Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles {Grain Free}

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Chocolate peanut butter cup cookie dough truffles are a sweet, no-bake treat, providing you with a dose of protein and fiber for a boost of healthy goodness! These truffles are one of the best gluten-free no bake dessert recipes on my holiday baking list!

After starting off Christmas Week with some crazy sweet indulgence, I thought I’d work in a healthier treat, in the form of truffles!! A secret ingredient, flourless, eggless, chocolate peanut butter “cookie dough”, wrapped around teensy weeny peanut butter cups. Then, if you like, dipped into a chocolaty coating. These Flourless Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles are will 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. A while 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 into something totally unexpected.

My friend sent me a photo of a cookie dough treat she made. 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!

For 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, toasted coconut, or chopped peanuts. If you want to make it a bit more decadent, wrap the dough around 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 into some chocolate candy coating. I chose white chocolate because I thought it looked pretty, but milk or dark chocolate will be awesome as well. Add sprinkles, because, well, they’re sprinkles!

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Now, begin to salivate, and crave these yummy little bites. Now go check out the recipe. And seriously, trust me on this one!! Then, go eat a dozen one.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles are a sweet, no-bake treat, providing you with a dose of protein and fiber for a boost of healthy goodness! Who can resist peanut butter cup truffles dipped in chocolate?
Prep: 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons honey or to taste (substitute agave or maple syrup for strict vegan)
  • ½ cup peanut butter I used natural
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 24-30 mini peanut butter cups the tiny, unwrapped ones in a package
  • 16 ounces 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

  • Combine the chickpeas, cocoa powder, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla in your food processor.
  • Process until a dough consistency forms, stopping to scrape down the sides, as needed.
  • Transfer cookie dough to a bowl or storage container. At this point, you can refrigerate the dough for a bit before making the truffles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once chocolate is set, store truffles in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0.4mg0%
Sodium 106mg4%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Enjoy!

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28 Comments
  1. 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

  2. Laura

    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. Allison

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

  4. Stacey N.

    Ooooh that looks like an awesome addition to a kitchen! I’d probably make some kind of casserole with it 🙂

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