July 20, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (aka "Awesomeness in a Ball")

If you love cookie dough and chocolate, then you just must try this recipe! There are many variations of this dessert, and most of them are very similar, but the one I used can be found here. It is perfect to make in the summer because it's no-bake and they are sooo refreshing when they're frozen/extremely cold! Oh, and it contains no eggs! Just another reason to love this recipe!

We start by creaming together butter and brown sugar. You add some vanilla, flour, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips, then voila! Pop it in the fridge and you've got yourself a delicious cookie dough!

To make cookie dough balls, you simply use some type of scooper (melon baller, cookie scoop, spoon, etc.) or your hands to form them into balls. Once the dough starts to warm up, it becomes stickier, so you may have to refrigerate it for a few more minutes, then take it back out and continue forming balls.

A little side note: Make them smaller than they are in the picture. Unless you want gigantic truffles, I think this is good advice!

Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of me smothering them in melted chocolate bark, or the finished product. But basically, you just melt up some chocolate, throw in a truffle, roll it around with a spoon, then place it back on the cookie sheet. The chocolate on my truffles started to harden after a few minutes since my cookie sheet was still cold from being in the refrigerator. Otherwise, just pop them in the fridge after coating them with chocolate, and they'll be ready to eat in minutes!

Oh, and trust the recipe when it says it makes 3-4 dozen...this is true! My truffles were larger than they should have been, and I still made around 45 truffles!

I froze a few of them in a separate container, and brought them out on our boat on the weekend. By lunchtime, they were still a little cold (not melty, thank goodness!) and perfectly delicious! Enjoy!


  1. In this weather, no-bake treats are the only option! These look really yummy :)

  2. I know! I really wanted to make some chocolate chip cookies, but figured I would be better off making a no-bake dessert. But I found this to be a fantastic substitution!

  3. This looks really good! I just found your blog through the google coffeeshop forums, an I must say, I'm impressed! It's hard to come by teens whom have cooking blogs, and sometimes it can get a little tricky dealing with older bakers cause you feel like they're just.. well. Older, lol. Followed your blog though- looking foward to reading more of your posts!

    -Katie @ nutrition in a peanutshell

  4. Those look so yummy! I might have to try making them, even though the only thing I can manage to bake successfully are soft pretzels :) Following your blog, check out mine?

  5. @Katie: Well thanks so much! I was hoping to catch someone's eye...it's so hard to get followers it seems! And I'll have to check out your blog too! Thanks for stopping by! : )

    @Abby: Haha! Well they are very easy, and I would highly suggest trying them : ) And I've never actually made soft pretzels before; maybe I'll have to try that soon? And I'll be sure to take a look at your blog! Thanks so much for following!