Any recipe that has “No Bake” in the title is tops on my list these days. Add in “Caramel,” “Cookie Dough,” and “Truffle” and I’m so there! I’d say these treats from Ricki of Ricki Heller are made to order!
Note that 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.
Click here for Ricki’s No-Bake Caramel Cookie Dough Truffle Balls recipe over at Ricki Heller. By the way, Ricki is the author of several cookbooks including a wonderful gluten-free desserts book, Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts: 100 Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Refined Sugar. Her latest book is Living Candida-Free: 100 Recipes and a 3-Stage Program to Restore Your Health and Vitality.