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No-Bake Amaretto Truffles

No-Bake Amaretto Truffles - Easy to make and delicious!  A mix of Italian amaretti cookies, almond butter, almonds and amaretto liqueur!   A decadent sweet treat!

A few months ago, Jack and I went to New York City for a special dinner to celebrate both my birthday and our wedding anniversary. During our trip, we also had the chance to explore the city and we visited some of the local markets for recipe inspiration and kitchen supplies!

While visiting Chelsea Market, I spotted some little amaretti cookies – which I adore – at a great price and immediately bought a few packages to bring home with us! One package of these sweet little cookies got eaten on the drive home – and the other packages have been in our kitchen cabinet just waiting to be used in a delicious recipe like today’s No-Bake Amaretto Truffles.

No-Bake Amaretto Truffles - Easy to make and delicious!  A mix of Italian amaretti cookies, almond butter, almonds and amaretto liqueur!   A decadent sweet treat!

Now – I should point out that these No-Bake Amaretto Truffles are probably best served as a ‘grown-ups-only’ dessert because they do contain a fair amount of amaretto liqueur in them! But the liqueur combined with the amaretti cookies gives these truffles their wonderfully distinct, almond flavor!

These moist and delicious No-Bake Amaretto Truffles are easy to make and a great dessert to serve with an affogato after a classic Italian dinner party. Mangia! 🙂

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No-Bake Amaretto Truffles

No-Bake Amaretto Truffles - A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozen

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup crushed amaretti cookies(If you cannot find, substitute graham crackers but the amaretti cookies are preferable for the best flavor)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds plus another ½ cup to roll the truffles in
  • ¼ cup dried apricots chopped
  • ½ cup ground golden flax seed (this is available pretty much everywhere but we found it in a club store)

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond butter (OK to substitute any nut butter if you wish but almond butter works best)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons amaretto

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium bowl then add to dry bowl. Mix until combined into a sticky dough.
  3. Divide dough into 24 pieces (roll into a log, cut in quarters and each quarter in half and each piece into thirds).
  4. Roll one at a time between your palms and while still wet and sticky, press into the chopped almonds. Repeat process for each truffle. If the dough dries out before you roll, spray with a small squirt of pan spray and re-roll.
  5. Store refrigerated.

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  1. I’d love to pop about a dozen of those into my mouth. Pinned!

  2. These look way to good! Pinned 🙂

  3. I love grown-up only treats 🙂

  4. These look like the perfect little indulgences – I love amaretti cookies (and of course, amaretto).

  5. Oooh, yay! A kinda healthy snacky dessert. LOVE these! I bet they taste amazing with the amaretti!

  6. I love the Chelsea Market! I’m guessing you went to the big Italian Market to find the cookies? This is full of so much good flavor and I can’t remember the last time I had amaretto!

  7. What a sweet little trip to New York! Also I’m totally jealous of you getting to go to Chelsea Market, I’ve always wanted to visit! Would love to get my hands on a few of these little amaretto truffles too!

  8. These are AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I made them for Christmas and they were a hit.