Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles for #ChristmasWeek

Welcome to Day #4 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day this week through Saturday, December 14th.

After starting off Christmas Week with some crazy sweet indulgence, I thought I’d work in a healthier treat, in the form of… truffles!!  Secret ingredient, flourless, eggless chocolate peanut butter “cookie dough” wrapped around teensy weeny peanut butter cups, then, if you like, dipped in a chocolaty coating, Flourless Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Dough Balls are a sweet indulgent treat that actually give you a little dose of protein and fiber, you know, just to give you energy to make it through all of your holiday celebrations!

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I love getting inspiration from my real-life friends AND my virtual friends.  Awhile back, I made chocolate peanut butter “cookie dough”.  Seriously, I love this stuff.  I just take scoops out of the bowl, or put blobs on apple slices, or stir it into banana “ice cream”, or even make cookie dough smoothies – someday I’ll manage to photograph some of these things before I devour them so I can share with you.  Or maybe I’ll write a “cookie dough” cookbook.  Or a You Mean There’s ______ in That Cookbook, since I have a tendency to transform cauliflower and black beans and butternut squash into something totally unexpected.

My friend sent me a photo one day – she rolled it into balls and packed it into her kids’ lunches as a “treat” – or at least they thought it was a treat.  I thought this was genius, and knew I had to start making “truffles”.  Then I saw Jocelyn’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Truffles, and I was sold – I had to make a flourless version!

So, if you really want a healthy treat that just tastes decadent, follow Amy’s lead and make the cookie dough, form it into balls, then roll it in cocoa powder or toasted coconut or chopped peanuts.  If you want to make it a bit more decadent, wrap the dough around some itty bitty peanut butter cups (they’re small, so calories don’t count, right?), and if you really want to go all out, dip them in some chocolate candy coating.  I chose white chocolate because I thought it looked pretty, but milk or dark will be awesome, as well.  Add sprinkles, because, well, they’re sprinkles!

If you don’t know what the secret ingredient is yet, then stare at this picture for a few minutes, begin to salivate and crave these yummy little bites, and now go check out the recipe.  And seriously, trust me on this one!!  Then go eat a dozen one.

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Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Swissmar. Le Cordon Bleu has been a worldwide leader in gastronomy and hospitality for over 100 years and are widely considered the guardian of French culinary technique. Swissmar now combines this culinary expertise with their own knowledge and brand recognition to introduce this fantastic new line.

The Le Cordon Bleu ceramic ovenware from Swissmar are all freezer safe, oven safe, dishwasher and microwave safe. The French-inspired Charmant Collection 5 qt. Rectangular Roaster has scalloped edges and is beautiful enough to go straight from oven to table! To enter to win a Swissmar Roaster, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!

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What is your favorite holiday candy?

5.0 from 4 reviews

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles
 
Amazing truffles made from flourless, eggless chocolate peanut butter “cookie dough” wrapped around tiny peanut butter cups, then dipped in chocolate!
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Recipe type: Candy, Dessert
Serves: 24-30
Ingredients
  • One 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ c cocoa powder
  • ¼ c honey, or to taste (substitute agave or maple syrup for strict vegan)
  • ½ c peanut butter (I used natural)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • About 24-30 mini peanut butter cups (the tiny, unwrapped ones in a package)
  • About 16 oz. melting chocolate, chocolate wafers or almond bark (white, dark or milk), if desired for dipping, or cocoa powder, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, etc.
  • Options sprinkles or other decorations, if desired
Instructions
  1. Combine the chickpeas, cocoa powder, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla in your food processor.
  2. Process until a dough consistency forms, stopping to scrape down the sides, as needed.
  3. Transfer cookie dough to a bowl or storage container. At this point, you can refrigerate the dough for a bit before making the truffles.
  4. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough, flatten a bit, roll it around a mini peanut butter cup and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and peanut butter cups.
  5. If using one of the dry coatings, roll in the cocoa powder, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, or other desired coating before placing in the refrigerator. Otherwise, refrigerate the undipped truffles for at least 30 minutes or so.
  6. If using, melt the chocolate as per package instructions, dip each truffle, and place on wax paper to cool, adding sprinkles or other decorations before chocolate is set.
  7. Once chocolate is set, store truffles in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Allison says

    I would make one of my husband’s favorite casseroles – enchiladas, king ranch chicken, or french toast casserole!

  2. Laura says

    I bet if I made these my boys would have no idea what the “secret” ingredient was. The look on their faces might be priceless if I told them though.

  3. says

    I need these truffles in my life right now. They turned out perfectly. You did an amazing job with coating them. So impressed.

    Thanks for joining us this week Brianne. xx

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