Cookie Dough Truffles
Author: Crystal - inspired by Amanda @ Running With Spoons
Recipe type: Healthy Dessert or Snack
Serves: 15 balls
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp almond butter *optional
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp salt are all optional add-on's
- Blend the dates, almond flour and almond butter in a food processor or blender. If you are adding the cinnamon, vanilla or salt add this in during this time as well.
- Take a tablespoon size amount and roll into balls on a parchment lined tray.
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave or small pot on low heat. Take each ball and roll in the chocolate using 2 spoons (or any other method you desire!).
- Place the coated truffles in the fridge or freezer to set for at least 15-20 minutes.
These healthy truffles are a surefire way to satisfy your chocolate craving. They are grain-free, gluten-free and vegan with no refined sugars (well maybe a just little in the chocolate ;)). I decided to add a few extra ingredients to make them even more delicious. Almond (or any nut butter), salt, cinnamon and vanilla balance out the sweetness and give it an extra edge.
I was recently in California (hence the TJ’s theme here) and couldn’t resist the fresh local medjool dates at the College of the Desert Market in Palm Springs. I normally use medjool dates to make chocolate turtles with pecans, but I was looking for something a little different this time. I came across this recipe from Running With Spoons. Thanks Amanda for all of your recipe inspiration!!Roll out the date balls and place on a parchment paper lined trayDip in melted chocolate.