These vegan no bake cookie dough bites might be the best healthy snack to have in hand! They are so fudgy, gooey, and soft with a crunch from the chocolate chips. They are also Paleo, Vegan, gluten-free, and don’t have any refined sugar.
No Bake Cookie Dough Bites with lots of mini chocolate chips?
By now all of you know how much I love no bake desserts. I seriously always have some in my freezer since they not only make the perfect late-night bites, but also the perfect pre-workout or post-workout snack.
Or as a matter of fact, the best breastfeeding snack ever!
Sometimes I almost feel like I could call no-bake desserts my signature bake, even though they are no-bake…
Why I love these no bake cookie dough bites
I am seriously obsessed with No Bake desserts, as you know. And these vegan chocolate chip cookie dough bites are no exception.
And you know what!? They are so fudging delicious! And the texture is so perfect. They are so fudgy, gooey, and soft, with a little crunch from the chocolate chips.
They are packed with healthy fats, protein and therefore are loaded with natural energy, which makes them perfect as pre-workout snacks, morning energy boost, or an afternoon pick-me-up.
They are not only delicious and packed with healthy energy, but they are also so easy to make!
All you need is a food processor, a spatula, and 4 simple paleo and gluten-free ingredients. And that’s it.
Oh and patients. Not that they will take very long to make, more like 10 minutes or so, but for a perfect result they need to sit in the freezer for about 4 hours.
And that is seriously the hardest part about these no bake cookie dough bites.
Why are These no bake energy bites healthy
These paleo, vegan, gluten-free no bake cookie dough bites are healthy. Like really healthy!
They are completely refined sugar-free, have only a tiny bit of coconut flour, and are packed with healthy fat from cashews.
Including fat in your diet is super important.
But choosing the right kind of fat is essential as well. There are so many positive health benefits when you add healthy fats to your diet, and let me tell you why.
- It will keep you full longer
- Including healthy fats will boost your energy level
- It can reduce the risk of heart deceases
- Lower the risk of getting a stroke
- Lower the bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in your blood
In this healthy, raw cookie dough recipe I’m using cashews, which are an excellent source of good and healthy fat.
You can read more about good vs bad fat here.
Ingredients to make CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BITES
You are not going to believe that all that’s needed for these no bake cookie dough bites are 4 healthy ingredients. And actually, one of them is optional… But not really.
Soaked raw cashews are the perfect foundation for these gluten-free dessert bars. As mentioned above, they are packed with healthy fats, but also full of protein which makes these no bake cookie dough bars the perfect pre-workout snack.
I love using dates as a sweetener when I bake. The flavor is almost like caramel and so rich and sweet. When dates have dried they become even sweeter and perfect to bake with.
Dates are also a really good source of fiber and are in general a good for gut health. You can read more about dates and their health benefits here.
To bind this raw and gluten-free recipe together I choose to use coconut flour. Not only is it a grain-free flour, but it is also perfect for paleo and keto baking.
And another benefit coconut flour has over regular wheat flour is that it doesn’t have to be baked before consumed, which means that it’s perfect for no bake and raw desserts.
Mini chocolate chips
If you ask me, no cookie dough recipe would be complete without chocolate chips; however, you don’t have to add them if you don’t want to. This no bake cookie dough bite recipe would still be delicious.
And besides adding some extra antioxidants to this recipe, chocolate chips will make your happy hormones dance.
To keep this recipe vegan and as healthy as possible, go for chocolate that’s high in cacao content.
How to make No bake Cookie Dough bites
First, soak raw cashews overnight with a pinch of salt (or soak in hot water for 2 hours). Drain and rinse.
Then, in a food processor, pulse together soaked and rinsed cashews and pitted Medjool dates and blend until smooth and doughy.
If too wet, add coconut flour. I usually need about 1/4 of a cup, but it depends on the texture of the dates and other factors.
Next, fold in chocolate chips. If you are using regular size chocolate chips you can pulse them first to make them a little smaller if you prefer.
Lastly, press the no bake cookie dough into a parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan and freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight.
Cut into bitesized pieces and enjoy!
How to store these raw chocolate chip cookie dough bites
You can store these energy bites either in the fridge or in the Freezer. Personally, I prefer to store them in the freezer and they will literally thaw in your hand in minutes.
You can store them in an air-tight container for 1 month, but honestly, they probably won’t last that long…
And now to the fun part. Scroll down to the recipe and start baking these delicious No Bake Cookie Dough Bites!
And when you are done, leave me a comment below!
You might also love these Healthy edible Cookie Dough Recipes:
1. No Bake Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites
2. No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
3. Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
- 2 cups raw cashews (soaked)
- 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- A pinch of sea salt
- Soak raw cashews overnight with a pinch of salt (or soak in hot water for 2 hours). Drain and rinse.
- In a food processor, pulse together soaked and rinsed cashews and pitted Medjool dates and a pinch sea salt. Blend until smooth and doughy. (It should appear to be a bit wet and sticky)
- Blend in coconut flour. I usually need about 1/4 cup (add additional 2-3 tbsp if the batter still seem to be runny).
- Next, fold in mini chocolate chips.
- Lastly, press the no bake cookie dough into a parchment paper-lined 8×4 pan and freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Cut into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!
For Keto Option: replace the the medjol dates with 3- 4 tbsp keto friendly liquid sweetner. and decrease the coconut flour amount to 1 - 2 tbsp (too much coconut flour results in dryer texture)
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.