Put all the ingredients (except the optional extras) into a blender/mixer and process until combined. Scrape the edges down to ensure that all the ingredients are incorporated.
Alternatively use a bowl, a mixing spoon and some arm strength and mix until combined.
If adding optional extras do so now.
Wrap the dough in plastic and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes to firm, or place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and take 1/2 Tablespoon scoops of cookie dough and roll them into balls. If the balls are soft, place them in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm, or if firm continue.
Drop the balls, 1 at a time, into the chocolate mixture and coat evenly. Place the balls onto a tray lined with baking paper.
Keep the Cookie Dough Truffles in the fridge for 30 minutes and store in the fridge when not consuming by the handful!