Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles to Celebrate October

Happy October! This month marks the realization that fall is upon us and that the year is over halfway done. October is also world vegetarian awareness month, and October 1 was world vegetarian day (source: VegNews)!

To celebrate being a vegan in this happy month, I made vegan cookie dough truffles.

WARNING: FOOD PORN ALERT

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I made these truffles with a recipe from one of my favorite vegans and one of my role models: Chloe Coscarelli!

3PDWfb1412432976These truffles taste EXACTLY like the cookie dough bites that I occasionally enjoyed when I went to the movie theatre when I was younger (look to your left). I loved them and missed having them when I became vegan. I needn’t have to miss them now because of this scrumptious recipe.

I am not ashamed to admit that I ate six of these little balls of joy. I also licked up the leftover dipping chocolate. And promptly got a sugar buzz.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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Vegan Cookie Dough Truffles

(makes 50)

based on a recipe by Chloe Coscarelli

  • ½ cup vegan margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate (I once again used Ghiradelli chocolate chips)
  • a dash of nondairy milk

Directions: Using a mixer, beat margarine, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and water until combined. Add flour and beat until incorporated. Mix in chocolate chips. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll chilled dough into little balls with the palms of your hands. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 15 minutes. Then melt the remaining chocolate chips and the milk in a microwave or double boiler.

Take out the cookie dough bites and dip in chocolate. Remove using two forks.

100_2872 100_2877 100_2893 Place the chocolate-covered balls back on the baking sheet and put back in the freezer. Chill until the chocolate is set (about 10 minutes). Store in the fridge until serving. ENJOY!

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I am serving these tonight at a neighborhood get-together and I can’t wait for all my non-vegan neighbors to try them (and hopefully love them)!

Have a lovely Saturday!

xx Ellie

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