Chocolate covered cookie dough truffles taste just like raw cookie dough, but are a little more nutrient dense. They are the tastiest little treat. The flaky sea salt on top really brings them up a notch! Thomas claimed these little babies better than my actual cookie dough. That’s quite a statement, and I will say they are VERY good but nothing beats classic cookie dough in my opinion. We are obsessed with these truffles & they are perfect when you want something sweet without eating actual cookie dough!
What you need to make chocolate covered cookie dough truffles + substitutions:
- Cashew butter- Cashew butter will give it the most cookie dough flavor! You can substitute with peanut butter and it will make it more of a peanut butter cup. Or you can use any nut or seed butter!
- Almond flour- The almond flour helps to soak up the oils in the cashew butter and makes it easier to work with. You can also use coconut flour, but I’d try decreasing to 1/4 or 1/3 cup. I’d start with 1/4 and then see if you need more. You can also use oat flour. Easy to make your own by blending oats until a flour-like consistency!
- Maple syrup– Maple syrup is my preferred sweetener but you can also use honey or brown sugar.
- Vanilla extract- The key to any treat!
- Sea salt- I don’t make anything without salt. It’s what helps bring the flavor out in a recipe.
- Mini Chocolate Chips- I love adding in mini chocolate chips! This makes it feel more like cookie dough, but you can totally skip them. Or use regular chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar.
- Dark chocolate- I used the Trader Joe’s pound plus 72% cacao chocolate bar. I chopped it up and it added the best dark chocolate flavor. Feel free to substitute with chocolate chips or chocolate bar of choice. Anything will work for these cookie dough truffles.
- Coconut oil- The little bit of coconut oil helps the chocolate to be easier to dip into and hardens the shell.
Tips for making it:
- To make it easier for dipping, you can go ahead and refrigerate the dough before or after rolling into balls so they’d cold when dipping.
- You can make these into bars as well! Just use an 8×8 pan and press the dough into the pan. Top with the melted chocolate and you’re good to go!
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Alright, let’s get to making the recipe! Enjoy!
Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Truffles
- 1 cup cashew butter unsalted
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ⅓-½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- flakey sea salt for topping
- In a medium bowl, stir together cashew butter, almond flour, chocolate chips, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt until everything is incorporated.
- Place the mixture into the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden. Roll the dough into 16-18 balls.
- Melt chocolate with coconut oil, either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- Dip each ball in the chocolate, place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt.
- Store in the fridge for 1 hour to harden. Keep stored in a container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! Or freeze & thaw for a few minutes before enjoying!