{Gluten and Dairy Free} Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Three year olds come up with the best lines.  Thankfully, my mom has gotten into a habit of jotting them down so we don’t forget.

If you were wondering what I was like as a three year old, quote “I’m not shouting, Mom, I’m just adding emphasis!”

Like, I don’t think I could’ve handled myself when I was little.  Thankfully I figured out submission is actually a good thing around age eight or nine.  Or so I’m told by my parents.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

John Caleb’s latest lines are “my tummy hurts for another lunch.”

And “I’ll stop by in a lil billet.”  (he can’t say little bit … it is adorable.  oh, and the fact that he was telling me he was coming to my room for a book or something)

Finally, “When marshmallows get scrunched in your tummy, you might have to get a doctor appointment.  You know, to get them unsticked.”  (context: smores)

Three year olds boys are also very very busy little people.  They have forts to build, cars to drive, races to win, and socks to get dirty.  And with our little guy, mischief to get into.  As Mom told him yesterday, “that is not an I’m sorry face; that is I’m busted face.”

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

I had to pull out my “I’m busted” face when I had these truffles in front of me.  They are a spin off of my most pinned recipe, Almond Joy Energy Bites, which I make all the time and are ridiculously good.  You can’t stop at one, or even two.  And best of all, you don’t have to be sorry or busted! (unless you live at home with your mom who is trying to teach you good table manners.  I WAS TRYING OK?  And I’m not shouting, I’m … oh whatever :))

Since my vote for a 36 hour day wasn’t passed (I know right?) I’m turning to fast, easy recipes to snack on.  I adore cookie dough truffles, especially when oats and chocolate are involved.  Addictive.  These are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and pretty much the best thing ever.  Just whip out your trusty food processor and you will be enjoying these in less than 10 minutes.  If you want to skip the rolling into balls, just press into a pan, or better yet (and yes, I am speaking from experience) just go at it with a spoon.  They are chewy, hearty, and balanced with juicy strawberries and smooth chocolate chips.  *If you aren’t lactose intolerant, you can sub regular milk and chocolate chips, but make sure to use mini chocolate chips.*

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

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{Gluten and Dairy Free} Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles
Serves: 16
Prep time:
Total time:
They are chewy, hearty, and balanced with juicy strawberries and smooth chocolate chips.
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (make sure gluten free certified)
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2-4 Tablespoons almond milk
  • ⅓ cup Enjoy chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup chopped strawberries
  1. Blend oats, almonds, and steel cut oats in a food processor until fine.
  2. Add honey and pulse until mixture pulls together.
  3. Add almond milk, tablespoon by tablespoon, until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips and chopped strawberries.
  5. Roll and press into balls.
  6. Freeze for 5-10 minutes and then store in freezer, fridge, or airtight container at room temp. Depends on how you like 'em! Enjoy!
*If you aren't lactose intolerant, you can sub regular milk and chocolate chips, but make sure to use mini chocolate chips.*



  1. says

    Your brother sounds adorable, Mary Frances! I love being around kids and hearing what they have to say. And I think that 3 and 4 year olds are around the best age, because they’re so honest, yet funny! I love that his marshmallows have to get “unsticked” in his tummy! :)

    These truffles sounds amazing! They remind me of a granola bar wrapped around a strawberry. What a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and eat healthy!
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  2. says

    Kids so say cute things. It saves them, too, be she otherwise I’m not sure if we could all put up with it. I caught my son taking truffles from the cabinet once in the dead of night, and all he could say was, “My body told me I needed these.” Actually, I understood that!
    These look so fantastic. I hope they get pinned as much as the almond joy version!
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  3. says

    Hahhah oh my gosh he is so adorable!! Shouldn’t we all wonder how the marshmallows get untangled? Lol!! Too cute!! And dude, you were not shouting?? Just emphasizing? I can’t stop cracking up!! Too funny :)

    Love love these truffles. Your recipes are always so creative and beautiful Mary Frances!
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  4. says

    Your brother sound so adorable! Little kids say the most hilarious stuff and the way they pronounce words is cute too.

    I love these little truffles! I would’ve never thought to add strawberries, but it’s a wonderful idea!
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  5. says

    I love those lines! In fact, I used to write down cute things my kids would say and then I stopped doing it. They say the darnedest things now STILL. :) These truffles look amazing, and I need to try these AND the Almond Joy version (one of my favorite flavors ever). I love healthy snacks for myself and the kids, and this is right up there!
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  6. says

    Oh goodness, your brother sounds too cute for words! I worked at a daycare one summer, and while I was super out of my element, I really enjoyed being around the kids that age. Just so adorable! These truffles look awesome, Mary Frances, and I love the healthier spin you put on them. Definitely keep writing down those adorable lines! :)
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  7. says

    Ah, I’m dying over your brother’s quotes! My own little guy is 2.5, and he comes up with the best lines, too. My favorite is when I ask him what he dreamed about in the morning. He always says the same thing: “Happy babies!” I’m not sure if he actually knows what it means to dream, but I hope he does and that he actually dreams about babies, because that is the cutest ever.

    Aaaanyhow, let’s talk about these equally cute truffles! I love that you make such delicious healthy desserts–it’s like the best of both worlds. Pinning for sure!
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  8. says

    Haha your brother is so adorable and I love that you weren’t shouting at …..haha I can actually imagine you saying that too :) Too cute – I have no idea where my 3 year old comes up with some of the stuff he says too..
    I love these little truffles! Adding strawberries is such a great idea! I think I would have to pull out my “I’m busted” face too because there’s no way I could just stop at 2 or 3 of these :)

  9. says

    Hahaha! Your little brother sounds exactly like my 4-year old sister! Aren’t kids that age just so so amusing?! 😀 And these truffles! Oh my gosh, they look dangerously poppable and addicting. — I’m more than a little nuts over strawberry/choc combo. And I LOVE how you styled them! So neat and professional-looking! :)
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  10. says

    Too cute! I totally miss the crazy sweet little things my kids said when they were that little! 😉 These chocolate covered strawberry truffles are sure to take my mind off of that though! So good!

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