PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES WITH CHICKPEAS
Chocolate cookie dough protein truffles with a difference. These truffles have a soft cookie dough filling, encased in a crisp chocolate shell.
Dairy and gluten free, the base of the recipe is a can of chickpeas…blended up with a small amount of maple syrup and stevia, pea protein, and oat flour.
- 240g canned, drained and rinsed chickpeas (approx. 1 can)
- 30g oat flour (gluten free if necessary)
- 30ml maple syrup
- 10 drops stevia
- 20g Unflavoured Pea Protein
- 1.5 tbsp (21g) coconut oil, melted
- 30ml (2 tbsp) warm water
- 50g chocolate drops
- 120g 75% - 85% dark chocolate, roughly chopped into small pieces
- 1 tbsp (14g) coconut oil
For the truffle filling
For the coating
- Blend together all truffle ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, until smooth in your food processor or blender.
- Put truffle mixture into a bowl and fold in chocolate chips with a spoon. Place into the fridge for 1 hour to firm up.
- Once a little firmer roll truffle filling into balls...I made 10 golf ball sized truffles!
- Place onto a tray or plate lined with baking paper and then transfer the plate into the freezer for half an hour.
- Place chocolate and coconut oil into a large, 2 litre, Pyrex jug. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds for a total of 2 minutes. The chocolate should be fully melted.
- Remove truffles from the freezer and get a clean plate lined with baking paper ready. One at time dunk the truffles into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to dunk and roll quickly, lift each one out with a fork, carefully shake off excess chocolate and place onto the clean plate. Drizzle with remaining chocolate once the shell has just set.
- Once coated allow to set at room temperature or place into the fridge if you prefer a firmer truffle.
- Store in the fridge for up to five days or at room temperature in seal tight container for up to 3 days. I would imagine these will freeze just fine and should last for up to one month. Thaw at room temperature for 20 -30 minutes before eating.