Easy No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles Recipe
Written by: Samantha Wasielewski - Dec. 21, 2020
Gingerbread spice and everything nice! There’s no denying it, gingerbread anything during the holidays is pure joy. But this year, I invite you to toss out your traditional cognitions of the gingerbread man, because gingerbread truffles are here to turn your holidays up a notch!
Don’t be fooled. These gingerbread cookie balls might sound like something only a fancy French bakery could make, but you’ll be astonished at how easy it is to whip up a batch of these no-bake gingerbread truffles that everyone will be drooling over! 🤤 Get ready for seasonal charm at its finest!
What Are Gingerbread Truffles?
Gingerbread truffles are a type of no-bake dessert, similar to a cake-pop or an edible cookie dough. It’s tough to explain just how amazingly delicious gingerbread balls are, because words simply don’t do them justice. But if I had to put it into words, I’d say gingerbread truffles are a cross between a soft gingersnap and hazelnut lover’s dream. But the best answer for “what are gingerbread truffles”, is that they are simply my holiday present to you. 😂
How To Make Gingerbread Cookie Balls
When I hear the word truffle, I automatically think of some fancy recipe that inevitably takes hours to make. And while truffles are indeed fancy and delicious, these gingerbread truffles are not to be feared. Why? Well, because gingerbread cookie balls take just 10 minutes to make (and absolutely no baking!).
Yes, you heard that correctly. Gingerbread balls take only 10 minutes to make! Shocking? Yes. Unbelievable? Perhaps. But believe me when I say, in just 10 short minutes you’ll be on your way to delicious holiday heaven!
Many of the ingredients in gingerbread balls are also probably ones you already have in your spice cabinet! These particular gingerbread cookie balls make a total of 16, perfect for gifting to friends throughout the holidays, or to win this holiday’s dessert table bake off!
Health Benefits For Gingerbread Balls
While gingerbread truffles might sound like they’ll put you on your diet’s naughty list, they actually come with some surprising health benefits. Why? Because I’ve kicked these gingerbread balls up a notch by adding youth-activating Super Youth collagen!
If you haven’t heard already, Super Youth collagen contains only premium types of collagen peptides, that work to smooth out and plump your skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and firm stretch marks and wrinkles. Collagen is also great for long, healthy hair and nails, and aids in joint pain, to help reduce popping of the knees.
Super Youth collagen is unflavored, so while you’ll be without a doubt seeing visible “look-younger” results in the mirror, your taste buds will have no idea it’s been added to the recipe!
Okay, are you ready for this holiday season’s greatest hit? Here is my no-bake recipe for crowd- pleasing gingerbread truffle bites you’ll want to make again, and again, enjoy!
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No Bake Gingerbread Bites
- 1 ¼ cup walnuts
- 1 cup packed, soft pitted dates
- 1 cup quick or rolled oats
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp ground ginger
- 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ½ tbsp blackstrap molasses
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 scoop Super Youth Unflavored collagen
- Dust with almond flour or powdered sugar, optional*
- Add the walnut pieces and oats to a food processor. Mix until broken down into a grainy flour consistency. If there are a few larger pieces of walnuts left behind that’s ok, but it should be mostly broken down.
- Add the dates and process into a crumbly dough.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick, sticky dough you can easily press together between your fingers.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into 16 balls.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for 20 minutes.