Cookie Truffles (Gluten Free Halloween Treat)

These mummy Cookie Truffles are the CUTEST gluten-free Halloween treat. They’re made using a handful of ingredients, including our favorite gluten-free chocolate cookie, are no bake and are so easy they’d be a great activity to do with the kids! Perfect to serve up at a halloween party or for any fun event! Made in partnership with my friends at Simple Mills!

no bake cookie truffles

Cookie Truffles (Gluten-Free Halloween Treat)

How cute are these gluten-free Halloween mummy Cookie Truffles? They are a super easy treat to put together and they are SO DELICIOUS! I was inspired to make these based off of those Oreo truffles that you see all over the internet. I won’t lie, that version is good, but the ingredients in them are no longer a part of my diet so I knew when planning for halloween recipes that it was time to re-create it!

The truffles couldn’t be easier to make! They use minimal ingredients with super simple directions and could definitely be a fun family activity to get in to the halloween spirit. We decorated our truffles as mummies, which include a white chocolate coating, but we’re also including substitutes to make dairy free versions using dairy free dark chocolate and dairy free cream cheese. We tested both versions and both were equally delicious.

no bake truffles

A few notes and tips on making Cookie Truffles:

  1. To crush the cookies you can either do so in a food processor, or you can place the cookies in a zip tight bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. We did it both ways and the outcome of the cookies were the same either way! Because it involved washing less dishes we preferred doing it by hand with a bag and rolling pin.
  2. Make sure to cool the cookie truffles before coating with the chocolate! This helps the truffle hold its shape, and it helps the chocolate set quicker. If you are making the mummy version, make sure to also cool the white chocolate coated truffles before piping or drizzling on the stripes.
  3. When decorating the mummies with the stripes, move quickly to place on the chocolate chips “eyes” because the white chocolate can set quickly.
  4. Choose a high quality white chocolate! We found a few versions that had only about 6 ingredients! If doing a dairy free dark chocolate truffle make sure to check that the chocolate you buy is dairy free.

white chocolate dipped cookie truffles

The most important element to this recipe is the cookie! I came across Simple Mills products a few months ago and was instantly in love. The crackers were the first product I tried and I loved how much they reminded me of my beloved childhood saltine. Now, they’re a staple in my house and have since tried many more of the products. So when I was looking for the best cookie to make these truffles I knew Simple Mills would be it! I find them in many grocery stores, on Thrive Market, and on Amazon here! When we tested these cookie truffles, we were blown away by these crunchy cookies and knew they were the answer for our convenient no-bake treat!

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Cookie Truffles (Gluten-Free Halloween Treat)

Prep Time 00:40 Yields 28

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (see note for dairy free)
  • ¼ cup organic powdered sugar or 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 boxes (16 ounces) Simple Mills Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces good-quality white chocolate
  • Chocolate chips, to garnish

Directions

  1. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Crush chocolate cookies either with a food processor, or by hand in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, until finely ground.
  3. Add ground cookies and vanilla extract to cream cheese mixture until fully combined.
  4. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls, roughly about 28 and place on a small baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Place in refrigerator to firm up, at least 20 minutes, or 1 hour.
  6. Melt white chocolate, using preferred method (see note), and let cool slightly before moving on to next step, about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Using a fork dip each truffle in melted white chocolate until fully coated and excess chocolate has dripped back into the bowl. Place truffle back on the baking sheet and continue until all are coated.
  8. Return to the refrigerator to cool white chocolate coating, at least 10-15 minutes.
  9. Once cooled finish decorating. Either place white chocolate in a piping bag with a small opening and drizzle over one truffle at a time (this method makes for less waste of white chocolate), or using a spoon drizzle the white chocolate over the truffle to make a mummy design. Immediately place two mini chocolate chips on truffles to make mummy eyes before drizzled white chocolate has cooled. Continue with this pattern until all truffles are decorated. (see note)
  10. Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. Want to make this dairy free? Substitute regular cream cheese for your favorite dairy free version (We love the almond milk kind). And substitute the white chocolate for your favorite dairy free chocolate to turn these in to chocolate covered truffles. Simply dip the dairy free truffles in melted dairy free chocolate and garnish with sprinkles or leave as is.
  2. We prefer to melt white chocolate slowly in the stove top, using a double boiler. This just means a bowl is placed over a barely simmering pot of water. But if you prefer, you can melt in the microwave slowly in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  3. Take care to decorate one (or up to three) mummy truffles at a time with drizzle, and then place on chocolate chips. The white chocolate drizzle will firm up pretty quickly on the cooled truffle so you'll want to adhere the eyes before this happens.
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Raspberry Peach Crumble

Raspberry Peach Crumble {Dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This paleo-friendly, SUPER EASY, Raspberry Peach Crumble is the perfect healthy Summer treat! Packed with Summer fruit, just the right amount of tartness, and so so flavorful! It will definitely be a staple for Summer gatherings with friends and family!

Paleo Raspberry Peach Crumble

Raspberry Peach Crumble

I like to top this with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream, but it is equally as delicious all on its own! Grain-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, and so so simple to make!

 
Raspberry Crumble Recipe with Peaches

I’ve been wanting to come up with a clean and healthy, paleo-friendly crumble for some time now and I definitely hit the money with this one. Aside from the amazing taste, this dessert is loaded with nutrients! Filled with fresh organic fruit, ground flax, and topped with a blend of raw nuts = fruit crumble perfection!

Can I use other fruit?

Yes! This recipe is very customizable. Sub in your favorite fruit!

Easy Raspberry Crumble
 

When I think of summer I think of fresh fruit, delicious summer meals, and being outdoors with friends and family. What is a better addition to that combination than a healthy treat filled with delicious berries?

How To Make A Raspberry Crumble

Add this to your weekend brunch spread, or pack it away for Summer potlucks and it will definitely be a crowd pleaser again and again!

Want more easy summer fruit desserts? Here are our favorites:

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Raspberry Peach Crumble

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:40 Serves 4

Ingredients

    Filling

    • 4 organic peaches, peeled and sliced
    • 6 oz. organic raspberries (blueberries would be great or sub other berry of choice)
    • 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon ground flax

    Topping

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sliced peaches, raspberries, cinnamon, flax, and honey. Mix until well combined.
    3. Grease desired baking dish and pour in the peach and raspberry mixture.
    4. Combine topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Mix with a fork until crumbly.
    5. Pour crumble mixture evenly over fruit.
    6. Bake for 40 minutes until the top is golden brown and fruit is hot and bubbly.
    7. Serve warm!
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    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Healthy Fall Treats

    Fall treats are all the rage. Bring a pumpkin or apple baked good to your coworkers or family and you’ll be the hit of the day (or night). My blogger pals and I are back for another month of eats for you!

    Four paleo treats to kick off all-things-fall! 
    Healthy Fall TreatsKelly from Nosh and Nourish made you BARK, and not just any ‘ol bark. Bark that has pumpkin, and butterscotch, and all things Fall. 

    Find the recipe here!butterscotch-pumpkin-bark

    Davida from The Healthy Maven made you Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. I can’t wait to make these beauties.

    Find the recipe here!Grain-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

    Lee from Fit Foodie Finds made you BISCOTTI. Since I have a new found love for my espresso maker, these definitely need to accompany my almond milk cappuccino!

    Find the recipe here.
    BiscottiI made you Pumpkin Whoopie Pies! Let’s talk about these for a second. Perfect pumpkin cookies filled with easy MARSHMELLOW fluff. I kid you not.
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    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmellow Fluff

    Ingredients

      Cookies

      Marshmellow Fluff

      • 2 egg whites
      • 3 tbsp raw honey

      Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350
    • In a medium-sized mixing bowl sift together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt
    • Add in pumpkin puree, egg, honey, oil, and vanilla; mix well
    • Drop tablespoons of dough on a lined baking sheet (I cover mine with my slip at or parchment paper), and lightly flatten
    • Bake for about 15 minutes (I take them out a tad undercooked, you may leave them in a tad longer if you wish)
    • While cooking whisk together 2 egg whites with your electric hand mixer- whisk attachment
    • Mix for 4-5 minutes or until soft, then hard peaks begin to form
    • Heat honey lightly and pour into egg white mixture
    • Whisk for an additional 3-4 minutes until hard peaks form (will be fluffy and glossy)
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      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons [VIDEO]

      These Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons are the perfectly sweetened holiday cookie! They are so delicious, while also being gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free!

      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon

      Passover is one week away. Coconut macaroons are a Passover staple, but for those of you who don’t celebrate; they are probably one of my favorite light cookies anytime of the year. Sweet, light, coconut-y, and of course for me, a touch of mini chocolate chips and dipped in chocolate. Perfect. And did I mention they are super easy to make?

      Passover is a time where we get together with family, have our traditional Jewish eats (Swedish meatballs, brisket, rolled cabbage, etc.), and reflect. On Passover you eat only unleavened bread and flourless desserts. Perfect for a grain-free/gluten-free house! Minus the matzo… I make a mean Matzo Lasagna!

      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

      I love Passover because like some of other holiday’s throughout the year, my nanny (grandma) comes in from Florida. Her famous recipes are the ones that line the table year after year. I have learned so much from her as a person, and as a chef! This week you’ll find a recreation of Nanny’s Swedish Meatballs that taste just like her traditional dish; one that is so special to me. This year Passover falls smack in the beginning of the week; sadly, heading back to New York isn’t an option, but I’ll go the weekend after to enjoy the time with my family!

      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons 

      Sweetened just right! I’ll take another batch…

      Watch the video here: 


      Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

      Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Yields 12

      Ingredients

      • 5 large egg whites
      • 1/4 cup honey
      • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • Dash fine sea salt
      • 1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice
      • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
      • Dipping: 1/3 cup melted chocolate chips

      Directions

      • Preheat oven to 350℉.
      • In a large bowl whisk together egg whites with honey.
      • Once fluffy, add in coconut, vanilla, and sea salt and mix well to combine.
      • Add in chocolate chips.
      • Line baking sheet with baking liner or parchment paper.
      • Roll into balls (I pinch mine at the top, but you don't have to).
      • Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden brown at the top.
      • Let cool and drizzle with chocolate.
      • Store in refrigerator.

      Recipe Notes

      • Servings: 12
      • Amount Per Serving: 1 (without chocolate dipping)
      • Calories: 139
      • Fat: 10g
      • Carbs: 12g
      • Protein: 2g
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      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

      Friends… I think you are either going to love me or hate me, for the dairy-free cheesecake addiction that I am about to instill in you. Trust me and make them! These were outrageous. My trusty taste-tester was blown away.

      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

      A little side note: While I love a good treat (I’ll take a chocolate chip cookie or a brownie any day), moderation is key. These bars are made with real food and good-for-you ingredients, but they are not made to eat the entire batch! Okay, rant done. Go enjoy one or two!

      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

       

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      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

      Cookie Dough Cheesecake BarsWhat is your favorite cheesecake flavor?

      Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

      Ingredients

        Cheesecake crust

        Filling

        Directions

        1. 1. Soak cashews overnight in a bowl of water
        2. 2. In the morning, rinse and discard water from bowl, set aside
        3. 3. In a food processor, add sunflower seeds and grind into flour
        4. 4. Add grass-fed butter or coconut oil, maple syrup, and sea salt
        5. 5. Blend until smooth
        6. 6. Line a 7x11 glass baking dish with parchment paper
        7. 7. Spoon crust mixture and flatten evenly
        8. 8. Combine soaked cashews, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and salt in the food processor
        9. 9. blend until creamy and smooth
        10. 10. Once blended, add in chocolate chips and spread mixture evenly over crust
        11. 11. Place in freezer for 4-6 hours
        12. 12. Remove, slice into bars, drizzle with chocolate, and store in refrigerator

        Recipe Notes

      • Serving: 15 bars
      • Amount per serving: 1 bar
      • Calories: 253
      • Fat: 20g
      • Carbs: 16
      • Protein: 6g
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