Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Chocolate chip cookie dough. That you can eat raw. And it's good for you. And it's delicious.
AKA what my dreams are made of.
Did you eat raw cookie dough growing up? I did!! It's not like my parents encouraged me to eat cookie dough with raw egg, but a little sneak of cookie dough here and there never hurt anyone, right? I distinctly remember my freshman year of college I bought a roll of Tollhouse cookie dough and brought it back to my dorm room, with the sole intention of eating it raw straight from the tube. Because that's what you do as a freshman in college, duh.
My wonderful roommate (hi Erin!!) looked at me a little horrified and told me she had never had raw cookie dough. Never in her life. WHAT?! Now I was the one who was horrified. She was never allowed to eat raw cookie dough because of the raw egg. OK OK, touchè. Technically eating anything with raw egg is a no-no, I get it. But there aren't many things better than raw cookie dough! I convinced her to try the Tollhouse dough and the rest was history. I think that tube of raw cookie dough lasted a day or 2...maybe. And we continued to buy tubes of Tollhouse cookie dough that whole year.
Gosh, we were really living life on the edge ;)
This recipe is great because it tastes like cookie dough but is SO easy, I feel a little silly even calling it a recipe. You literally just toss all the ingredients in 1 bowl and mix it together with a spoon, spatula, or your hands...whatever you prefer. That's it! No food processor, no blender, no fuss!
The star of this recipe is definitely the cashew butter. The cashew butter is the key to these tasting like cookie dough. I made a batch of these with peanut butter in addition to one with cashew butter and while they were both really good, the cashew butter batch was REALLY good. Cashew butter is worth the splurge for these. Plus, it's a nice change of pace from peanut butter, which I literally eat every day. Although if all you have is peanut butter, that will work. It will just taste more like a peanut butter cookie rather than a chocolate chip cookie :)
The hardest part about these is not eating them all at once. They are seriously addicting...but in the best way.
Cookie Dough Energy Bites
| Makes 14-16 |
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips *I use Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined and a "dough" forms.
- Roll into balls and enjoy!
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