat like these cheesecake truffles without sharing with the kids, there would be an uproar in my house for sure.
Sugar Free Chocolate
I remember the very first Valentine's Day I was newly sugar-free. I really had no clue about anything and neither did my hubby. He bought me some store bought sugar free chocolate candies. I was thrilled, until.........
........about an hour later when the stomach cramps began. I had no idea how maltitol worked and in my body it was not good.
I ate just one too many of those sugar-free candies, since:
1. they were sugar-free and
2. they were chocolate and
3. I was desperate after months of no treats at all!
I'm sure you can imagine the evening wasn't spent very romantically.
It was after that horrible learning experience regarding store bought sugar-free candy, that I made the decision to make my own treats at home. I did some research and found stevia wouldn't cause those adverse side effects. I've never looked back.
It doesn't matter to me that I make my own special treats for Valentine's Day. I'd rather know what I'm indulging in isn't going to make me sick, especially on Valentine's Day.
These are super easy to make and I'm sure my hubby or yours could easily make them as well!
Some other Valentine's Treats you might like:
- Red Velvet Couple's Mug Cake
- Red Velvet Cheesecake for two
- Raspberry Cheesecake truffles
- Red Velvet Molten Lava Mug Cake
Keto Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles
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Keto Low Carb Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles
Place chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and add cream. Set bowl over a small saucepan over simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and stevia into a stand mixer. Blend on medium until smooth. Add salt and a few drops of red food coloring. Blend again until combined. Pour in the cooled, melted chocolate and blend on medium speed until incorporated. Add more red food coloring until desired color. Stir in optional chocolate chips if desired.
Use a 1-¼-inch mini cookie scoop and make 60 small balls. Place them on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Freeze for one hour or overnight.
Melt chocolate for outer coating by placing in a microwavable dish and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, then heating for another 30-seconds until completely smooth—could take up to 2 minutes.
Dip red velvet truffles into melted chocolate, one at a time. Use a fork to remove and place back on parchment-lined baking sheet. Once all are coated with chocolate, refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour, or until ready to serve.
Nutritional information includes chocolate outer coating. Optional chocolate chips are not included.
Net carbs for 2 truffles: 3g
This recipe was first published on my blog in February 2016 and updated with video in February 2019.