September 18, 2012

Cookie Dough Bites

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Glancing at the ingredients, you could say I was pretty skeptical these would taste anything like cookie dough. But they really do!! The cinnamon-vanilla flavoring combined with the sweetness of the honey really compliments the nut/oat mixture which somehow... amazingly... translates to that yummy cookie dough taste we all know and love! Now we finally have another healthy ball to snack on besides these Chocolate Oat Balls. YUM!

Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free oats)
Adapted from A Dash of Compassion

Ingredients
2/3 cup raw almonds
2/3 cup raw walnuts
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup agave (or honey)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions
In a food processor, add the almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Process until it's a fine meal.
Add the honey and vanilla, process again.
Transfer to a small bowl and add the chocolate chips, folding to combine.
Roll into balls, wetting your hands if they're too sticky.
Freeze uncovered for an hour, then store in a tightly covered container in the freezer.

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8 comments:

  1. I saw these on pinterest and didn't believe it. I am so excited to try these now! YAY!

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  2. YUM YUM YUM! I'm assuming I need to thaw them before eating them? Or I may have a spendy dental bill on my hands! A great alternative for the boys! Thanks so much Kaitlin!

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    1. No need to thaw before eating - they don't actually harden when you freeze them. (Although the chocolate chips get harder so tell your boys to go easy on those!) I think they taste best right out of the freezer :)

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  3. We love your Chocolate Oat Balls recipe - can't wait to try these!

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    1. Hope you enjoy these too, Laura!! Although those chocolate oat balls are hard to beat ;)

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  4. Oh em gee...these are amazing! I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking they may not taste like cookie dough, rather a soft granola bar. I am pleasantly surprised. Easy to make, satisfies my sweet tooth and definitely a healthy alternative to candy, granola, and other sweets. Thank you!

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    1. Haha YAY! I hear ya - I was very skeptical they'd taste anything like cookie dough, but somehow they really do! :) Glad you tried and enjoyed them!

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