Sunday, September 6, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles #SundaySupper

With the long weekend on our side, my family traditionally takes the extra day to prepare and plan for the busy school and work schedules ahead. We made lunches, packed knapsacks, made sure pens, pencils, paper and binders were accounted for and generally worked the weekend away. When it came time to thinking about dinner for that night, it was a case of "less is more". Usually, it was a piece of a casserole or baked pasta that was planned for later in the week, or if mom was truly done, pizza or Chinese takeout. That tradition carried right through my (and now my sister's) university days, and while we may have hosted one or two BBQ's here on the Labour Day itself generally we're in bed early enough that night to not be total monsters the next morning when the alarms go off.

Since treats (especially those with a helping of chocolate) are pretty much "required eating" this weekend, the menu calls for something quick, low-mess, low-fuss and no-shopping required. When we had a few scraggly, solid-brown bananas hanging out on the counter for a little longer than the heat deemed worthy, I knew I had to get rid of them one way or another. What can I say, the cheap side of me always outweighs the complete couch potato side! I decided to capitalize on the natural sweet, nutty flavour of ground tigernuts in place of almonds or oats, which also added a boost of fibre, iron, magnesium and electrolytes to the "dough"- and with no nuts, no added sugar and no grain flours it was a treat I felt practically virtuous serving to my family, while enjoying the rich, cookie-dough flavour inside the dark chocolate shell. I can't imagine not finding the original recipe on Healthy Sweet Eats now!

Chocolate Chip "Cookie Dough" Truffles

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
    Makes 12
    1 large, over-ripe banana, mashed well
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    ½ tsp butter flavouring, optional
    ¼ tsp liquid stevia
    pinch fine salt
    pinch nutmeg
    2 ½ tbsp coconut flour
    2 ½ tbsp tigernut flour
    2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (I used stevia sweetened chopped dark chocolate but found these chips sweetened with erythritol and stevia)
    dark chocolate, melted, for coating (not included in NI - I used stevia sweetened dark chocolate)
    1. Mash the banana, coconut oil, vanilla, stevia, salt and nutmeg together in a medium bowl.
    2. Stir in the flour and ground tigernuts until completely combined, and then mix in the mini chocolate chips.
    3. Roll the dough into 12 balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    4. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
    5. Dip the frozen truffles in the melted chocolate and place them on a lined cookie sheet until set

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 42.0
    Total Fat: 2.6 g
    Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    Sodium: 0.2 mg
    Total Carbs: 5.4 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
    Protein: 0.6 g