I realized that every time I make cookies, I eat more of the dough than the actual cookie. So I decided to combine my love of cookie dough with my affinity for healthy little snacks, and voila! These chocolate chip cookie dough bites are the result. They take about 5 minutes to whip up and are free of any refined sugars or eggs (in case eating raw eggs in cookie dough grosses you out. Me, not so much). They make a great energy-boosting afternoon snack that won’t leave you with a nasty sugar crash afterwards. These cookie dough bites are delicious and so fast and easy! Enjoy with a glass of almond milk.
I bet you have all these ingredients in your pantry right now. and Even if you don’t have almond meal, if you have almonds, you could grind some yourself in a food processor, but the texture will be chunkier.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Raw, Paleo, Vegan)
Makes 12-14 bites, depending on how much you eat before you form them into bites
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup, more or less to your liking
- dash sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (opt)
- 3 tsp almond, cashew, or coconut butter
- 4-6 tbsp semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (I like mine very chocolate chippy, add as much as you like!)
Throw everything into a bowl and mix! How easy is that? Mix well to incorporate. Don’t be afraid to get your hands in there and knead it. Taste and correct sweetness however you like. Then roll into little balls and put them in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated or they can fall apart at room temp.
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Mary Vance is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and author specializing in digestive health. In addition to her coaching practice, she offers courses to help you heal your gut and kick nagging digestive issues for good. Mary lives in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe in Northern California. Read more about her coaching practice here and her background here.