VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES

ONLY four ingredients to make yummy little bites of deliciousness! These are made with whole food ingredients (with the exception of the chocolate chips) and are simple to make. A perfect sweet treat! I have been making these for years now and my friends and family absolutely love them! I am happy to finally be sharing the recipe with you all! 

The recipe can actually end after you blend the dates and peanut butter because this stuff IS SO GOOD! (just kidding, haha) . Although the combination of the two seriously tastes like SWEET CARAMEL! So delicious… it will be hard for you to not eat this by the spoon.

Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles

Makes 35-40 Truffles 

Author: Alexa Soto 

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Total time: 1 hour & 25 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

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1 lb medjool dates, pitted

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)

1 cup warm water

3 cups oat flour (or 3 cups rolled oats, blended)

20 ounces vegan chocolate chips (divided)

OPTIONAL 

1 1/2 tbsp maca powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1-2 tbsp sea salt

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INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. If you do not have oat flour and only have rolled oats, place the rolled oats in a high speed blender and pulse until a flour is created. Pour the oat flour into a bowl.
  2. *Add the cinnamon and maca powder to the oat flour…this is optional! Although if you happen to have maca powder on hand I recommend adding it. It adds a malty, cookie flavor that is great! As for the cinnamon… I just really enjoy cinnamon and love to add it but it is not necessary! * Mix all together and set aside.
  3. In a high-speed blender combine 1 lb pitted medjool dates, 1 cup warm water and 1 cup of peanut butter. Blend until smooth! If the mixture is not combining well you can add 1/4 of extra warm water. (PS…This stuff is addicting, tastes like sweet caramel goodness!)
  4. Scoop the mixture out of the blender into the bowl of oat flour and mix with a wooden spoon until a cookie dough mixture is formed. Add in 1 cup of chocolate chips and mix again. You could use your hands to better combine the ingredients to make the dough!
  5. Put the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to let chill.
  6. Once dough has chilled, begin to form the truffles. Scoop a tbsp amount of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  7. Put 15 ounces of chocolate chips into a wide, shallow microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Microwave the chocolate for 1 minute, then give it a stir.
  9. Continue heating the chocolate at 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring between each one, until it is melted.
  10. Line a large baking sheet with parchment pepper and set aside.
  11. Place a truffle into   – the melted chocolate and using two fork lift the truffle out of the melted chocolate letting all the excess chocolate drip. Carefully place it onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat this step until each truffle is covered in chocolate. *You could also keep some bare & without the chocolate or do a light drizzle of chocolate! *
  12. For an optional step sprinkle a tiny amount of sea salt on each truffle. Next place the truffles in the freezer for 1 hour. When ready to serve / eat take out of the freezer and let sit for 10-15 minutes before eating!
March 22, 2018

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