3/23/13

Easter Almond Truffles - Sugar Free or Regular!





This is a recipe our family has been using for homemade truffles for years, but the truffles on our counter this morning could be enjoyed by anyone... even if they are forced by Diabetes or other health issues to limit their intake of sugar.  They look like sugar laden truffles.  They taste like sugar laden truffles.  They are not, however, sugar laden truffles.  Here is my original recipe which I'd love to share with everyone, but be aware of the substitutions you can make to make them sugar free friendly as well.  I had two with my coffee this morning and I assure you, they are incredible, smooth, decadent and creamy.


Almond Truffles

1/2 c evaporated milk
1/4 c sugar
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 t almond extract
1 c finely chopped toasted almonds
OR 1 cup melted chocolate almond bark for dipping (or extra chocolate chips)
and melted white almond bark for drizzling

Combine evaporated milk and sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in chips and almond extract, stirring gently until smooth. Chill mixture about 45 minutes until it can easily be shaped into balls. Roll into the crushed nuts or dip in melted chocolate. Drizzle or sprinkle with nuts if desired. Chill until ready to serve.



Sugar Free Almond Truffles

1/2 c evaporated milk 
1/3 c erythritol
1-2 t worth of liquid sweetener since erythriol is only 70% as sweet as sugar
2 c sugar free chocolate chips
1/2 of a small square of Baker's unsweetened chocolate (a block has 2 pieces, break it apart and use 1)
1/2 t almond extract
1 c finely chopped toasted almonds

Combine evaporated milk and sugar substitute in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in liquid sweetener, unsweetened chocolate piece, chips and almond extract, stirring gently until smooth. Chill mixture about 45 minutes until it can easily be shaped into balls. Roll into the crushed nuts or dip in additional sugar free melted chocolate. Drizzle or sprinkle with nuts if desired. Chill until ready to serve.
 



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