Low-carb chocolate tim tams

Low-carb chocolate tim tams

Tim Tams. They're the quintessential Australian treat. A lush chocolate cream filling is sandwiched between two crisp chocolate biscuits, then coated in dark chocolate. Can this be low-carb? You bet! If you follow our yummy recipe. You can even try eating them the Australian way, with hot coffee and the Tim Tam improvized as a straw. Google "Tim Tam Slam" for the full Aussie experience. Enjoy!

Low-carb chocolate tim tams

Tim Tams. They're the quintessential Australian treat. A lush chocolate cream filling is sandwiched between two crisp chocolate biscuits, then coated in dark chocolate. Can this be low-carb? You bet! If you follow our yummy recipe. You can even try eating them the Australian way, with hot coffee and the Tim Tam improvized as a straw. Google "Tim Tam Slam" for the full Aussie experience. Enjoy!
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

Biscuits
  • 1¾ cups 425 ml (200 g) almond flour
  • ¼ cup 60 ml (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 13 cup 75 ml (75 g) granulated erythritol, sifted
  • 3 oz. 75 g unsalted butter, melted
Filling
  • 3½ oz. 100 g unsalted butter, room temperature (7 tbsp)
  • 1 cup 225 ml powdered erythritol
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (10 g) cocoa powder
  • 2 2 flavored stevia drops (see tips section) (optional)
Coating
  • 9 oz. 250 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil, if required

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

    Biscuits

  1. Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave, and then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix together until a loose dough forms.
  3. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter, and place the dough on the plastic wrap. Form a rectangular log, about 10" long and 3" wide (25 x 7 cm). Tightly wrap the plastic wrap around the log, and twist the ends to seal it around the dough. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Remove log from freezer and unwrap the plastic. Using a sharp knife, slice the chilled log into 24 slices, and gently place the slices onto the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for about 25 minutes (they will appear soft, but as they cool, they will become firm).
  7. Filling

  8. Add the butter and erythritol to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, whisk together for a few minutes until the texture is fluffy. Then, slowly add the cocoa powder and stevia, mixing until combined.
  9. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate filling. Pipe the filling onto half of the biscuits, adding enough, so that the filling depth is equal to that of the biscuit.
  10. Place those biscuits without filling, on top of the biscuits with filling, and gently squeeze them together. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Coating

  12. In a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, or, in a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate stirring until smooth and until it becomes a liquid texture (not runny). If the chocolate is too thick, add some coconut oil, and stir to combine.
  13. Using two forks, rotate each biscuit in the melted chocolate, coating all sides. Let the excess chocolate, drip back into the bowl. Place the coated biscuits onto a tray lined with parchment paper.
  14. Using a fork, create wavy patterns on the tops, and then refrigerate for 30 minutes, prior to serving.

Tips

These Tim Tams will keep in a sealed container in the pantry for up to 1 week.

Traditional Tim Tams have a chocolate-malt filling. If you if you want to use a flavored stevia, butterscotch is delicious!

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4 comments

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  2. Myriah Clark
    The recipe indicates 24 servings. And the instructs you to make 24 biscuits. But also to top the biscuits. Which would only make a total of 12 when completed. So is a serving size 1/2 of a completed biscuit? Or?
    Reply: #3
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    The recipe indicates 24 servings. And the instructs you to make 24 biscuits. But also to top the biscuits. Which would only make a total of 12 when completed. So is a serving size 1/2 of a completed biscuit? Or?

    I'm checking with our recipe team now :)

  4. G
    The standard recipe makes 24 biscuits that together make 12 Tim Tam sandwiches. The problem is that the ingredient list can be adjusted to give quantities for different numbers of servings. BUT the written instructions do not change. This is an issue with many of the recipes.

    The solution is to use wording that doesn't specify quantities: "Slice chilled dough into 24 slices for a 12 serving recipe (adjust for other service sizes." Or it could be worded: "Slice chilled dough into twice as many slices as the final number of Tim Tams you are making."

    Reply: #5
  5. Britta Patterson

    The standard recipe makes 24 biscuits that together make 12 Tim Tam sandwiches. The problem is that the ingredient list can be adjusted to give quantities for different numbers of servings. BUT the written instructions do not change. This is an issue with many of the recipes.

    The solution is to use wording that doesn't specify quantities: "Slice chilled dough into 24 slices for a 12 serving recipe (adjust for other service sizes." Or it could be worded: "Slice chilled dough into twice as many slices as the final number of Tim Tams you are making."

    Thank you for your feedback! I have passed your suggestion along to our Recipe Team for further consideration.

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