The most delicious gluten-free gingerbread truffles you’ll ever try
Let’s just say, truffles have always been a staple treat in my life. I became obsessed with them back when my mom would prepare for her annual cookie exchange. She would whip up rich, chocolate truffles that were so dreamy!
Some years she would mix it up with gingerbread Oreo truffles, and those were my ultimate weakness! That rich and fudgy Oreo cookie mixed with the other ingredients was my own personal version of heaven.
These easy gingerbread truffles are the perfect treat, especially for the holiday season. They only require a few ingredients and come together in hardly any time at all! They taste rich and delicious, like classic gingerbread but in truffle form.
Paleo gingerbread truffles ingredients
Chocolate ginger truffles are made using ingredients that we love: almond flour, almond butter, honey, and of course… chocolate chips! Together these ingredients create a rich, creamy truffle that’s perfect for snacking or enjoying as dessert.
- Almond flour: Almond flour works at as a great base in the amount of 1/2 cup.
- Coconut flour: We’ll be adding in 3 tbsp of coconut flour which will help to soak up the texture and will contribute to the density of the truffles.
- Ground ginger: For flavor, include 1 tsp of ground ginger.
- Cinnamon: Similarly, 1 tsp of cinnamon is going to give us that delicious, cozy taste.
- Salt: Add a 1/4 tsp of salt for flavor.
- Almond butter: 1/2 cup of almond butter works wonders for achieving that creamy texture that we’re going for.
- Honey: We’ll be using 2 tbsp of honey as an all-natural sweetener. It tastes so, so good in these truffles!
- Molasses: Similarly, 2 tbsp of molasses will add a nice little touch.
- Chocolate chips & coconut oil: Last but not least, you will need 1 cup of chocolate chips to melt with 1 tsp of coconut oil. This will be for dipping and coating the chocolate truffles!
Items you’ll need to make this recipe
For these treats, prepping your kitchen tools is simple. In total you will need two mixing bowls (a small and large), a stirring utensil, a microwave-safe bowl, and a fork.
A baking sheet will be useful for chilling the truffles, and you will of course need a few measuring cups (1/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup).
How to make easy gingerbread truffles
I call these easy gingerbread truffles for a reason. They don’t require any blenders, food processors, stoves, or ovens. It’s just you, your ingredients, some mixing bowls, and the assistance of a microwave. It truly couldn’t be simpler!
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until well combined (I use my hands to make sure everything is thoroughly combined).
Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
Take out once completely melted.
Remove the dough from the fridge and begin rolling into balls. Dunk in the chocolate and then fish out with a fork, removing any excess chocolate by lightly banging on the side of the bowl.
Once coated in chocolate, return to the refrigerator or freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Truffle topping ideas
When it comes to toppings I have a few ideas that you could try. Though these are definitely delicious without anything extra, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a bit!
- Crushed nuts: My first idea is to crush up nuts (like pecans or walnuts) and roll the coated truffles in them. You could also sprinkle them on top.
- Sprinkles: Next up, add a bit of color with rainbow sprinkles.
- Drizzle: Finally, a nut butter, chocolate, or even caramel drizzle would be delicious!
How to store easy gingerbread truffles
Ginger truffles can be stored in either the refrigerator or the freezer. I prefer the fridge for easier access, but the freezer is nice if you don’t want to be tempted with one each time you open the fridge (they’re so tasty that it’s hard to resist)!
Either way, keep them in an airtight container and let thaw before enjoying.
Gingerbread truffles, but make it festive
This gingerbread truffle recipe is great for more than just enjoying. It’s also perfect for gift giving!
I love to wrap these up in little cellophane baggies with a cute bow and hand them out to hosts and guests when attending Christmas parties. Between these and my chocolate truffles, your friends and family are going to love your holiday visits!
More chocolate-lovers dessert
There’s certainly no shortage of chocolate over here at Erin Lives Whole! Below are some more of my favorite chocolatey recipes, guaranteed to satisfy those cravings.
- Healthy Chocolate Truffles (Vegan, Paleo)
- Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- Paleo Chocolate Cake
- Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 cup chocolate chips melted with 1 tsp coconut oil for dipping, optional
- In a large bowl, mix almond flour, coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond butter, honey, and molasses.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well combined (I use my hands to make sure it is all combined)
- Chill dough for 30 minutes before rolling into balls.
- While chilling, melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in microwave in series of 20 seconds, mixing in between each interval so chocolate doesn’t burn.
- Take out once completely melted.
- Roll into balls and coat in chocolate. I like to dunk them into a bowl and fish them out with a fork, banging access chocolate off the side.
- Place back in fridge/freezer for minimum 30 minutes. Store in fridge or freezer.
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