Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Great Dessert to Share with Friends or the Office.

*Gluten Free and Vegan (Coconut Cinnamon version is also refined sugar free!)

*Gluten Free and Vegan (Coconut Cinnamon version is also refined sugar free!)

The basic "cookie dough" ingredients:

o   1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed

o   3 tbsp peanut butter (check to make sure there are no added sugars)

o   2 tbsp almond butter

o   4 dates, pitted and chopped

o   2 tablespoons cacao nibs

o   2 teaspoons stevia powder

o   1 tablespoon chia seeds

o   1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

o   1/2 tsp vanilla extract

o   1 & 1/2 tsp almond extract (gives it a slightly "cherry" taste)

o   1/8 tsp baking soda

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well blended.  Mixture will take on a dough consistency when finished.

Scoop out with a teaspoon and form until 1" balls.  The dough should make about 35 balls. And now you have some options for a "topping." 

Option 2: Chocolate Covered   This new recipe is a reduced sugar revision of the old recipe,  Chocolate Cherry Almond Truffles . This Valentine's Day, show someone you really love them by giving them a healthy treat to celebrate your love!

Option 2: Chocolate Covered

This new recipe is a reduced sugar revision of the old recipe, Chocolate Cherry Almond Truffles. This Valentine's Day, show someone you really love them by giving them a healthy treat to celebrate your love!

Option 1: Coconut Cinnamon Truffles  (lower in sugar)

Option 1: Coconut Cinnamon Truffles (lower in sugar)

*This is a great option for someone who needs to watch their sugars (like for diabetes or someone who is trying to lose weight). It has a delightful light coconut and cinnamon flavor!

Directions:
Mix 3 tablespoons of shredded coconut (unsweetened) with 3 teaspoons of cinnamon. Roll balls until covered in coconut and top with sprinkled cinnamon.

Nutrition Information(per one treat):

Calories: 34
Carbohydrates: 4 g
     Fiber: 1 g
     Sugar: 0.5 g
Protein: 1 g
Fat: 2 g

Option 2: Chocolate Covered


For anyone who loves chocolate, this is a great chocolate covered treat! Full of nutrition - and healthy fats from coconut oil.

Directions:
Using a double-boiler, melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life -gluten, dairy and soy free) in 1 tbsp coconut oil.  Mix together until forming a liquid consistency.  Dip cookie dough balls into chocolate mixture, until well covered. Store in refrigerator to allow the outer coat of chocolate to harden.

Nutrition Information (per one treat):
Calories: 45
Carbohydrates: 5 g
    Fiber: 1 g
    Sugar: 1.5 g
Protein: 1.2 g
Fat: 3 g

ENJOY! :) 

If anyone is searching for the Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Treats <- here is the link for the recipe and instructions. 

 

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