Happy Halloween and Crinkle Cookie Truffles

Happy Halloween, friends!!! Whether you’re taking the kids out trick-or-treating or staying home to pass out candy; I hope you’ve got a fun evening planned. I’ll be out trick-or-treating with my kiddos and nieces…. the weather is supposed to be super nice, so I’m looking forward to a great evening with my mom, sister and all of the kids.

Healthy Crinkle Cookie Truffels

Now how about something sweet on this beautiful Halloween day? That’s what I thought! 😉 I came across a recipe for little crinkle cookie balls in an old (7/8/13) People magazine. They looked so yummy and the ingredients looked like they would be pretty easy to healthify, so I decided to do a little experimenting. They ended up turning out so wonderful and my whole family gobbled them up in less than a day….oops.

Crinkle Cookie Truffles
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Serves: 21 small round truffles
 
A pretty little sweet treat for your next holiday party!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup sugar (I used coconut sugar, but regular sugar or xylitol would work too.)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand.)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk coconut oil and cocoa together, in a large bowl until smooth; set aside.
  3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Gradually add egg mixture to chocolate mixture, whisking until well-blended.
  4. Whisk flour and baking powder together in a small bowl. Stir flour mixture into chocolate until well-blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes or until dough is firm enough to handle easily.
  5. Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Scoop dough and form into ¾-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Arrange cookies on baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Cool cookies 1 minute on baking sheet; transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

Not only are these cookies really tasty, they’re also really pretty. My pictures just don’t do them justice. If you have any holiday parties coming up, you might want to consider bringing these along. Believe me, all of your friends will thank you!

Healthy Crinkle Cookie Truffels

And now how about a Throwback Thursday pic, special for Halloween?!?! Guess who??

witch

That’s me, Halloween (around) 1985! 😉

Something to think about…..

What are you doing tonight? Dressing up, trick-or-treating or handing candy out?

What is your most memorable costume from past Halloweens?

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Those Reese’s pumpkins get me every time!

Have a very safe and fun Halloween!

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  1. says

    Ha Ha! Love the photo of you. I can’t believe you were able to find such a throwback photo.

    Most Memorable costume: Going as Siamese twins with my then best friend ; Favorite Candy: I’m with you-those Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins
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  2. says

    Circa 85? Awwr you beat me by 5 years! I came across an old pic of me from 1990 that I’ll be posting on the blog today… ahhh good times.

    I don’t actually have any big plans for Halloween tonight… I don’t get any kids coming around my place, so candy is out, but I’ll probably end up throwing in a movie (Nightmare Before Christmas) and maybe trying to make some of those homemade candy bar recipes that have been floating around the web lately.
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  3. says

    crinkle reminds me of christmas! Does this mean we’re gearing up for christmas? In Canada because we celebrate thanksgiving in October, all stores will be completely decked out in all things christmas by tomorrow. The elves are coming to town! Please see blog for my favourite/most ridiculous costume…I promise it’s worth it!
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