These edible cookie dough bites are no bake, healthy, rich in chocolate chips, protein and fiber. Only 5 main ingredients that are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar free. An easy, healthy snack that takes a few minutes to make.
Cookie Dough Bites
Edible cookie dough bites are filling, full of protein and fiber and the best afternoon energizer. You can put this recipe together with five familiar ingredients. And the ingredients are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and even refined-sugar-free. That's not something you can say about most afternoon treats!
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I spread my dough in a cookie sheet here, froze it and diced it, but you can totally just eat it soft out of a bowl or cone. With bites as mini cubes though, there is fun in sprinkle them on ice cream or yogurt, or just popping them by the handful.
To add to the protein and nutrition, I used sunflower seed butter here. My favorite brand, Sunbutter, makes an organic version that adds protein, fiber and important minerals to each cup of dough! In general, sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, support cardiovascular function, provide zinc and other immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, and protect skin damage with a boost of vitamin E. [source]
Ingredients in Cookie Dough Bites
Flours - I used almond flour for protein and to support a cookie flavor. You need flour for structure, and almond flour is safe to eat raw.
Butters - I used both regular vegan butter and Sunflower Seed butter - I used Sunbutter in my recipe for added protein and nutritional value that comes from sunflower seeds. Nut butter can also be used.
Maple Syrup - the best sweetener to support a cookie dough flavor.
Coconut Palm Sugar - a nutritious brown sugar that adds vitamins, minerals, is better as stopping blood sugar spikes [source], and adds lovely caramel flavor to enhance the cookie dough flavor. Classic brown sugar can also be used, but without the added nutrition.
Baking Soda - Only a little bit makes this cookie dough taste like actual cookie dough! And if you wanted to bake this dough into a cookie, this ingredient gives you permission.
Salt, Vanilla - flavor enhancers
Chocolate Chips - I used mini chocolate chips to allow for small cube cuts but large chips or even chocolate chunks are fine. Use a high quality chocolate.
How to Make Edible Cookie Dough Bites
Step 1: Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar together in a bowl, and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Step 2: Make sure the butter is at room temperature, and then add in all other ingredients, except for the chips. You can cream it with a hand-mixer or a spoon.
Step 3: Fold in the chips.
Step 4: Mold into the shape you want.
To make round bites, roll two tbsp into a ball, chill ten minutes and drizzle with melted chocolate.
To make chocolate cups, melted chocolate chips, line paper cupcake liners, fill with dough and chill.
To make tiny cubes, spread mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, freeze two hours, and chop in ½-inch bricks.
Butters - You can use instead liquid coconut oil and any nut butter instead of sunflower seed butters, such as cashew butter or almond butter or even peanut butter.
Flours - You can use oat flour instead. You can use all purpose flour although there will be none of the nutrition that almond flour and oat flour bring. And you'll need to heat treat it first to be able to eat it raw. I left instructions in the recipe card below.
Sugars - I haven't tested them but I assume date syrup, monk fruit syrup or agave could replace maple syrup. And brown sugar can replace coconut palm sugar.
Plain chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite, but here are some add-ins that are also fun:
- oreo cookies
- white chocolate chips
Tips to Make Cookie Dough Bites
It's easy to make this recipe, and unlike a baked good, the measurements don't have to be squeaky perfect.
Here are a few tips to help you out.
1. Make sure you dissolve the sugar in the maple syrup to help keep your cookie dough creamy and not crunchy with sugar granules.
2. Use a small ice cream scoop of you are making balls to achieve a consistent size.
3. Don't forget the vanilla and baking soda, both are needed to achieve a cookie flavor.
Three Ways to Eat Cookie Dough
1. Roll the cookie dough into bites and drizzle melted chocolate.
2. Use it as a filling for chocolate cups.
3. Spoon it out of ice cream bowls.
4. Spread the dough flat into a cookie sheet, freeze and cut into ½ cubes.
How to Store Edible Cookie Dough
Edible cookie dough can be stored refrigerated for a week and frozen for three months.
Can you eat Cookie Dough Bites?
Edible cookie dough can be made edible by using either a bean or oat flour or by heat-treating all purpose flour. Flours like oat flour and chickpea flour do not need to be heat-treated because they do not harbor harmful bacteria as a raw flour, unlike all purpose flour which can harbor such bacteria and thus needs to be heat-treated before consuming.
How Fast Do Cookie Dough Bites Set?
You can roll the cookie dough into balls or spread it on a cookie sheet, freeze and cut into cubes. Refrigerated, the balls will set in 20 minutes. For a clean cut, freeze about two hours.
Is Edible Cookie Dough the Same as Raw Cookie Dough?
Yes, both are made with a raw flour that is edible or heat-treated, and no eggs, thus are safe to eat.
Does vegan cookie dough taste the same?
Vegan cookie dough is made with mostly the same ingredients as edible cookie dough, except for the use of vegan butter.
Can I eat plant-based cookie dough?
Most edible cookie dough recipes are made with plant-based products, including no eggs and no raw flour.
What Flours Can You Eat Raw?
Oat flour, quinoa flour and chickpea flour are safe to eat raw and do not need heat-treating.
Can You Bake This Cookie Dough?
Yes, you can bake these. Spoon 2 tbsp batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F.
More Easy Healthy Desserts:
- Homemade Milano Cookies
- 2-Ingredient Cut Out Cookies
- Vegan Royal Icing
- Rocky Road Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- Chocolate Protein Balls
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Cookie Dough Bites
- Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar together in a bowl, and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Make sure the butter is at room temperature, and then add in all other ingredients, except for the chips. You can cream it with a hand-mixer or a spoon.
- Fold in the chips.
- Mold into the shape you want.
- To make round bites, roll two tbsp into a ball, chill ten minutes and drizzle with melted chocolate.
- To make tiny cubes, spread mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, freeze two hours, and chop in ½-inch bricks.
This post is sponsored by Sunbutter. My opinions are my own.