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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain.  (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked.  Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them.  They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet.  (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Adapted from the Tropical Traditions coconut oil recipe page


1 1/4 cup almond flour*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (refined for no flavor, virgin for coconut taste)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips ( I used Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chips)

Chocolate Coating (optional):

2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil


1. Mix flour, salt and honey in a bowl.

2. In a smaller bowl, mix all wet ingredients and pour into the dry and mix well.

3. Fold in the chocolate chips.

4. Roll into inch sized balls and place on a plate or lined cookie sheet.

5. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading

Chocolate Coating (optional):

1. In a double boiler or saucepan placed over simmering water, melt the chips and coconut oil.

2. Once melted, remove from heat and dip each ball into the chocolate with a spoon and return to plate or cookie sheet.

3. Place the balls back into the freezer for the chocolate to harden, and store in the fridge or freezer.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading


*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.  I soaked my whole almonds overnight in salted water, then skinned and dehydrated them.  (Nourishing Traditions style crispy nuts).  I find it better to process the ground almonds in small batches, so you get almond flour instead of almond butter.

If you use my Nutiva affiliate link to purchase coconut oil, the price is the same for you and I receive a small payment.  Thank you for supporting Common Sense Homesteading!

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  96 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles”

  1. These look amazing! I love love love cooking with coconut oil. Do you think this recipe would work with a non-nut flour? We have a nut free household due to allergies, but I would really like to try making these.

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  9. My daughter will just love these. She’s always been a cookie dough fan!

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  28. Love coconut oil! I use for in most of my skincare “recipes”. Sometimes I’ll take a small amount and apply it to my hair for an instant shine and conditioner. I make popcorn with it, also. But I’m looking for more ways to use it, so I’m looking forward to making these truffles!

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  36. I love to use coconut oil in smoothies!!…but can’t wait to try the truffles

  37. I love coconut oil. Just recently I started shaving with it.

  38. I have learned to use coconut oil for everything. I make tooth paste, body lotion, and cook with it. And I have touted its use to anyone who will listen and some who won’t.

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  43. We are popcorn lovers in our family…cooking it stovetop in coconut oil with some RealSalt…mmmmmm! Delish!

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  47. I love using it to fry pancakes! So delicious!

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  55. One way is on popcorn instead of butter. Also I mix I/2 coconut oil and 1/2 dark chocolate together and freeze in a shallow dish for that little bite of chocolate treat every once in a while.

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  72. I use coconut oil for all of my cooking and often for skin use. My favorite use, though, is making fake chocolate using coconut oil, stevia, a pinch of salt and carob powder.

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  74. i love to use it on my popcorn

  75. For my son’s eczema. And a million other ways!

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  80. These look amazing. I will definitely have to make these.

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    Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. I’m a virgin coconut oil virgin! Can’t wait to give it a try in cooking, baking and even as a beauty aid.

  84. I use coconut oil for cooking and for personal beauty products~

  85. My mom-in-law lives with us and she made the non-healthy version of these for us. I wish I would have found this before she made hers :) Are there any suggestions out there for a beginner to try out coconut oil in her cooking? Should I just start making random substitutions? Thanks for your help.

    • You can use it pretty much anywhere you use fats and oils. The only trick is that it gets hard in the mid-70s, so if you have cold ingredients in the recipe (like eggs right out of the fridge), you’ll probably have better results if you let the eggs warm to room temp. Otherwise you can end up with little pockets of hard coconut oil. The Tropical Traditions website has a HUGE recipe page, with everything from entrees to desserts and everything in between.

  86. [...] may also enjoy coconut oil fudge and chocolate chip cookie dough truffles made with almond flour and coconut [...]

  87. we use it as a personal lubricant during great to know something so natural is in my body.great using it to make popcorn and raw treats too,love it!!!!!!!

  88. These look amazing! I am passing this recipe along to my mother, my sister, and my sis-in-law who are all into health food. It’s funny, my mom and I were just discussing coconut oil, and were saying how we should get more into our diet. I can’t think of a better way to do it than eating it this way!

  89. [...] Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Common Sense Homesteading ‘Cause you can never have enough cookie dough truffles . I would use my Homemade Chocolate Chips in these . [...]

  90. I did not have enough honey, so I used what I had. These ” balls” were hard to roll, so I just pressed them into different shapes. I also did not have enough chocolate chips for the chocolate coating, so I just used the chips for the cookie dough. To me it tasted like I was eating flour out of the bag, I guess I was because they were only frozen and not baked.

    • Skimping on the honey would definitely changes the flavor and texture, especially if your almond flour was on the dry side to start with. As you can see from the non-chocolate coated balls, mine are glossy, and stuck together quite well. The texture should be more like raw cookie dough, not flour. Not sure what to suggest without seeing the finished product, but I would guess more honey and a little more coconut oil would be a help if you care to try it again.

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