I think Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs said it all on these little bites in her recipe title! And I’m thinking that your “takeaway” from Ricki’s descriptive title is that these must be pure delight. Yeah, mine, too!
Ricki uses a few special ingredients in this recipe: lucuma powder, Chinese 5-Spice powder, and cereal. If you’re not familiar with lucuma powder, it’s a fairly expensive product, but one usually only needs a small amount for recipes, so a package can last for a good number of recipes. Ricki uses it to achieve that caramel/butterscotch/maple syrup type flavoring—that so many of us adore—but without the added sugar those flavors usually connote. Chinese 5-Spice powder in a dessert recipe might surprise you, but I’ve seen it used that way more and more of late. Ricki explains that it adds “warmth and spice” to sweet recipes. Be sure to use a gluten-free cereal like she noted to ensure your treats are gluten free. As already noted, these lovely cookie dough balls are sugar free, and they are vegan as well.