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These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up! They’re gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and naturally high in protein and fiber. They’re such a delicious, tasty, and filling sweet treat. They’re even made with a secret ingredient, more on that below!
What is the secret ingredient??
These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with….*drumroll please*….chickpeas! The chickpeas give the cookie dough filling a nice consistency and make this such a satiating and nourishing dessert. And no, you will not taste the chickpeas in this recipe! Promise.
What ingredients do I need for these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles?
If you want to make these truffles, here’s what you’ll need:
- chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
- almond flour
- almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
- pure vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
- coconut oil (or other neutral oil)
What other nut/seed butters could I use?
If you don’t want to use almond butter in this recipe, you could use any other nut or seed butter you prefer. I would recommend cashew butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter. Depending what type of nut butter you use, you may need to use less almond flour. If you use a thick nut butter, start with 3/4 cup almond flour and only add more if needed.
What chocolate do you use?
I like to use either Enjoy Life Foods allergy friendly dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or Hu Kitchen semi-sweet chocolate chips. Hu Kitchen’s chocolate chips are sweetened with dates. If you want to give them a try, use code bigleybasics for 15% off.
Can I use a different oil?
If you don’t want to use coconut oil to melt the chocolate, you can use another neutral oil of choice. Olive oil would even work!
How do I store these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles?
I like to store these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles in the fridge and grab one whenever I’m craving something sweet. You can also store them in the freezer for long term storage. They’ll last for up to a week in the fridge and for 2-3 months in the freezer!
Looking for more truffle recipes?
If you’re in the mood for more truffle recipes, give these a go! They’re flourless and made with just 6 ingredients. No chickpeas required.
Ready to make these truffles? The full recipe is below!
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the Chocolate Shell
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- Add all of the chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients to a food processor (except the almond flour and chocolate chips) and process until the batter is smooth. You could also try blending the ingredients together in a high speed blender if you don’t have a food processor. I haven’t tried this, but it might work.
- Once the batter is smooth, stir in the almond flour and chocolate chips by hand. Start with 3/4 a cup almond flour and add more if the batter is too runny (I used 1 cup of almond flour but if you use a thick nut butter you may need less than 1 cup).
- Scoop the batter with a cookie dough scoop and place the cookie dough scoops on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Roll the cookie dough scoops into balls using the palms of your hands and return them to the lined tray. Place cookie dough balls in the freezer to harden for 30-60 minutes.
- Once the cookie dough balls have hardened, remove them from the freezer.
- Next, melt together the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil (in the microwave or on the stovetop), stirring frequently so the chocolate doesn't burn.
- Carefully dip each frozen cookie dough ball in the melted chocolate and coat completely with chocolate.
- Place the chocolate covered cookie dough balls back on the lined baking tray and place in the fridge to harden.
- Refrigerate or freeze truffles until the chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes.
- Once the chocolate is hardened, enjoy the truffles!
- Store the truffles in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.