Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Ever just wanted to eat cookie dough straight out of the container? I know we are all guilty of doing that as kids, but now that we know better there’s a better way. These edible cookie dough balls are full of healthy carbs, protein, and fats to keep you satisfied until your next meal. The perfect treat after a workout, healthier dessert bite after dinner, or simply as an on-the-go snack. Easy and simple to make.

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (GF if necessary)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup date syrup or other sweeteneer (agave, honey)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except for chocolate chips into a food processor and blend until a smooth dough forms, careful not to over blend.
  2. Once dough is formed, place in separate bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Roll into individual bite sized balls (makes ~24) and enjoy!
  4. Can store in fridge or freezer to keep fresh.

They’re oooey, gooey, a little salty, a little sweet, and definitely fulfills that decadent cookie dough craving without the excess fat or sugar! Oats provide healthy fiber and whole grains, cashews give you protein and healthy fats, and cinnamon, date syrup, and vanilla give it extra flavoring without a lot of excess sugar or fat. Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory and could potentially aid in regulating blood sugar.

These are easily adaptable to any diet. Don’t need to restrict gluten or dairy? Use regular oats and regular dark chocolate chips. Vegan? Stick to dairy-free chips and those with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance can simply use gluten-free oats..

Fun with the Kids: Make them into Cake Pops!

Make your own melted raw chocolate (all you need is melted cocoa butter, melted coconut oil, and raw cacao powder) and dip them into the chocolate. Roll into cocoa powder and set in the freezer to harden! Bring this dessert to your next get together and wow your friends!

Think cake pops are too difficult to make? These took only 8 minutes total between making the dough bites + melting the chocolate! Super simple.

We hope you try these at home and enjoy!

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