I have discovered a way to make truffles with very few carbs and wanted to share the good news.
The basic recipe is
3.5 ounces 85% dark chocolate (one bar- Lindt or Black and Greens)
2 T butter
2 T whipping cream
2 T Da Vinci sugar free syrup (raspberry, orange, hazlenut, or Kahlua)
Chopped, toasted hazlenuts, unsweetened cocoa, coconut flakes (optional)
Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler. Cool slightly and stir in the cream and sweetener. Refridgerate for an hour and form into balls, rolling in cocoa, nuts or coconut to taste.
I usually make about 16 and since there are only 25g carbs in the whole bar of chocolate, each truffle is less than 2g carbs.
These are really good. I am a chocoholic and was finding the dark chocolate to be a bit too bitter. The addition of the cream and sweetener smooths out the taste and the flavoring makes them taste like the real thing. Lindt truffles are 15g a piece so these allow you to have 2 or 3 and really feel indulgent.