Indulgent Low Carb Vanilla Bean Petit Fours in 7 Easy Steps

Indulgent Low Carb Keto petit fours | KetoGenius
  • Prep Time
    5 - 10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    4 hours freezing
  • Serving
    6 People

Low Carb Petit Fours

While on a keto diet, one of the things that most people feel initially is the dropping of energy levels because of lower intake of carbohydrates (mainly sugars) and this is when the sweet tooth monster comes out.

You need to be ready with some amazing Keto-friendly desserts (enter Petit Fours!) to put a leash on those cravings or you could end up falling off the keto wagon. Keto-friendly desserts are made with low carb ingredients and sweeteners like Swerve, stevia, and erythritol.

These sugars have an unbelievable glycemic index of 0 and consuming them doesn’t raise the insulin or blood sugar level, hence they are deemed suitable for consumption even by diabetic patients.

The following sweeteners should be avoided when on a ketogenic diet: honey, agave, coconut sugar, sucralose, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame (that is found in Pepsi).

Sweetener | Low Carb Keto Petit Fours | KetoGenius

Moreover, you should avoid the hidden sugars as well which you can easily detect by checking the labels before buying, the rule of thumb is to avoid anything that is ending in -ose, as this indicates the presence of sugar.

To follow a much stringent keto diet it’s also believed to stay away from sugars like maltitol and sorbitol which could raise your sugar level and cause gastrointestinal troubles.

Now that we have a little more know-how on what sweeteners we can use safely let’s move on to creating this very special and healthy recipe which extends to the French confectionary: the vanilla bean petits fours.

Vanilla Beans | Low Carb Keto petit fours | KetoGenius

This recipe ensures to make your keto journey a true pleasure and adventure, making sure you never have a dull moment while turning the ketogenic diet into a lifestyle. While preparing this dessert most of the time is spent on chilling it to set firmly.

Serve these irresistible petits fours chilled not frozen. You can store them in the fridge for about 5 days and for about a month in the freezer. An important thing to remember is that this dessert gets gummier as time passes, so if you are not planning on eating the petits fours the same day then you should reduce the gelatin to around 2.25 teaspoons.

A really cool variation of this recipe is a no-bake strawberry petits fours. You can do this by adding two tablespoons of strawberry extract along with some vanilla beans.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per Petit Four

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 62
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g

Directions

We recommend using a silicone mol or even an ice tray if you can't get your hand on a mold!

Step 1

Put the cold water in a saucepan and add the gelatin to it. Let this sit for a few minutes and then add the coconut and almond milk to it.

Step 2

Add the sweetener, vanilla salt and then stir it all well to combine everything together.

Step 3

Let the mixture come to a boil and then remove it from the stove and set it aside for cooling it down to room temperature.

Step 4

Place the silicone mold on a flat surface so that you can easily transport it to the fridge once you're done filling it with the mixture you've just made.

Step 5

Fill the mold with the mixture, take care you don't fill it right up to the brim, leave some space at the top.

Step 6

Fill the mold with the mixture, take care you don't fill it right up to the brim, leave some space at the top.

Step 7

Once the time is up, remove the petits fours from the mold and place them on a serving plate and let them sit there to defrost.

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