Recipe by Nana Lee
From Laura Dolson,Your Guide to Low Carb Diets. You can whip these treats up in 5 minutes, and they make a great gift for the low-carber in your life. Vary the amount and kind of liquor to taste - if you cut down, just replace the rest with water, or sugar-free flavored syrup.
- 1 cup almond flour (best without the skins, in this case)
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol, a sugar alcohol*
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons rum or 2 tablespoons brandy or 2 tablespoons whiskey, etc, vary according to taste
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda granular
Directions See How It's Made
- Note about erythritol:
- I realize that the erythritol is a special ingredient.
- Some stores are starting to carry powdered sugar alcohols, or you can order online from Netrition or other places.
- I haven't figured out how to make really delicious chocolate treats without it at this point.
- Erythritol is the sugar alcohol with the least blood sugar impact, but you can use others.
- If the erythritol you use isn't powdered, it won't dissolve much in this recipe, so I recommend running it through a blender first, but I'm happy that the most recent erythritol I got came powdered, which is great.
- Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl.
- Add vanilla and liquor.
- If the artifical sweetener is liquid and concentrated, add it to the liquor.
- Since there are different liquid sweeteners of different concentrations, you may have to play with the total amount of liquid, and cut down on the liquor, or add water.
- Usually the total liquid you want is about 2.5-3 T.
- Add the liquid slowly and mix until it all comes together.
- Roll into balls.
- The flavors will mellow over the next few days.
- Store in refrigerator or cool place.
- Carbs depend on serving size.
- 17 balls will get you exactly 1 gram of effective carbohydrate per ball, plus a tad over a gram of alcohol and 1.5 grams of fiber.