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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw)

on February 1, 2015

Wow!  These little bites are amazing, and horribly addicting, so be sure to ration them!  I’ve come across bunches of cookie dough bite recipes, but most used flour or oats.  I wanted a grain-free version that didn’t scream “I have nuts!” and didn’t taste like a typical Lara Bar.  And frankly, I didn’t want them to just resemble cookie dough, I wanted them to taste just like cookie dough!  Tall order, but I think I delivered with this recipe.  They’re also kid approved!

These are vegan as long as you choose vegan chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life.  You can also just chop up your favorite dark chocolate instead of using chips. I used 1/2 cup in the recipe here, but it was a generous amount of chocolate.  1/3 cup would also work well.  You may find the baking soda an odd addition to the recipe, but it adds to the true cookie dough flavor so don’t leave it out.  You can substitute another 2 dates for the coconut sugar, but again, the coconut sugar gives it just the right flavor.  Trust me!

These are very easy to make and come together in about 10 minutes start to finish.  These are energy bites, but they taste like a treat for sure.  Just two of them is about a perfect 200-calorie clean food snack.

Enjoy!

But don’t eat the whole batch at once! 😉

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
via There is No Secret to Getting Fit

Makes approximately 2 dozen energy bites.
Ingredients:
2 cups blanched almond flour  (Don’t substitute ground almonds for this one)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut sugar
6 pitted medjool dates
2 tbsp coconut oil (Not melted.  Use refined for no coconut flavor.)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 to 1/2 c dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life dark chocolate morsels, not the mini chips.)

Method:

Step 1:  Put all ingredients except the chocolate chips in your food processor.

Step 2:  Process until the “dough” starts to come together.  It will still look very crumbly.

Step 3:  Dump into a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. (Don’t be temped to zoom them in the food processor.  The chips are best left whole)

Step 4:  Form into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  I used a cookie scoop to get uniform balls.

Step 5:  Pop into the freezer for an hour to set before storing.  Store in an airtight container either in fridge or freezer.

I enjoy these cold, but you can eat them at room temperature as soon as you make them.

Makes approximately 2 dozen energy bites.

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PALEO COOKIE DOUGH BITES

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