Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles

As promised, today’s recipe is number three in this week’s list of sweet Valentine’s Day treats! Be sure to check out the healthy Butterscotch Pudding and Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars, too!

Black Forest Truffles at Diet, Dessert and Dogs

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it:
A) Flowers? Or perhaps
B) Chocolate? No? Then maybe
C) A sugar-free recipe? Or how about
D) A healthy dessert recipe? If not, is it
E) A cookie dough recipe?

Well, if you guessed “All of the above,” you’d be correct about these Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles I’m sharing today (except for the “flowers” part, that is). Since I consume a sugar-free diet including an abundance of low-glycemic foods, I aim for the combination of those qualities in my desserts as well.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m a chocolate gal, all the way. (Who am I kidding? I’m a chocolate gal every other day of the year, too. ). Chocolate is my very favorite food, and I love it any which way. In fact, if I could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I would. (Oh, wait. Been there, done that.). And if you serve up chocolate in the form of cookie dough—ideally, dipped in even more chocolate—well, then I’m truly in heaven. I’ve always thought that the unbaked dough was the best part of any cookie recipe, anyway. So why not cookie dough truffles? And don’t hesitate to eat this raw: there are no eggs, so no salmonella to worry about!

vegan sugarfree black forest cookie dough truffles recipe on rickiheller.com

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, impressive treat to serve as a Valentine’s Day confection, this is your winner! And there’s no need to reserve it for Valentine’s Day; this recipe is perfect any day of the year.

Even though this dough is made from a few simple ingredients, it still offers the same familiar texture of true cookie dough. When combined with the cherries and other moist ingredients, the ground up Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice cereal and cacao magically transform into a batter that simulates perfectly the texture of cookie dough. Of course, you could probably create other flavors as well by adjusting the dry ingredients or perhaps adding chopped dried fruits, seeds or nuts, but my first choice was chocolate.

These Chocolate Cherry Cookie Dough Truffles are a perfect way to say “I love you,” whether or not you share them with anyone else. And, as it turns out, the recipe intentionally yields a fairly small number (5 or 6 truffles)—perfect to enjoy on your own if that’s your choice. Because really, shouldn’t we make a point of treating ourselves once in a while? Next up, I’m thinking I’ll go out and buy myself a lovely bouquet of flowers for the occasion, too.

What special treats do you enjoy for Valentine’s Day or other special occasions? Do they involve chocolate?

healthy sugarfree black forest cookie dough truffle recipe


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