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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

Updated on November 29, 2014

Coconut Oil Makes Great Cookie Dough Truffles

Healthier treats are in great demand, so I suggest making double this recipe. These Cookie Dough Truffles don't last long around our house!

Made with coconut flour, coconut oil, almond flour and raw raw organic coconut nectar.

Raw Cookie Dough Mom Will Let you Eat

How many of you used to eat raw cookie dough as a child?

You know, purposefully not scraping the bowl clean while helping mom bake, just so you can get a little bit more to sample. Go ahead and indulge in this treat. Not only is it gluten free, but also dairy free, grain free, egg free and even Vegan. You will not find any gluten in my kitchen, so all my posts are gluten free too.

This recipe is made to be eaten raw! Keep that in mind when choosing your chocolate.

If you wanted to get ambitious you could make your chocolate from scratch and then it could be raw too.

My original ingredients choice was Camino brand chocolate chips.

Use the best chocolate you can find and raw is better as the antioxidants are preserved. Vegan and fair trade organic chocolate always!

This cookie dough recipe contains no eggs and uses only almond and coconut for flours.

A delightful sweet that my daughter and her friends say tastes like 'real' chocolate chip cookie dough!

They like the texture and enjoy both dipped in chocolate and not.

If you keep these stored in the freezer they will last for a months, however none have lasted that long.

They only take a couple of minutes to thaw enough to eat.

Yet they can also stay out of the fridge for hours and the texture is great.

In the fridge these will store for a week. Be sure to seal well or they will dehydrate.

*yields 20 cookie dough truffles- if you make them small. Smaller is better too for this recipe. Packed full of both fiber and protein and healthy fat, these little morsels are filling.

The recipe posted at Gluten Free Fix also used honey. To make ours Vegan this time we used raw Agave syrup, however we personally prefer using the honey. I'd like to try this with Rice Syrup or Yacon as well.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 20-24

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour- packed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour- packed
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips - plus another 1/2- 1 cup for dipping
  • 2 tsp coconut oil- for dipping sauce

Instructions

  1. Stir together coconut oil and coconut nectar
  2. Add in flours and salt.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Shape into balls, should make about 20-24 depending on how large you make them.
  5. Place cookie dough balls in the freezer, for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons coconut oil.
  7. For coating the truffles a couple of forks-continue until all truffles are coated.
  8. Place cookie sheet in the fridge to set.
  9. Store cookie dough truffles in a sealed container in the fridge up to one week or keep in the freezer for up to 3 months..
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Inspired from a recipe at 'Gluten Free Fix': http://glutenfreefix.com/cookie-dough-truffles/2088/
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Enjoy your truffles - The finished product

Don't tell people these are gluten free (they won't be able to tell the difference).

Points to Note:

1) Be sure to chill truffles well before dipping in chocolate.

2) The original recipe called for butter, so when using coconut oil a little less is sometimes needed. Start with 3 TBSP coconut oil and increase later if too dry.

3) For a smoother texture grind the almond flour to desired fineness before using.

4) If the dough is too oily/wet, add another TBSP or two of almond flour.

Decadence up Close

Just enough chocolate to give it that melt in your mouth sensation.

What are the Health Benefits of Coconut?

Coconuts are rich in iron, phosphorus, zinc, and other minerals and vitamins. Also a good source of fiber and protein. Most of the fat in coconut is medium chain fatty acids. We metabolize this type of fat differently than those of animal origin. Coconut also contains the fatty acid Lauric acid.

Coconut Flour facts;

1) Coconut flour contains twice as much fiber as wheat bran or flaxseed meal.

2) Is 61 percent fiber and 10 percent digestible carbohydrate.

3) Gluten free.

4) Contains 12 percent protein similar to whole wheat flour.

Video on why coconut oil is a 'different' saturated fat.

Natural health physician and Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses the truth about the many health benefits of coconut oil and why it is better than vegetable oil or any other cooking oil.

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This recipe also makes great Cake Pops.For Valentine`s Day a heart tin with Cookie Dough Truffles makes a healthy gift.
This recipe also makes great Cake Pops.
This recipe also makes great Cake Pops.
For Valentine`s Day a heart tin with Cookie Dough Truffles makes a healthy gift.
For Valentine`s Day a heart tin with Cookie Dough Truffles makes a healthy gift.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This is a must try! I'll bookmark it on Delicious. I laughed at your question about leaving extra in the bowl when helping Mom because of course I did that! (When I could get away with it.)

      I also appreciate your sharing the video about coconut oil not being the usual saturated fat. I was a bit alarmed at the recipe's instruction to "melt the oil," and needed that extra bit of information.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      Amazing! These look fantastic, I've featured it on my lens: http://www.squidoo.com/national-chocolate-chip-coo... Thanks for sharing.

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      TriciaLymeMom 5 years ago

      looks so yummy!!

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @Brandi Bush: Hope you enjoy them:)

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: Enjoy!

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @resabi: Happy you are sharing this with your daughter. Thank you for your comment and for the Blessing!

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      resabi 5 years ago

      My daughter was looking for a cookie dough truffle recipe. I'm happy I can pass this along to her (and she can pass along the finished product to me... Win-win. Thanks for this luscious-looking recipe. I enjoyed the lens. Blessed.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Yum - these look great - thing I'll try em. Thanks

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      These look SO good! I can't wait to try them! :)

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Looks delicious, thanks for the recipe! =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a delight to the eye and sure to be a treat too! Can't wait to try!

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @Tamara14: You are welcome:) Thanks for coming by.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Learned something new here, thank you.

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @wheresthekarma: Thank you:D

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @Nimsy LM: Me too:)

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      @PromptWriter: Thank yo so much for your feedback BigGirlBlue. Yes I am quite new:) pent quite a few hours reading up on making these lenses, checking out others etc., yet I have hardly scratched the surface it feels like. I went and checked out the recipe module and I will for certain use that. I didn't know it existed yet. I went scrolling through so many of those module choices too. Thanks again! I will update shortly.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      You had me at chocolate! ;) Since it looks like you are pretty new I thought I would mention that there is a "recipe" module you might want to take a look at --you are not obligated to use it (I don't use it on all my recipes that is for sure) but I thought I would mention it as an option as it allows viewers to print out recipes easier and this will probably be pretty popular. I tend to leave the introductions and teaser photo to the recipes in a text module and but the ingredients and directions in the recipe model with any extra images in a Polaroid module. This helps to get the module limit while organizing the content. Anyway, just a few thoughts while I was looking that I thought you might know about. Happy baking!

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      Nimsy LM 5 years ago

      love anything chocolatey!

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Adding to my healthy recipes lens :)