I present to you the second in what is sure to become a series of cookie dough-inspired dried fruit & nut “truffles”, the first of which were the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
After polishing off those delicious little bites, I knew I wanted to dive right into concocting other cookie dough truffles.
Oatmeal raisin was the first variety to come to mind.
Sweet and chewy, with flavor accents of cinnamon and vanilla, these truffles really do taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough!
I stuck with cashews because their mellow buttery flavor takes a backseat to the more prominent flavors, but a combination of cashews and peanuts would be super tasty – think peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies.
Along that same line of thought, adding in a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips would be a welcomed addition as well.
That being said, these truffles are fantastic as they are, and I am already brainstorming the next cookie dough variation ;).
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough “Truffles”
|Name:||Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Truffles|
|Prep Time:||15 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||0 minutes|
|Total Time:||50 minutes (includes freezing time)|
|Yield:||Varies based on truffle size|
- 3/4 cup raw (or dry-roasted) unsalted cashews
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp raisins, divided
- 3 large pitted Medjool dates
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1. Prepare the Cookie Dough
In a food processor, pulse the rolled oats until they reach a coarse, flour-like consistency.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.
Gradually incorporate the oat flour and all-purpose flour until a smooth cookie dough forms.
Finally, fold in the raisins to distribute them evenly throughout the dough.
2. Shape the Truffles
Using your hands, roll the cookie dough into small bite-sized balls, roughly the size of a cherry or walnut. Place these balls on a parchment paper-lined tray.
3. Chill the Truffles
Put the tray with the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to firm them up.
4. Prepare the Coating
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
5. Coat the Truffles
Remove the cookie dough balls from the fridge. Using a fork or toothpick, dip each ball into the melted chocolate until it’s evenly coated. Let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
6. Set and Serve
Place the chocolate-coated truffles back on the parchment paper-lined tray and allow them to set. This should take about 15-20 minutes at room temperature or you can expedite the process by popping them back in the refrigerator.
Once the chocolate has hardened, your Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Truffles are ready to enjoy!
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cashews and rolled oats. Process until finely crumbled – mixture will resemble coarsely ground flour. Remove from food processor bowl and set aside.
- Place 1/3 cup raisins, dates, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt into the food processor bowl, and blend until a thick paste forms. Add the ground nut & oat mixture to the raisin & date paste and process until the mixture comes together to form a crumbly “dough”. Remove mixture from food processor and place in a mixing bowl. “Knead” in the 2 Tbsp raisins until evenly distributed.
- Form mixture into a large ball and refrigerate for about 5-10 minutes.
- When the dough has chilled for a bit, take it out of the fridge and roll into 10 balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Estimated Nutrition Per Serving (1 truffle)
- Calories: 130 calories
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Sodium: 45mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 15g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 8g
- Protein: 2g
These values are based on typical ingredient quantities and may vary slightly depending on your specific recipe and portion sizes. It’s always a good idea to use a nutrition calculator or consult specific product labels for the most accurate nutritional information.
Enjoy your Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Truffles while keeping an eye on your portion sizes for a delightful treat!