14 Feb Keto Hazelnut Yumminess
2 bars Milk Chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp hazelnut extract
2-3 drops vanilla
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, crushed
Preheat the oven to 350 and spread the hazelnuts onto a small sheet pan. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven for approximately 10 minutes. When fragrant and toasted, remove and cover with a clean tea towel to steam for 5 minutes. Vigorously rub the hazelnuts together in the towel to remove the bitter skins. Let cool.
Chop the chocolate bars into chocolate chip sized pieces and put into a microwaveable dish. Add the heavy cream and microwave for 50-70 seconds depending on your microwave. Let the chocolate sit for 3 minutes, then gently whisk until the chocolate is combined with the heavy cream. Add the vanilla and hazelnut flavoring. Refrigerate overnight.
With a spoon, scoop 12 even portions from the truffle mixture and set on a plate that can go into the freezer. The milk chocolate ganache will be very sticky. I weighed my portions at 15 g each. Place the truffle portions into the freezer for 10 minutes.
Chop or crush the toasted hazelnuts. To crush, simply put into a plastic bag and gently hit with the flat portion of a meat mallet until crushed into small pieces. Remove the truffles from the freezer, roll into balls, then roll into the chopped hazelnuts. Keep refrigerated because these are a softer truffle.
Protein – 1 g
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