Rich and moreish pumpkin cookie dough truffles studded with chocolate chips and enrobed in silky melted chocolate. These truffles are naturally vegan and gluten-free while being made from wholefoods with an added protein boost. They are great as a snack or dessert!
Oh yes, I am back with another cookie dough recipe and this one is just as good, if not better than the original! I have based this recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles entirely on my Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough which is shaped into balls and rolled in chocolate. It just shows how versatile and delicious raw cookie dough can be. Once again, the base for the truffles is chickpeas (you’d never know!!) with some nut butter, pure pumpkin puree and vanilla protein powder or oats to bind as well as lots of yummy chocolate chips. Now, while I love eating cookie dough with a spoon like this, I thought I’d make the recipe even more special by turning it into truffles!
So what transforms this soft cookie dough into a thick but oh-so-delicious truffle mixture?
- Coconut flour: I don’t often use this flour as it behaves very differently to other flours. It absorbs a lot of liquid which is perfect here as we want to dry up the cookie dough and make it firmer.
- You could also try: adding ground almonds or even ground oats until you reach a thick and firm consistency, but I find you need a lot more and it makes the balls a bit denser. Let me know what you find.
The final element of these Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles is the chocolate shell. Melt down your favourite chocolate and roll the chilled balls into the chocolate – the chilling process means the chocolate then sets much more quickly and is slightly less messy! I love to add a sprinkling of Maldon salt on top for that real sweet and salty tang.
These Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles make a great after dinner dessert to serve to friends or as on-the-go snacks while you work. They are decadent and indulgent with a few added wholesome ingredients like oats, pumpkin and chickpeas. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free (check your oats if you coeliac) and can be refined sugar free if you opt for chocolate without refined sugars. They come together in one bowl in 15 minutes and are great for friends and loved ones. I find it best not to tell them beforehand that there are chickpeas hiding in the truffles as it can put people off. Really, they never need to know!
You can find the original Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe here for the base of the truffles and away you go.
If you are looking for more quick and easy no-bake recipes, how about my:
- No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites
- Jammie Dodger Blondies
- Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Pretzel Sandwiches
- Chocolate Chip Matcha No-Bake Bars
- Chocolate and Pistachio Cookie Dough Bars
Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles (Vegan GF)
Rich and moreish pumpkin cookie dough truffles studded with chocolate chips and enrobed in silky melted chocolate. These truffles are naturally vegan and gluten-free while being made from wholefoods with an added protein boost. They are great as a snack or dessert.
- 1 x batch Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 50-60g coconut flour
- 150g chocolate, melted
- Salt and cinnamon, optional
- Make the cookie dough as per instructions and then stir in the coconut flour to form a thick dough, starting with 50g and increasing to your desired consistency.
- Divide the dough into 20 pieces and roll into balls. Pop in the fridge on a lined dish or tray.
- Place the melted chocolate in a bowl and dip/roll each truffle into the chocolate and place back on the tray and sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Allow to set in the fridge for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I hope you will love these Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Dough Truffles so please let me know what you think in the comments below. if you make these truffles, please tag me as I love seeing them! I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!
With chocolate pumpkin truffles of love x