Just in time for Valentine’s Day! A beautiful gluten free, sugar free dessert to make any Valentine HAPPY!!! AND they won’t give you that sugar buzz or crash!! I just think they are PRETTY!! They really are not hard to make. You could also make them using powdered sugar or honey. I am following TRIM HEALTHY MAMA so I stay away for most sugar.
Heat up some chocolate (I used Hersey’s Sugar Free semi-sweet chocolate chips). You can use whatever works for you to keep it sugar free. You can make up a great batch of skinny chocolate and that would be super easy to coat the balls with as well. Get toppings ready to dip the coated balls in right away!
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. I use a pan with water in it heating up on the stove. Add a glass or metal bowl on top of the water. It will slowly melt. You can do it in the microwave as well but I tend to burn the chocolate that way. haha
So so so fun and pretty!!! These would be an S dessert if you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan. But the chocolate chips I used are not really on plan. It worked for me! Hope you enjoy!!
ALMOND FLOUR CHOCOLATE COVERED CAKE BALLS
makes: 30 balls
4 cups of almond flour or meal (I used the Trader Joe’s almond meal)
2 cups of sweetener (I used xylitol ground up)
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1/2 cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1- 8oz package cream cheese
1 1/2 stick of butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup sweetener
1 big bar of dark sugar free chocolate
1 bag of Hersey’s sugar free semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp. butter
Cream your butter, sweetener, & vanilla well. Add your eggs. Mix well. Add your dry ingredients. Blend then add the nuts. Spread into a sprayed, waxed, & sprayed again cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool completely. Break apart and put pieces in a big bowl. Mix your frosting ingredients together well. Dump onto cake. Mix up. Roll balls of about 3″ in size. Stick the sticks into the balls and freeze for at least an hour. Don’t take out until chocolate and toppings are ready. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler. Add your vanilla, coconut, & butter once chocolate is melted. The extra virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil helps to create a great coating for the cake balls. After you have coated the chocolate dip right away into the toppings!! ENJOY!!!