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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

What if I told you that you can eat cookie dough and not feel bad about it? What if I told you it would only cost about 90 calories? Sounds pretty much like a dream come true, right?

Cookie Dough that is secretly healthy. Yes, it’s a thing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

We get some serious cookie cravings in this house, especially at night. While we usually try to be strong and ignore it, I sometimes break down and make my Emergency Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve been all about making healthier snacks lately though and knew I could come up with something healthier than actual cookies. These no-bake energy bites were my inspiration. Using all oats wouldn’t give the texture I wanted though so I used cashews because of their mild taste and when ground with oats, you will get the texture of glorious cookie dough!

Now, let’s be totally real here for a second. Do these actually taste just like a real chocolate chip cookie made with lots of butter, sugar, and eggs? No, they do not. They do not contain butter, sugar, or eggs. But, do they really taste like cookie dough? Yes, they do. I think you will be surprised at how close they are. I find that they taste best after letting them chill overnight. Keep them in a container in the fridge or freezer and get your cookie dough fix any time!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 15-17 bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus chill time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Add the cashews and oats to a food processor. Chop until the mixture is a fine powder. Add in the agave nectar, vanilla extract, and the coconut oil. Blend/pulse until well-combined. Be careful not to overmix or cashews (you don't want to end up with cashew butter). Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Form into 1- 1 1/2" inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and chill for about 2 hours or longer and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Serving size: 1 bite; Calories: 87.3; Fat: 5.3g; Carbs: 9.5g; Sugars: 2.6g

To make these vegan, use your favorite vegan chocolate chips and agave nectar.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

   

15 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites”

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 22, 2014 at 1:03 am

    I think I’d demolish all of these stat!!

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    GourmetGetaways — January 22, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Yum!
    These look so yummy, I am pleased they are healthy and only 90 calories. I have sweet weaknesses at night too :)

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    Ashley — January 22, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Yes! I get the same cravings at night and have been trying to find healthier options to help them! haha These look awesome – I love that they are full of nuts and oats!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — January 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for saying these don’t taste EXACTLY like cookie dough – but they look every bit as delicious in their own right! Perfect evening snack craving solution.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 22, 2014 at 11:52 am

    This is a recipe that I need to keep close by! Perfect for cookie cravings!

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    Choc Chip Uru — January 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Can I eat five or 10 in a minute? Delicious job :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Tess @ Tips on Life & Love — January 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    This looks delicious! But do you worry about eating raw cookie dough?

    • Stephanie replied: — January 22nd, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

      The only danger of eating raw cookie dough is raw eggs. This recipe does not contain eggs so it is perfectly safe to eat!

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    Ramona — January 25, 2014 at 5:49 am

    What a great idea with the cashews. I love this recipe. I also get a little sweet craving after meals… one of these would settle it… so much better than eating a whole chocolate chip cookie. :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I am pinning this for later. I am slowly, very slowly cutting back on my sweets from the holidays. Having stash of these will help me NOT make a whole batch of cookies.

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    Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen — January 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    These look like the perfect little afternoon snack! I love that they have raw cashews in them. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Livia — February 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Hi! The recipe sounds great, but i`m interested to know if i can add some honey instead of agave nectar or maple syrup. :-D

    • Stephanie replied: — February 17th, 2014 @ 12:47 am

      Absolutely, Livia!

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