Best Energising Snack: No-Bake, Low-Carb Caramel Cream Cheese Balls
Need a boost? Try this low-carb, sugar-free treat that you can indulge in – guilt-free.
You could try superfood powders or just get more sleep, but sometimes you’re low on both. So… try this quick snack on for size:
What You Need
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp xylitol
4 tbsp cream cheese
1 cup almond flour
½ cup finely desiccated coconut, plus 4 tbsp extra for dusting
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/ Melt the butter, xylitol and cream cheese together in a saucepan on medium heat.
2/ Allow to simmer for two minutes to form a caramel-like sauce. Add the almond flour and coconut and stir until it forms a ball. Add the vanilla. Remove from heat and place in a clean container or on a cutting board. Roll into large grape-size balls (makes about 16).
3/ Roll the balls in the extra coconut until completely covered.
Serves 16. Per serving (20g): 334kJ, 7g fat (3g sat), 4g carbs, 15mg sodium, 1g fibre, 2g protein
“To make lemon-flavoured balls, add one tablespoon lemon juice and the grated zest of one lemon to the batter,” says blogger and cookbook author Inè Reynierse.
Recipe excerpted from Inè Reynierse’s Low Carb is Lekker (Struik Lifestyle).