These irresistible healthy cookie dough bites are a delicious bite sized treat made with simple wholesome ingredients.
Why I love these bites
This no-bake recipe is easy to make and great for healthy snacking. I believe wellness is all about balance. When you feel an urge to fill up on junk food it’s nice to have a make ahead healthy snack on hand. These cookie dough energy balls are made with pantry staples and have a good balance of protein, fibre and carbs to keep you going. There is no refined sugar and you’ll get a nice boost of antioxidants from the dark chocolate.
I used to love eating cookie dough right out of the bowl when I was little. And these energy balls are perfect for satisfying my craving. If you'd rather just make cookies, try my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies recipe or my flourless almond butter cookies.
- Gluten-free oat flour: oats are loaded with soluble fibre shown to reduce LDL cholesterol, support a healthy gut and help balance blood sugar. They also contain good quality protein and helps to boost your energy.
- Nut butter: adds protein and should satisfy your hunger throughout the day.
- Honey: adds a touch of sweetness.
- Coconut oil: helps bind and provides some good quality fats.
- Vanilla extract: pumps up the flavor.
- Sea salt: deepens the flavor of the chocolate.
- Dark chocolate: adds yumminess and are loaded with antioxidants.
See recipe card for quantities.
You can mix up ingredients if you like. I've switched up my nut butters, honey and chocolate depending what I have on hand.
- Oat flour - you can use old fashioned gluten free oats if you like. Just weigh them and run the oats in a blender or food processor until it grinds to a flour. You can also use almond flour but it will taste less like a traditional cookie dough.
- Nut butter - feel free to use any nut butter you have on hand. Try my homemade almond butter or my homemade peanut butter recipe.
- Honey - you can switch honey with maple syrup if you prefer.
- Dark chocolate - I like to chop up a bar to get more chocolate chunks in my bites but feel free to use chocolate chips instead.
I like to use a food processor to bring my ingredients together. You can also use a high powered blender with the tamper tool. Or a bowl, spoon and some elbow grease should get the job done.
Store the cookie dough bites in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks. You can also freeze the healthy energy balls. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Transfer the balls to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.Print