Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Paleo, Vegan

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These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles taste decadent but are paleo, vegan and made with clean ingredients!  A grain free, dairy free, edible chocolate chip cookie dough is dipped in an easy homemade dark chocolate for a dessert that everyone will go wild for!

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles taste decadent but are paleo, vegan and made with clean ingredients!  A grain free, dairy free, edible chocolate chip cookie dough is dipped in an easy homemade dark chocolate for a dessert that everyone will go wild for!

Chocolate chip cookie dough + rich dark chocolate.  I almost feel like I need not speak another word – if you’ve stumbled your way over here, I’m guessing we’re on the same page with this glorious combo!

And yes, I’ve used good-for-you ingredients to make these treats paleo and vegan, grain free, dairy free and all that jazz.  But really?  They taste as decadent as any chocolate chip cookie dough truffle you’ll ever taste – this much is certain.

For the cookie dough, I turned all the way back to the first paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe I ever developed, because sometimes the first remains the best!

I tweaked it of course to omit the egg and make it the edible (and vegan) cookie dough that dreams are made of!   I subbed in maple syrup for the coconut sugar to get rid of the “grit” and it’s nothing but creamy chocolate chip cookie dough perfection.

Anyway, I was QUITE pleased with the result – so pleased that it was tough to not just start eating it with a spoon (which is of course legal, and I will not judge you for) – and it couldn’t have been easier to mix together – I just threw the ingredients in a bowl and mixed with a spoon.

One note on the mini chocolate chips I used here – they’re Enjoy Life brand which is dairy and soy free, but not technically paleo due to the inclusion of cane sugar.

For a 100% paleo option, you can chop up a paleo friendly chocolate bar in place of the chocolate chips. There are luckily several brands to choose from now – my how far we’ve come since I started this blog!

As for the “dipping” chocolate, I turned to this classic paleo chocolate recipe from Allrecipes (love, love, love Allrecipes for ideas!) and tweaked it a bit to scale and make it vegan as well as paleo.

It’s incredibly easy to prepare – you simply whisk the ingredients together and wind up with a creamy dark chocolate mixture that resembles melted chocolate.

Before dipping, you’ll need to make sure the mixture is whisked really well and cool enough to thick just a bit to coat the cookie dough balls with a nice thick coating of chocolate!

Alternatively, you can also simply melt your favorite dark chocolate with about 1/2 tsp coconut oil to dip your truffles in, I noted this in the recipe itself.

Either way, you’ll wind up with real-deal chocolate chip cookie dough truffles that are decadent enough to trick just about anyone you share with!

Are you ready to mix, roll, dip, and devour?  Yes!  Let’s make truffles!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Paleo, Vegan

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Paleo & Vegan

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles taste decadent but are paleo, vegan and made with clean ingredients!  A grain free, dairy free, edible chocolate chip cookie dough is dipped in an easy homemade dark chocolate for a dessert that everyone will go wild for!

Instructions

For Cookie Dough:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a bowl and stir well until a thick sticky dough forms (it doesn’t seem to matter what order you add the ingredients.) Chill the dough in the refrigerator while you make the chocolate.

For Chocolate:

  1. In a small saucepan over very low heat, whisk together the coconut oil, cacao powder (sift first if your is very lumpy) and maple syrup until a smooth shiny mixture forms (this only takes a minute)

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and sea salt. Allow to sit at room temp 5-10 mins – long enough to let the chocolate thicken up a bit for dipping the truffles.

Dip Truffles:

  1. After cookie dough has chilled for 10-15 mins, line a large baking sheet or platter with parchment. Roll dough into small balls and dip each one in the chocolate using a small spoon – chocolate should be the consistency of melted chocolate now. Whisk if necessary, or allow to cool more if it’s still too thin.

  2. After dipping in chocolate, place each truffle on baking sheet to cool. Once chocolate hardens, drizzle more over the top if desired, then place baking sheet in the refrigerator 10 mins until chocolate hardens.

  3. Store leftovers in a container in the refrigerator – enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can also melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp coconut oil to dip the truffles if you prefer not to make your own chocolate!

Cookie Dough Recipe Adapted from Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate Recipe Adapted from Allrecipes

 

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Paleo & Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 195
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15g
23%

Saturated Fat 9g
45%

Sodium 23mg
1%

Potassium 107mg
3%

Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%

Dietary Fiber 2g
8%

Sugars 9g

Protein 3g
6%

Calcium
5.4%

Iron
5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used To Make My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles:

Want More Paleo and Vegan Chocolate Recipes?  Try One Of These!

Mocha Almond Fudge

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Fudge

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cups

Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups

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