These No-Bake Red Velvet Cookie Dough bites are Paleo, Keto-friendly, Gluten-free, and Vegan. They are so easy and delicious, the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. These gooey little energy balls of delight are not only tasty but are packed with healthy nutrients.
Remember wanting to lick the spoon or eat the batter when your mom made cookies as a kid? Well now you can, because this no-bake edible cookie dough recipe contains no egg and is perfectly safe to eat raw! Even better, you only need 6 simple ingredients and they are quick and easy to make too.
Why I Love These Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time for these tasty treats! They are sweet, chocolatey, and the beets in this recipe gives them a beautiful scarlet color (as well as added nutrients) that makes them look pretty too.
Additionally, the texture is gooey, soft and almost melt in your mouths. Add in some chocolate chips and you’ve got a perfect crunch to compliment the fudge-like texture of the cookie dough.
The best part?
You don’t even have to feel guilty for indulging because they are made with clean, wholesome ingredients.
Packed with healthy fats and fiber, these vegan red velvet edible cookie dough bites are so healthy they’re great to have as a pre-workout or midday snack for a quick pick me up. Sure will they keep you fueled through your workout or until your next meal.
What not to love about some Edible Cookie Dough for your sweet Valentine or Galentines?
How To Make These Edible Cookie Dough Bites
All you need for these cookie dough bites are:
- Raw cashews (or a mix of cashews and walnuts)
- Beet powder
- Dates (or sugar-free maple syrup if you want to make these keto-friendly)
- Cacao Powder
- Dairy-free chocolate chips
- Coconut flour
First, you will need to soak the nuts in salted warm water overnight for this recipe, so make sure you plan accordingly.
Soaking the nuts does a couple of things:
It softens the nuts, which gives these cookie dough balls their dense, gooey texture.
Besides the luscious texture, soaking nuts starts the sprouting process, which allows our bodies to digest and absorb the nutrients more easily.
Second, blend the dates (or maple syrup, if using), nuts (drained and rinsed), and beet powder in a blender or food processor until all ingredients have combined. You should have a wet or runny texture.
Then, add in coconut flour, blend until the cookie dough becomes more dough-like.
Note: If the batter appears to be extra liquidy or sticky, add additional coconut flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, as more coconut flour to get a dough ball that retains its shape.
Lastly, fold in chocolate chips. Leave the blender in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to chill. Then portion the edible cookie dough batter into balls.
What Makes These Edible Cookie Dough Bites Healthy
Cashews and walnuts are full of healthy omega-3 fats and fiber as well. Omega-3 fats are great for heart health, as well as potentially reducing inflammation and promoting healthy brain function as well.
Additionally, the fiber content in nuts helps slow down digestion keeping you fuller longer, stabilizing blood sugars and helps to reduce cholesterol levels as well.
The coconut flour used in this recipe is appropriate for keto, paleo, and gluten-free needs, so you can accommodate the needs of pretty much anyone. Coconut flour is also lower on the glycemic index so it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly.
Dates are naturally super sweet so there’s no need for any added or processed sugar in this recipe. They also add some fiber to these dough balls as well.
Note: For the Keto option, you can use stevia or keto-friendly maple syrup.
Storage for Edible Cookie Dough Bites
The best way to keep the shape and texture of these lovely treats is to keep them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If you do keep them in the freezer, let them sit for a few minutes before indulging so they’re not too difficult to chew.
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You may also like these dessert recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day:
- Soak nuts overnight in warm water and a pinch of salt (see above for benefits)
- Drain and rinse off nuts
- Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes, drain and remove the pits. blend in a food processor until it forms a paste texture.
- Add nuts in the food processor and blend until well combined. Scrape the wall of the food processor a few times.
- Add cacao powder, beet powder and coconut flour, Blend until it forms a gooey cookie dough. **
- Fold in chocolate chip. Chill the batter in the fridge or freezer for about half an hour which makes it easier to roll into balls without sticking too much.
- Use a cookie dough scooper or roll into balls with some cacao nibs.
- Optional: Melt extra chocolate chips and drizzle on top.
- *You can substitute the cashew and walnuts with any kind of nuts and seeds. Oily nuts come out to be more fudgy.
- ** Add more coconut flour 1 tablespoon at a time if the batter is too wet.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.