A heart-healthy candy recipe

These no-bake truffles are made with plant-based ingredients, including flaxseed meal and almond milk for fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

These no-bake truffles are packed with nutrition! They are made with plant-based ingredients, including flaxseed meal and almond milk. Flaxseeds provide fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (i.e., healthy fats).

By choosing dairy-free chocolate chips, these can be made dairy-free for those who may have sensitivities, and they are gluten free as well. It’s difficult to find a dairy-free, gluten-free truffle in the commercial candy aisle!

No-bake Cookie Dough Truffles

Features: Optionally dairy-free, gluten free

Servings: 8 (1 each)


½ tablespoon flaxseed meal

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup packed almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

⅛ teaspoon salt

1½ tablespoons dark chocolate chips

For chocolate coating:

⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil

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Mix flaxseed meal, almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla and coconut sugar in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix well until a cookie dough consistency forms. Fold chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Form cookie dough into tablespoon-sized balls, place on parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, make your chocolate coating by melting the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring frequently. You also can microwave the chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments until melted. Quickly use a fork to dip each cookie-dough ball into chocolate, making sure to coat evenly. Transfer back to parchment-lined baking sheet and immediately place baking sheet back in freezer for 20 minutes. Keep in freezer until ready to eat.

Nutrition information per serving: 165 calories; 12 g total fat (6 g saturated fat); 65 mg sodium; 15 g total carbohydrate; 2.5 g fiber; 2 g protein.

This recipe is comparable in calories and fat to other truffles, but it is lower in salt and lower in total carbohydrate, since this recipe includes very little added sugar and limits salt.

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